New Zealand Vs Australia Highlights, T20 World Cup 2021 Final: AUS win by 8 wickets to lift maiden T20 World Cup title

  • NZ vs AUS Highlights, T20 World Cup 2021 Final Updates: Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the final in Dubai to lift their maiden T20 WC title. David Warner (53), Mitchell Marsh (77*) take the side to the win. Follow New Zealand Vs Australia Highlights and updates on the live blog.
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New Zealand Vs Australia Highlights: AUSTRALIA ARE THE NEW T20 WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS! Courtesy of David Warner's 53 and Mitchell Marsh's 77 not-out, the Aussies chase down the target of 173 in 18.5 overs to bag their maiden world title in the shortest format. In response, the Black Caps drew first blood as Trent Boult dismissed Aaron Finch in the 3rd over. However, that did not deter Mitchell Marsh from taking on Adam Milne in his first over, smashing him for two fours and a six. Along with Warner, he took Australia to 43/1 after the first 6 overs. The duo continued in the same vein and went on to stitch another 50-run stand. They handed Australia the command of the chase by taking the side to 82/1 after 10 overs.  Warner got to his 50 before being cleaned up by Trent Boult on 53. Soon after, Marsh smashed a 50 off 31 balls, fastest in a T20 WC final, to take Australia to 136/2 in 15 overs. He stitched an unbeaten 67-run stand for the 3 wicket with Glenn Maxwell to take the side home with 1.1 overs to spare. In the first innings, New Zealand set Australia a target of 173 in 20 overs to win the T20 World Cup final. Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell struck some early boundaries to power the Black Caps to 23/0 after 3 overs. Off Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade dropped Guptill. In the next over, Josh Hazlewood removed Mitchell as NZ then stuttered to 37/1 after 7 overs. Then Kane Williamson hit a few boundaries to help New Zealand reach 57/1 after 10 overs. In 31 balls, he brought up his 50 to take New Zealand to 102/2 after 14 overs. Williamson smashed Mitchell Starc for 22 runs in an over to take NZ to 117/2 after 17 overs. His onslaught ended on 85 off 48 balls as Hazlewood scalped the big finish after getting rid of Glenn Phillips in the same over. Tim Seifer and Jimmy Neesham guided NZ to 172/4 in 20 overs.

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  • Nov 14, 2021 11:51 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021: CURTAINS DOWN!

    This is Shivansh Gupta, on behalf of the entire team (Aditya, Aritra, Aratrick, Rishabh, Shivam, and Karan), bidding you goodnight and goodbye. And we will see you all very soon. CIAO!

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:50 PM IST

    That's all, thank you!

    Folks, throughout the whole tournament, we relentlessly brought up the entire coverage from the showpiece and for the last 28 days, you gave us company. For that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The pleasure was all ours and we hope that you will continue to give us company in the future because we will be back in 3 days time with the live coverage of the IND-NZ series.

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:44 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS, T20 World Cup Final: Australia's Aaron Finch, the winning captain, speaks

    "This is huge. To be the first Australian team to be able to do it. So proud. We knew our backs were against the wall. We had some great individual performances, some great team performances. Can't believe people wrote him off saying he was done (Warner). That's when he plays his best cricket. Was almost like poking the bear. The player of the tournament for me (Zampa). Mitch Marsh - what a way to start his innings today. Wade coming into this game with an injury cloud but got a job done. Stoinis did the business."

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:43 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS: Kane Williamson, the losing captain from New Zealand, speaks

    "We were trying to get a platform and the surface was holding a fraction. But typical to here in Dubai. It was nice to build some partnerships and get what we thought was a competitive total. Only to be chased superbly by Australia. They're a fantastic side. We certainly made every effort. Guys came out and committed to their plans. They didn't give an inch really. Really proud of our team's efforts throughout. Came here in the final and gave it our best shot but it wasn't enough. Conditions varied a lot from venue to venue but we adjusted well. Nice to get to the big dance. Credit to Australia. Today they really turned it on. High hopes coming into this game. Never nice. Winning and losing are two possible outcomes."

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:21 PM IST

    David Warner is the player of the tourname

    "Always felt really well. Didn't get much time in the middle in the two practice matches obviously. But for me it was about going back to basics. Going to hard, synthetic wickets and try to hit some balls. Definitely up there with 2015. Being part of the World Cup final against England a decade ago definitely hurt. These guys are a great bunch of guys. Great support staff, great team, great support back home. Just wanted to put on a great spectacle for everyone. Bit of nerves around with a good score on the board. Just great to see the guys deliver," says Warner

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:19 PM IST

    Mitchell Marsh is the Player of the Match

    “Lot of people say this but I really don't have words right now. An amazing six weeks with this group. Coaching staff came up to me in the West Indies and said you'll bat three for this tournament/series. Absolutely jumped at the idea of that. Done a little bit of that for the Scorchers. I must thank everyone in the supportstaff for backing me. Not a whole lot of thinking that goes into that (first ball for six). Just wanted to go out there and have a presence. Big Marcus Stoinis always talks about having a presence,” says Marsh

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:14 PM IST

    T20 WORLD CUP 2021: TOP PERFORMERS

    Most Runs- Babar Azam- 303 runs

    Most Wickets- Wanindu Hasaranga - 16 wicket

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Steve Smith picks

    Steven Smith: It means a lot. We have worked hard for a long time and it is honour to be here with the boys and take the trophy home. Warner's last two weeks have been amazing. A lot of people were writing him off. He came in with exceptional intent and took the game away at the start.

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:04 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: Post-match players talk

    Mitchell Starc: "It's not been an ideal lead up. But this is the closest the guys were and it has shown in the way we played our cricket. Different guys in different games and the closeness with the guys has taken us through. Zampa has been the best bowler by far in white ball over the last two years. We know how to bowl around him. The bowling group just know our roles a lot clearer."

