Australia outplayed and out-batted New Zealand in a thrilling display of cricket in the big finals yesterday. New Zealand put into bat posted more than competitive total of 173. Australia lost an early wicket but didn’t put a foot wrong in the rest of the chase to romp home with 8 wickets to spare. There were many defining moments in the big final that dictated the game’s fate.lets see some of the Game-changing Moments From The T20 worldcup final.
We look at 5 Game-changing Moments From The T20 worldcup final:
#5 Martin Guptill’s innings
Martin Guptill has been New Zealand’s enforcer for quite some time now. He often delivers for the kiwis providing aggressive starts. But in the big game, he was unfortunately tied down. Australia’s bowlers were able to bowl dot balls at Guptill consistently. It resulted in New Zealand posting their lowest powerplay score. Guptill limped his way to a 35-ball 28. He knew he let his team down on the big night.
#4 Kane Williamson’s belief defying innings
Kane Williamson put on an absolute spectacle in the big night hitting his way through a 48-ball 85. He took down one of the format’s best bowlers, Mitchell Starc. Such was Williamson’s calculated assault that Starc’s figures once read, 50 in 3 overs. He singlehandedly took New Zealand to an above-par total.
#3 New Zealand couldn’t end on a high
Williamson fell in the 18th over not before putting out a batting masterclass. But his dismissal easily robbed the kiwis at least 15 runs in the end. The finishers for New Zealand couldn’t really explode at the end. Even though they ended with a score of 172, it felt as if they had left 15-20 runs in the field.
#2 Australia’s second wicket blitzkrieg
Australia were dented early in the chase with Aaron Finch’s dismissal. But Mitchell Marsh and David Warner turned around the screws in stunning fashion. Marsh smashed the first ball he faced for a gigantic six. The duo looked unstoppable and played their matchups to perfection. They never allowed New Zealand to get back into the game.
#1 The finishing touches to a brilliant chase
Trent Boult dismissed David Warner in his second spell. It fuelled the ambitions of a kiwi comeback. But in walked Glenn Maxwell. He and Marsh combined never let the kiwis’ bowlers build pressure. They paced their partnership beautifully hitting top gear right from the word go. Australia were deserving champions on the night. They played T20 cricket in the manner it should be played always.