Melbourne, Mar 29: Australia today clinched the ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time,beating New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final One Day International appearance.
Soon after the World Cup final match, fans from all around the world, cricket and television personalities heaped praises on Australia being the World champions for the fifth time.
This is how the Twitter world reacted on Australia's victory.
Fittingly Steve Smith hits the winning run. This has been his summer in Australia.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 29, 2015
Congratulations Australia! Clarke has played a captain's innings in his last match and young Smith has played very well too... bad luck NZ.— Junaid Khan83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) March 29, 2015
Congrats @CricketAus !— andrew flintoff (@flintoff11) March 29, 2015
Congrats Aus..new world champs..NZ can hold their head high..just not their day today #AUSvNZ— Jaspreet Sodhi (@aviatorjus) March 29, 2015
Well done Oz. Hats off to Big B and the boys. Awesome NZ World Cup #AUSvNZ— Brent Tobin (@Brent_Tobin) March 29, 2015
Well that did't take long 😂😂 Smith secures the tournament with a 4 #AUSvNZ— Harrison Brown (@_HarrisonBrown) March 29, 2015
Quarter-final, semi-final, final - all of them the Aus fast-bowling has been brilliant. Disciplined with a hint of menace. Loved it. #AusvNZ— Jesse Hogan (@Jesse_Hogan) March 29, 2015
Congrats Aussie to became the second country to win the WC in home and away after India #AUSvNZ— Anand Thangavel (@anand_thangavel) March 29, 2015
Mighty Australians again.. Well played #AUSvNZ— Kamal Shah (@naqvi94) March 29, 2015
Perfect game from the aussie but credit to NZ for being amazing all world cup #AUSvNZ— Mohsin Iqbal (@MozIqbal) March 29, 2015
Yellow fever. Kangaroo leap. Congratulations Australia! Just for the record one cricket tweet. 😤— Je Suis Rosie (@yumjaoleima) March 29, 2015
Congrats to Australia. Well deserved Champions. NZ can be proud their campaign too. End of a fabulous WC that has enhanced ODIs reputation— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) March 29, 2015
Bad luck NZ but thank u for entertaining all of us by playing aggressive&positive brand of cricket throughout the WC.Keep it up. #CWC15— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 29, 2015