ICC T20 World Cup | New Zealand vs Australia Final highlights: AUS win by 8 wickets to lift maiden T20 WC title

  • UPDATED: Nov 15, 2021, 00:03 IST

As Kane Williamson's New Zealand take on Aaron Finch's Australia, the world is all set to see a new winner of the T20 World Cup today. Despite many writing off Australia for an appearance in the final, skipper Finch said that their achievement was not unexpected. For New Zealand, who enter their fourth final in six years, today's clash is their best shot at claiming World Cup glory.

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    That would be all from the coverage of the T20 World Cup 2021. It has been a great pleasure for us at DH to bring to you the coverage of the T20 World Cup 2021. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for being along with us in this journey. Time to take your leave! Goodbye and good night!

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  • 23:45

    Aaron Finch collects the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 trophy and joins his teammates in celebrations. Plenty of fireworks,confetti and champagne go up in the air as Australia are crowned as the T20 World Cup champions for the first time.

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    Aaron Finch, Australia captain:This is huge. To be the first Australian team to be able to do it. So proud. We knew our backs were against the wall. We had some great individual performances, some great team performances. Can't believe people wrote him off saying he was done (Warner). That's when he plays his best cricket. Was almost like poking the bear. The player of the tournament for me (Zampa). Mitch Marsh - what a way to start his innings today. Wade coming into this game with an injury cloud but got a job done. Stoinis did the business.

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    Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper:We were trying to get a platform and the surface was holding a fraction. But typical to here in Dubai. It was nice to build some partnerships and get what we thought was a competitive total. Only to be chased superbly by Australia. They're a fantastic side. We certainly made every effort. Guys came out and committed to their plans. They didn't give an inch really. Really proud of our team's efforts throughout. Came here in the final and gave it our best shot but it wasn't enough. Conditions varied a lot from venue to venue but we adjusted well. Nice to get to the big dance. Credit to Australia. Today they really turned it on. High hopes coming into this game. Never nice. Winning and losing are two possible outcomes.

  • 23:23

    Player of the Match

    Australia's Mitchell Marsh wins the Player of the Match award for his unbeaten knock of 77 from 50 balls.

    Mitchell Marsh, Player of the Match:A lot of people say this but I really don't have words right now. An amazing six weeks with this group. The coaching staff came up to me in the WI and said you'll bat three for this tournament. I jumped at the opportunity. Not a whole lot of thinking that goes into that (first ball for six). Just wanted to go out there and have a presence. Big Marcus Stoinis always talks about having a presence.

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    Justin Langer, Australia coach:Everyone that wins a World Cup says it's hard to process, it's hard to put in words, but this is such a group of people. Every coach and every captain says the same but we have got some amazing cricketers here. We haven't had a chance to play together for different reasons for the last 12 months. When we all got back together, it was almost like a reunion. There are so many close relationships there, a very special moment for everyone. We knew when we came together how much talent we had. There's enormous talent in the team. When we were in WI and Bangladesh, there was a few missing pieces, Mitch Marsh took one of those pieces and he's been brilliant. We also embraced fun. In these situations, when everyone's talking about bubble, these guys have had so much fun on and off the ground. In this form of game, you actually it's important to have fun and enjoy, the guys have done that. I think that was a really important part of the success here. Zamps puts a smile on my face everytime because he's a little bit different and he's a little bit hippie but he's so competitive, he's been so good in this form of the game. We see leg-spinners having an impact around the world and he's doing that for Australia. Josh Hazlewood - he didn;t play the last one-day WC because he had some back issues. He's been sublime here, it's been a great team effort

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    Steven Smith:It means a lot. We have worked hard for a long time and it is honour to be here with the boys and take the trophy home. Warner's last two weeks have been amazing. A lot of people were writing him off. He came in with exceptional intent and took the game away at the start.

    Mitchell Starc:It's not been an ideal lead up. But this is the closest the guys were and it has shown in the way we played our cricket. Different guys in different games and the closeness with the guys has taken us through. Zampa has been the best bowler by far in white ball over the last two years. We know how to bowl around him. The bowling group just know our roles a lot clearer.

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    Pat Cummins:Pretty pumped. Once we go back home it will sink in. A lot of support back home, they've gotten up at 1am. It's a good thing to play some IPL here. Even Hazlewood was able to adapt quickly because of that.

    Mitchell Starc:It's not been an ideal lead up. But this is the closest the guys were and it has shown in the way we played our cricket. Different guys in different games and the closeness with the guys has taken us through. Zampa has been the best bowler by far in white ball over the last two years. We know how to bowl around him. The bowling group just know our roles a lot clearer.