    Pat Cummins: "Pretty pumped. Once we go back home it will sink in. A lot of support back home, they've gotten up at 1am. It's a good thing to play some IPL here. Even Hazlewood was able to adapt quickly because of that."

  • Nov 14, 2021 11:03 PM IST

    What a win, especially when no one gave them a chance

    Not many predicted Australia to make the semifinals before the tournament, let alone making the final and winning it but with game, the side got better and just like all the World Cup finals they have won, this one turned out to be one-sided as well.

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    OFF GO THE FIREWORKS

    AS THE AUSTRALIANS CELEBRATE AND THEN SHAKE HANDS WITH THE BLACK CAPS, the fireworks go off from the roof of the stadium

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:54 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: THE AUSSIES HAVE DONE!

    For the first time, Australia are T20 World Cup champions. The whole teams runs onto the field as Marsh and Maxwell get the job done

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Is this it? YES IT IS

    FOUR! Less than 10 runs required. Skies it after miscuing it but still collects four through long off

    18.2 — 1 run

    18.3 – 1 run

    18.4 — 1 run

    18.5 – FOUR AND AUSTRALIA WIN T20 WORLD CUP

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Milne's over

    Adam Milne is back for his final over. Just 3 off it.

    AUS are 162/2 after 18 overs, need 11 from 12 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Boult's final over

    FOUR! Slower shot ball from Boult and Marsh hoicks it through cow corner for 4

    WIDE 50-RUN STAND! The extra brings up their half-century stand off 32 ball

    AUS are 159/2, need 14 off 18 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:35 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: More misery for the Black Caps

    Tim Southee returns

    FOUR! And he hit for 4 immediately. Maxwell charges down the track and flicks the ball to fine leg for 4.

    SIX! This is a side that seems to have given up. No real intent. A rank half-tracker and Maxwell swivel pulls it over long leg for 6.

    NZ are 149/2 after 16 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    5 overs to go!

    AUS are 136/2 in 15 overs,  need 37 runs from 30 balls.

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:31 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Milne returns

    FOUR! Maxwell collects 4 through deep backward square leg as he pulls to pierced the gap between long leg and deep square leg perfectly.

    FOUR! He top-edges the pull shot and the ball flies over the keeper for 4.

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: 50 for MARSH

    SIX! 50 OFF 31 BALLS! Into the slot and Marsh uses brute force to smack the ball over long on for 6. This is now the fastest 50 in a men's T20 WC final. He surpasses Williamson's 3w, which was set in the first innings.

    FOUR! Unlike the previous games, Sodhi was been absolutely torrid today. Another rank half-tracker to on-song Marsh and he was bound to hammer the ball through cow corner for 4.

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    BOULT CLEANS UP WARNER

    BOWLED HIM! Boult returns and strikes immediately. He goes straight, Warner plays across the line and he loses his stumps. A brilliant innings nonetheless

    AUS are 109/3 after 13 overs, need 64 fom 42 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Marsh into the 40s

    FOUR! DRAG DOWN AND MARSH CLOBBERED IT to cow corner

    AUS ARE 106/1 after 12 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:11 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Neesham welcomed with a six

    SIX! Jimmy Neesham is welcomed into the attack with a  6 from Marsh. Stays put in his crease and bludgeons the ball over the backward square leg boundary for 6.

    SIX! Going…going…gone! FIFTY OFF 34 BALLS! HE SMACKS THE BALL DEEP into the mid-wicket stands

    15 off it. AUS are 97/1 after 11 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: HALFWAY STAGE

    10 overs gone, AUS are 82/1. They need 91 runs in 60 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: 50-run stand

    FOUR! 50-RUN STAND IN 35 BALLS! THAT'S SOME SHOT! A half tracker from Sodhi outside off. Warner fetches it and clubs past the long-on fielder for 4.

    FOUR! Another rank half-tracker and he is punished again as Warner rocks onto the backfoot to flat-bat it to the deep square leg boundary

    SIX! WHAT AN OVER! Into the slot just outside off and Warner goes down town!

    AUS 77/1 after 9 over

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:55 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: Spin from both ends

    Mitchell Santner is brought into the attack

    SIX! Length ball straying down leg. Marsh goes down on one knee and slog sweeps the ball over the deep square leg boundary for 6.

    NZ are 60/1 after 8 overs, need 113 runs from 72 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Spin introduced

    Ish Sodhi, as expected, is brought in immediately after the end of the Powerplay. 7 off it.

    AUS are 50/1 after 7 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    END OF POWERPLAY

    AUS are 43/1, need 130 runs in 84 balls

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Southee to Warner- SIX

    SIX! PACE OFF, SIX! Have some of that, says Warner. Southee goes for a length ball and bowls an off cutter. But it sits up for Warner and he punishes a nothing delivery by swatting it over deep mid-wicket for 6.

    AUS are 40/1 after 5 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: Marsh's warm welcome to Milne

    Adam Milne has been brought into the attack

    SIX! Milne strays down leg and Marsh hits a brilliant six with a pick-up shot

    FOUR! Now he shows his deft touch. Waits for the ball and late cuts the ball past third man for 4.

    FOUR! HE HAS COME OUT WITH A CLEAR MINDSET! Front foot and then leans back to pull the ball to deep mid-wicket for 4

    AUS are 30/1 after 4 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:32 PM IST

    FOUR AND OUT!

    FOUR! And he finally times one. He charges to Boult and smacks the knuckleball past mid-off for 4. 

    OUT! Finch charges again and this time, Boult goes for a bumper. Finch was rushed into the pull and Daryl Mitchell runs to his left from the deep square leg fence to complete a brilliant sliding catch. 

    NZ are 15/1 after 3 overs | Mitchell Marsh is the new batter in

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: Southee in

    Tim Southee is sharing the new ball with Boult

    FOUR! VINTAGE WARNER! Short and wide from Southee and Warner, as he has done all his career, leans into the drive and smacks the ball over the infield for 4. 

