T20 World Cup Final Live: Australia Became New Champion of T20 Defeating New Zealand in Final

T20 World Cup Final

T20 World Cup Final Live: After 29 days and 45 matches, the champion of T20 World Cup 2021 has been found. Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final to win the T20 World Cup title. Playing first after losing the toss, NZ scored the highest ever score of 172/4 in the final of the World Cup. Kane Williamson (85) was the top scorer, while Josh Hazlewood got 3 wickets for AUS.

The target of 173 runs was easily won by Finch & Co in 18.5 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. David Warner (53) and Mitchell Marsh (77)* scored in the win. Australia has become champion for the first time in the history of T20 World Cup of 14 years.

T20 World Cup Final Live

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Chasing the target, AUS had a poor start and in the third over, Trent Boult took the wicket of Aaron Finch (5). David Warner and Mitchell Marsh added 92 runs in 59 balls to put the team in a strong position for the second wicket. This partnership was broken by Boult by dismissing Warner (53). Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh added 66 runs in 39 balls to make the Australian team the champions for the third wicket.

David Warner (53) This was his 21st fifty in T20Is. Warner’s (289) run was the best performance by any Australian player in T20 WC. Mitchell Marsh (77)* This was his sixth fifty in T20Is.

Williamson Played the Captaincy Innings

Playing first after losing the toss, NZ got off to a smooth start. Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill added 28 runs in 23 balls for the first wicket. Josh Hazlewood broke this partnership by taking the wicket of Mitchell (11). After the first wicket, the Kiwi innings looked sluggish and after 34 balls, the team got the first four. Adam Zampa took the second wicket of Martin Guptill (28). After losing two wickets, Kane Williamson picked up the pace and hit two consecutive sixes off Maxwell’s deliveries to complete his half-century off 31 balls. NZ were 57/1 till 10 overs.

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In the 16th over, Williamson hit two consecutive fours off Starc’s first two balls and saw a brilliant six off the third ball. Kane did not stop there and hit fours on the last two balls as well. The Kiwi captain brought life to the match and the team’s slow innings by scoring fast runs. NZ’s third wicket was got by Hazlewood by dismissing Glenn Phillips (18). After two balls, he put the brakes on Williamson’s (85) innings. Jimmy Neesham scored 13 not out off 7 balls and Tim Seifert scored 8 not out off 6 balls.

Till the powerplay, the Kiwi team’s score was 32 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Josh Hazlewood took 7 wickets in this world’s powerplay from Super-12 till now. Guptill played a slow innings of 28 runs off 35 balls. Williamson (85) This was his 14th in T20I and his first half-century in this tournament Williamson (85) This was the biggest innings of any captain in the final of T20 WC. Mitchell Starc spent 60 runs in his four overs without taking any wicket. NZ 172/6 was the highest score of any T20 WC final.

Australia has Not Lost to NZ in Knockout of the World Cup

The Kangaroo team has dominated the head to head T20 format between Australia and New Zealand (see graphics). Also Australia has a 100% record over New Zealand in a knockout match of an ICC tournament. There have been four matches between these teams in ICC events from the quarter-finals to the final. In all, Australia has won.

Both Team Playing XI

NZ – Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

AUS– David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

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