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  • 22:49

    AUS 173/2 after 18.5 overs

    Tim Southee to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Tim Southee to Marsh, FOUR! Slow short ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball down the ground for a boundary.

    18.2Tim Southee to Marsh, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump, Marsh pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    18.3Tim Southee to Maxwell, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Maxwell hits the ball down to long-on for a single.

    18.4Tim Southee to Marsh, 1 run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Marsh thumps the ball down to long-off for a single.

    18.5Tim Southee to Maxwell, FOUR AND AUSTRALIA ARE THE NEW T20 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS! Slow good length ball on off stump, Maxwell reverse paddle sweeps the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

  • 22:44

    AUS 162/2 after 18 overs

    Adam Milne to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Adam Milne to Marsh, no run, slow full ball on off stump, a swing and a miss from Marsh.

    17.2Adam Milne to Marsh, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    17.3Adam Milne to Maxwell, no run, slow short ball on off stump, a swing and a miss from Maxwell.

    17.4Adam Milne to Maxwell, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Maxwell thumps the ball to mid-off.

    17.5Adam Milne to Maxwell, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Maxwell whips the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    17.6Adam Milne to Marsh, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 22:38

    AUS 159/2 after 17 overs

    Trent Boult to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1Trent Boult to Marsh, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, Marsh drills the ball down to long-off for two runs.

    16.2Trent Boult to Marsh, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Marsh pulls and slaps the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    16.3Trent Boult to Marsh, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball through cover for a single.

    16.4Trent Boult to Maxwell, no run, slow short ball on off stump, Maxwell leaves the ball for the keeper.

    16.4Trent Boult to Maxwell, WIDE! Good length ball fired down the leg side.

    16.5Trent Boult to Maxwell, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump, Maxwell plays a late cut and guides the ball to the fielder at short third for a single.

    16.6Trent Boult to Marsh, DROPPED! Slow full ball, Marsh plays a soft push and the ball lobs in the direction of Boult, but the bowler finds it tough to hold on to the ball and Marsh steals a single.

  • 22:33

    AUS 149/2 after 16 overs

    Tim Southee to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Tim Southee to Maxwell, FOUR! Good length ball on leg stump, Maxwell whips the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    15. 1Tim Southee to Maxwell, WIDE! Short ball bowled down the leg side.

    15.2Tim Southee to Maxwell, SIX! Short ball on middle and leg, Maxwell pulls and sends the ball soaring over backward square-leg for a maximum!!!!

    15.3Tim Southee to Maxwell, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Maxwell hits the ball to square-leg for a single.

    15.4Tim Southee to Marsh, no run, slow short ball on off stump, Marsh mishits the ball to cover.

    15.5Tim Southee to Marsh, 1 Leg Bye, slow good length ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side, Marsh steals a single.

    15.6Tim Southee to Maxwell, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Maxwell mistimes the cut shot and the ball rolls to backward point.

  • 22:28

    AUS 136/2 after 15 overs

    Adam Milne to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Adam Milne to Marsh, no run, slow full ball on middle and leg, Marsh blocks the ball.

    14.2Adam Milne to Marsh, 1 run, slow short ball on middle and leg, Marsh pulls the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    14.3Adam Milne to Maxwell, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Maxwell pulls and sends the ball through backward square-leg for a boundary.

    14.4Adam Milne to Maxwell, FOUR MORE! Slow short ball wide of off stump, Maxwell swings, the ball takes a thick inside edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary.

    14.5Adam Milne to Maxwell, no run, slow full ball on off stump, a swing and a miss from Maxwell.

    14.5Adam Milne to Maxwell, WIDE! Slow short ball down the leg side.

    14.6Adam Milne to Maxwell, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump, Maxwell is early into the pull shot, the ball hits the edge of the bat and Maxwell settles for a single.

  • 22:22

    AUS 125/2 after 14 overs


    Ish Sodhi to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Ish Sodhi to Marsh, WIDE! Short ball bowled wide of off stump.

    13.1Ish Sodhi to Marsh, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Marsh slogs the ball over long-on for a maximum!!!! The six also gets Marsh's FIFTY!!!!

    13.2Ish Sodhi to Marsh, 2 runs, short ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    13.3Ish Sodhi to Marsh, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Marsh pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    13.3Ish Sodhi to Marsh, WIDE! Short ball bowled wide of off stump.

