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

Manchester City v Real Madrid

Manchester City v Real Madrid

Jul 24, 2015

Manchester City and Real Madrid do battle at the MCG on Friday July 24 at 7.45pm in the International Champions Cup Australia, presented by Audi.

AFL Rd 17 - Richmond v Fremantle

AFL Rd 17 - Richmond v Fremantle

Jul 25, 2015

The Tigers host the Dockers at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon at 4.35pm.

AFL Rd 17 - Melbourne v St Kilda

AFL Rd 17 - Melbourne v St Kilda

Jul 26, 2015

The Demons host the Saints at the MCG on a Sunday afternoon at 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 18 - Hawthorn v Richmond

AFL Rd 18 - Hawthorn v Richmond

Jul 31, 2015

MCG co-tenants Hawthorn and Richmond do battle at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.

AFL Rd 18 - Collingwood v Melbourne

AFL Rd 18 - Collingwood v Melbourne

Aug 01, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Melbourne do battle at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon at 2.10pm.