NZ vs AUS final highlights: Marsh, Warner win Australia their first T20 WC

Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson with ICC T20 World Cup trophy.
Australia lifted their maiden T20 World Cup trophy with a commanding eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the title clash which was rendered one-sided by Mitchell Marsh with his blistering 77-run knock, at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Skipper Kane Williamson top-scored for the Black Caps with his 85-run knock while opener Martin Guptill contributed 28 runs after Australia inserted them in to take first strike.

Pacer Josh Hazlewood (3/16) took three out of four wickets while leg-spinner Adam Zampa (1/26) accounted for one Australian batsman.

Opener David Warner's 38-ball 53 and Marsh's 50-ball unbeaten 77 meant that Australia overhauled the target with consummate ease in 18.5 overs.

Put into bat, New Zealand literally struggled in the first 10 overs with Martin Guptill's painful 28 off 35 balls slowing the proceedings.

Williamson made the stage his own own with a grace of a 'ballet dancer' hitting 10 fours and three sixes in his 47-ball knock.

In the last 10 overs, New Zealand scored an astounding 115 runs to make a match of the 'Grand Finale'.

Williamson shifting gears with such ease that it was a treat to watch him play. The first 16 deliveries that he faced fetched him only 15 runs as Adam Zampa was back then in the midst of a good spell while Guptill's scratchy form also affected the skipper.

But once, he decided that he needed to get a move-on, he hit all those copybook shots at his own free-will scoring 70 off the next 31 deliveries.

The Black Caps skipper showed why he is one of the modern-day greats during the back-10 as he strategically took the attack back to the opposition camp. He became the captain with the highest score in a T20 World Cup final surpassing Kumar Sangakkara.

New Zealand vs Australia final full scorecard

Australia's scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner b Boult 53 38 4 3
Aaron Finch c Mitchell b Boult 5 7 1 0
Mitchell Marsh not out 77 50 6 4
Glenn Maxwell not out 28 18 4 1
Total: 173-2 in 18.5 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Trent Boult 4 0 18 2
Tim Southee 3.5 0 43 0
Adam Milne 4 0 30 0
Ish Sodhi 3 0 40 0
Mitchell Santner 3 0 23 0
James Neesham 1 0 15 0

New Zealand full scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Martin Guptill c Stoinis b Zampa 28 35 3 0
Daryl Mitchell c Wade b Hazlewood 11 8 0 1
Kane Williamson c Smith b Hazlewood 81 45 9 3
Glenn Phillips c Maxwell b Hazlewood 18 17 1 1
James Neesham not out 13 7 0 1
Tim Seifert not out 8 6 1 0
Total: 172-4 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mitchell Starc 4 0 60 0
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 16 3
Glenn Maxwell 3 0 28 0
Pat Cummins 4 0 27 0
Adam Zampa 4 0 26 1
Mitchell Marsh 1 0 11 0

New Zealand vs Australia final playing 11
 

New Zealand playing 11: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult.

 

Australia playing 11: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Australia vs New Zealand head to head stats

Stats Matches AUS Win NZ Won
Overall 15 10 5
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3
In T20 World Cup 2 1 1
 


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Australian innings key highlights
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 43 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (42 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 35 balls (David Warner 20, Micthell Marsh 28, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Australia - 82/1 in 10.0 overs (Warner 45, Marsh 30)
  • David Warner: 50 off 34 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 11.3 overs (69 balls), Extras 2
  • Mitchell Marsh: 50 off 31 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 16.1 overs (97 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (Marsh 22, Maxwell 21, Ex 7)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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New Zealand vs Australia live score after 18.5 Overs: 173-2 | Australia is a new T20 champion

Over Summary: 4 1 1 1 4 ; Australia: 173-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (77), Glenn Maxwell (28)

Tim Southee [3.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 5: Maxwell reverse-sweeps through short third man for FOUR and wins the match for Australia.
 
Ball 4: Marsh smashes towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell hits towards long-on fir a single.
 
Ball 2: Marsh collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket.
 
Ball 1: Marsh smashes straight down the ground for FOUR.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 18 Overs: 162-2 | Australia needs 11 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 1 ; Australia: 162-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (71), Glenn Maxwell (23)

Adam Milne [3.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A swing and miss from Maxwell.
 
Ball 2: Marsh collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 1: A swing and miss from Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 17 Overs: 159-2 | Australia needs 14 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 2 4 1 0 Wd 1 1 ; Australia: 159-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (69), Glenn Maxwell (22)

Trent Boult [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh hits back to bowler, Boult drops it. A single taken.

