Australia beat New Zealand to win T20 World Cup


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DUBAI: Mitchell Marsh smashed an unbeaten 77 as Australia hammered New Zealand by eight wickets to clinch their maiden Twenty20 World Cup title on Sunday.

Chasing 173 for victory, Australia trusted a 92-run second-wicket stand between David Warner, who made 53, and Marsh to obtain their goal with seven balls to spare in Dubai.

Warner turned Trent Boult’s second wicket however Marsh saved up the cost to energy Australia dwelling to their long-awaited T20 crown and add to their 5 50-over World Cup trophies.

Glenn Maxwell, who made 28, joined Marsh, who hit six fours and 4 sixes in his 50-ball knock, to placed on 66 runs and hit the successful boundary because the Aussies got here charging in to have fun the triumph.

Skipper Kane Williamson hit a valiant 85 in New Zealand’s 172-4 after being invited to bat first in an important toss received by Aaron Finch as groups chasing have received all however one recreation on the venue.

Australia, whose earlier greatest was a runners-up end in 2010, got here into this version’s semi-final with one loss to England and beat Pakistan within the final-four conflict with a chase of 177.

Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood returned figures of 3-16 and leg-spinner Adam Zampa had 1-26.

Australia suffered an early blow of their chase when Finch departed for 5 off Boult as a largely impartial however not packed-to-capacity crowd roared.

But the left-right batting pair of Warner and Marsh mixed to take aside the bowling with fours and sixes galore.

Marsh hit Adam Milne for one six and two fours on his first three balls of the knock to sign his ruthless intent.

Warner additionally saved up his punishing act as he hammered leg-spinner Ish Sodhi for 17 runs in a single over with only a single to Marsh.

He smoked Jimmy Neesham for a six to elevate his third half-century of the event however quickly fell to Boult.

Warner, with 289 runs in whole, ended second behind Pakistan’s Babar Azam (303) within the event’s batting chart.

Earlier Williamson, who was dropped on 21, began cautiously however as soon as settled took on the opposition bowling to attain his first half-century of the event.

He completed with 10 fours and three sixes in his 48-ball blitz to elevate New Zealand from 57-1 in 10.

The Kiwis initially struggled and misplaced Daryl Mitchell caught behind for 11 off Hazlewood.

Opening batsman Martin Guptill failed to get fast runs regardless of his three boundaries and a 48-run second-wicket stand with Williamson.

Williamson survived a spill by Hazlewood within the deep with the ball coming out of the fielder’s hand to discover the boundary. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was the bowler.

The captain hit again with two extra fours off left-arm fast Starc who was taken for 60 runs from his 4 overs, to get some momentum into the innings.

Zampa despatched Guptill trudging again to the dugout after the opener’s 35-ball 28 however Williamson saved up the cost with two sixes off Maxwell.

Williamson once more picked out Starc to smash 4 fours and one six in a 22-run sixteenth over and placed on 68 with Glenn Phillips, who made 18.

Hazlewood returned in his last over to break the stand with Phillips’ wicket after which obtained Williamson out with a leg-cutter.

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