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T20 WC: Australia became the new champion, created history by defeating New Zealand

Highlights:

  • Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first in the T20 World Cup
  • New Zealand scored 172 for 4 at the end of 20 overs
  • Australia won by 173 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 18.5 overs

Australia won the T20 World Cup for the first time by defeating New Zealand in the final. Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. After which New Zealand’s team scored 172 runs for the loss of 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs before batting. Captain Kane Williams played a brilliant innings of 85 runs. However, Australia scored 173 for 2 at the end of 20 overs and elected to bat after winning the toss. Mitchell Marsh (77) and David Warner (53) were the best batsmen for Australia.

This time also the New Zealand team was unhappy. New Zealand’s team has lost the championship in an ICC event for the third time in the last six years. Earlier in the 2015 ODI World Cup against Australia in the 2019 ODI World Cup New Zealand lost to England in the final. And now in the 2021 T20 World Cup, Australia also snatched the victory from New Zealand.

Australia innings:

Aussies did not have a good start as they chased down a mammoth target of 173 runs for the Kiwis. Captain Aaron Finch returned to the pavilion after scoring five runs. Trent Boult gave New Zealand their first breakthrough. Warner and Mitchell Marsh then took charge of the Australian innings. Australia had scored 82 for 1 wicket at the end of 10 overs. Opener David Warner hit four fours and three sixes in 38 balls in his explosive innings of 53 runs. However, Australia’s score did not stop here. Mitchell Marsh hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in 50 balls and played a brilliant innings of 77 runs. Glenn Maxwell scored 18 runs in 18 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. At the same time, Australia won the T20 World Cup by 173 runs in 18.5 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. New Zealand’s Trent Boult was 2 wickets fast.

New Zealand innings:

Luck did not favor New Zealand’s team in the T20 final. New Zealand elected to bat after losing the toss Openers Martin Guptill and Darrell Mitchell did not give a good start. New Zealand’s batsmen were in trouble due to Australia’s aggressive bowling. At the same time, opener Darrell Mitchell returned to the pavilion after scoring 11 runs. Hazlewood gave Australia the first breakthrough. New Zealand could only manage 57 runs at the end of 10 overs. After which Kiwi captain Kane Williams played a brilliant captain’s innings. He played a brilliant innings of 85 runs in 48 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes. However, Martin Guptill managed to score 28 off 35 balls while Glenn Phillips was dismissed for 18.

So far no team has won the T20 World Cup. In Teva, both the teams want to win the World Cup. Apart from this, the New Zealand team will also take revenge for the defeat against Australia in the 2015 World Cup. New Zealand has reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time. When Australia reached the 2010 T20 final, they lost to England by 7 wickets. Although Australia’s team is strong against New Zealand in today’s match. Australia also defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets in the final of the 2009 Champions Trophy.

New Zealand Team: Martin Guptill, Darrell Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Tim Seifert (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

Team Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinill, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

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