Cricket World Cup final - James Faulkner named man-of-the-match after Australia beat New Zealand at the MCG

 

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Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The 24-year-old struck on the first ball of the second powerplay in the 36th over to end a 111-run fourth-wicket partnership between Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott by dismissing the former with a slower delivery.

Faulkner then removed the dangerous Corey Anderson in the same over for a second-ball duck with a fast full-length delivery.

 

He capped his game-changing spell by removing Elliott for 83 and finished with figures of three for 36 from nine overs.

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