Australia were crowned Cricket World Cup 2015 champions, as they put neighbours New Zealand to the sword in a thrilling final in Melbourne.
The two hosts have been in irresistible form throughout proceedings down under, but it was a batting collapse that brought the curtain down on the tournament rather than the blockbuster encounter we all tuned in for.
After New Zealand were bowled all out for just 183, the Aussies slogged their way to their target total for a seven-wicket victory to etch their name onto the World Cup trophy for the fifth time.
Both sides have been solid with the bat all through the competition, with 300-plus scores aplenty blowing their opponents out of the water. So, when New Zealand won the toss and elected to take to the crease first, the world was poised for more fireworks.
However, Australia had other ideas, as they demolished the Black Caps’ order with a sensational bowling display, limiting them to just 183 runs.