    FOUR! SLASHED TO BACKWARD FOR 4. Back-to-back 4s for Warner. He uses the flick of the wrist to find 4.

    AUS are 11/0 after 2 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup: FANTASTIC START

    1/0 after 1 over

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:21 PM IST

    Welcome back!

    Ladies and gents, we have got an absolute cracker of chase now. 
    Aaron Finch and David Warner are out to open

    Trent Noult to open New Zealand's attack.

    AUS need 173 runs to win from 120 balls.

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:16 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: Top performers

    NZ: Kane Williamson- 85 off 48

    AUS: Hazlewood- 3/16 in 4 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: NZ post 172/4

    New Zealand have posted 172-4 in 20 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: 20th over

    Mitchell Starc, who was hit for 22 runs in his last over, is back for the final over of the innings. He has to bowl against Neesham and Seifert

    19.1 — FOUR! Terrible ball from Starc and Seifert makes him pay. A leg stump half volley and Tim obliges as he collects four through backward point

    19.2 — DOT!

    19.3 — 1 run. This is now the highest total in a T20 WC final surpassing West Indies' 161/6 against England in Kolkata in 2016

    19.4 — DOT!

    Change of shoe for Mitchell Starc

    19.5 — 2 WIDES

    19.5 — 1 RUN

    19.6 — 2 runs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Cummins to bowl 19th

    SIX! Stand and deliver! No need to run for such shots.  A slower ball that held up just well enough for Neesham to swat it over the bowler's head for 6.

    NZ are 162/4 after 19 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    STAT ATTACK

    Highest individual scores in T20 WC finals: (Courtesy CB)

    85*Marlon Samuels vs Eng 2016

    85 Kane Williamson v Aus 2021

    78 Marlon Samuels vs SL 2012

    77 Virat Kohli vs SL 2014

    75 Gautam Gambhir vs Pak 2007

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:58 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS: NOW, WILLIAMSON IS GONE FOR 85 

    FOUR! fULL AND WIDE AND Kane walsk across to the off stump and he ramps it past fine leg

    OUT! Another slower ball and Williamson charges down the track. Due to a lack of pace, he holds out to Smith at long off

    NZ are 149/4 after 18 overs | Tim Seifert walks in next

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:54 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Hazlewood gets Phillips

    Josh Hazlewood is back into the attack

    OUT! Hazlewood has done what the doctor ordered! Slower ball and he holes ou to Maxwell at deep mid-wicket.

    NZ are 144/3 after 17.2 overs | Jimmy Neesham walks in

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:51 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Cummins gives away just 8

    Pat Cummins is back into the attack. Can he contain the run to an extent?

    NZ are 144/2 after 17 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    STAT ATTACK

    That 22-run over was the most expensive in a men's T20 World Cup final. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:44 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Williamson attacks Starc

    FOUR! Wide and full from Starc. Williamson gets his bat on time and the ball shoots between the gap between short third man and Wade

    FOUR! Another edge, this time off the top-edge and it flies over short third man for 4

    SIX! WOW! WOW! WOW! Williamson coming alive in the final. Full and straight from Starc and Williamson gets inside the line of the ball and flicks it over long leg for 6. 

    FOUR! A THING OF BEUATY! This time, Williamson goes inside out andhe lofts the ball to the backward point boundary for 4. EXCEPTIONAL

    FOUR! RED-HOT FROM ICEMAN KANE! Slower length ball from Starc. Williamson guides the ball past short third for 4.

    22 off it. NZ ARE 136/2 AFTER 16 OVERS

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    READY FOR A CRACKING OF AN ENDING?

    NZ: 57/1 after 10 overs | 114/2 after 15. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Glenn Phillips attacks Zampa

    SIX! THAT WAS SSSMMMMASSHHHEED! Into the slot, Phillips clears the front leg and tonks the ball over the bowler's head for a flat six

    FOUR! He finds the gap to collect four through extra cover.

    12 off it. NZ are 144/2 after 15 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: 100 for up for New Zealand

    NZ are 102/2 after 14 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    STAT ATTACK

    Williamson's 31-ball 50 is the fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup final and he is only the second captain to score a T20 WC final 50

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:30 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup: WILLIAMSON HITS 50

    SIX! WILLIAMSON BRINGING TAKING SOME INSPIRATION FROM PANT! Incredible power and timings. Marches down the track to Maxwell, does Kane. The bottom hand comes off the bat but he still clears the deep mid-wicket boundary.

    SIX! FIFTY! Into the slot and Williamson goes down on one knee to sweep the ball over deep mid-wicket for 6. WHAT A SHOT!

    NZ are 97/2 after 13 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: Zampa continues to impress

    Another fabulous over from Zampa. A wicket and 5 runs from it. 
    NZ are 81-2 after 12 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:23 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Guptill falls, Zampa strikes

    OUT! Martin Guptill takes on Zampa but holes out to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. His slog sweep to Stoinis ends his slow 35-ball 28

    NZ are 76/2 after 11.1 overs | Glenn Phillips is the new batter in

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: HAZLEWOOD DROPS WILLIAMSON

    Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. 

    DROPPED! FOUR! A low full-toss on the pads from Starc and Kane flicks the ball flat and hard to long leg. The ball was as straight as an arrow to Hazlewood, who drops the catch and tips the ball to the fence for 4.

    FOUR! Full and into the slot, Williamson creams the ball past long-off for 4. Pure class

    NO-BALL! FOUR! Is this break-free over? A waist-height no-ball and he still manages to tonk the 147kph beamer to cow corner for 4.

