Mitchell Marsh and David Warner both scored fifties, to help Australia defeat New Zealand by eight wickets in the T20 World Cup 2021 final in Dubai on Sunday, November 14, and clinch their maiden title. It was Australia first ICC tournament triumph since the 2015 World Cup win at home.
Trent Boult dismissed Aaron Finch (5) in just the third over of Australia’s chase of 173, before David Warner and Mitchell Marsh took over. The pair added 92 off 59 balls to keep the required-rate firmly in check, before the former was castled by Boult for a 38-ball 53.
Marsh’s innings was a major highlight, with the right-hander beginning with a first ball six and finishing unbeaten 77 off 50 with six fours and four maximums. Glenn Maxwell applied the finishing touches with an unbeaten 18-ball 28, which included a winning switch-hit boundary towards the third-man region.
Earlier, New Zealand took 115 off their final 10 overs to put up 172/4, after Finch opted to bowl. The star of the show was Kane Williamson, who struck 10 fours and three sixes during his sublime 48-ball 85.
It was Australia's first ever T20 World Cup triumph, with their previous best performance dating back to the 2010 edition, when they had lost to Paul Collingwood's England in the final.
Peaking when it mattered!
Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 14, 2021
T2O World Cup CHAMPIONS!
What a show!
#PictureOfTheDay 😍😍❤️— Salman Hassan 🇵🇰 (@SalmanHassan__) November 14, 2021
Glad that my prediction regarding Player of the tournament went spot on😂.#t20worldcup2021 #T20WorldCup21 #T20WorldCup #NZvsAUS #AusVsNZ #AUSvNZ #NZvAUS #T20WCFinal #T20WorldCupFinal#Mitchell #Marsh https://t.co/ejHJ3YuHR7 pic.twitter.com/frUTgGe5K9
WHAT AN INNINGS!
What an Innings from Mitchell Marsh in the ICC T20 World Cup Final. He scored Incredible 77* runs from 50 balls including 6 Fours and 4 Sixes against New Zealand in the Final. This is Extraordinary Innings from Marsh. Well played. #AUSvNZ #Australia #Final pic.twitter.com/BE8bFL2846— Sheikh Fakhar e Alam (@ShFakharA) November 14, 2021
Never ever understimate mighty Aussies !!!— Shri Madhav Ved INFIDEL✘🇭🇲࿗ (@msdian_abhi) November 14, 2021
Congratulations men in yellow , everyone knows for what Australia was known for bcz the brand of cricket they always shown .#AUSvNZ #NZvsAUS #T20WCFinal pic.twitter.com/0r7k2rgDk1
Well deserved Champions Australia 🔥— Thoufee De Villiers ❤️ (@Thoufee_fir) November 14, 2021
Warner comeback was the bestest happened this WC 🔥
Zampa , Marsh and Josh 🔥
Southafrica lost to only Australia , hope they come back with a better plan for Australia WC
"Zampa has been the best bowler by far in white ball over the last two years. We know how to bowl around him. The bowling group just know our roles a lot clearer" - Mitchell Starc #NZvsAUS | #T20WorldCupFinal— Cricket.com (@weRcricket) November 14, 2021
Congrats Aussies💛— SSR Reloaded (@iamshatakssr) November 14, 2021
Credit to their unity, willpower & the natural might in them-which makes the Team such special
The best version of Wade,Maxi,Marsh,Zampa,Stoinis,Warner we've seen in these last few days
Really happy to see this mighty team gaining their might again🏏🏆#AUSvNZ