By Anmol Pundir

Wait for Australia’s to get their first T20 World Cup trophy has ended, as they defeated   New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final played at at Dubai International Stadium.

Austraila defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets, as they reached to the target with 7 balls to spare. Mitchell Marsh 77(50), and David Warner 53(38) fetched 92 runs partnership to get the chase 173 for their team.

The wait for the ultimate T20 match of the tournament was over at Dubai International
Stadium, where Australia opted to bowl first after winning the toss.

New Zealand had a slow start early in their innings, as Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson were keen on preserving wickets after they lost Dary Mitchell early in the innings. Martin Guptill after scoring 28 off 35 balls departed on Adam Zampa’s ball on mid-wicket.

Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips took the charge of scoring runs from the 13th over, as Kane Williamson targeted the bowlers to get boundaries in his own classic way.

Mitchell Starc proved out to be too costly for his team as he conceded 60 runs off 4 overs without a single wicket.

Kane Williamson 85(48) balls managed to get 10 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. New Zealand were able to get 172 runs in 20 overs.

Australia chasing 173 runs were never out of the game while chasing, even after losing Skipper Aaron Finch early in the innings as Mitchell Marsh embarked his innings with attacking the bowlers.

Mitchell Marsh scored the fastest fifty in the final of a T20 World Cup final match, and
led himself to stay not out at the end of the innings. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh did the job for Australia in the middle overs to not let the required run-rate being below par at any stage of the game.

David Warner departed on the Trent Boult’s over in the 13th over but for New Zealand to get back into the game from that stage needed a very comprehensive bowling which under the dew was very difficult for them.

Glenn Maxwell 28(18), struck four runs on the 5th ball of 19th over and came out to be the winning runs for Australia as they won their first T20 World Cup trophy.

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