Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets as David Warner and Mitchell Marsh took the initiative and steered the Kangaroos to their first-ever T20 World Cup. Regardless of dropping Aaron Finch within the third over, Australia pressed on and clinched the victory.
Marsh smashed an unbeaten 77 off 50 balls and Warner made 53 off 38 as Australia reached 173/2 in 18.5 overs.
Earlier New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was brutal and inventive throughout his superbly crafted knock of 85, which took New Zealand to a aggressive 172/4 in 20 overs.
Put into bat, New Zealand actually struggled within the first 10 overs with Martin Guptill’s painful 28 off 35 balls slowing the proceedings.
Williamson made the stage his personal with a grace of a ‘ballet dancer’ hitting 10 fours and three sixes in his 47-ball knock.
Within the final 10 overs, New Zealand scored an astounding 115 runs to make a match of the ‘Grand Finale’.
A plethora of reactions poured in from all corners of the social media as everybody chimed in to congratulate the Aussies.
It’s lastly ours!
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 14, 2021
The successful second! 🏆
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 14, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 14, 2021
Many congratulations Australia on changing into World Champions . You had been prime class and confirmed the way it’s accomplished. Hazelwood, Warner, Marsh excellent performances . #T20WorldCupFinal
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2021
Congratulations Australia👏👏 #T20WorldCupFinal
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 14, 2021
Super last, some terrific batting! Williamson performed one of many all-time classics, however Warner and Marsh had been simply unstoppable! Congratulations to Australia on their maiden triumph, New Zealand don’t have anything to be ashamed of. #T20WorldCup
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 14, 2021
Instinct gone unsuitable !! This workforce is one thing els below stress 🇦🇺 congratulations Australia what a victory ✌️ really feel for the black caps #mitchelmarsh excellent innings together with @davidwarner31 effectively performed #KaneWilliamson #NZvAUS #T20WorldCup
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 14, 2021
Congratulations to each groups on a terrific #ICCT20WorldCup last and match !!! Ultimately the Aussies peaked on the proper time & simply needed to many match winners for NZ. Congrats to @AaronFinch5 & all of the Aussie boys ! Very pleased for M Marsh too – Nice stuff ✅👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 14, 2021
Congratulations Australia 🇦🇺! Your marketing campaign and trophy as soon as once more exhibits by no means take Aussies evenly in #ICCT20WorldCup . Exhausting luck to #Williamson and his mates however they’ve three again to again finals in three totally different codecs is a superb achievement. #AUSvNZ
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 14, 2021
@CricketAus got here to the match effectively rested, ready & with minimal expectations from themselves. flew below the radar by way of the league section and delivered two stellar performances within the semis and finals! Deservingly win their 1st #worldT20 title @ICC #T20WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/IgSnXjFJPf
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) November 14, 2021
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 14, 2021
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 14, 2021
New Zealand: 172 for 4 in 20 overs. (Ok Williamson 85, J Hazlewood 3/16, A Zampa 1/26).
Australia: 173 for two in 18.5 overs. (M Marsh 77 not out, D Warner 53; T Boult 2/18).