Australia won the toss and opt to bowl.
Match held at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A slower one to begin with! On middle, Marsh plays it back to the bowler. Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Has that been put down? No, just short! Short and on the body, Marsh pulls it flat towards deep square leg. Daryl Mitchell runs in and slides forward but it lands short. Does well to keep it down to one.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Finds the gap! Australia running away. with this! Short and on the body, Maxwell pulls, it does not seem out from the middle but in the gap in the backward square leg region. Boundary.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and only 39 needed now in 32. All the luck going Australia’s way! Short and on middle, seam-up ball. Maxwell looks to pull, this goes off the top edge down to the third man fence.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! A bumper now but way too short. Goes well over the batter’s head. Wided.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Australia are well and truly on course to win it now. 33 needed. Maxwell makes room and Southee follows him. Maxwell looks to heave it, it goes off the inner half down to fine leg for a boundary.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! New Zealand really can’t afford these extras, Down the leg side. Maxwell looks to whip it but misses.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Over the fence! Short and on the body, Maxwell stays back and pulls over the fine leg fence. Goes all the way. Less than run-a-ball is needed now.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter again and on middle, Maxwell pulls it towards deep square leg. A run is taken.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Ambitious appeall Angled into the pads, Marsh: swings, he misses, it hits the pads and lobs on the leg side. No run.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Angled into the pads, Marsh looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad again and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is pinched.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, A dot to finish! 4 to go, 24 needed. Shorter and outside of, Maxwell looks to cut but under-edges it towards point.
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, FOURI Marsh is now in a hurry to end this! Short and it sits up to be hit. Marsh hammers it towards mid-wicket. In the gap and into the fence.
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh strokes it down to long off for one. Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, A slower bumper, Maxwell does not pick it and leaves it alone.
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Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A dot! New Zealand need a lot more of thesel Outside off, Marsh has a swing at it but misses.
Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh plays it down to long off for one.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot! 13 needed in 15. A shorter one outside off, another slower one. Maxwell looks to pull but misses.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Just short! Sums up New Zealand’s day! Nothing has gone their way in this innings! Shorter and outside of, this is slapped hard but towards mid off. Southee dives forward, stops it in the end as it lands short.
Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A low full toss on middle, this is whipped
Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh hits it down to long off for one. A good over by Milne, got a little bit of belief back 11 needed 12.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! That is probably the hit that seals the deall A slower one, into the surface. Marsh swings, he does not time it that well but it flies down to long off Neesham runs to his right, dives but does not reach it. A boundary. Just 7 needed more
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, A single which means the Aussies now are one big hit away! Shorter and on middie, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Looking to finish it off with a biggie but just the one! A slower one on off, Maxwell swings, it goes off the inner half down to wide long on. He wants two, but only one run is available.
Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Just a boundary needed now! Outside off, a slower one. It is hit down to long off for one.
Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR!I THERE IT ISI There are the winning runs! Maxwell is the one who finishes the game off in style! The five-time 50 over World Cup champions have won the T20 World Cup for the very first time. A trademark Maxwell shot to end the chase. A slower one wide outside off, Maxwell plays the reverse sweep and it goes past short third man for a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY B WICKETS
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, talks about his innings and says that they were trying to get a platform as the surface was holding up. Calls Australia a fantastic side and praises them for the way they chased down the target. Adds that at the halfway stage, they made every effort to get a competitive total. Tells that Australia didn’t give them an inch but he is proud of his team for the way they operated in this tournament. Mentions that the guys were very committed and they adapted quite well to the different challenges. Admits that there were some high hopes coming in, so they are feeling it a bit Further says that there are only two possible outcomes and it’s a shame they couldn’t pull it off this evening.
The World Cup-winning captain of Australia, Aaron Finch starts by saying that this victory is huge. Tells that he is very proud of his boys and admits that they had their backs to the wall before the tournament started. Calls David Warner outstanding and says that it’s. hard to understand that people wrote him off.
Terms Adam Zampa as a super player and further says that the leggie is the Player of the Tournament for him. Praises Mitchell Marsh for the way he started with the bat and put pressure on the Kiwis. Also talks about the contributions from Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis in the semi-final.
Aaron Finch lifts the trophy and his teammates join him in celebration. Uncork the champagne, the party begins and it will go deep into the night. Well, that’s all from the commentary team. This tournament was an absolute treat and we thank all the organizers in the UAE for being a great host. Until next time, allow us to bid you farewell. Stay safe and awesome. Cheers!
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