    13.4Ish Sodhi to Marsh, no run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Marsh gets an inside edge and the ball moves past the stumps.

    13.4Ish Sodhi to Marsh, WIDE! Short ball wide of off stump.

    13.5Ish Sodhi to Marsh, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Marsh drives the ball to extra cover.

    13.6Ish Sodhi to Marsh, 1 rrun, short ball wide of off stump, Marsh hits the ball to cover for a single.

  • 22:16

    AUS 109/2 after 13 overs

    Trent Boult to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Trent Boult to Marsh, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    12.2Trent Boult to Warner, WICKET! BOWLED 'EM! Slow full ball on off and middle Warner looks to play the ball on the leg side but is beaten by the slow pace of the ball and lack of bounce, and the ball crashes ontothe stumps.

    Warner b Boult 53(38)

    Glenn Maxwell walks out to bat.

    12.3Trent Boult to Maxwell, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Maxwell.

    12.4Trent Boult to Maxwell, no run, slow short ball on off stump, Maxwell pulls the ball to square-leg.

    12.5Trent Boult to Maxwell, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Maxwell drives the ball to cover for a single.

    12.6Trent Boult to Marsh, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • 22:12

    AUS 106/1 after 12 overs

    Mitchell Santner to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh guides the ball to long-off for a single.

    11.2Mitchell Santner to Warner, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Warner pulls the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    11.3Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1run, short ball on off stump, Marsh pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    11.4Mitchell Santner to Warner, 1 Leg Bye, full ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and goes to short fine, Warner takes a single.

    11.5Mitchell Santner to Marsh, FOUR! BRUTAL! Short ball on off stump, Marsh rocks back and puls to send the ball racing down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    11.6Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Marsh pulls the ball down to long-on for a single.

  • 22:05

    AUS 97/1 after 11 overs

    James Neesham to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1 James Neesham to Marsh, SIX! Short ball going down leg, Marsh pulls and the ball flies over fine-leg for a maximum!!!!!

    10.2James Neesham to Marsh, no run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball to cover.

    10.3James Neesham to Marsh, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Marsh pulls the ball to square-leg for a single.

    10.4James Neesham to Warner, SIX! STUNNING! FIFTY FOR WARNER! Good length ball on off stump, Warner swings and the ball flies over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. With the six Warner gets to his FIFTY!!!!

    10.5James Neesham to Warner, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    10.6James Neesham to Marsh, 1 run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Marsh hits the ball through cover for a single.

  • 22:01

    AUS 82/1 after 10 overs

    Mitchell Santner to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Marsh slaps the ball through cover for a single.

    9.2Mitchell Santner to Warner, 2 runs, full ball wide of off stump, Warner slogs sweeps the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    9.3Mitchell Santner to Warner, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Warner nudges the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    9.4Mitchell Santner to Marsh, BEATEN! Slow full ball on off stump, the ball turns, a swing and a miss from Marsh.

    9.5Mitchell Santner to Marsh, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball to cover.

    9.6Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Marsh rocks back and hits the ball to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.

  • 21:56

    AUS 77/1 after 9 overs

    Ish Sodhi to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Ish Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball to the man at sweeper cover for a single.

    8.2Ish Sodhi to Warner, FOUR! Short ball wide of off stump, Warner thumps the ball down to long-on for a boundary.

    8.3Ish Sodhi to Warner, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Warner plays a reverse hit to deep cover for two runs.

    8.4Ish Sodhi to Warner, no run, short ball on leg stump, Warner steps out, the ball raps on the pads and goes to the leg side.

    8.5Ish Sodhi to Warner, FOUR! Short ball, Warner rocks back and pulls to send the ball down to square-leg for a boundary.

    8.6Ish Sodhi to Warner, SIX! BANG! Full ball on off stump, Warner swings and the ball flies straight down the ground for a maximum!!!!!

  • 21:52

    AUS 60/1 after 8 overs


    Mitchell Santner to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1 Mitchell Santner to Warner, 1 run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Warner steps out and hits the ball through cover for a single.

    7.2Mithchell Santner to Marsh, SIX! Full ball into the pads, Marsh slogs the ball for a maxiumum!!!!

    7.3Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball ion off stump, Marsh works the ball for a single.

    7.4Mitchell Santner to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner drives the ball down the ground for a single.

    7.5Mitchell Santner to Marsh, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball spins and beats the edge of the bat.

    7.6Mitchell Santner to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh drives the ball for a single.

  • 21:48

    AUS 50/1 after 7 overs

    Ish Sodhi to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Ish Sodhi to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner works the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    6.2Ish Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Marsh punches the ball down to long-on for a single.

