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ICC chairman N Srinivasan presents the Wolrd Cup trophy to Michael Clarke. (AFP)
Mustafa Kamal has resigned as president of the International Cricket Council after he was prevented from presenting the World Cup trophy.

Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott. (AFP and AAP)
Cricket South Africa has denied reports that selection for the World Cup semi-final was racially motivated.

Australian captain Michael Clarke holds aloft the World Cup trophy as teammates celebrate on the dias. (AFP)
Australia has claimed an emphatic victory over New Zealand to win its fifth World Cup and give retiring skipper Michael Clarke a perfect send-off.

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