Australia require 184 runs to win World Cup

Shukriya Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Australia need 184 runs to win the final of Cricket World Cup 2015 against New Zealand here at Melbourne, reports on Sunday.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first in the match.

The co-hosts could only manage 183 runs on the board and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Five of New Zealand batsmen went back to the pavilion without scoring a run.

Only Grant Elliott and Ross Taylor provided some resistance to the Australian bowlers as they scored 83 and 40 runs respectively.

Opener Martin Guptill scored 15 runs while Tim Southee scored 11 runs for their side.

Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum was clean bowled by Kangaroos pacer Mitchell Starc without scoring on the fifth ball of the match.

Australian bowlers Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner took three wickets each. Mitchell Starc grabbed two wickets whereas Glenn Maxwell dismissed one batsman.