Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets to win the T20 World Cup 2021 title. In the final match played in Dubai on Sunday, the Kangaroo team reached the target with seven balls remaining. Where with this defeat, New Zealands dream of winning the World Cup title for the first time was shattered. At the same time, the Australian team finally achieved the distinction of becoming a champion in this format.
Chasing the target, Australia had a poor start and lost the first wicket early. On the third ball of the third over, captain Aaron Finch was caught by Trent Boult by Daryl Mitchell. Finch could only score five runs in seven balls.
After the dismissal of Finch, David Warner and Man of the Match Mitchell Marsh started counter-attacking. Both the players put up a quick partnership of 92 runs in 59 balls. During this, Warner completed his half-century in 34 balls with the help of 4 fours and a six. On the second ball of the 13th over, Warner was bowled by Trent Boult on the best ball and raised some hopes of New Zealand. Warner played an innings of 53 runs in 38 balls.
New Zealand scored 172 for 4 in the final of the T20 World Cup against Australia. The Kiwis achieved this score on the basis of captain Kane Williamsons innings of 85 runs in 48 balls.
The New Zealand team, sent to bat first, looked struggling to score runs in the first 10 overs. Martin Guptill scored 28 runs in 35 balls. After this Williamson changed the map of the innings by scoring 85 runs in 48 balls with the help of 10 fours and three sixes. New Zealand made 115 runs in the last 10 overs and laid the foundation to make the final match exciting.
Williamson became the captain to score the highest score in the T20 World Cup final, beating Sri Lankas Kumar Sangakkara.
He eased the pressure by scoring 19 runs to Mitchell Starc in the 11th over. Josh Hazlewood also dropped his catch in the same over.
Mitchell Starc proved to be very expensive, giving 60 runs in four overs. While Starcs second over was bad, the third over was even worse, in which New Zealands batsmen took 24 runs with four fours and a six.
New Zealands innings was named after Captain Williamson, who proved why he is considered one of the great batsmen of modern cricket. Playing with restraint in every format with technical prowess is his specialty and most importantly, he is always in form when needed.