    6.3Ish Sodhi to Warner, 2 runs, short ball around off, Warner puls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

    6.4Ish Sodhi to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner nudges the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    6.5Ish Sodhi to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Marsh slaps the ball through cover for a single.

    6.6Ish Sodhi to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Warner guides the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 21:44

    AUS 43/1 after 6 overs

    Adam Milne to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1Adam Milne to Warner, 1 Leg Bye, good length ball on middle and leg, the ball raps on the pads and Warner takes a single.

    5.2Adam Milne to Marsh, 1 Leg Bye, slow short ball Marsh is early into the pull, the ball raps on the body and goes to the leg side, Marsh takes a single.

    5.3Adam Milne to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball to cover.

    5.4Adam Milne to Warner, no run, fast short ball wide of off stump, Warner leaves the ball for the keeper.

    5.5Adam Milne to Warner, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Warner cuts the ball through point for a single.

    5.6Adam Milne to Marsh, no run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh pushes the ball back to Milne.

  • 21:40

    AUS 40/1 after 5 overs

    Tim Southee to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Tim Southee to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball, Marsh guides the ball for a single.

    4.2Tim Southee to Warner, 1 run, slow good length ball on middle stump, Warner pulls and under edges the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    4.3Tim Southee to Marsh, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Marsh blocks the ball.

    4.4Tim Southee to Marsh, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Marsh guides the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    4.5Tim Southee to Warner, SIX! UP, UP AND AWAY! Slow short ball on off stump, Warner pulls and belts the ball over square-leg for a maximum!

    4.6Tim Southee to Warner, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Warner plays the ball through extra cover for a single.

  • 21:35

    AUS 30/1 4 overs

    Adam Milne to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Adam Milne to Marsh, SIX! Full ball on middle and leg, Marsh flicks and sends the ball flying over fine-leg for a maximum!!!!

    3.2Adam Milne to Marsh, FOUR! Good length ball on off stump, Marsh deliberately edges the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

    3.3Adam Milne to Marsh, FOUR MORE! Good length ball on off stump, Marsh pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for another boundary.

    3.4Adam Milne to Marsh, 1 run, slow good length ball on off stump, Marsh hits the ball to cover for a single.

    3.5Adam Milne to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball to mid-off.

    3.6Adam Milne to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, Warner thumps the ball to cover.

  • 21:30

    AUS 15/1 after 3 overs

    Trent Boult to bowl the third over.

    2.1Trent Boult to Finch, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Finch hits the ball to cover.

    2.2 Trent Boult to Finch, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Finch pumps the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    2.3 Trent Boult to Finch, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow short ball on off stump, Finch pulls and the ball lobs in the air, Daryl Mitchell runs in from square-leg to deep mid-wicket and completes a good catch.

    Finch c Daryl Mitchell b Boult 5(7)

    Mitchell Marsh walks out to bat.

    2.4Trent Boult to Warner, no run, full ball on off and middle, Warner blocks the ball.

    2.5Trent Boult to Warner, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Warner mishits the ball to mid-on.

    2.6Trent Boult to Warner, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Warner cuts the ball to point.

  • 21:26

    AUS 11/0 after 2 overs

    Tim Southee to bowl the second over.

    1.1Tim Southee to Warner, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Warner pulls the ball to mid-on.

    1.2Tim Southee to Warner, FOUR! Good length ball wide of off stump, Warner slaps the ball over cover for a boundary.

    1.3Tim Southee to Warner, FOUR MORE! Short ball wide of off stump, Warner rocks back and crunches the ball through backward point for a boundary.

    1.4Tim Southee to Warner, no run, slow full ball on middle stump, Warner pushes the ball back to Southee.

    1.5Tim Southee to Warner, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle stump, Warner knocks the ball to square-leg for a single.

    1.6Tim Southee to Finch, no run, good length ball on off and middle, Finch inside edges the ball to the leg side.

  • 21:21

    NZ 1/0 after 1 over

    Trent Boult to bowl the first over of the inning.

    0.1Trent Boult to Warner, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Warner hits the ball to cover.

    0.2Trent Boult to Warner, no run, good length ball on off stump, Warner hits the ball to mid-on.

    0.3Trent Boult to Warner, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, the ball swings away, Warner edges and guides the ball down to third-man for a single.

    0.4Trent Boult to Finch, no run, full ball on off stump, Finch drives the ball straight.

    0.5Trent Boult to Finch, no run, short ball wide of off stump, Finch attempts a pull but fails to connecgt.

