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WAGs, pitch invaders add drama to final at MCG

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: March 29, 2015 14:12 IST
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Kyly Clarke, wife of Michael Clarke of Australia

Kyly Clarke, wife of Michael Clarke of Australia. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Besides the 90,000 plus fans at Melbourne Cricket Ground New Zealand faces off against Australia, most of the players have support in the form of their families and spouses.

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Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann believes that a happy high-heeled WAGs (wife and girlfriend) makes a happy cricketer.

Candice Falzon, fiance of David Warner

Candice Falzon, fiance of David Warner of Australia, hold daughter Ivy Warner during the World Cup final match. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

They do not just act as ornamental decorative pieces but also ease the on-field pressures of their men.

Australia's explosive batsman David Warner has credited his partner for helping him mature as a person, but more importantly, as a batsman. With iron woman Candice Falzon by his side, the dashing opener set the tone of the tournament. 

Wives and partners of team members have spoken of how they'll be cheering on their men.

A pitch invader is tackled by police

A pitch invader is tackled by police during the World Cup final match. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

There were few irritants in the form of pitch invader who tried to gatecrash the biggest cricketing show.

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A pitch invader is carried away by police. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Sadly, what a way to waste your World Cup final ticket.

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