JAMES Faulkner was man of the match while some big name Kiwis went missing in a one-sided World Cup final. See how every player rated.

LED by an inspirational knock from captain Michael Clarke, Australia romped to victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final at the MCG.

MITCHELL Starc capped an incredible World Cup after he was named Player of the Tournament in a series dominated by batsmen.

FOR the Australian cricket team a long and trying season scarred by real-life tragedy would end with sporting triumph when they won the World Cup for the fifth time.

STEVE Smith hit the winning runs after getting a massive stroke of luck courtesy of the Zing Bails, while Mitchell Starc gave Australia a dream start.

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Calendar of Events

AFL Rd 7 - Richmond v Collingwood

AFL Rd 7 - Richmond v Collingwood

May 17, 2015

MCG tenant clubs Richmond and Collingwood will grace the 'G on a Sunday afternoon at 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 8 - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

AFL Rd 8 - Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

May 23, 2015

The grand final rematch between Hawthorn and Sydney Swans will take place on a Saturday night at the MCG at 7.20pm.

AFL Rd 8 - Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

AFL Rd 8 - Melbourne v Western Bulldogs

May 24, 2015

The Demons and Bulldogs go toe-to-toe on a Sunday afternoon at the MCG at 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 9 - Richmond v Essendon

AFL Rd 9 - Richmond v Essendon

May 30, 2015

The annual Dreamtime at the 'G event between Richmond and Essendon will be held at the MCG on a Saturday night at 7.20pm.

AFL Rd 9 - Collingwood v North Melbourne

AFL Rd 9 - Collingwood v North Melbourne

May 31, 2015

The Pies and Roos will meet at the MCG on a Sunday afternoon at 3.20pm.