Australia win T20 World Cup
By Jevan Collins
Australia made history last night in Dubai as they beat New Zealand by 8 wickets for their maiden T20 world cup.
Australia won the toss and elected to bowl, sending the New Zealand openers in. The Kiwis got off to a great start as the opening pair put on 28 before Josh Hazelwood removed Daryl Mitchell for 11 after he got frustrated with a large number of dot balls in a row, Bringing skipper Kane Williamson to the crease he hit the fastest T20 50 in a final and finished with 85 off 48 before holding out to Josh Hazelwood, Bringing Jimmy Neesham to the crease as he made Mitchell Starcs night go from bad to worst as he went for 60 off his 4 over spell, Tim Seifert came in for Devin Conway after he broke his hand by punching his bat in the Semi-Final win over England. New Zealand put a respectable total of 4-172 for the Aussies to ensure their first T20 world cup title.
Australia know what they needed to do chase down 173 for victory David Warner and Aaron Finch made their way to the middle before it was panic stations when skipper Aaron Finch held out to Trent Boult for 5, but enter Mitch Marsh who made his intentions clear from the start of his innings as he hit Adam Milne for 6 off his first ball and then for the rest of the night till the 12 over it was the Mitch Marsh and David Warner show as they hit 6 after 6 as they put on a 92 run partnership to put Australia in the box seat, but as Warner went for 53 the big show Glenn Maxwell entered and continued what Warner and Marsh started, Mitch Marsh in the process of hitting 6ers broke the record for the fastest T20 50 in a final which was held by Kane Williamson who set it in the first innings.
Before the big show, Glenn Maxwell hit the winning runs and Mitch Marsh claimed man of the match honors for his 77 not out from 50 balls, Marsh said back in 2019 after an Ashes test “Yeah most of Australia hates me” well he certainly made it up to Australia as he basically won the T20 world cup off his own bat as Australia go on to win their maiden T20 World Cup final by 8 wickets.