Australia has bowled New Zealand out for 183 runs in 45 overs in the Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. But they found the going tough from the very beginning. Brendon McCullum, the Kiwi skipper had his woodwork rattled by pace battery Mitchell Starc in the very first over. With the destructor-in-chief sent back to the pavilion, Australia grew in confidence with every ball. As New Zealand tried to recover from the shock exit of its captain, Australia struck again, this time through Glenn Maxwell who castled the in-form Martin Guptill (15) in the 12th over. Mitchell Johnson made things worse for the Kiwis when he dismissed Kane Williamson (12) in the next over, leaving New Zealand precariously at 41/3 in 13 overs.With a big partnership needed to rescue them, Grant Elliott and Ross Taylor rose to the occasion. New Zealand's hero in the semifinals, Elliott paired wonderfully with Taylor as the Kiwis tried to find their feet on the big day. The duo added 111 for the fourth wicket before a wonderful catch from Brad Haddin off a James Faulkner delivery sent Taylor (40) packing. New Zealand were down 150/4 in 35.1 overs. With the threatening partnership broken, Australia choked New Zealand, never allowing their batsmen to settle down. Corey Anderson (0), Luke Ronchi (0) and Daniel Vettori (9) could not contribute much as New Zealand slipped to 167/7 in 42 overs. However, the final blow for New Zealand came when the calm and composed Elliott fell for 83 runs. His inside edge went straight to the wicket-keeper's hands. The Kiwis added another 11 runs before losing the final two wickets and surrendering meekly for 183 runs in 45 overs. Australia now chase 184 runs in 50 overs to win a record fifth World Cup. The chase has begun and they are 59/1 in 12 overs with David Warner (41*) and Steven Smith (14*) playing solid after Aaron Finch fell for a duck in the second over.