Australia vs New Zealand ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final November 14 Dubai Match Report 2021

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored respective half centuries as Australia won their maiden T20 title by defeating New Zealand comprehensively by 8 wickets in Dubai on Sunday.

After being put into bat by Australia skipper Aaron Finch, New Zealand pair of Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell got their side off to a steady start. The duo added 28 runs for the opening stand before Josh Hazlewood drew first blood by dismissing Mitchell caught behind the stumps for 11.

Guptill looked solid in his innings of 28 before he slogged a Adam Zampa delivery to Marcus Stoinis at deep midwicket.

The pair of Kane Williamson along with Glenn Phillips added 68 runs for the third wicket before the latter holed out to deep midwicket by Maxwell off Hazlewood.

Williamson scored a sparkling 85 off just 48 balls to take Black Caps to 172/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/16.

Chasing 173, Trent Boult pegged the Aussies back by dismissing skipper Aaron Finch early on in the chase.

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh put on 92 runs for the second wicket before the latter was castled by Boult for a fine 53.

Glenn Maxwell (28*) combined with Marsh (77)* put together an unbeaten 66 run stand for the third wicket to power Kangaroos to a comfortable 8 wicket win.

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