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NZ vs AUS final highlights: Marsh, Warner win Australia their first T20 WC

Opener David Warner's 38-ball 53 and Marsh's 50-ball unbeaten 77 meant that Australia overhauled the target with consummate ease in 18.5 overs.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Australia lifted their maiden T20 World Cup trophy with a commanding eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the title clash which was rendered one-sided by Mitchell Marsh with his blistering 77-run knock, at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Skipper top-scored for the Black Caps with his 85-run knock while opener contributed 28 runs after Australia inserted them in to take first strike.

Pacer Josh Hazlewood (3/16) took three out of four wickets while leg-spinner (1/26) accounted for one Australian batsman.

Opener David Warner's 38-ball 53 and Marsh's 50-ball unbeaten 77 meant that Australia overhauled the target with consummate ease in 18.5 overs.


Put into bat, New Zealand literally struggled in the first 10 overs with Martin Guptill's painful 28 off 35 balls slowing the proceedings.

Williamson made the stage his own own with a grace of a 'ballet dancer' hitting 10 fours and three sixes in his 47-ball knock.

In the last 10 overs, New Zealand scored an astounding 115 runs to make a match of the 'Grand Finale'.

Williamson shifting gears with such ease that it was a treat to watch him play. The first 16 deliveries that he faced fetched him only 15 runs as was back then in the midst of a good spell while Guptill's scratchy form also affected the skipper.

But once, he decided that he needed to get a move-on, he hit all those copybook shots at his own free-will scoring 70 off the next 31 deliveries.

The Black Caps skipper showed why he is one of the modern-day greats during the back-10 as he strategically took the attack back to the opposition camp. He became the captain with the highest score in a T20 World Cup final surpassing Kumar Sangakkara.

New Zealand vs Australia final full scorecard

Australia's scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner b Boult 53 38 4 3
Aaron Finch c Mitchell b Boult 5 7 1 0
Mitchell Marsh not out 77 50 6 4
Glenn Maxwell not out 28 18 4 1
Total: 173-2 in 18.5 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Trent Boult 4 0 18 2
Tim Southee 3.5 0 43 0
Adam Milne 4 0 30 0
Ish Sodhi 3 0 40 0
Mitchell Santner 3 0 23 0
James Neesham 1 0 15 0

New Zealand full scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Martin Guptill c Stoinis b Zampa 28 35 3 0
Daryl Mitchell c Wade b Hazlewood 11 8 0 1
Kane Williamson c Smith b Hazlewood 81 45 9 3
Glenn Phillips c Maxwell b Hazlewood 18 17 1 1
James Neesham not out 13 7 0 1
Tim Seifert not out 8 6 1 0
Total: 172-4 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 4 0 60 0
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 16 3
Glenn Maxwell 3 0 28 0
Pat Cummins 4 0 27 0
Adam Zampa 4 0 26 1
Mitchell Marsh 1 0 11 0


New Zealand vs Australia final playing 11
 
New Zealand playing 11: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, (c), Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.
 
Australia playing 11:  (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Australia vs New Zealand head to head stats

Stats Matches AUS Win NZ Won
Overall 15 10 5
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3
In T20 World Cup 2 1 1
 

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