2015 ICC Cricket World Cup WINNER
Australia
Year
2015
Runner up
New Zealand
Host
Australia and New Zealand
  • Most Runs
    Martin Guptill
    547 runs
  • Most Wickets
    Mitchell Starc
    22 wickets
    Trent Boult
    22 wickets
  • Player of the series
    Mitchell Starc

Australia defeated trans-Tasman neighbours New Zealand by seven wickets in the final on May 29, 2015 to clinch their fifth World Cup title. In doing so, they became the second team after India to win cricket's greatest event on home soil.

In a one-sided final, the hosts captained by Michael Clarke were too good against Brendon McCullum's New Zealand. The visitors were bowled out for 183 runs at the iconic MCG.

James Faulkner for his economical spell of 3/36 from nine overs was adjudged player of the match.

Australia chased down the total in 33.1 overs where Clarke made 74 while Steve Smith hit the winning runs remaining unbeaten at 56.

Earlier, Australia defeated MS Dhoni-led India in the semi-final whereas New Zealand won a thriller against AB de Villiers' South Africa.

Prior to the tournament began, these four teams were the touted semi-finalists.

India topped Pool B by winning all six matches and then defeated Bangladesh in the quarter-final before losing to eventual champions Australia in the semi-final.

Faf du Plessis (82) and De Villiers' (65 not out) efforts propelled South Africa to 281/5 in a rain-curtailed match in the 1st semi-final.

Hosts New Zealand, who have never won a World Cup semi-final match earlier, needed 298 runs from 43 overs to win.

Brendon McCullum's blitzkrieg (59 off 26) and Grant Elliot's 84 not out took New Zealand to victory with a ball to spare.

World Cup 2015 Points Table

No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 New Zealand 6 6 0 0 0 12
2 Australia 6 4 1 0 1 9
3 Sri Lanka 6 4 2 0 0 8
4 Bangladesh 6 3 2 0 1 7
5 England 6 2 4 0 0 4
6 Afghanistan 6 1 5 0 0 2
7 Scotland 6 0 6 0 0 0
No Teams P W L T NR Pts
1 India 6 6 0 0 0 12
2 South Africa 6 4 2 0 0 8
3 Pakistan 6 4 2 0 0 8
4 West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6
5 Ireland 6 3 3 0 0 6
6 Zimbabwe 6 1 5 0 0 2
7 United Arab Emirates 6 0 6 0 0 0

