Melbourne- Latest from the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket ground.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first.

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New Zealand innings

1st over - New Zealand make a disastrous start to their innings when captain Brendon McCullum is clean bowled by Mitchell Starc for a duck off the fifth ball after Martin Guptill got off the mark with a single. NZ: 1-1.

3rd over - The Black Caps get their first boundary off the bat when Guptill plays a delightful cover drive off Starc that races along the outfield. NZ: 11-1.

4th over - Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood digs one in short and Guptill gets a top edge which flies over the boundary rope on the full for a six, taking the New Zealander past Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara as the tournament's leading scorer. NZ: 17-1.

9th over - Mitchell Johnson is introduced to the attack, replacing Starc. Johnson makes a tidy start, giving up a wide but no runs off his first over. NZ: 24-1.

10th over - After a cautious start, Kane Williamson gets his first boundary when he pushes Hazlewood down the ground as New Zealand reach the end of the first power play with a modest 31 on the board, their lowest of the tournament. NZ: 31-1.

12th over - New Zealand lose their second wicket when Guptill departs for 15, bowled by Australian spinner Glenn Maxwell, who replaced Hazlewood. The new batsman Ross Taylor hits his first ball, a juicy full toss, to the rope for four. NZ: 38-2.

13th over - New Zealand are in real trouble early on. Williamson, who hit the match-winning six when the teams played each other in the pool phase, falls for 12, hitting a straight-forward return catch to Johnson. NZ: 41-3.

14th over - Australian captain Michael Clarke brings Hazlewood back into the attack after Grant Elliott, who guided New Zealand to the semi-final win over South Africa, joins Taylor at the crease. NZ: 41-3.

16th over - The first drinks break is taken with New Zealand looking to rebuild their innings after a bad start. Taylor is unbeaten on 13 and Elliott not out five. NZ: 51-3.

20th over - Elliott is given out lbw on 15 after Maxwell raps him on the pads. But Elliott asks for a review and replays suggest the ball was missing leg stump so the decision is overturned. NZ: 66-3.

22nd over - New Zealand get their first boundary in nine overs when Elliott cuts Maxwell and the Black Caps get seven off the over. NZ: 77-3.

23rd over - Elliott top edges a bouncer from Starc that flies away for six, New Zealand's second of the innings. NZ: 83-3.

27th over - New Zealand bring up their hundred off 158 balls when Elliott takes a single off Shane Watson to third man. Taylor edges the next delivery for four. NZ: 108-3.

28th over - Elliott reaches his half-century off 51 balls in 63 minutes when he chips Maxwell, who has shaved off his beard for the final, for a single to long off. 115-3.

33rd over - New Zealand make it through to the second drinks breaks without any further losses and ready to launch at the next powerplay. 134-3.

34th over - Taylor and Elliott reach their 100 run partnership off 126 balls as New Zealand continue to fight their way back. NZ: 142-3.

36th over - Australia makes a double breakthrough in the first over of the batting powerplay, bowled by James Faulkner. Taylor is brilliantly caught by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for 40 after slashing at a wide delivery then the new batsman Corey Anderson is bowled for a second ball duck. NZ: 150-5.

37th over: New Zealand in dire straits now after Luke Ronchi departs for a duck, caught by Clarke at slip off Starc. Australia going on all out attack now. NZ: 151-6.