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T20 WC Final: Mitchell Marsh And David Warner Guided Australia To Maiden T20 WC Title, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 14, 2021 11:08 pm
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Australia and New Zealand are locking horns in the grand finale of the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. Both teams dug deep to win their respective semifinals and paved the way to the marquee clash.

Mitchell Marsh and David Warner scored half-centuries

Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl first. Australia remained unchanged with their playing XI for the final while New Zealand replaced injured Devon Conway with Tim Seifert in their playing XI.

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Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell walked out to open the innings for New Zealand. Guptill hit a four on the second ball of the match to kick off the things for New Zealand. Both openers were not taking any unnecessary risk upfront. Josh Hazlewood removed Mitchell before Adam Zampa dismissed Guptill for 35-ball 28 runs.

Kane Williamson was holding the one end tight and unleashed the beast mode after the halfway mark of the innings. He belted Mitchell Starc to all corners of the park and looted 22 runs in one of Starcโ€™s overs.

Williamson scored flamboyant 85 runs in 48 balls, which featured 10 fours and three sixes. This fifty by Williamson was the fastest fifty by any player in a T20 World Cup Final. It was his innings that propelled New Zealandโ€™s total to 172/4 in 20 overs. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets for 16 runs in four overs.

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In response, Aaron Finch and David Warner walked out to begin Australiaโ€™s response. Trent Boult removed Finch for 5 in the third over of the chase. Mitchell Marsh walked out at number three and smashed six and two fours on the first three balls he faced. Warner was going strong and raised fifty before getting out to Boult.

Mitchell Marsh, however, was unfazed with it and raised his fifty. He found a good ally in Glenn Maxwell as the duo scored 63 runs for the third wicket to win the T20 World Cup 2021 for Australia by eight wickets. Marsh scored unbeaten 77 runs in 50 balls, where he hit six fours and four sixes.

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