World Cup 2015 Matches

Feb 14 2015, Sat
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka, Match 1
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
331/6 - 233/10
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 98 runs
Feb 14 2015, Sat
Australia Vs England, Match 2
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
342/9 - 231/10
Australia beat England by 111 runs
Feb 15 2015, Sun
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe, Match 3
Seddon Park, Hamilton
339/4 - 277/10
South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs
Feb 15 2015, Sun
India Vs Pakistan, Match 4
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
300/7 - 224/10
India beat Pakistan by 76 runs
Feb 16 2015, Mon
Ireland Vs West Indies, Match 5
Saxton Oval, Nelson
307/6 - 304/7
Ireland beat West Indies by 4 wickets
Feb 17 2015, Tue
New Zealand Vs Scotland, Match 6
University Oval, Dunedin
146/7 - 142/10
New Zealand beat Scotland by 3 wickets
Feb 18 2015, Wed
Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan, Match 7
Manuka Oval, Canberra
267/10 - 162/10
Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 105 runs
Feb 19 2015, Thu
Zimbabwe Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 8
Saxton Oval, Nelson
286/6 - 285/7
Zimbabwe beat United Arab Emirates by 4 wickets
Feb 20 2015, Fri
New Zealand Vs England, Match 9
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
125/2 - 123/10
New Zealand beat England by 8 wickets
Feb 21 2015, Sat
Pakistan Vs West Indies, Match 10
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
160/10 - 310/6
West Indies beat Pakistan by 150 runs
Feb 21 2015, Sat
Australia Vs Bangladesh, Match 11
Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
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Match Abandoned
Feb 22 2015, Sun
Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan, Match 12
University Oval, Dunedin
236/6 - 232/10
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets
Feb 22 2015, Sun
India Vs South Africa, Match 13
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
307/7 - 177/10
India beat South Africa by 130 runs
Feb 23 2015, Mon
England Vs Scotland, Match 14
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
303/8 - 184/10
England beat Scotland by 119 runs
Feb 24 2015, Tue
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe, Match 15
Manuka Oval, Canberra
372/2 - 289/10
West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D/L method)
Feb 25 2015, Wed
Ireland Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 16
Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
279/8 - 278/9
Ireland beat United Arab Emirates by 2 wickets
Feb 26 2015, Thu
Afghanistan Vs Scotland, Match 17
University Oval, Dunedin
211/9 - 210/10
Afghanistan beat Scotland by 1 wicket
Feb 26 2015, Thu
Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka, Match 18
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
240/10 - 332/1
Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs
Feb 27 2015, Fri
South Africa Vs West Indies, Match 19
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
408/5 - 151/10
South Africa beat West Indies by 257 runs
Feb 28 2015, Sat
New Zealand Vs Australia, Match 20
Eden Park, Auckland
152/9 - 151/10
New Zealand beat Australia by 1 wicket
Feb 28 2015, Sat
India Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 21
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
104/1 - 102/10
India beat United Arab Emirates by 9 wickets
Mar 01 2015, Sun
England Vs Sri Lanka, Match 22
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
309/6 - 312/1
Sri Lanka beat England by 9 wickets
Mar 01 2015, Sun
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe, Match 23
Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
235/7 - 215/10
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs
Mar 03 2015, Tue
Ireland Vs South Africa, Match 24
Manuka Oval, Canberra
210/10 - 411/4
South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs
Mar 04 2015, Wed
Pakistan Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 25
McLean Park, Napier
339/6 - 210/8
Pakistan beat United Arab Emirates by 129 runs
Mar 04 2015, Wed
Australia Vs Afghanistan, Match 26
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
417/6 - 142/10
Australia beat Afghanistan by 275 runs
Mar 05 2015, Thu
Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Match 27
Saxton Oval, Nelson
322/4 - 318/8
Bangladesh beat Scotland by 6 wickets
Mar 06 2015, Fri
India Vs West Indies, Match 28
W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
185/6 - 182/10
India beat West Indies by 4 wickets
Mar 07 2015, Sat
Pakistan Vs South Africa, Match 29
Eden Park, Auckland
222/10 - 202/10
Pakistan beat South Africa by 29 runs (D/L method)
Mar 07 2015, Sat
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Match 30
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
331/8 - 326/10
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 5 runs
Mar 08 2015, Sun
New Zealand Vs Afghanistan, Match 31
McLean Park, Napier
188/4 - 186/10
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets
Mar 08 2015, Sun
Australia Vs Sri Lanka, Match 32
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
376/9 - 312/9
Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs
Mar 09 2015, Mon
England Vs Bangladesh, Match 33
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
260/10 - 275/7
Bangladesh beat England by 15 runs
Mar 10 2015, Tue
India Vs Ireland, Match 34
Seddon Park, Hamilton
260/2 - 259/10
India beat Ireland by 8 wickets
Mar 11 2015, Wed
Sri Lanka Vs Scotland, Match 35
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
363/9 - 215/10
Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs
Mar 12 2015, Thu
South Africa Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 36
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
341/6 - 195/9
South Africa beat United Arab Emirates by 146 runs
Mar 13 2015, Fri
New Zealand Vs Bangladesh, Match 37
Seddon Park, Hamilton
290/7 - 288/7
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets
Mar 13 2015, Fri
England Vs Afghanistan, Match 38
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
101/1 - 111/7
England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets (D/L method)
Mar 14 2015, Sat
India Vs Zimbabwe, Match 39
Eden Park, Auckland
288/4 - 287/10
India beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
Mar 14 2015, Sat
Australia Vs Scotland, Match 40
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
133/3 - 130/10
Australia beat Scotland by 7 wickets
Mar 15 2015, Sun
West Indies Vs United Arab Emirates, Match 41
McLean Park, Napier
176/4 - 175/10
West Indies beat United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets
Mar 15 2015, Sun
Ireland Vs Pakistan, Match 42
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
237/10 - 241/3
Pakistan beat Ireland by 7 wickets
Mar 18 2015, Wed
Sri Lanka Vs South Africa, 1st Quarter Final
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
133/10 - 134/1
South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets
Mar 19 2015, Thu
India Vs Bangladesh, 2nd Quarter Final
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
302/6 - 193/10
India beat Bangladesh by 109 runs
Mar 20 2015, Fri
Australia Vs Pakistan, 3rd Quarter Final
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
216/4 - 213/10
Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
Mar 21 2015, Sat
New Zealand Vs West Indies, 4th Quarter Final
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
393/6 - 250/10
New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs
Mar 24 2015, Tue
New Zealand Vs South Africa, 1st Semi Final
Eden Park, Auckland
299/6 - 281/5
New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets (D/L method)
Mar 26 2015, Thu
Australia Vs India, 2nd Semi Final
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
328/7 - 233/10
Australia beat India by 95 runs
Mar 29 2015, Sun
Australia Vs New Zealand, Final
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
186/3 - 183/10
Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
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