    0.6Trent Boult to Finch, no run, full ball on middle and leg, the ball swings back in and raps on the pads, a loud appeal but not out says the umpire.

  • 21:19

    Welcome back for the second half of the match. The players are back on the field. Australia's chase is about to commence. David Warner and Aaron Finch as always will be opening the innings for Australia.

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  • 21:04

    NZ 172/4 after 20 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the last over.

    19.1Mitchell Starc to Seifert, FOUR! GREAT START FOR NZ!!! Full ball angling in, Seifert flicks the ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

    19.2Mitchell Starc to Seifert, no run, full ball fired wide of off stump, Seifert fails to connect.

    19.3Mitchell Starc to Seifert, 1 run, full toss wide of off stump, Seifert hits the ball down to third-man for a single.

    19.4Mitchell Starc to Neesham, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Neesham goes for a full-throttle swing but fails to connect.

    19.4Mitchell Starc to Neesham, WIDE! Full ball fired down the leg side, Wade fails to stop the ball cleanly and Neesham steals a single.

    19.5Mitchell Starc to Seifert, 1 run, slow low full toss on off stump, Seifert works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    19.6Mitchell Starc to Neesham, 2 runs, full toss wide of off stump, Neesham drives the ball down to long-off and completes two runs.

  • 20:59

    NZ 162/4 after 19 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the nineteenth over.

    18.1Pat Cummins to Neesham, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Neesham cuts the ball to deep cover for a single.

    18.2Pat Cummins to Seifert, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Seifert hits the ball through cover for a single.

    18.3Pat Cummins to Neesham, SIX! Short ball wide of off stump, Neesham swings and sends the ball straight over long-off for a biggie!!!!

    18.4Pat Cummins to Neesham, 1 run, slow short ball wide of off stump, Neesham pulls and sends the ball to square-leg for a single.

    18.5Pat Cummins to Seifert, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Seifert hits the ball down the ground for a single.

    18.5Pat Cummins to Neesham, WIDE! Short ball fired wide of off stump.

    18.6Pat Cummins to Neesham, 2 runs, slow good length ball on off stump, Neesham hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for two runs.

  • 20:52

    NZ 149/4 after 18 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the eighteenth over.

    17.1Josh Hazlewood to Phillips, no run, slow full ball, Phillips attempts a reverse-lap but fails to connect.

    17.2Josh Hazlewood to Phillips, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball on middle and off, Phillips flicks and sends the ball straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket for an easy catch.

    Glenn Phillips c Maxwell b Hazlewood 18(17)

    James Neesham walks out to bat.

    17.3Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, FOUR! WILLIAMSON IS UNSTOPPABLE! Full ball wide of off stump, Williamson moves to the offside and paddle sweeps the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    17.4Josh Hazlewood to Williamson,no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Williamson fails to connect.

    17.5Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow full ball on off stump, Williamson mistimes the shot and the ball flies straight to the fielder at long-off.

    Williamson c Smith b Hazlewood 85(48)

    Tim Seifert walks out to bat.

    17.6Josh Hazlewood to Neesham, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Neesham knocks the ball to the leg side for a single.

  • 20:47

    NZ 144/2 after 17 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the seventeenth over.

    16.1Pat Cummins to Phillips, WIDE! slow good length ball wide of off stump, a swing and a miss from Phillips.

    16.1 Pat Cummins to Phillips, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Phillips whacks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    16.2Pat Cummins to Williamson, 1 run, slow back of the length ball on off stump, Williamson mishits the ball to mid-on for a single.

    16.3Pat Cummins to Phillips, 1 run, slow short ball on off stump, Phillips pulls the ball to square-leg for a single.

    16.4Pat Cummins to Williamson, 1 run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Williamson gets an inside edge and the ball moves past the stumps as Williamson completes a single.

    16.5Pat Cummins to Phillips, 1 run, slow good length ball, Phillips pulls the ball down to fine-leg for a single.

    16.6Pat Cummins to Williamson, 1 run, slow short ball, Williamson pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 20:41

    NZ 136/2 after 16 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the sixteenth over.

    15.1Mitchell Starc to Williamson, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Williamson edges the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

    15.2Mitchell Starc to Williamson, FOUR! BACK TO BACK BOUNDARIES! Full ball on middle and leg, Williamson goes for a wild slog, the ball takes a leading edge and runs down to third-man for a boundary.

    15.3Mitchell Starc to Williamson, SIX! CARNAGE! Full ball on middle and leg, Kane Williamson flicks and the ball sails over square-leg and goes into the stands.

