NZ vs AUS, T20 World Cup 2021 Final | Australia is the Champion

NZ vs AUS, T20 World Cup 2021 Final | Australia is the Champion
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NZ vs AUS, T20 World Cup 2021 Final was held on Sunday, November 14 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. New Zealand played in group 2 of the super 12 round and won 4 matches. Australia qualified from group 1 of the super 12 round where it won 4 games and lost 1.  And reached the semi-finals. Both the teams played semifinals and qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Read this article to get the highlights of the NZ vs AUS T20 World Cup 2021 Final match. 

  • AUSTRALIA is the T20 World Cup 2021 CHAMPION!

NZ vs AUS Brief Scores

New Zealand scored 172/4 in 20 overs. (Kane Williamson 85, Josh Hazlewood 3/16, Adam Zampa 1/26)

Australia scored 173/2 in 18.5 overs. (Mitchell Marsh 77 not out, David Warner 53; Trent Boult 2/18)

NZ vs AUS Squads

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Tim Seifert

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (Captain), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell

NZ vs AUS Match Overview

MatchICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final
Date & DayNovember 14, 2021
TossAustralia won the toss, opt to field
Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium
NZ scored 172/4 (20 overs)
AUS scored 173/2 (18.5 overs)
Winner Australia 
AUS is the T20 World Cup 2021 CHAMPION
AUS is the T20 World Cup 2021 CHAMPION

New Zealand vs Australia Match Highlights 

New Zealand

Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss, opt to field first against New Zealand in Dubai. Marsh comes into the attack and New Zealand gets a move on! Williamson (15*) played well and whacked one over extra cover while Guptill’s was on 24*. New Zealand made 51/1 after 9 overs. At the halfway mark NZ scored 57/1.

The skipper hit a boundary. And two more fours delayed, the over went for 19 runs. NZ got 76/1 after 11 overs. 2nd wicket down. Gullit walked out. New Zealand 76/2 after 11.1 overs. Williamson (51*) reached his fifty. That was the fastest fifty in the final of a men’s T20 World Cup final. The score was 97/2 after 13 overs. Phillips (15*) hit the ball of Zampa and delivered it over everyone’s heads.

The NZ team made 114 runs in 15 overs. The next overs went massive for black caps. Williamson hit some boundaries to proceed the score to 136 after 16 overs. Williamson out! A big wicket for Australia. Neesham came into the ground and hit Cummins for a six. Seifert also hits Starc for a four on the first ball of the last over. New Zealand scored  172/4 after 20 overs. 

Australia 

Australia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets; NZ vs AUS
Australia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets; NZ vs AUS

David Warner and Aaron Finch were the openers for Australia and Trent Boult started bowling. The pacer procured a striking onset to New Zealand as he put some early pressure on batters. After the first over AUS could score just 01. Warner hit two back-to-back fours in Starc’s first over and proceeded the runs to 11/0 (2 overs).

Finch walked out. Australia lost the first wicket at 15 runs after 2.3 overs. The match proceeded and the game was tumbling away from New Zealand. AUS scored 106/1 in 12 overs. Well played AUS batters. 2nd wicket down. Warner departed by Boult. Australia lost 2 wickets at 109 runs after 13 overs. Maxwell expedited the hunt.

After hitting Milne for two-four, Maxwell (21*) retained rhythm against Southee. Australia scored 149/2 in 16 overs. Marsh hit the fifth boundary of the innings and  AUS way to 14 needed from 18 balls. The score was 159 after 17 overs. And it’s all over and AUS scored 173/2 in 18.5 overs. Australia won the match by 8 wickets. Torment for New Zealand. And congratulations team Australia for a big Victory!

Head to Head Records: NZ vs AUS

The two teams have faced each other only once before in T20 World Cups. And there New Zealand defeated Australia by 8 runs in Dharamsala, India. 

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Semi-Finals 

In the semi-finals, New Zealand beat England by 5 wickets. Batting first, England scored 166-4. Earlier NZ didn’t play well. New Zealand lost the opener, Martin Guptill, for just 4 runs. Later, Daryl Mitchell denounced 72 runs while Devon Convoy scored 46 runs. With it, New Zealand surpassed the target in 19 overs and won the match by 5 wickets. 

While in the 2nd semi-final, Australia beat Pakistan by 5 wickets. Batting first, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan scored most 67 runs. Fakhar Zaman also made his half-century (55 runs). Pakistan set a good target for Australia. Australia mislay their opener Aaron Finch but David Warner played well to get a 49-run knock. With Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade’s 81-run partnership, Australia wielded to defeat Pakistan by 5 wickets. 

NZ vs AUS, Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

InningsNZ WonAUS Won
First Batting45
Second Batting14

NZ vs AUS; Top Players’ Stats 

StatsNZAUS
Highest Individual ScoreBrendon McCullum-116*Ricky Ponting-98*
Best Batting AverageBrendon McCullum-57.0Andrew Symonds-117.0
Most RunsMartin Guptill-435Aaron Finch-251
Best Economy rateKane Williamson-3.0Nathan Bracken-4.0
Best Bowling FiguresIsh Sodhi-4/28Ashton Agar-6/30
Most WicketsIsh Sodhi-16Ashton Agar-13

Australia won the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Final match. The Australian team defeated NZ by 8 wickets. Australia is the T20 World Cup 2021 CHAMPION. Marsh and Maxwell direct their team to the glory. Stay tuned for the latest updates about sports as well as other general niches. Also, share your views with us in the comment section. 

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