    FREE-HIT! 2 runs! Stoinis does well at sweeper cover to dive to his right and save two runs 

    19 off it! NZ are 76/1 after 11 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: Halfway stage

    Adam Zampa is continuing and conceded just 6 singles from it. 
    NZ are 57/1 

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Williamson takes the attack to Marsh

    Medium-pacer Mitchell Marsh has been introduced

    FOUR! 1st after 32 deliveries in the final. A slower ball from Marsh. It's short and wide, much to the delight of Williamson. The skipper dances down the track and goes inside out over extra cover for 4.

    FOUR! THIS IS STAND AND DELIVER AND THE SOUND OFF THE BAT SAID A LOT ABOUT THE TIMING! Short from Marsh and Kane pulls the ball through cow corner for 4.  That was very Ponting like

    NZ are 51-1 after 9 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Lowest Powerplay score

    32/1 in this final is New Zealand's lowest Powerplay in the tournament. The fact that it has happened in the final makes it worse for the Black Caps

  • Nov 14, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Adam Zampa introduced

    AUS' best bowler of the tournament, Adam Zampa, has been brought on

    Another tight over from Australia, just three off it. 

    NZ are 40/1 after 8 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Maxwell returns

    Glenn Maxwell is back into the attack

    NZ are 37/1 after 7 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS: END OF POWERPLAY

    Hazlewood's 3rd over yields just 2 runs. 

    NZ are 32/1 after 6 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Cummins introduced

    Pat Cummins has been introduced into the attack

    He begins well, gives away just 2 runs.
    NZ are 30/1 after 5 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    OUT! HAZLEWOOD STRIKES, MITCHELL PERISHES

    OUT! Hazlewood outfoxes Mitchell with a slower ball and gets his reward as the batter nicks it to Wade. He just ran his fingers with the cross-seamed delivery. Mitchell tried to open the field on the off side but since he was outfoxed, he ended up edging it without any feet movement

    NZ are 28/1 after 3.5 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: Hazlewood continues

    SHOT! GUPTILL IS LOOKING SO GOOD! Short of alength from Hazlewood. No real width on offer. Guptill stood tonight and he nonchalantly punched the ball past cover for 4.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: Glenn Maxwell introduced

    Are the Kiwis going to take him on?

    SIX! YOU BET! Full and straight from around the wicket and Mitchell, who is known for tonking the ball sweetly down the ground, does it again with an extension of the arms.

    NZ are 23/0 after 3 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:38 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Hazlewood sharing the new ball

    Josh Hazlewood is sharing the new ball with Starc

    FOUR! Unconvincing but still 4. Hazlewood angles the ball into the rib-cage area of Guptill, who does well to swivel and guide the ball to the fine leg boundary. The fielder in the deep was very wide.
    NZ are 13/0 after 2 overs

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    EMPTY STADIUM

    Barely any crowd in the stadium today. ICC's fears of a low turnout, due to a sub-continent team missing from the final have come true.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Guptill off the mark with a 4

    FOUR! Short and wide from Starc. It stood up nicely for Guptill and he slashed the ball past point for 4. It came off the toe of the bat but he still timed it well enough

    NZ are 9/0 after 1 over

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: FOR ONE FINAL TIME, LET'S PLAY

    New Zealand openers Daryl Mitchell and Martin Guptill have walked out to open.

    Mitchell Starc to begin Australia's attack.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: National Anthems time

    Out come the players for the national anthems. Australia first, followed by Ne Zealand

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:20 PM IST

    Pitch Report: NZ fans, you can breathe a little easy

    "The pitch looks a little bit dry. At the start of the tournament there was a bit of moisture. There is no grass and is pretty dry. The middle overs are going to be crucial for either team. It might be a little bit two-paced and it thus could be an advantage to bat first because of that."

    — Reckons Shane Watson ahead of the toss

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Trent Boult speaks before the match

    “It's what we have come here to achieve and we're looking forward to taking on the Australians. It has been a good year and a good tournament for us. I wouldn't say it has swung a heck of a lot but the new ball is important for our side. The golden rule is that you pick wickets in the powerplay. But having said that, we need to adjust to the conditions and the pitch. Conway missing out is a huge loss and understandably there is no one who is more gutted than he is. He has been a huge part of the BlackCaps side. The positive is that it gives someone else the opportunity to step up in his place. We have 15 guys who can do the job.”

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: AUS' form guide

    vs Pakistan: Won by 5 wickets

    vs West Indies: Won by 8 wickets

    vs Bangladesh: Won by 8 wickets

    vs England: lost by 8 wickets

    vs Sri Lanka: Won by 7 wickets

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: NZ's form guide

    vs ENG - Won by 5 wickets

    vs AFG- Won by 8 wickets

    vs Namibia- Won by 52 runs

    vs Scotland- Won by 16 runs

    vs India - Won by 8 wickets

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS: Team News

    AUS- Unchanged

    NZ- Tim Seifert IN | Devon Conway -OUT

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Williamson at the toss

    "We would have fielded as well. It looks like a reasonable wicket and who knows about the dew. Just trying to get a competitive total. We have one obvious change: Conway is out and Seifert is in. It is a shame that he misses but as a team we have to move on and focus on the challenge at hand. Mitch Santner is a world-class operator and it didn't quite work out in the match the other night. We don't want to look too far ahead and we just need to make a few small adjustments."

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Finch, US captain, at the toss

    "We'll have a bowl. Looks a little bit dry but I don't think it will change. It might skid with the new ball. We're playing the same team. The way we hung in the contest and take it deep was crucial for us. Zampas has been superb for a while in the shortest format, and hopefully that will continue. It is a new format, a new team and our record over NZ doesn't matter at all."

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: Playing XIs

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

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

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Australia win the toss

    Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl first.

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: Toss Time

    The toss is imminent. Let's find out who is batting first

  • Nov 14, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    Will we see a first today?

    Neither Australia nor New Zealand have won a day-night game in the tournament after batting first.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: DID YOU KNOW?

