The ICC Cricket World Cup has been done with, but it has left us with some wonderful memories, which can be cherished by cricket fans for life. There were a number of moments, which would be remembered forever.

Here are some of the best moments from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in images.

Steven Smith scoring World Cup winning runs

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Australia's Steven Smith (C) scores the winning runs to defeat New Zealand as team mate Shane Watson celebrates in their Cricket World Cup final match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)Reuters

If MS Dhoni smashing the ball over long on for a massive six in the finals of the 2011 WC remains to be etched amongst Indian Cricket fans in 2011, Steven Smith winning runs also falls on the same bracket for Australian fans in 2015.

The celebration signalled Australia as one of the strongest nations in cricket history as the Aussies clinched their fifth World Cup title. They have been one of the most dominant forces in world cricket and this WC victory just proved it.

The Australians outplayed the New Zealand side in the finals of the competition and deservedly won the title as well.

Though, they might have lost to the Black Caps in New Zealand earlier in the tournament, they maintained their unbeaten home record throughout the competition winning all their matches.

Wahab Riaz's spell against Shane Watson, includes a flying kiss

Wahab Riaz vs Shane Watson
Pakistan's bowler Wahab Riaz (R) blows a kiss to Australian batsman Shane Watson after delivering another bouncer during their Cricket World Cup quarter final match in AdelaideReuters

There is something about Pakistan and fast bowlers. They always seem to produce genuine bowlers who can rattle the best of the best. The same was witnessed when Wahab Riaz tormented Shane Watson through some accurate chin music bowling.

In a modern day batsman's game, it was a great sight to see a fast bowler running with full energy and making life difficult for the batsmen. Though, there have been several remarkable bowling performances in the World Cup, Wahab's spell of bowling against Shane Watson is one of the best bowling performances that one has witnessed in recent years.

Shane Watson was made a jumping jack by the Pakistani bowler, though was unsuccessful not to get his wicket, as Rahat Ali dropped a dolly in the outfield. 

Virat Kohli's century against Pakistan

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India's batsman Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd upon scoring a century during their Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan in AdelaideReuters

Viart Kohli might not have had a good World Cup this time around (as per his standards), but the Indian did start the competition in the right note against Pakistan in their first game scoring a brilliant century.

Kohli had walked into the crease with 34 runs on board, but the Indian batted sensibly scoring 107 runs from 126 deliveries. The Delhi lad was in full control of his innings, as he rotated the strike at will and hit eight boundaries en route to the century.

It was his innings, which set the tone for the middle-order players like Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni to go after the Pakistan bowling in the final overs of the game.

Martin Guptill's Double Hundred

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New Zealand's Martin Guptill walks off not out for 237 against the West Indies in their Cricket World Cup quarterfinal match in Wellington.Reuters

It had just been a few days that Chris Gayle had demolished the Zimbabwean attack as he scored the first double century of the World Cup. But, it did not take much time for New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill to come up with a splendid batting display.

Very few would have expected Guptill to come up with such a masterstroke innings with his clean hitting.

Most of the shots produced by the opener were genuine cricket shots. This double century was even more special as the opener scored against a strong West Indies bowling attack, who were made to look like some university bowlers.

Grant Elliott after dumping South Africa shows his humanitarian side

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New Zealand's Grant Elliot (R) helps South Africa's bowler Dale Steyn up after New Zealand won their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Auckland.Reuters

The above image has got to be one of the best amongst the lot. The South Africans had been single-handedly robbed by Grant Elliott for a berth in the finals of the World Cup.

The South Africans had given their best in the semi-finals, but was unlucky to lose against the Black Caps. Perhaps, it was one of the best matches of the tournament.

With five runs required of the last two balls, Grant Elliot hit Steyn's delivery for a huge six. The South Africans could not believe it. They were once again ousted from the competition after coming so close.

After the game was over, Grant Elliot, who scored 84 not out, offered his hand to Dale Steyn and consoled him for what had just transpired.

The image showcases that cricket is more than just a game.

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