    15.4Mitchell Starc to Williamson, no run, full ball tad wide of off stump, Williamson makes room to play the shot but fails to connect.

    15.5Mitchell Starc to Williamson, FOUR MORE! INCREDIBLE! Full ball on off stump, Williamson thumps the ball over point for a boundary.

    15.6Mitchell Starc to Williamson, YET ANOTHER FOUR! Good length ball on off stump, Williamson drives the ball wide of the man at short third for a boundary.

  • 20:36

    NZ 114/2 after 15 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the fifteenth over.

    14.1Adam Zampa to Phillips, SIX! Full ball on off stump, Phillips swings and thumps the ball straight down the ground for a maximum!!!!

    14.2Adam Zampa to Phillips, no run, good length ball on off stump, the ball turns and beats the edge of the bat.

    14.3Adam Zampa to Phillips, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Phillips knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    14.4Adam Zampa to Willamson, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Williamson knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    14.5Adam Zampa to Phillips, FOUR! Full ball wide of off stump, Phillips hammers the ball over cover for a boundary.

    14.6Adam Zampa to Phillips, no run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Phillips nudges the ball around the corner.

  • 20:32

    NZ 102/2 after 14 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the fourteenth over.

    13.1Mitchell Starc to Phillips, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, Phillips hits the ball to point.

    13.2Mitchell Starc to Phillips, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Phillps pushes the ball to mid-off.

    13.3Mitchell Starc to Phillips, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Phillips hits the ball through point for a single.

    13.4Mitchell Starc to Williamson, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Williamson punches the ball through cover for a single.

    13.5Mitchell Starc to Phillips, 1 Leg Bye, slow short ball, Phillips is early into the pull, the ball raps on his body and Phillips takes a single.

    13.6Mitchell Starc to Williamson, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Williamson smacks the ball over mid-off for a single.

  • 20:27

    NZ 97/2 after 13 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the thirteenth over.

    12.1Glenn Maxwell to Williamson, 1 Leg Bye, short ball on middle and leg, Williamson is early into the pull shot, the ball raps on the pads and Williamson takes a single

    12.2Glenn Maxwell to Phillips, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Williamson drives the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    12.3Glenn Maxwell to Williamson, SIX! ONE-HANDED MAXIMUM! Full ball on middle stump, Williamson plays a one-handed shot to send the ball flying over deep mid-wicket.

    12.4Glenn Maxwell to Williamson, SIX MORE! Full ball, Williamson slogs and sends the ball flying over deep mid-wicket for another biggie and the six also takes Williamson to his FIFTY!

    12.5Glenn Maxwell to Williamson,1 Bye, fulll ball on off stump, Williamson fails to connect but steals a single.

    12.6Glenn Maxwell to Phillips, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Phillips hits the ball for a single.

  • 20:21

    NZ 81/2 after 12 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the twelfth over.

    11.1Adam Zampa to Guptill, WICKET! CAUGHT! Full ball on off and middle, Guptill slogs the ball but the ball has not been timed well and the ball goes straight down the throat of the man at deep mid-wicket.

    Guptill c Stoinis b Zampa 28(35)

    Glenn Phillips walks out to bat.

    11.2Adam Zampa to Williamson, no run, full ball on off stump, Williamson drives the ball to point.

    11.3Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Williamson knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    11.4Adam Zampa to Phillips, 1 run, good length ball on middle stump, Phillips guides the ball to square-leg for a single.

    11.5Adam Zampa to Williamson, 2 runs, short ball on off stump, Williamson pulls the ball to square-leg for two runs.

    11.6Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Williamson leans and drives the ball to deep cover for a single.

  • 20:14

    NZ 76/1 after 11 overs

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the eleventh over.

    10.1 Mitchell Starc to Williamson, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Willamson knocks the ball down to long-on for a single.

    10.2Mitchell Starc to Guptill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Guptill drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    10.3Mitchell Starc to Williamson, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, Williamson makes room and drills the ball down to long-off for a couple of runs.

    10.4Mitchell Starc to Williamson, DROPPED AND FOUR! Full toss on off stump, Williamson paddle flicks the ball to fine-lege where Hazlewood makes a mess of the chance and even concedes a boundary.

    10.5Mitchell Starc to Williamson, FOUR! Full ball on off stump, Williamson thumps the ball down to long-off for a boundary.