    This is the first T20I for Starc, Cummins, and Hazlewood against New Zealand- 

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: One final prep

    They look all focussed

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: The trends say…

    So, you know by now. Win toss and bowl

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Final: Night Matches in Dubai, this tournament

    Batting 1st won: 0 | Batting 2nd won: 10

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:54 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score: All Matches in Dubai, this tournament

    Batting 1st won: 1 (NZ vs Scotland and it was a day game) | Batting 2nd won: 11

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Last 17 night T20 matches in Dubai

    Batting 1st won: 1 (IPL final) | Batting 2nd won: 16

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: An insight into the toss

    We know how big a role the toss plays in Dubai. Let's look at just how much

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: David Warner speaks before the game

    "As a collective unit it is all about producing with both ball and bat. In the NZ-ENG game too there were things that went wrong in the fielding department. Looking forward to a nice game. For myself, it is about delivering every time I can. I look to put the team in a good position. I don't think too much about getting off to a fast start here. The trend here in the powerplay is not high scoring and it is about minimizing damage."

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Which side are you backing? Tweet to us and let us know

    Tweet to us@HTSportsnews on Twitter and let us know your predictions.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:49 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: Finch and his boys are ready!

    "Everyone had written us off but we had a lot of confidence within. We're really confident in the way that we were preparing, the way that our strategy was coming together. I think it hasn't defied expectations. I think we came here with a really clear plan to win the tournament, and we still feel as though we've got the squad to do that." - Aaron Finch before the finale

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: Kane Williamson is certainly excited

    "Not too many advantages to either side except that we do play each other and have done so recently on a number of occasions, and had some really good contests. It's great that we're playing our neighbor from the other side of the world in a World Cup final, and it's a really exciting prospect for both teams." - Kane Williamson before the match

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Brilliant management by Australia

    On the other hand, Australia have been lucky as all their players have managed to main fitness throughout

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Injury to Devon Conway

    The Kiwi wicketkeeper-batter punched his bat in anger during the semifinal and hence broke his right hand. He won’t be featuring and Tim Seifert is likely to fill in

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Mitchell Marsh vs NZ bowlers

    vs Kyle Jamieson- 2 runs, 25 runs, 15 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Mitchell Santer- 24 runs, 19 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Ish Sodhi - 4 innings, 11 runs, 17 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Trent Boult- 3 innings, 12 runs, 10 balls, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: NZ Predicted XI vs AUS

    Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (captain), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:40 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: AUS predicted XI vs NZ

    Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Squads

    New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Tim Seifert(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Mark Chapman

    Australia Squad: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Glenn Maxwell against New Zealand pacers

    vs Tim Southee- 4 innings, 46 runs, 24 balls, 3 dismissals

    vs Ish Sodhi- 6 innings, 48 runs,34 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Trent Boult- 6 innings, 19 runs, 16 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Mitchell Santner- 4 innings, 15 runs, 16 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs James Neesham- 1 inning, 34 runs, 11 balls, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: David Warner vs NZ  bowlers

    vs Ish Sodhi: 3 innings, 9 runs, 8 balls, 2 dismissals

    vs Trent Boult: 3 innings, 14 runs, 17 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Tim Southee- 3 innings, 29 runs, 14 balls, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Toss coming up soon

     We just have 30 minutes to go for the toss. Which captain will the coin favour?

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Stoinis vs New Zealand bowlers

    vs Ish Sodhi- 5 innings, 39 runs, 23 balls, 3 dismissals

    vs Tim Southee- 5 innings, 29 runs, 17 balls, 0 dismissal

    vs Kyle Jamieson- 4 innings, 25 runs, 14 balls, 0 dismissal

    vs Mitchell Santner- 3 innings, 19 runs, 17 balls, 0 dismissal

    vs Trent Boult- 4 innings, 14 runs, 16 balls, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Devon Conway vs Australian bowlers

    He will not feature today but if he had, NZ would have had a bigger advantage

    vs Ashton Agar- 4 innings, 38 runs, 28 balls, 2 dismissals

    vs Kane Richardson- 5 innings, 54 runs, 33 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Glenn Maxwell- 3 innings, 17 runs, 13 balls, 0 dismissal

    vs Adam Zampa- 4 innings, 12 runs, 14 balls, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Martin Guptill vs AUS bowlers

    vs Adam Zampa- 4 innings, 57 runs, 30 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Daniel Sams- 2 innings, 10 runs, 15 runs, 2 dismissals

    vs Ashton Agar- 6 innings, 60 runs, 40 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Kane Richardson- 6 innings, 72 runs, 38 balls, 0 dismissal

    vs Marcus Stoinis - 3 innings, 43 runs, 19 runs, 0 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Kane Williamson vs NZ bowlers

    vs Glenn Maxwell- 2 innings, 1 run, 4 balls, 2 dismissals

    vs Adam Zampa- 5 innings, 26 runs, 20 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Ashton Agar- 4 innings, 20 runs, 14 runs, 1 dismissal

    vs Daniel Sams- 2 innings, 13 runs, 12 balls, 1 dismissal

    vs Kane Richardson- 4 innings, 12 runs, 16 balls, 1 dismissal

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Let's look at the player battles

    Hope you guys are enjoying the build-up. We are just 40 minutes away from the toss. Now, let's look at the player battles. These numbers are some of my favorites bits while analyzing a head-to-head battle.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Players to watch out for- NZ players

    Daryl Mitchell- Expected to join Jimmy Neesham in the finisher's role, the 30-year-old was asked to open in the warm-ups place of Tim Seifert, who was late in joining the bubble and later incurred an injury. And the rest turned out to be an incredible story. In 116 T20s, Mitchell has never opened for any side, yet six innings later, he has amassed 197 runs at 39.40, with a strike rate of 140.71, which includes the unbeaten 47-ball 72 he smashed against England in the semis.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:14 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Players to watch out for- NZ players

