Australia scripted history on Sunday evening in Dubai to become the new T20 World Cup champions after registering a comprehensive 8-wicket win over New Zealand in the summit clash.
The Aussies clinched the T20 World Cup title for the first time since the tournament’s inception in 2007.
Chasing 173 for victory in the high-voltage clash, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh powered Australia to a historic win with magnificent half-centuries. Aaron Finch & Co. chased down the set target with seven balls to spare and stamped their authority over the Black Caps.
Marsh remained unbeaten on 77 as his astonishing knock was laced with 4 sixes and 6 four. While Warner got out on 53 after smashing 3 sixes and 4 fours.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson earlier led by example with a whirlwind 85 off 48 balls to power his side to 172/4 at the Dubai International Stadium.
- New Zealand: 172/4 in 20 overs. (Kane Williamson 85, Josh Hazlewood 3-16, Adam Zampa 1-26)
- Australia: 173/2 in 18.5 overs. (Mitchell Marsh 77 not out, David Warner 53; Trent Boult 2-18)
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Intuition gone wrong !! This team is something els under pressure 🇦🇺 congratulations Australia what a victory ✌️ feel for the black caps #mitchelmarsh outstanding innings along with @davidwarner31 well played #KaneWilliamson #NZvAUS #T20WorldCup
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 14, 2021
This is some World Cup win for the Aussies .. From the defeat to England they have been so powerful .. Mitch marsh is one of the great guys so he deserves this .. he will probably now have a big affect on the Ashes as well .. @FoxCricket #T20WorldCupFinal Well done Australia !!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 14, 2021
#Australia just too powerful. What a player Mitch Marsh has become. Hopefully his body becomes a partner in his future because he is too good to be playing as little he has. Brilliant today
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 14, 2021
Good night and well done Aussies
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) November 14, 2021
World Champions eh. Sweet. 🇦🇺
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 14, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 14, 2021
Many congratulations Australia on becoming World Champions . You were top class and showed how it’s done. Hazelwood, Warner, Marsh outstanding performances . #T20WorldCupFinal
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2021
Australia was ruthless, clinical and just perfect today. NZ didn't even come close.
Kangaroos all the way !!
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 14, 2021
Congratulations Australia👏👏 #T20WorldCupFinal
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) November 14, 2021
Congratulations to both teams on a terrific #ICCT20WorldCup final and tournament !!! In the end the Aussies peaked at the right time & just had to many match winners for NZ. Congrats to @AaronFinch5 & all the Aussie boys ! Very happy for M Marsh too – Great stuff ✅👍
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 14, 2021
Congratulations Australia 🇦🇺! Your campaign and trophy once again shows never take Aussies lightly in #ICCT20WorldCup . Hard luck to #Williamson and his mates but they have three back to back finals in three different formats is a great achievement. #AUSvNZ
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 14, 2021
Massive congratulations to Australia! Well deserved 👏 And well played, New Zealand 👏 pic.twitter.com/ZrjjNdPZKf
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 14, 2021
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) November 14, 2021
Getting Marsh to bat at 3 is proving out to be game-changing. Australia are a different beast in WCs
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 14, 2021
Congrats to Aussies! The best team indeed won! #T20WorldCupFinal
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) November 14, 2021
– Congratulations team Australia, worthy champions 🏆
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) November 14, 2021
The Aussies have done it!! T20 CHAMPIONS!! 🔥 For the first time the boys are bringing home the T20 World Cup! What a day. What a tournament. History is created. Never write them off! Superb! #T20WorldCupFinal
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) November 14, 2021
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) November 14, 2021
So glad that I stayed up late to watch this!!! pic.twitter.com/1QMAtX5pft
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 14, 2021