Sunday March 29th, 2015

Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated his team's Cricket World Cup victory to the memory of teammate Phillip Hughes, who was killed during a match in November. 

"I think for everybody in Australian cricket it's been really tough few months," Clarke said, according to the BBC. "Tonight is certainly dedicated to our little brother and our teammate Phillip Hughes."

Hughes was struck in the head by a ball and was rushed to a hospital for emergency surgery. He remained a medically-induced coma for two days before his death. He was 25. 

Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the World Cup final on Sunday. It was a record fifth World Cup victory for the Australians, and their fourth in the last five tournaments. No other country has won more than twice. 

- Dan Gartland

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