    Tim Southee- Did you know that Southee did make the playing XI even once in the last T20 World Cup? He was also dropped after just two games in the 2014 edition. But nine years after his last and only successful T20 World Cup return, Southee has become one of the most crucial players in the New Zealand team. He has picked at least a wicket in each of the six games and conceded at only 5.75 runs per over, despite bowling the majority of his overs (14 out of 24) in the powerplay.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Players to watch out for

    Adam Zampa- If it has been Warner with the bat for the Aussies, it has been Zampa with the ball. He is presently the second-highest wicket-taker in the competition with 12 wickets at just 10.92, which includes a five-wicket haul as well. On Sunday, he will be a key bowler for Australia, especially against the New Zealand captain whom he has dismissed twice in T20s.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Players to watch out for

    David Warner- As unusual as it sounds, Warner, one of the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), had a forgettable 2021 season where he struggled to find form and was also dropped from captaincy. In the second leg of the season, he played only two matches, a rare golden duck in his first and 2 off 3 in the second. His form was a major concern for Australia. But Warner in the Aussie uniform transformed into a different beast altogether, scoring 236 runs at 47.2, with a strike rate of 148.4, laced with two fifties.

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup: Most wickets in Dubai this T20 World Cup:

    1) Adam Zampa- 9 wickets

    2) Jasprit Bumrah- 6 wickets

    3) Ravindra Jadeja- 6 wickets

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: Most runs in Dubai this T20 World Cup:

    1) Babar Azam- 158 runs

    2) Mohammad Rizwan- 154 runs

    3) David Warner - 133 runs

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: Most wickets for New Zealand this T20 World Cup

    1) Trent Boult- 11 wickets in 6 matches

    2) Ish Sodhi- 9 wickets in 6 matches

    3) Tim Southee- 8 wickets in 6 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: Most wickets for Australia this T20 World Cup

    1) Adam Zampa- 12 wickets in 6 matches

    2) Mitchell Starc- 9 wickets in 6 matches

    3) Josh Hazlewood- 8 wickets in 6 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Most runs for New Zealand this T20 World Cup

    1) Daryl Mitchell - 197 runs in 6 matches

    2) Martin Guptill- 180 runs in 6 matches

    3) Kane Williamson - 131 runs in 6 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Most runs for Australia this T20 World Cup

    1) David Warner- 236 runs in 6 matches

    2) Aaron Finch - 130 runs in 6 matches

    3) Mitchell Marsh - 108 runs in 6 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: Most T20I wickets of New Zealand 

    1) Tim Southee- 107 wickets in 89 matches

    2) Ish Sodhi- 82 wickets in 63 matches

    3) Mitchell Santner- 62 wickets in 58 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final:  Most T20I wickets for Australia 

    1) Adam Zampa- 64 wickets in 56 matches

    2) Mitchell Starc- 60 wickets in 47 wickets

    3) Shane Watson- 48 wickets in 58 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Updates: 1 hour to toss

    We all know how big a role the toss plays in Dubai. Who are you backing to win the toss? We could know the result even before one ball is bowled

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Most T20I runs for New Zealand 

    1) Martin Guptill - 3119 runs in 108 matches

    2) Brendon McCullum - 2140 runs in 71 matches

    3) Kane Williamson - 1936 runs in 73 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Most T20I runs for Australia 

    1) Aaron Finch - 2603 runs in 82 matches

    2) David Warner- 2501 runs in 87 matches

    3) Glenn Maxwell- 1816 runs in 78 matches

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: A look at the country’s respective top performers

    Now, let’s take a look at how the players from both countries have performed in T20Is and who top the charts

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Battle of the skipper- Kane Williamson of New Zealand

    Kane Williamson needs 66 more runs to complete 2000 T20I runs. But in 2021 Kane hasn’t been among runs in 11 innings he has scored 213 runs at an average of 23.66. His strike rate of 103.39 this year is the worst in any calendar year in T20Is so far. In this T20 world Cup, his strike rate has gone further down to 94.24, and scored 131 runs in 6 innings. Against Australia, he has played 9 innings and has scored 124 runs at 13.77 and a strike rate of 104.20. Only once he has scored 30 plus runs and went on to score a fifty which came in earlier this year. 6 times in 9 innings against Australia Williamson has been dismissed in single-digit scores. In this tournament so far, he has scored 131 runs with two 30 plus scores in successful chases, and with Conway, another inform batsman out of the Final, onus of the New Zealand’s batting lineup rest on Williamson's shoulders and could get the best out of him on the day of the final.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Battle of the skipper- Aaron Finch of AUS

    Australian skipper is 25 runs away from completing 10000 T20 runs, he will be the 6th batsman to reach this landmark in T20s after Chris Gayle (14321), Kieron Pollard (11326), Shoaib Malik (11133), David Warner (10255), and Virat Kohli (10204). Finch was the leading run-getter for Australia in the T20I series against New Zealand earlier in this year with 197 runs at an average of 49.25 and a strike rate of 134.01. His last three scores are as follows (latest first): 36, 79, and 69. Overall he has scored 251 runs against New Zealand which is the most by an Australian batsman in T20Is. Further, if we look at Finch’s record in UAE, he has scored 140 runs in 11 innings at an average of 12.72 with a strike rate of 100.00. 8 times in 11 innings Finch has been dismissed in single digits scores including three ducks. All the three innings of 30 plus runs have come in this T20 World Cup

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Ish Sodhi loves bowling against the Aussies

    Most T20I wickets against Australia

    1) Saeed Ajmal (PAK) -11 matches, 19 wickets, AVE of 14.26, Eco Rate of 6.4, SR of 13.3

    2) Mohammad Amir (PAK) - 10 matches, 17 wickets, AVE of 16.16, Eco Rate of 7.71, SR of 12.5

    3) Ish Sodhi (NZ)- 9 matches, 16 wickets, AVE of 15.68, Eco Rate of 7.38, SR of 12.7

