`Awesome Australia,' the title of the editorial (April 30), is the best way to describe the performance of the champions. In spite of a few failures before the World Cup, they have been able to come up with their best in the tournament that matters.

Sharad Kumar Mudgal,
Agra

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No matter how much one may want to ignore it, the fact is that the Australians rule the world of cricket. Other countries have a lot to learn from them. What is it the Aussies have that the others do not? The other teams should figure out the answer to this fast.

M. Aruna Sahithi,
Hyderabad

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Inflicting defeat upon every opponent in a convincing manner, Team Australia has won the World Cup in style. Every member of the team played a significant part in the victory. This performance conveys the clear message that teamwork is the key to success.

K.D. Viswanaathan,
Nashua, New Hampshire

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Skipper Ricky Ponting was right when he said in his victory speech that no team had tested them throughout the Cup.

A champion team requires total commitment from all its members, a positive attitude, an understanding of the opposition's weakness, a calculative strategy, teamwork, and, above all, the killer instinct. Ponting's squad has all these qualities.

K. Sivaraman,
Chennai

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I salute the unflagging spirit of the Australian team but the fact that the final was decided by the Duckworth-Lewis method and that the last three overs were played in near darkness was disappointing.

N. Nagarajan,Secunderabad