Ball 5: Maxwell slices towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Marsh collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Marsh smashes the short delivery towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Marsh collects a couple of runs.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 16 Overs: 149-2

Over Summary: 4 Wd 6 1 0 L1 0 ; Australia: 149-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (61), Glenn Maxwell (21)

Tim Southee [2.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack and concedes 13 runs, including a SIX and a four to Maxwell.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 15 Overs: 136-2

Over Summary: 0 1 4 4 0 Wd 1 ; Australia: 136-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (61), Glenn Maxwell (10)

Adam Milne [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Maxwell collects a single towards cover region.

Ball 6: A short delivery goes over the head of Maxwell, WIDECALLED.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  Maxwell pulls the short delivery but manages only a top edge over keeper for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell smashes FOUR towards backward square leg.
 
Ball 2: A slow bumper and Marsh nearly holed out to deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Marsh defends with straight bat.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 14 Overs: 125-2 | Marsh hits fifty

Over Summary: Wd 6 2 4 Wd 0 Wd 0 1 ; Australia: 125-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (60), Glenn Maxwell (1)

Ish Sodhi [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Ball 5: Marsh hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 5: WIDE

Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: Mitchell Marsh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Marsh collects a couple of runs.

Ball 1: Mitchell Marsh smashes SIX and reaches his fifty-run mark.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 13 Overs: 109-2 | Boult scalps Warner

Over Summary: 1 W 0 0 1 1 ; Australia: 109-2 ; Mitchell Marsh (47), Glenn Maxwell (1)

Trent Boult [2.0-0-5-1] is back into the attack and concedes three singles. Warner castled Boult. Warner b Boult 53(38) [4s-4 6s-3]

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 12 Overs: 106-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 L1 4 1 ; Australia: 106-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (45), David Warner (53)

Santner continues and concedes nine runs, including a boundary to Marsh.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 11 Overs: 97-1

Over Summary: 6 0 1 6 1 1 ; Australia: 97-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (38), David Warner (52)

James Neesham, right-arm medium, comes into the attack and concedes 15 runs, including a SIX each to Marsh and Warner. 

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 10 Overs: 82-1

Over Summary: 1 2 1 0 0 1 ; Australia: 82-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (30), David Warner (45)

Santner continues...

Ball 6: Marsh hits towards deep extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Marsh pushes towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: Santner beats Marsh outside off.
 
Ball 3: Warner collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Warner collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Marsh collects a single.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 9 Overs: 77-1

Over Summary: 1 4 2 0 4 6 ; Australia: 77-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (28), David Warner (42)

Ish Sodhi continues...

Ball 6: Warner smashes a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 5: Warner smashes towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Warner reverse-sweeps towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Warner smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Marsh collects a single.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 8 Overs: 60-1

Over Summary: 1 6 1 1 0 1 ; Australia: 60-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (27), David Warner (26)

Mitchell Santner, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Marsh collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 5: Santner beats Marsh outside off. DOT
 
Ball 4: Warner taps towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Marsh collects a single towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: Marsh sweeps towards square leg stands for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Warner collects a single towards sweeper cover.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 7 Overs: 50-1

Over Summary: 1 1 2 1 1 1 ; Australia: 50-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (19), David Warner (24)

Ish Sodhi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Warner collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 5: Marsh hits towards deep extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Warner collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 3: Warner collects a couple of runs towards cow-corner region.
 
Ball 2: Marsh collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Warner collects a single.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 6 Overs: 43-1

Over Summary: L1 L1 0 0 1 0 ; Australia: 43-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (17), David Warner (19)

Milne continues....

Ball 6: Marsh defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 5: Warner hits towards covers for a single.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery, Warner leaves to the keeper, DOT.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: ONE LEG BYES
 
Ball 1: ONE LEG BYES

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 5 Overs: 40-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 6 1 ; Australia: 40-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (17), David Warner (18)

Tim Southee [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Warner collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Warner smashes towards mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Marsh collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Warner collects a single towards backward square leg.
 
Ball 1: Marsh collects a single towards backward square leg.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 4 Overs: 30-1

Over Summary:  6 4 4 1 0 0 ; Australia: 30-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (15), David Warner (10)

Adam Milne, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Marsh collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Marsh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Marsh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Marsh pulls towards deep backward square leg for SIX.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 3 Overs: 15-1 | Boult scalps Finch

Over Summary:  0 4 W 0 0 0 ; Australia: 15-1 ; Mitchell Marsh (0), David Warner (10)

Trent Boult continues...

Ball 6: Warner taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Warner pushes back to bowler.