    4) Umar Gul (PAK)-10 matches, 16 wickets, AVE of 14.06, Eco Rate of 6.19, SR of 13.6

    5) Jasprit Bumrah (INDIA)- 11 matches, 15 wickets, AVE of 20.13, Eco Rate of 7.45, SR of 16.2

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: What an absolute cracker of a year is Ish Sodhi having

     Ish Sodhi has picked 26 wickets in 2021, which is the most wickets taken by a New Zealand bowler in a calendar year. 26 wickets in 2021 accounts 31% of his T20I wickets (26/82). Sodhi had a brilliant start to 2021 by claiming a four fer (4/28) in his first innings which was against Australia. In the home series against Australia Sodhi picked 13 wickets which is the most wickets taken by a bowler in a 5-match bilateral T20I series. Sodhi has dismissed Aaron Finch and Marcus Stoinis three times each in 5 innings. Overall, he has picked 16 wickets against Australia which is joint 3rd most by a bowler in T20Is.In this T20 World Cup Sodhi has picked 9 wickets in 6 matches.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Trent Boult, NZ's best pacer by a long distance

    He had a rare off day in the previous game against England at Abu Dhabi where he conceded 40 runs in his 4 overs without picking a wicket. This was only the 2nd instance in 11 T20I innings where he failed to pick a wicket, Boult has 18 wickets in 2021 so far at an average of 16.61 and an economy rate of 7.00. Boult has picked 11 wickets in this tournament and is the only pacer in this tournament to pick more than 10 wickets till now If he picks one more wicket in this T20 World Cup, Boult will have the most wickets in a single edition of the T20 World Cup surpassing Daniel Vettori (11 wickets in 2007). Boult has a brilliant record at Dubai he has picked 18 wickets in 9 T20 matches since 2020 at an average of 13.50 and has a strike rate of 11.3 which includes two maiden overs as well. Against Australia Boult has picked 10 wickets in 8 T20Is which is the most wickets for him against any team in T20Is.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:42 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup: Watch out for Daryl Mitchell, Australia

    First time in his T20I career Daryl Mitchell has batted as an opener since the start of this T20 World Cup and now is the leading run-getter for New Zealand with 197 runs. The majority of his runs have come against the top sides in this tournament (72* vs ENG, 49 vs IND, and 27 vs PAK). He has got starts in every match in this tournament so far and most important he has got these runs at a strike rate of 140.71. Anchored the New Zealand chase in the Semi-final and registered his highest score in T20Is. He scored 43% of the total team runs in the last match against England (72/167). Brendon McCullum (212 in 2012) is the only New Zealand batsman to score more than 200 runs in a single edition of the T20 World Cup. Mitchell needs 16 more runs to surpass McCullum to have the most runs by a New Zealand batter in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS: Most T20I wickets by an Australian bowler in a calendar year

    1) Andrew Tye - 31 wickets in 2018

    2) Dirk Nannes- 27 wickets in 2010

    3) Adam Zampa- 25 wickets in 2021

    4) Billy Stanlake- 25 wickets in 2018

    5) Shaun Tait- 22 wickets in 2010

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: Stunning Adam Zampa, best AUS bowler this T20 WC

    Adam Zampa has been exceptional for Australia throughout this T20 World Cup with 12 wickets he is the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the tournament after Wanindu Hasaranga- 16 wickets. Zampa has picked a five-fer against Bangladesh at Dubai International Stadium. His spell of 5/19 is the best bowling figure in this tournament so far and Overall, it is the 5th best bowling spell in T20 World Cup. Zampa has picked at least a wicket in his last 12 T20I innings. In 2021 Zampa has picked 25 wickets which is joint 3rd most by an Australian bowler in a calendar year. Against New Zealand, he has taken 5 wickets which includes Guptill, Williamson, and Neesham. Additional Zampa has been economical in his spell in this tournament only once he has conceded more than 6 runs per over in 6 innings so far.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup: All eyes will on David Warner

    David Warner with 236 runs and two fifties in 6 innings is the leading run-getter for Australia in this T20 World Cup. No other Australian batsman has even scored 150 runs in this tournament so far. More than 65% of his runs so far have come in boundaries (154/236). Warner has smashed 14 sixes at Dubai International Stadium bai which is 2nd most by a batsman in T20Is with two more sixes he will surpass Shahid Afridi -15 sixes to have the most 6s at Dubai in T20Is. Warner has scored 298 runs with three fifties in it at this venue which is the most any venue in T20Is. Warner needs 30 more runs to have the most runs by an Australian in a single edition of the T20 World Cup. He will surpass Mathew Hayden -265 in 2007 and Shane Watson- 249 in 2012.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: Most Prolific Bowlers – Current Squad

    (NZ | AUS)

    Most Wickets- Ish Sodhi - 16 | Ashton Agar - 13 

    Best Bowling Figures - 4/28 By Ish Sodhi | 6/30 By Ashton Agar

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: Most Prolific batter- current squad

    (NZ | AUS)

    Most Runs- Martin Guptill - 435 Runs | Aaron Finch - 251 Runs 

    Highest Individual Score - 105 By Martin Guptill | 79* By Aaron Finch

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: 

     

    Total Defended: 244 On Feb 16, 2018

    Highest Total Chased: 150 On Feb 15, 2009

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Top performance- NZ vs AUS

    Total Defended: 143 On Mar 07, 2021

    Highest Total Chased: 142 On Mar 18, 2016

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Highest successful run chase

    Afghanistan- 183/5 in 19.4 overs | Target- 180 against United Arab Emirates ( 16 DEC, 2016)

    Australia-177/5 in 19 overs | Target - 177 against Pakistan (2021, T20 WC SEMI 2)

    Australia- 155/3 in 17 overs | Target-155 against Sri Lanka (28 OCT, 2021)

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Venue Insights- Dubai, Part 2

    Best Bowling Figures:

    5/14 By Imad Wasim (Pakistan) Against West Indies In 2016.

