T20 World Cup 2021 Winner: Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final of the ICC T-20 World Cup 2021. This is Australia’s maiden T-20 World Cup title and they have won five ODI World Cups before creating the history today. The much anticipated final took place at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arabs Emirates.
Winning the toss, Australian skipper Aaron Finch decided to bowl first on a hard wicket. New Zealand rode on to a sloppy start as openers Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell took time to set at the crease. Before they could open their arms, they were sent back to the pavilion with a tidy Australian bowling lineup.
Captain Kane Williamson came to the rescue as he powered New Zealand to register a challenging total of 172 runs. Williamson scored a knock of 85 runs of 48 balls that were the highest individual score by any captain in a T-20 World cup final. For Australia, the pick of the bowlers was Josh Hazlewood who claimed 3 wickets for 16 runs in his four overs.
Chasing a competitive total of 173, Australia lost a quick wicket at the start but were led by a splendid chase by the hands of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh. The two set a 92-run second-wicket partnership where Warner scored 53 runs of 38 balls and Mitchell Marsh remained unbeaten on 77. Maxwell came in and played his role by scoring 28 of 18 balls.
For New Zealand, Trent Boult was the star bowler who picked up two wickets for 16 runs. The match ended with many records broken. Here are the highlights of the match:
New Zealand 1st Innings: 172-4 (20 Overs)
- Kane Williamson- 85 (48)
- Martin Guptill- 28 (35)
- Josh Hazlewood- 3/16
- Adam Zampa- 1/28
Australia 2nd Innings- 173-2 (18.5 overs)
- Mitchell Marsh- 77 (50)
- David Warner- 53 (38)
- Trent Boult- 2/16
- Australia won their maiden T-20 World Cup title.
- This is Australia’s sixth World Cup title.
- New Zealand entered the third consecutive final of the world cup but unfortunately lost on all three occasions.
- Kane Williamson scored the highest score by any captain at a T-20 World Cup final.
- Mitchell Marsh scored the fastest fifty of 31 balls by any batsman in a T-20 World Cup final.
- David Warner and Mitchell Marsh set the highest partnership in a T-20 World cup final.
- Australia recorded the highest chase in a T-20 World cup final.
Here is the list of awards by ICC:
- Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
- Player of the Tournament: David Warner (Australia)
Here’s How Twitter Reacted to Australia’s Maiden T20 World Cup Triumph After Win Over New Zealand
Kane played a special innings to set up the #T20WorldCupFinal perfectly.
However, the partnership between Marsh & Warner sealed the game for the Aussies. The way Marsh began his innings from ball 1 took #NZ completely by surprise.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 14, 2021
Sometimes, the wait makes the victory even more sweeter. 😉
— DK (@DineshKarthik) November 14, 2021
Tremendous final, some terrific batting! Williamson played one of the all-time classics, but Warner and Marsh were just unstoppable! Congratulations to Australia on their maiden triumph, New Zealand have nothing to be ashamed of. #T20WorldCup
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 14, 2021
#Aus lost Finch and Marsh made the very next over into a big one. Lost Warner and the same treatment meted out in the following over. The ability to counterattack in knockouts is special. Well played, #Aus Zampa and Hazlewood were special throughout #T20WorldCupFinal
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 14, 2021
Many congratulations Australia on becoming World Champions . You were top class and showed how it’s done. Hazelwood, Warner, Marsh outstanding performances . #T20WorldCupFinal
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2021
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 14, 2021
#Australia just too powerful. What a player Mitch Marsh has become. Hopefully his body becomes a partner in his future because he is too good to be playing as little he has. Brilliant today
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 14, 2021
Congratulations to Australia on winning the @T20WorldCup I must admit I didn’t see them being the champion team this tournament. But they’ve silently gone under the radar and came up with the goods every time. Well Played Australia 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #ICCT20WC
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) November 14, 2021