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Rousing reception for Cup heroes

May 3, 2007

Australia's triumphant cricketers arrived home on Thursday with the World Cup safely tucked under their arms after their victory in the West Indies and another big day of celebrations

Also see: Aussies savour Cup hat-trick

Australia won the World Cup for the third time in a row with a convincing 53-run victory against Sri Lanka in Sunday's rain-shortened final in Barbados,

The victory capped a remarkable season in which Australia also won the Champions Trophy and completed a 5-0 series cleansweep in the Ashes.

Photographs: Getty Images

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