The mighty Australians have done it yet again as they have pocketed their sixth overall ICC World Cup trophy on Sunday. The Aaron Finch-led side beat their old rivals New Zealand by eight wickets in a clinical final match of the 2021 T20 WC at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Finch and Co won the crucial toss (which has turned out to be a vital cog in the ongoing tournament) and opted to field first. The kangaroo bowlers provided their side with a great start as the Blackcaps scored just 32 runs at the end of the powerplay overs.
However, the batting team’s captain Kane Williamson capitalised the innings well from there with his mesmerising knock of 85 runs off just 48 deliveries. Meanwhile, he also smashed 10 class fours and 3 gigantic sixes. The 31-year-old missed out on a well-deserved ton as Josh Hazlewood claimed his wicket in the 18th over while Steve Smith completed the catch.
In the end, the New Zealanders posted a great total of 172/4 on the board at the end of their quota of 20 overs. In reply, the ‘Men in Yellow’ never let their opponents come back in the game despite losing the early wicket of their captain.
David Warner (53) and Mitchell Marsh (77*) played marvellous knocks to take their side home in the all-important clash. This marked the maiden title victory for the Down Under side in the shortest format of the game.
Twitter reactions on AUS’s iconic wins against Pakistan
The Twitterati went berserk as soon as Australia registered a clinical victory over Williamson’s men to grab the ‘World Champions’ honour. Here are some of the top tweets: