Australia win Cricket World Cup

Australia thrashed rivals New Zealand by 7 wickets to win the Cricket World Cup. Brendon McCallum was bowled out in the first over and New Zealand could only reach a measly 183 all out, with Grant Elliott hitting 83.

But Australia’s batters were never troubled at the MCG and Steve Smith and Michael Clarke helped them reach 186-3 to win the World Cup.

The game was watched by a crowd of 93,000 fans who saw their home team win their fifth World Cup.

Cricket World Cup

 

The group stages of the Cricket World Cup have drawn to a close and we some tasty-looking ties in the quarter-final stage.

The eight teams that have progressed from the first round are co-hosts New Zealand, fellow hosts Australia, reigning champions India, pre-tournament favourites South Africa, 2011 finalists Sri Lanka, England-beating Bangladesh, Chris Gayle-led West Indies and Misbah ul-Haq’s Pakistan. Continue reading “Cricket World Cup”