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 19 - Collingwood v Carlton

AFL Rd 19 - Collingwood v Carlton

Aug 08, 2015

It's a traditional Saturday afternoon at the MCG as Collingwood and Carlton clash at 2.10pm.

AFL Rd 19 - Melbourne v North Melbourne

AFL Rd 19 - Melbourne v North Melbourne

Aug 09, 2015

Melbourne hosts North Melbourne on a SDunday afternoon at the MCG from 1.10pm.

AFL Rd 20 - Geelong Cats v Hawthorn

AFL Rd 20 - Geelong Cats v Hawthorn

Aug 15, 2015

The Cats and Hawks renew hostilities on a Saturday night at the MCG from 7.20pm.

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

Aug 16, 2015

The Tigers host the SUNS on a Sunday afternoon at the MCG from 1.10pm.

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

Aug 22, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Richmond will meet on a Saturday afternoon from 1.45pm.