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Australia Vs New Zealand – T20 World Cup 2021, The Grand Finale Quick Review! Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, & Josh Hazlewood Outclass Kane Williamson & Trent Boult

by Nov 15, 2021Article Index, T20 World Cup

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Australia Vs New Zealand, The Grand Finale Quick Review – Mitchell Marsh etches his name in history with a memorable knock as the Kiwis find the runners up podium once again.


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Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: Australia Vs New Zealand Video Highlights

Toss: Australia won the toss and chose to field first.

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, UAE

Umpires: Marais Erasmus & Richard Kettleborough

What Actually Happened – Pakistan Vs Australia

  • Winner: Australia won by 8 wickets
  • Scores: New Zealand 172/4 Australia 173/2
  • Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh 77* (50)
  • Best Figures
    • Josh Hazlewood (4-0-16-3), Adam Zampa (4-0-26-1)
    • Trent Boult (4-0-18-2)
  • Most Runs
    • Kane Williamson 85 (48)
    • Mitchell Marsh 77* (50), David Warner 53 (38)

Player of the Tournament: David Warner

Moments of The Day: Williamson Plays World Cup Final Knock of the Ages; Marsh-Warner Combination One Step Better

New Zealand

New Zealand had two strong performersKane Williamson with the bat and Trent Boult with the ball.

  • NZ began brightly with Daryl Mitchell’s positive approach against Maxwell, however things quietened down after his wicket. Test match bowling lengths by Hazlewood & Cummins strangled the experienced duo of Guptill & Williamson.
  • From 27-1 in 3.1 overs, NZ could only get to 32/1 by the end of the Powerplay, 40 by the end of 8 overs, and 57 at the end of the 10th. At the halfway stage, Williamson 18 (19) & Guptill 27 (33). Then came Starc’s over. Dropped by Hazlewood, & 4-4-4 including a waist height no-ball. 19-run over, NZ back in the game, and Williamson would hit 67 runs in his last 29 balls. Shots & sixes all around the ground. One of the best World Cup innings you will ever see.
  • The bowling figures of the Kiwi bowlers were sub-par. The economies were—11.21, 13.33, 15.00, 7.66, & 7.50. Sodhi & Neesham went for 55 runs in their 4 together. Only one bowler gave New Zealand hope, Trent Boult. 4-0-18-2. 4.50 economy. Boult’s wicket of Warner almost sparked New Zealand alive, and the tough dropped catch off his own bowling in his final over was the final hope.


  • Australia’s victorious campaigns had three consistent cogs—Hazlewood, Zampa, & Warner—around which the matchwinners Stoinis, Maxwell, and Wade rotated. Today, the consistent 3 came to the party once again.
  • When Kane Willamson was going haywire, Hazelwood, Zampa, & Cummins combined for figures of 12-0-69-4. The other three went for about a 100 runs in 8 overs. After Starc’s 22-run 16th over, NZ were in pole position with 136/2 in 16 overs. Good death bowling and slower deliveries ensured NZ only get 36 from the late 4 with wickets in hand.
  • The moment where the game turned was after Finch’s dismissal. Australia 15/1 in 2.3 overs. What does Mitch Marsh do first ball in a pressure final? Hits it for six! He did not look back after that. Australia did not look back after that. 92 (59) partnership between Warner & Marsh and a 66* (39) partnership between Marsh & Maxwell ensured World Cup victory. Finally, a classic reverse hit from Maxwell against Southee to seal the deal.

Nobody hates you anymore, Mitch Marsh 😊👏

Shane Watson Tribute

It was only fitting that Shane Watson, player of the 2012 T20 World Cup, and Australia’s first T20I star was present in the commentary box.

He was the first Australian IPL star who made it big in the international arena and represented Australia for all the six World Cups until 2016. Although he did not win a T20 World Cup, it was only fitting that Watson was there for the moment that Maxwell hit the winning runs.

What a refreshing commentary debut he has had on the World Cup stage as well. Loved his analysis and you could see that this man loves every aspect of the game of cricket.

Celebrations of the Day – Feat Marcus Stoinis

The best part of the ending of a World Cup is the celebration. Here are some of the few videos that have come out on social media. Lovely stuff, watch out for Stoinis.

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: New Zealand Ends Up Second Best…Again

Broken Dream #1 – End of an Era?

Mitchell Starc was the player of the 2015 ODI World Cup. Martin Guptill hit a memorable 237 and was one of the centers of NZ’s inspirational campaign in 2015.

In this World Cup, although Starc chipped in with a couple of wickets in most of the games & Guptill starred with a 93 in the UAE heat, today was a match losing performance by both oif these legendary players.

Guptill’s 27 (35) at a SR of 80.00 drained the energy out of the Kiwi batting and Starc’s 4-0-60-0 almost took the game away from Australia. Starc is approaching 32, and as a fast bowler, might focus on elongating his Test career, while Guptill is 35. It might be time for him to focus on ODI cricket and make way at the top in T20Is for someone like Tim Seifert.

Broken Dream #2 – Have New Zealand Underachieved?

The New Zealand cricket team has always been characterized as a “collective unit,” a team that “punches above their weight.” From 1975-2011, this was probably true.

  • 6 ODI World Cup Semi Finals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011)
  • 3 ICC Champions/Knockouts Trophy Semi Finals (Semifinalists in 2006, Runners up in 2009, Winner in 2000)
  • 1 T20 World Cup Semi Finals (2007)

Since the 2015 ODI World Cup, New Zealand has been one of the teams to beat. Their recent records stand as follows:

  • 2 ODI World Cup Finals (2015, 2019 – barely lost)
  • 2 T20 World Cup Semi Finals (Semifinalists in 2016, Runners Up in 2021)
  • 1 World Test Championship Winners (2021)

New Zealand are the WTC champions, but the fact they did not lift any of the last 4 limited overs trophy means they have underachieved, not overachieved.

Still good campaign overall. 👏🥈

Also Read: 200th Article Special: 5 Things I have Learned From My Journey of Cricket Writing

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