Wire Service
2 minute read
15 Nov 2021
4:00 am

Australia seal T20 World Cup title in style


Marsh and Warner shine as the men in yellow seal their first ever crown

Australia's Mitchell Marsh celebrates their win in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup final against New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 14 November 2021. Photo: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP

Mitchell Marsh smashed an unbeaten 77 as Australia hammered New Zealand by eight wickets to clinch their maiden Twenty20 World Cup title yesterday. Chasing 173 for victory, Australia depended on a 92-run second-wicket stand between David Warner, who made 53, and Marsh to achieve their target with seven balls to spare in Dubai. Warner became Trent Boult’s second wicket but Marsh kept up the charge to power Australia home to their long-awaited T20 crown and add to their five 50-over World Cup trophies. Glenn Maxwell, who made 28, joined Marsh, who hit six fours and four sixes in his 50-ball...