Mitchell Marsh, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Finch pulls it but manages only a top edge, Mitchell completes the catch. Finch c Daryl Mitchell b Boult 5(7) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Finch advances down the wicket and hits straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 2 Overs: 11-0

Over Summary:  0 4 4 0 1 1 ; Australia: 11-0 ; Aaron Finch (1), David Warner (10)

Tim Southee, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Finch gets an inside edge towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 5: Warner works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Warner pushes back to bowler, DOT.
 
Ball 3: Warner cuts over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Warner smashes over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Warner nearly chips straight to mid-on, DOT.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 1 Over: 1-0

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 0 0 ; Australia: 1-0 ; Aaron Finch (0), David Warner (1)

Warner and Finch at the crease. Warner on strike. Boult opens the attack

Ball 6: An inswinger, Finch misses it follows by a loud appeal. DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Warner collects a single towards third man.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Australia needs 173 runs to win

NZ vs AUS highlights: New Zealand innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • New Zealand: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: New Zealand - 57/1 in 10.0 overs (Martin Guptill 27, Kane Williamson 18)
  • Kane Williamson: 50 off 32 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • New Zealand: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (84 balls), Extras 5
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (Williamson 34, Glenn Phillips 15, Ex 3)
  • New Zealand: 150 runs in 18.1 overs (110 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: New Zealand - 172/4 in 20.0 overs (James Neesham 13, Tim Seifert 8)




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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New Zealand vs Australia live score after 20 Overs: 172-4

Over Summary:  4 0 1 0 Wd2 1 2 ; New Zealand:  172-4 ; James Neesham (13), Tim Seifert (8)

Mitchell Starc [3.0-0-50-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Neesham smashes towards long-off for a couple of runs.

Ball 5: Seifert hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: TWO WIDES
 
Ball 4: A swing and miss from Neesham, DOT.
 
Ball 3: Seifert collects a single towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: A yorker outside off, Seifert fails to get any connection.
 
Ball 1: A yorker on the pads, Seifert hits through backward square leg fielder for FOUR.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 19 Overs: 162-4

Over Summary:  1 1 6 1 1 Wd 2 ; New Zealand:  162-4 ; James Neesham (11), Tim Seifert (2)

Cummins continues...

Ball 6: Neesham slogs towards cow corner for a couple of runs. There is a runout call at striker's end and Neesham survives.

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Seifert hits towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Neesham plays a short-arm jab towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Neesham smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Seifert collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Neesham collects a single towards deep point.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 18 Overs: 149-4 | Hazlewood scalps Williamson, Phillips

Over Summary:  0 W 4 0 W 1 ; New Zealand:  149-4 ; James Neesham (1), Tim Seifert (1)

Josh Hazlewood [3.0-0-11-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Neesham collects a single.

Tim Seifert, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: Williamson holed out to long-off in search of a big hit. Williamson c Smith b Hazlewood 85(48) [4s-10 6s-3]
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Williamson smashes FOUR.

James Neesham, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Phillips holed out to deep mid-wicket in search of a big hit, GONE. Glenn Phillips c Maxwell b Hazlewood 18(17) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 17 Overs: 144-2

Over Summary:  Wd 1 1 1 1 1 2 ; New Zealand:  144-2 ; Glenn Phillips (18), Kane Williamson (81)

Pat Cummins [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson hits towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Phillips pulls the short ball towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Williamson gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Phillips hits towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Williamson collects a single towards mid-on.

Ball 1: Phillips collects a single towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 16 Overs: 136-2 | Starc leaks 22 runs

Over Summary:  4 4 6 0 4 4 ; New Zealand:  136-2 ; Glenn Phillips (15), Kane Williamson (77)

Mitchell Starc [2.0-0-28-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson guides between backward point and short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Williamson slices over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: A wide yorker outside off, Williamson fails to get any connection, DOT.
 
Ball 3: A half-volley on the pads and Williamson whips it over square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Williamson gets an thick outside edge over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Williamson gets an thick outside edge through short third man for FOUR.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 15 Overs: 114-2

Over Summary:  6 0 1 1 4 0 ; New Zealand:  114-2 ; Glenn Phillips (15), Kane Williamson (55)

Adam Zampa [3.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Phillps goes inside out over extra cover for SIX.
 
Ball 4: Williamson collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 3: Phillips collects a single towards short mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Phillips wallopes down the ground for SIX.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 14 Overs: 102-2

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 L1 2 ; New Zealand:  102-2 ; Glenn Phillips (4), Kane Williamson (54)

Pat Cummins [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson chips over mid-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: ONE LEG BYES.
 
