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.

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Ashes: Australia humiliate England to almost certainly win first Test

 

David Warner scored a blistering 124 off 154 balls to help Australia reach 401-7 where they declared.
Ryan Harris, who had brilliant figures of 3-28 in England’s first innings, picked on from where he stopped as he bowled Michael Carberry for a duck. This left England with a mountain bigger than Everest to climb after ending the day on 24-2.

Australia moved within touching distance of winning the first Test after they thrashed England on the third day.

Brilliant centuries from captain Michael Clarke and opener David Warner put the Australians in complete control.

Clarke (113 off 130 balls) and Warner (124 off 154 balls) were the two main performers in the Aussie line-up, with Brad Haddin (53) the only other one to score over half a century. However, it was enough as they declared on 401-7. Continue reading “Ashes: Australia humiliate England to almost certainly win first Test”