While people will talk about the result, the most important thing that we need to take from this tournament is the lessons we have learnt.
ICC chief N Srinivasan took the opportunity during the World Cup final, while being interviewed in the commentary box, to defend the ICC's plan to reduce the World Cup to 10 teams in 2019.
New Zealand kept their winning run in tact at this year's World Cup when they beat South Africa by four wickets in their rain-affected semi-final in Auckland on Tuesday, reaching their first ever final in thrilling fashion.
The group stage is over, and we are saying goodbye to Associate involvement for another World Cup, and maybe we are saying goodbye to them forever. Here's a review of their efforts.
The rain in Hobart nearly scuppered Australia's quarter-final plans, as a wash-out would have seen them face South Africa in Adelaide, but Scotland provided a small target, so the Aussies won by seven wickets after a long rain break.