Route to cricket World Cup finals for Australia

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 March 2015, 05:07 PM

The trans-Tasmanian battle will be seen again, when four times Australia meet New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne. The Black Caps will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand the Aussies will look to regain their lost glory.

The Black Caps have reached their first Cricket World Cup final - they are the seventh different team to make a final appearance. Australia under Michael Clarke will look to make it five. 

Let’s have a look how Clarke & Co reached the finals of the World Cup:




  • Defeated England by 111 runs at Melbourne in the first match
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled in the second tie against Bangladesh
  • Lost to New Zealand by 1 wicket at Eden Park, Auckland
  • Mauled Afghanistan by 275 runs at WACA Perth
  • Defeated Sri Lanka by 64 runs at Sydney to qualify for knockouts
  • Humiliated minnows Scotland by 7 wickets at Hobart
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated jittery Pakistan by 6 wickets with 97 balls remaining at Adelaide Oval
  • Semifinals: Defeated India by 95 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground to enter Finals 
First Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 04:52 PM
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