Ball 4: Williamson carves towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Phillips hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Phillips taps towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Phillips pushes towards mid-off for no run.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 13 Overs: 97-2

Over Summary:  L1 1 6 6 B1 1 ; New Zealand:  97-2 ; Glenn Phillips (3), Kane Williamson (51)

Glenn Maxwell [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack and leaks 16 runs, including two sixes to Williamson.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 12 Overs: 81-2 | Zampa scalps Guptill

Over Summary:  W 0 1 1 2 1 ; New Zealand:  81-2 ; Glenn Phillips (1), Kane Williamson (39)

Adam Zampa continues and concedes five runs and gets the wicket of Guptill. 

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 11 Overs: 76-1

Over Summary:  1 1 2 4 4 N4 2  ; New Zealand:  76-1 ; Martin Guptill (28), Kane Williamson (35)

Mitchell Starc [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack and leaks 19 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 10 Overs: 57-1

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 1  ; New Zealand:  57-1 ; Martin Guptill (27), Kane Williamson (18)

Zampa continues and concedes six singles.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 9 Overs: 51-1

Over Summary:  1 1 1 4 4 0  ; New Zealand:  51-1 ; Martin Guptill (24), Kane Williamson (15)

Mitchell Marsh, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes 11 runs, including two boundaries to Williamson.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 8 Overs: 40-1

\Over Summary:  1 1 0 0 1 0  ; New Zealand:  40-1 ; Martin Guptill (22), Kane Williamson (6)

Adam Zampa, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and concedes three runs.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 7 Overs: 37-1

Over Summary:  1 1 0 1 1 1  ; New Zealand:  37-1 ; Martin Guptill (20), Kane Williamson (5)

Maxwell continues...

Ball 6: Guptill collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 5: Williamson collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 4: Guptill punches towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Guptill defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 2: Williamson pushes down the ground for an easy single.
 
Ball 1: Guptill collects a single.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 6 Overs: 32-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 2  ; New Zealand:  32-1 ; Martin Guptill (17), Kane Williamson (3)

Hazlewood continues and concedes a couple of runs to Williamson.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 5 Overs: 30-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 1 0  ; New Zealand:  30-1 ; Martin Guptill (17), Kane Williamson (1)

Pat Cummins, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and concedes a single each of both the batters.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 4 Overs: 28-1 | Hazlewood scalps Mitchell

Over Summary:  4 1 0 0 W 0  ; New Zealand:  28-1 ; Martin Guptill (16), Kane Williamson (0)

Hazlewood continues...

Ball 6: Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes towards covers for no run.
 
Ball 5: Mitchell edges to keeper, GONE. Daryl Mitchell c Wade b Hazlewood 11(8) [6s-1]
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Guptill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Guptill punches through extra cover for FOUR.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 3 Overs: 23-0

Over Summary:  6 1 0 1 1 L1  ; New Zealand:  23-0 ; Martin Guptill (11), Daryl Mitchell (11)

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: ONE LEG BYES
 
Ball 5: Daryl Mitchell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Guptill collects a single towards mid-on pocket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Guptill tries to cut but gets only an under edge to keeper, DROPPED.
 
Ball 2: Mitchell works towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Mitchell smashes over long-on for SIX.

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 2 Overs: 13-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 4 0  ; New Zealand:  13-0 ; Martin Guptill (10), Daryl Mitchell (3)

Josh Hazlewood, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A back of length delivery and Guptill helps it towards fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Guptill tucks towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

New Zealand vs Australia live score after 1 Over: 9-0

Over Summary:  0 4 1 0 3 1  ; New Zealand:  9-0 ; Martin Guptill (6), Daryl Mitchell (3)

Guptill and Daryl Mitchell are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Starc will open the attack

Ball 6: Guptill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Mitchell collects three runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Guptill steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: Guptill cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Guptill leaves outside off.

New Zealand playing 11

New Zealand (Playing XI): 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 playing 11

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

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Aussies have 'match winners' but Kiwis will win final, feels McCullum

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has backed the Kiwis to win the T20 World Cup.
 
Australia and New Zealand will square off in the finals of the T20 World Cup on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
 
McCullum said Australia have plenty of "match-winners" but skipper Kane Williamson and the team will get over the line.
 
"All the best to both teams @BLACKCAPS and @CricketAus tonight in the T20 World Cup Final. Aus boys have plenty of match winners but I feel it may be Kane and the boys time," McCullum tweeted.
 
New Zealand lost fast bowler Lockie Ferguson to injury before the tournament and now will be without batter Devon Conway for the final.
 
Conway suffered a hand injury after punching his bat after being dismissed in the semi-final.
 
"The loss of Devon is a big one, he's been a big part of all formats for us. It's a disappointing and freak thing to happen," Williamson had said in the press conference on Saturday.
 
