Michael Clarke contributed 30 while Steven Smith (above) contributed 16 along with four extras in the 50-run stand © Getty Images
Michael Clarke contributed 30 while Steven Smith (above) contributed 16 along with four extras in the 50-run stand © Getty Images

Australian batsman, Steven Smith and skipper, Michael Clarke put up the 50-run stand for third wicket, during their chase against fellow co-hosts, New Zealand, in the trans-Tasmanian final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on Sunday. Clarke contributed 30 while Smith contributed 16 along with four extras in the 50-run stand. Currently, Australia are 119 for the loss of two wickets in 24 overs with Steven Smith on 33 and skipper, Michael Clarke on 33. Live Updates: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final

Eariler, New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first as New Zealand were bowled out for a paltry 183, owing to an impressive performance with the ball by the Australians. Both the teams are moving in with an unchanged squad from their respective semi finals win. A win here for Australia would be their record fifth title, while a win for New Zealand would see them lifting their maiden World Cup trophy. Live Scorecard: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final

The Trans-Tasman rivalry will chart new territory as Australia (AUS) take on New Zealand (NZ) in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. It is fair to say that the co-hosts have been the best teams of the tournament and that it is fitting that they will battle it out for the crown. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Complete Coverage