Cricket World Cup: Australia to meet Kiwis in final

    (CNN)The joint hosts of the cricket World Cup -- Australia and New Zealand -- are set to meet in a dream final of the one-day tournament on Sunday.

    Australia booked a chance to regain the crown it held between 1999 and 2011 after beating defending champions India in Sydney by 95 runs.
    Michael Clarke's men posted a total of 328-7 , largely thanks to Steven Smith's century, with India only able to muster 233 all out in reply at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
      Now Clarke will lead his side into the final in Melbourne looking to secure a record fifth World Cup title and avenge its defeat to the Kiwis earlier in the competition.
      "I feel really excited," Aussie skipper Clarke said at the post-match presentation. "Smithy was exceptional once again, and I was really proud of the execution of our bowlers.
      "Our preparation has been outstanding, losing to New Zealand really gave us a kick up the backside. Mentally I think the guys are ready to walk into the final.