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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Australia lift maiden T20 World Cup title, beat New Zealand

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Australia beat New Zealand won T20 Final by eight wickets.







Mitchell Marsh and David Warner smashed half centuries as Australia won its first cricket T20 World Cup with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final on Sunday.


 Mitchell Marsh plundered a ferocious 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia overhauled what appeared to be a challenging 173 with seven deliveries to spare in Dubai.



The all-rounder shared a dominant stand of 92 with opener David Warner and continued to attack after the opener was bowled for 53 from 38 balls.

Marsh was dropped on 68 but at that stage only 15 runs were needed from 19 balls, the highest chase in a Men's T20 World Cup final a near certainty





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 New Zealand lost the all-important toss and scored 172-4. Skipper Kane Williamson, dropped on 21, led the way by scoring 85 off 48 balls, but his team was pegged back by Josh Hazlewood, who finished with impressive figures of 3-16 from four overs.



Australia has not lost to New Zealand in a knockout game over the last 40 years.



Marsh and Warner powered Australia’s solid run-chase with a 92-run second wicket stand, after coming together on 15-1, before Marsh and Glenn Maxwell (28 not out) featured in another solid half-century partnership to take Australia home.



After Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs, Marsh was mobbed by his team-mates and dropped to his knees, overcome with emotion having produced his finest Twenty20 innings on the biggest stage.


New Zealand, now beaten in three consecutive white-ball finals, 

BLACK CAPS were favourites at the halfway stage after Kane Williamson's 85 from 48 balls in a total of 172-4 on a slow pitch.


But it was Australia - unfancied before the tournament - who cantered home to join Australia women as T20 world champions.




ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Australia vs New Zealand, Final Scorecard.




New Zealand 172-4 (20 overs):    Williamson 85 (48), Guptill 28 (35): Hazlewood 3-16, Zampa 1 (26)

Australia 173-2 (18.5 overs):    Marsh 77* (50), Warner 53 (38), Maxwell 28 (18): Trent boult 2-18

Australia won by eight wickets.



 PLAYER OF THE MATCH  --   Mitchell Marsh

PLAYER OF THE SERIES  --   David Warner



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