T20 world cup 2021 Final- Aus vs NZ: In the final of the ICC T20 World Cup, Australia faced New Zealand in Dubai on Sunday 14 November. Kangaroo captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bowl first. New Zealand scored 172 for 4 in 20 overs on the back of captain Kane Williamson’s innings of 85 runs. While chasing the target, David Warner scored a half-century for Australia, while Mitchell Marsh scored an unbeaten innings of 77 runs to take the team to victory by losing 2 wickets in 18.5 overs. This is the first time Australia won the T20 World Cup title.
Under the captaincy of Finch, the Kangaroo team achieved the distinction of winning the T20 World Cup title for the first time and this was also the eighth ICC title of this team. Mitchell Marsh was adjudged the player of the match while David Warner was adjudged the player of the tournament. David Warner scored a total of 289 runs in this tournament and was second in terms of scoring the most runs, while he remained the highest run-scorer for Australia.
Warner-Marsh’s half-century, Australia became champion:
Chasing the target, Australia’s team got the first blow in the form of captain Aaron Finch. After scoring just 5 runs, Trent Boult was caught by Darryl Mitchell. David Warner scored 53 runs in 38 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 4 fours and was clean bowled by Boult.
Marsh played a scintillating innings and completed his half-century off 31 balls, hitting 3 fours and 4 sixes. With this, he also took the record of fastest half century in the final of the tournament. Marsh’s innings of 77 runs in 50 balls took the team to victory. Glenn Maxwell returned unbeaten on 28 off 18 balls.
New Zealand first innings, captain Kane’s half-century:
Daryl Mitchell shared a 28-run partnership with Martin Guptill for the first wicket, but after that Hazlewood broke the partnership by dismissing Mitchell for 11 runs and gave his team the first breakthrough. Martin Guptill scored 28 runs off 35 balls and was caught by Stoinis off Adam Zampa’s delivery. Captain Kane completed his fifty in 32 balls.
The team’s third blow came in the form of Glenn Phillips when Jose Hazlewood got him caught by Glenn Maxwell for 18 runs. Captain Kane, who was batting fiercely in the same over, gave his catch to Steve Smith for 85 runs with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes. Nishan 13 and Seifert remained unbeaten on 8. Adam Zampa took one wicket while Josh Hazlewood took three wickets for Australia.
One change in New Zealand’s playing XI:
New Zealand made one change in their playing XI for the final match. Tim Seifert was included in the team in place of Devon Conway, who was ruled out of the World Cup due to injury. On the other hand, the Australian team did not make any changes in their playing XI.
Australia’s playing XI-
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand playing XI-
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.