Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time in tournament's history after defeating New Zealand in the finals at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mitchell Starc was awarded the man of the tournament for his incredible performance with the white ball. He took 22 wickets in the tournament.
But there were other contenders as well, who performed reasonably well like Martin Guptill, who finished the tournament as the highest run scorer. Trent Boult was another such performer, who tormented his opponents with the ball in his hand.
With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 coming to an end, here is a look at the highest run scorers, wicket takers, individual scores and the best bowling figures.
Martin Guptill finished as the highest run scorer in the World Cup with 547 runs against his name. The player did not come into the competition in good form, but gradually started to score runs and played an important role for the Black Caps in their terrific run until the finals.
It was his 237 not out against the West Indies, which the world would remember forever.
Martin Guptill – 547 runs
Kumar Sangakkara – 541 runs
AB de Villiers – 482 runs
Brendan Taylor – 433 runs
Shikhar Dhawan – 412 runs
Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult were the standout bowlers of the tournament and both the left arm fast bowlers deservedly finished with 22 wickets each. These bowlers made batsmen's life miserable, as they not only were hard to score of, but bowled some unplayable deliveries as well.
With the game being dominated by batsman most of the times, it was a joy to watch the left armers taking it to the batsman for a change.
Mitchell Starc – 22 wickets
Trent Boult -22 wickets
Umesh Yadav – 18 wickets
Morne Morkel – 17 wickets
Mohammed Shammi – 17 wickets
Highest Individual scores
There were some great innings during the competition, but one inning which stood above the rest as far as the number of runs scored was Martin Guptill's 237 runs against West Indies, which has to be one of the cleanest hitting that the world has ever seen.
The innings played at Westpac stadium, Wellington comprised of 24 fours and 11 mighty sixes.
Martin Guptill – 237* against West Indies
Chris Gayle – 215 against Zimbabwe
David Warner – 178 against Afghanistan
AB de Villiers – 162* against West Indies
Tillakratne Dilshan – 161*against Bangladesh
Best Bowling figures
Tim Southee's bowling against England at Wellington was top class, where he floored English batsmen with his bowling skills. He took 7 wickets for 33 runs and the English team lost all their wickets for 123 runs only.
It would not be wrong to say that this bowling performance of Southee inspired the other members of the Black Caps to perform better.
Tim Southee – 7/33 against England
Mitchell Starc – 6/28 against New Zealand
Trent Boult – 5/27 against Australia
Mitchell Marsh – 5/33 against England
Imran Tahir – 5/45 against West Indies