    10.5Mitchell Starc to Williamson, NO BALL AND FOUR! BEAMER! Williamson pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    10.6Mitchell Starc to Williamson, 2 runs, full ball wide of off stump, Williamson drives the ball through cover for two runs.

  • 20:10

    NZ 57/1 after 10 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the tenth over.

    9.1Adam Zampa to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill hits the ball down to long-off for a run.

    9.2Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, short ball on off stump, Williamson knocks the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    9.3Adam Zampa to Guptill, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Guptill punches the ball down to long-off for a single.

    9.4Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Williamson leans and drives the ball through cover for a single.

    9.5Adam Zampa to Guptil, 1 run, short ball on off and middle, Guptill hammers the ball through cover for a single.

    9.6Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Williamson steps out and drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

  • 20:05

    NZ 51/1 after 9 overs

    Mitchell Marsh to bowl the ninth over.

    8.1Mitchell Marsh to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill guides the ball down to long-off for a single.

    8.2Mitchell Marsh to Williamson, 1 run, short ball on off and middle, Williamon punches the ball down to long-off for a single.

    8.3Mitchell Marsh to Guptill, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Guptill pulls the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    8.4Mitchell Marsh to Williamson, FOUR! MUCH NEEDED! Good length ball wide of off stump, Williamson steps out and drives the ball over extra cover for a boundary.

    8.5Mitchell Marsh to Williamson, FOUR MORE! WILLIAMSON IS ON THE MOVE! Good length ball on off stump, Williamson pulls and the ball races down to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

    8.6Mitchell Marsh to Williamson, no run, short ball on middle stump, Williamson is early into his pull and the ball hits the grill of the helmet.

  • 20:01

    NZ 40/1 after 8 overs

    Adam Zampa to bowl the eighth over.

    7.1Adam Zampa to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill drives the ball down to long-off for a single.

    7.2Adam Zampa to Williamson, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Williamson cuts the ball through cover for a single.

    7.3Adam Zampa to Guptill, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Guptill pushes the ball back to Zampa.

    7.4Adam Zampa to Guptill, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Guptill drives the ball to cover.

    7.5Adam Zampa to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball wide of off stump, Guptill guides the ball through cover for a single.

    7.6Adam Zampa to Williamson, no run, full ball on off and middle stump, Williamson drives the ball back to Zampa,

  • 19:58

    NZ 37/1 after 7 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the seventh over.

    6.1Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, 1 run,

    6.2Glenn Maxwell to Williamson, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Williamson drives the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

    6.3Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, no run, full ball on middle stump, Guptill pushes the ball back to Maxwell.

    6.4Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Guptill drives the ball to deep cover for a single.

    6.5Glenn Maxwell to Williamson, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Williamson knocks the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

    6.6Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill guides the ball for a single.

  • 19:53

    NZ 32/1 after 6 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the sixth over.

    5.1Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length ball on off stump, Williamson hits the ball to point.

    5.2Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Williamson hits the ball into the pitch.

    5.3Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length on off stump, Williamson drives the ball to mid-off.

    5.4Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Williamson defends.

    5.5Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length ball on off stump, Williamson pushes the ball to the fielder at cover.

    5.6Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, 2 runs, back of the length ball on off stump, Williamson pulls and sends the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

  • 19:49

    NZ 30/1 after 5 overs

    Pat Cummins to bowl the fifth over.

    4.1Pat Cummins to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill hits the ball to cover.

    4.2Pat Cummins to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill drives the ball to cover.

    4.3Pat Cummins to Guptill, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill guides the ball to mid-on.

    4.4Pat Cummins to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill knocks the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

    4.5Pat Cummins to Williamson, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Williamson nudges the ball to square-leg for a single and get his innings underway.

    4.6Pat Cummins to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill hits the ball to gully.

  • 19:43

    NZ 28/1 after 4 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the fourth over.

    3.1Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, FOUR! TOP SHOT! Good length ball around off, Guptill punches the ball through point for a boundary.

    3.2Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

    3.3Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Mithcell punches the ball to the man at extra-cover.

    3.4Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell, no run, hard length ball on off stump, Mitchell punches the ball to the fielder at cover.

    3.5Josh Hazlewood to Mitchell, WICKET! CAUGHT BEHIND! Slow good length ball on off stump, Mitchell gets stuck in his crease and looks to work the ball, the ball kisses the outside edge of the bat and goes to Wade behind the stumps who dives forward and completes a good catch.

    Daryl Mitchell c Wade b Hazlewood 11(8)

    Kane Williamson walks out to bat.

    3.6Josh Hazlewood to Williamson, no run, good length ball on off stump, Williamson drives the ball to cover.

