On top of the world: Vinesh Bennett's perfect swansong

Canberra indoor cricket great Vinesh Bennett enjoyed a fairytale ending to his storied international career as Australia clinched a 10th straight men's indoor cricket World Cup.

Australia thumped New Zealand 94-48 in the open men's decider to give Bennett his fourth World Cup winners medal in a perfect swansong in Dubai on Saturday night (AEST).

The open women's side clinched its ninth straight title with a 121-52 win over South Africa, while wins in the under 21 men's and women's divisions gave Australia a second consecutive quadrella.

Bennett leaves the international scene with four World Cup wins and over 50 Australian caps to his name.

Bennett made his representative debut for New South Wales in 1999 before jumping ship to the ACT in 2007, where he claimed national titles in 2015 and 2017.

Bennett won indoor cricket's highest individual honour twice by being named the international men's indoor cricketer of the year in 2012 and 2013.

The World Cup triumph provided another chapter in a seemingly endless story of success for Canberra's Floros family in indoor cricket.

Brothers Matthew, Tim and Benji Floros all played a role for the men's side with their uncle Billy guiding them as assistant coach, while their cousin Alexander Floros played in the men's under 21s side.

ACT Rockets and Australian star Luke Ryan also capped off a phenomenal year with World Cup glory.

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