"For us, it's keeping our focus on the task and all of our players are focused on the opportunity, to go out and adjust to a different venue and opposition tomorrow," he added.

NZ vs AUS Toss prediction: Team would look to chase

Finch said that every team throughout the world wants to chase in the shortest format, but he also talked about the importance of putting big scores on the board.
 
"I reckon around the world a lot of teams love chasing in T20 cricket. It does come with its risks, though. If an opposition puts up a big total on the board, it can be difficult to chase it down, regardless of where you're playing. It's a Catch 22, but the trend of the tournament has been chasing," said Finch.
 
"Anytime you play New Zealand you know how much of a contest it's going to be. They're so disciplined in all three facets of the game. Their fielding is outstanding and they're a team you have to be on for all 40 overs if you're going to get over the line. They seem to just hang around for long enough in any kind of contest and wear you down. They fight and scrap in every situation," he added.
 

Will toss make a difference in the final?

Australia skipper Aaron Finch on Saturday reckoned that toss would not be a big factor in the T20 World Cup final against New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand will square off in the finals of the World Cup on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
 
"Absolutely it can be overcome. At some point, to win this tournament you're going to have to win batting first. I was actually hoping to lose the toss against Pakistan because I would have loved to put a score on the board in that semi-final. It was one of those ones where you're probably never going to bat first but you don't mind if you have to. It's the same going into the final," Sydney Morning Herald quoted Finch as saying.
 
"We saw it in the IPL final. Chennai were able to put a big score on the board and really squeeze there. It comes down to the day. If you can put a total on the board and make the opposition take risks early in their innings, then that's what it's all about," he added.
 

Lehman reckons New Zealand will be tough to beat in final

Former Australia batter Darren Lehmann on Sunday said that New Zealand will be tough to beat for Australia in the finals of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
 
Australia and New Zealand will be locking horns in the final of the T20 World Cup on Sunday evening at the Dubai International Stadium.
 
"Good luck to both sides at the @ICCWorldCupT20i, @AusCricket_ @BLACKCAPS. Gut feeling is an Aussie win with the big boys standing up. Both teams have been excellent and looking forward to it. NZ a very good side and will be tough to beat," tweeted Lehmann.
 
The Aaron Finch-led side has lost one match in the ongoing tournament when the team went down to England last month.
 
Since then Australia has revamped themselves and are on the winning run going into the finals of the T20 World Cup.
 
Finch on Saturday said the aftermath of Australia's heavy defeat to England helped propel his side into the finals, where they face New Zealand.
 
"We were disappointed after that game, obviously. "We had a couple of days off to regroup after a gruelling couple of weeks of the tournament when we had to go through quarantine and really hard training," Finch had said in a pre-match press conference.
 
"It gave us the chance to freshen up mentally and physically. We talked about staying committed to being aggressive," he added.
 

New Zealand vs Australia final PREVIEW

The fiestiness of Australia will clash with the tactical shrewdness of a perennially understated New Zealand when the Trans-Tasman rivals battle for their maiden T20 World Cup trophy here on Sunday.
 
Considering how both Australia and New Zealand won their respective semifinals against fancied opponents, one can expect another dramatic finish at the "Ring of Fire".
 
Australia, who have won a record five World Cup titles in 50-over cricket, have surprisingly not got their hands on the T20 showpiece.
 
New Zealand, on the other hand, have always been consistent in ICC events but now seem to have the self-belief of going all way under Kane Williamson's astute leadership.
 
It will be their first T20 World Cup final and if they do end up winning it, it will be a remarkable achievement for a country of five million which keeps churning out world-class players.
 
Australia hold the upper-hand over the reigning world Test champions in overall T20 meetings but the Black Caps won their only meeting in the World Cup back in the 2016 edition in India.
 
Their last meeting in a World Cup final, in the 50-over format in 2015, was bossed by the Aussies, who have not won an ICC event since then.
 
Fans of both the teams will have to work against their body clock to watch the game from their TV sets with the final starting well past midnight in both the countries.
 
New Zealand, who have been the best bowling side of the group stage, showed their batting class in the semifinals against pre-tournament favourites.
 
Martin Guptill enjoys a good record against Australia in T20s and his opening partner Daryl Mitchell goes into the final having played the innings of his life.
 
Skipper Kane Williamson is due for a big score and expect him to rise to the occasion on Sunday.
 
Jimmy Neesham proved his value in the middle-order against England but New Zealand will miss the services of Devon Conway who punched his bat in frustration after getting dismissed in the semifinal and ended up breaking his right hand. Tim Seifert is set to replace him. Read more

 

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