By Bryan Lutz @BryanLutzRS on October 14, 2012
New Zealand 183 (45 overs): Elliott 83, Johnson 3-30, Faulkner 3-36
Australia 186-3 (33.1 overs): Clarke 74, Smith 56*
Final Result: Australia win by seven wickets.
With the 7-wicket victory, Australia won its fifth World Cup. Rarely did the Aussies look frustrated in the match, earning the dominating victory in just 33.1 overs.
Captain Michael Clarke - playing in his final one-day international (ODI) - scored 74, while Steve Smith put up 56 not out.
"It was a brilliant performance," Vaughan said. "Australia were the best team in the tournament, fantastically led by Michael Clarke. Today they were just too powerful and strong for New Zealand, who have been great throughout the tournament. They've had everything you'd need in a one-day side, with the left-arm pace of Johnson and Starc. They've got everything covered."
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