• Aaron Finch of Australia lifts the ICC Men's T20 World Cup  

    NZ vs AUS T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Australia beat New Zealand, Finch & Co. crowned T20 World Champs

    Sports | Nov 15, 2021, 12:21 AM IST

    A clinical unbeaten knock from Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) along with a crucial half-century by David Warner (53 off 38 balls) and a superlative spell by Josh Hazlewood (3/16) powered Australia to win their first Men's T20 World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the final at the Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday. Facing a target of 173, the biggest chase in a Men's T20 World Cup final, Australia reached home with seven balls to spare.

  • Mitchell Marsh celebrates with Adam Zampa, Glenn M  

    NZ vs AUS Final Match in pictures: Australia beat New Zealand to lift maiden T20 World Cup trophy

    Sports | Nov 14, 2021, 11:45 PM IST

    Marsh, who took 50 balls for his knock, also ensured that Justin Langer got some breathing space ahead of the big Ashes after a tumultuous year at the helm. And for all the sceptics, who believe T20 cricket only needs short-format specialists, Australia won their first title with five Test specialists -- three pacers Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood -- along with Warner and Steve Smith in the side. After five ODI World Cup titles, Australia finally exorcised the ghosts and in the most professional manner under a cool but under-rated skipper Aaron Finch.