    Highest Partnership:

    152 By Mohammad Rizwan And Babar Azam (Pakistan) For

    1st Wicket Against India In 2021.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    10% (1 Won; 9 Lost)

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Venue Insights- Dubai, Part 1

    Highest Team Total:

    211/3 By Sri Lanka Against Pakistan In 2013.

    Lowest Team Total:

    55/10 By West Indies Against England In 2021.

    Highest Individual Score:

    93 By Martin Guptill (New Zealand) Against Scotland In 2021.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Wade, Stoinis and a heist

    The semi-final contest, which saw Australia emerge victorious with flying colours, saw some smart bowling by Zampa as Pakistan imposed a stiff 177-run target for their opponent. However, Warner continued to make an impact in the tournament and later wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade and Stoinis combined to hand Australia an impressive five-wicket win over a dominant Pakistan unit led by star player Babar Azam.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:18 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: PASSING WITH FLYING COLORS

    Aus’ Road to the Final, SEMI: The Australian unit then kept their winning momentum intact in a contest where one anticipated the Aussie batting prowess to be blown away by the impressive Pakistan pace battery. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    T20 World Cup 2021 Final New Zealand vs Australia Live: Warner, Marsh hit top gear

    In order to keep their semi-final hopes alive, especially after a dismal show against England, Finch's men had to show remarkable improvement and they did the same. The team then went to register decisive eight-wicket wins against Bangladesh and defending champions West Indies, giving fans an indication that this Aussie side means business.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final Live Cricket Score: Turnaround

    AUS’ Road to the Final, Match 4 and 5:  Despite a hefty loss, Finch marshalled his troops two convincing wins to steer them into the semis.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:12 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Live Score: AUS were Buttler'd

    After securing consecutive wins, The team were bundled for 125 and it took England just 11.4 overs to wrap up the run-chase. Jos Buttler scored 71 off 32 balls and remained unbeaten to take the side home. Chris Jode shone with 3/17 in 4 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 Final Live Score: STUMBLE

    AUS’ Road to the Final, Match 3: A heavy defeat to England: Australia faced one of their biggest challenge in the Super 12 stage and the team failed to produce any match to their opponent.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Cricket Score: Warner, is that you? 

    In this contest against Sri Lanka, the team secured a handsome seven-wicket win with Warner leading the charge with a match-defining knock of 65 off 42 balls.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live score: Two wins in 2; so far so good

    AUS’ Road to the Final, Match 2:  In the next game, Australia then made it 2 in 2 and that was the beginning of Warner’s return to the form. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia: Hazlewood carries strong IPL form into the WC: 

    Led by Josh Hazlewood, Australia's premier seamer, the team did manage to restrict South Africa for a paltry 118/9 in 20 overs but failed to secure a convincing win. The match went right until the final over as Marcus Stoinis' 24* off 16 helped them chase down the total with just two balls to spare.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    T20 World Cup Final Live Score: Slow Start

    AUS’ Road to the Final, Match 1: The Aussies got their campaign underway against Temba Bavuma's South Africa, and as one would have expected Finch's side to dictate the proceedings but that was not the case.

  • Nov 14, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: Australia’s road to the final

    Now, let’s take a look at how the Aussies, led by Aaron Finch stuttered and stumbled to the semis but passed with flying colours eventually to make the final.

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:58 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia T20 World Cup Final: A chase for the ages

    Opting to bowl first, New Zealand bowlers, for the first time in the tournament, took a pounding as Jos Buttler (33), Dawid Malan (41), and Moeen Ali (51*) took the side to a competitive 166/4 in 20 overs. During the chase, New Zealand lost Guptill and Williamson inside the powerplay. Then, Mitchell and Conway steadied the ship before the latter was removed on 46. Phillips fell for 2 soon after and since Mitchell wasn't able to time the ball, the pressure was back on them. However, a whirlwind knock of 27, off just 11 balls, by Jimmy Neesham changed the face of the game. It allowed Mitchell to find his mojo and despite Neesham's departure, the opener smashed an unbeaten 72 to take his side to their first-ever T20 World Cup final with five wickets and 1 over to spare.

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live Score T20 World Cup 2021 Final: Ecstasy for New Zealand, agony for England

    NZ’s Road to the Final, Match 6, SEMI: The shivers of their painful defeat in the 2019 World Cup final are still felt by the fans around the world. England and New Zealand had squared off at Lord's in what was one of the most astonishing games of cricket. Hence, the first semifinal held a little more importance than usual. And this time, the Kiwis ended on the right side of the result. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS Live: Convincing win, no doubt whatsoever: Convincing win, no doubt whatsoever

    But as they say, champion teams click when needed. Opting to bat, Afghanistan posted a meager total of 124/8 in 20 overs. In response, the Kiwis came through with 1.5 overs and 8 wickets to spare. Boult picked 3/17 in 4 overs, while Williamson hit an unbeaten 40.

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:52 PM IST

    NZ vs AUS T20 Final Live Score: Clinical against Afghanistan, through to Semis

    NZ’s Road to the Final, Match 5: New Zealand found themselves in a tricky situation as they needed to beat Afghanistan to secure a berth in the semifinals. Had they lost, India would have gone through on a better net run rate. Hence, it was a do-or-die game for the Kiwis despite a strong campaign. 

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live Updates: Neesham, the star performer

    Phillips (39) and Jimmy Neesham (35) guided the side to 163-4 in their 20 overs. In response, the bowlers restricted Namibia to 111/7 in their 20 overs.

  • Nov 14, 2021 04:48 PM IST

    New Zealand vs Australia Live: Assured performance against Namibia

    NZ’s Road to the Final, Match 4: New Zealand did a world of good to their net run rate, something that came into play heavily towards the end in Group 2, by beating Namibia by 52 runs in Sharjah.

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