  • 19:40

    NZ 23/0 after 3 overs

    Glenn Maxwell to bowl the third over.

    2.1Glenn Maxwell to Mitchell, SIX! STAND AND DELIVER! Full ball on off and middle, Mitchell swings and sends the ball flying over long-on for the first maximum of the final.

    2.2Glenn Maxwell to Mitchell, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Mitchell plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

    2.3Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, no run, short and wide. Guptill looks to cut but fails to connect.

    2.4Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

    2.5Glenn Maxwell to Mitchell, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Mitchell guides the ball on the on side for a run.

    2.6Glenn Maxwell to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

  • 19:36

    NZ 13/0 after 2 overs

    Josh Hazlewood to bowl the second over.

    1.1Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill works the ball to the man at mid-on.

    1.2Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, this time Guptill works the ball to the fielder at mid-off.

    1.3Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill works the ball to the fielder at square-leg.

    1.4Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill punches the ball to cover where Mitchell Marsh puts a dive and stops the ball.

    1.5Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, FOUR! Short on middle and leg, Guptill pulls and sends the ball down to fine-leg for a boundary.

    1.6Josh Hazlewood to Guptill, no run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill pushes the ball to cover.

  • 19:29

    NZ 9/0 after 1 over

    Mitchell Starc to bowl the first over of the innings. Guptill is on strike.

    0.1Mitchell Starc to Guptill, no run, good length ball wide of off stump, Guptill lets the ball go to the keeper.

    0.2Mitchell Starc to Guptill, FOUR! FIRST BOUNDARY OF THE FINAL! Good length ball wide of off stump, Guptill slaps the ball wide of the fielder at point for a boundary.

    0.3Mitchell Starc to Guptill, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Guptill drives the ball down to third-man for a single.

    0.4Mitchell Starc to Mitchell, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Mitchell punches the ball well but the ball finds the fielder at mid-on.

    0.5Mitchell Starc to Mitchell, 3 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Mitchell tucks the ball behind square on the leg side and Mitchell and Guptill hustle for three runs.

    0.6Mitchell Starc to Guptill, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Guptill edges the ball down to third-man for a single.

  • 19:28

    Out walk, Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill to open the innings for New Zealand. Australians are already on the field.

  • 19:21

    Right, the match officials lead the two teams onto the field. The match officials and the players line up for the national anthems. First, the national anthem of Australia followed by the national anthem of New Zealand. The national anthems have been sung, time for cricket!

  • 19:08

    Teams

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

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

  • 19:05

    Captain quotes from toss

    Aaron Finch, Australia captain: We'll have a bowl. Looks a little bit dry but I don't think it will change. It might skid with the new ball.We're playing the same team. The way we hung in the contest and take it deep was crucial for us. Zampahas been superb for a while in the shortest format, and hopefully, that will continue. It is a new format, a new team and our record over NZ doesn't matter at all.

    Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain:We would have fielded as well. It looks like a reasonable wicket and who knows about the dew. Just trying to get a competitive total. We have one obvious change:Conway is out and Seifert is in. It is a shame that he misses but as a team we have to move on and focus on the challenge at hand. Mitch Santner is a world-class operator and it didn't quite work out in the match the other night. We don't want to look too far ahead and we just need to make a few small adjustments.

  • 19:02

    Toss

    Australian captain Aaron Finch wins the toss and opts to bowl.

  • 18:57

    Pitch Report

    The pitch looks a little bit dry. At the start of the tournament, there was a bit of moisture. There is no grass and is pretty dry. The middle overs are going to be crucial for either team. It might be a little bit two-paced and it thus could be an advantage to bat first because of that.

  • 16:21

    Ganguly is rooting for the Kiwis, what about you, readers?

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly has picked New Zealand as his favourite against Australia ahead of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

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  • 16:20

    We were written off but reaching the final wasn't unexpected: Finch

    Australia's march into the final of the T20 World Cup is not surprising, skipper Aaron Finch said on Saturday, stressing that his team has the depth to go the distance and clinch a maiden title.

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  • 16:18

    Here's a look at 3 memorable clashes between the Aussies and the Kiwis

    New Zealand beat Australia by five wickets

    — For nearly 30 years, New Zealand were simply ignored by Australia, who didn't consider them worthy opponents.

    That changed in the 1970s and most specifically in 1974 when, with star batsman Glenn Turner making a hundred in each innings, New Zealand recorded their maiden Test victory over Australia with a five-wicket win at Christchurch's Lancaster Park.

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