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Final14-Nov-2021

172/420.0 oversRun rate: 8.6
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173/218.5 oversRun rate: 9.19
Australia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets
Australia First innings
Glenn Maxwell28 | 18)*
Mitchell Marsh(77 | 50)
Tim Southee3.5|0|43|0
418.518.5: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! THERE IT IS! There are the winning runs! Maxwell is the one who finishes the game off in style! The five-time 50-over World Cup champions have won the T20 World Cup for the very first time. A trademark Maxwell shot to end the chase. A slower one wide outside off, Maxwell plays the reverse sweep and it goes past short third man for a boundary. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
118.418.4: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Just a boundary needed now! Outside off, a slower one. It is hit down to long off for one.
118.318.3: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Looking to finish it off with a biggie but just the one! A slower one on off, Maxwell swings, it goes off the inner half down to wide long on. He wants two, but only one run is available.
118.218.2: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, A single which means the Aussies now are one big hit away! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
418.118.1: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! That is probably the hit that seals the deal! A slower one, into the surface. Marsh swings, he does not time it that well but it flies down to long off. Neesham runs to his right, dives but does not reach it. A boundary. Just 7 needed more.
18 Overs | Runs : 162/2 | Run rate : 9
117.617.6: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh hits it down to long off for one. A good over by Milne, got a little bit of belief back. 11 needed 12.
117.517.5: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A low full toss on middle, this is whipped through square leg for one.
017.417.4: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Just short! Sums up New Zealand's day! Nothing has gone their way in this innings! Shorter and outside of, this is slapped hard but towards mid off. Southee dives forward, stops it in the end as it lands short.
017.317.3: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, Another dot! 13 needed in 15. A shorter one outside off, another slower one. Maxwell looks to pull but misses.
117.217.2: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on off, Marsh plays it down to long off for one.
017.117.1: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A dot! New Zealand need a lot more of these! Outside off, Marsh has a swing at it but misses.
17 Overs | Runs : 159/2 | Run rate : 9.35
116.716.6: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, A chance goes down! Don't think that would have mattered but probably would have given New Zealand some belief. A slower one on middle, Marsh drives it hard, back to the bowler. Boult looks to catch it above his head but it bursts out and goes behind to mid on, for a run.
116.616.5: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, A collision but all smiles in the end! Outside off, this is guided towards short third man. Both, Maxwell and Boult are watching the ball, Maxwell runs into the pacer. No harm done though in the end, just a run.
016.516.5: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! Down the leg side, Maxwell looks to whip it but misses. Wided.
016.416.4: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, A slower bumper, Maxwell does not pick it and leaves it alone.
116.316.3: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh strokes it down to long off for one.
416.216.2: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is now in a hurry to end this! Short and it sits up to be hit. Marsh hammers it towards mid-wicket. In the gap and into the fence.
216.116.1: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Two! Fuller and on middle, this is powered down the ground, the long off fielder runs to his right and cuts it off. Two taken.
16 Overs | Runs : 149/2 | Run rate : 9.31
015.715.6: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, A dot to finish! 4 to go. 24 needed. Shorter and outside of, Maxwell looks to cut but under-edges it towards point.
015.615.5: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Angled into the pads, Marsh looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad again and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye is pinched.
015.515.4: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Ambitious appeal! Angled into the pads, Marsh swings, he misses, it hits the pads and lobs on the leg side. No run.
115.415.3: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter again and on middle, Maxwell pulls it towards deep square leg. A run is taken.
615.315.2: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Over the fence! Short and on the body, Maxwell stays back and pulls it over the fine leg fence. Goes all the way. Less than run-a-ball is needed now.
015.215.2: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! New Zealand really can't afford these extras. Down the leg side. Maxwell looks to whip it but misses.
415.115.1: Tim Southee to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Australia are well and truly on course to win it now. 33 needed. Maxwell makes room and Southee follows him. Maxwell looks to heave it, it goes off the inner half down to fine leg for a boundary.
15 Overs | Runs : 136/2 | Run rate : 9.07
114.714.6: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A single to end but the damage was done earlier on in the over! A short one, outside off, slower. Maxwell looks to pull, he is way too early again, it goes off the toe-end. A run in the end. Just the 37 needed in the last 5 overs.
014.614.6: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! A bumper now but way too short. Goes well over the batter's head. Wided.
014.514.5: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, A good ball! A slower bumper, Maxwell is way too early into the stroke. He misses it by a long way.
414.414.4: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and only 39 needed now in 32. All the luck going Australia's way! Short and on middle, seam-up ball. Maxwell looks to pull, this goes off the top edge down to the third man fence.
414.314.3: Adam Milne to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Finds the gap! Australia running away with this! Short and on the body, Maxwell pulls, it does not seem out from the middle but in the gap in the backward square leg region. Boundary.
114.214.2: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Has that been put down? No, just short! Short and on the body, Marsh pulls it flat towards deep square leg. Daryl Mitchell runs in and slides forward but it lands short. Does well to keep it down to one.
014.114.1: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, A slower one to begin with! On middle, Marsh plays it back to the bowler.
14 Overs | Runs : 125/2 | Run rate : 8.93
113.913.6: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, A single to end another huge over for the Aussies. Sodhi has gone for 40 in his 3. Outside off, this is slapped through covers for one. 48 needed in 36. Australia's game to lose now.
013.813.5: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Slows it up and bowls it outside off, Marsh looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the bottom half towards cover.
013.713.5: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another wide! Runs needed below 50. Another one well outside off, left alone. Kane Williamson has a word with his bowler.
013.613.4: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, A dot! Need a lot more of these! Shortish again and outside off, Marsh looks to cut it hard but gets an under-edge. The ball bounces on its way to the keeper.
013.513.4: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Yet another wide! Pressure getting to Sodhi! Well outside off, left alone.
413.413.3: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Getting Ish Sodhi on was probably not the right move! Short and it sits up to be hit. A hit-me ball. This is pulled through mid-wicket. Boundary this time.
213.313.2: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Two! Sodhi has not been at his best! Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Long on runs to his right, slides and keeps it down to two.
613.213.1: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! Fifty for Marsh, off 31 balls. What an innings and it is the fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup final. He needs to stay there though, the job is only half done. Tossed up outside off, Marsh powers it over the long on fence for a biggie. The length was very full and it went the distance. Aaron Finch is enjoying Marsh's knock and is applauding from the dressing room.
013.113.1: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, WIDE! Not the best of starts! Well outside off, left alone. Wided.
13 Overs | Runs : 110/2 | Run rate : 8.46
112.612.6: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Full ball, on off. Marsh works it to long on for one. Just 3 runs and a big wicket from that over. 64 needed in the last 7.
112.512.5: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Length ball, around off. Maxwell punches it to deep cover for one. He is off the mark.
012.412.4: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Boult digs a short one, around off. Maxwell goes for the pull but toe-ends it towards short mid-wicket.
012.312.3: Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Short of a length, outside off. Maxwell looks to cut it away but misses.
012.212.2: Trent Boult to David Warner, OUT! BOWLED! Trent Boult delivers for Kane Williamson! Is this the moment that brings New Zealand back in the game? Length ball, around off at 138 kph. It lands and skids away with the angle as Warner looks to heave it away on the leg side. The ball perhaps stays a bit low and beats Warner's bat before smashing the stumps. A brilliant, brilliant World Cup for Warner ends here but he has put Australia in a winning position. 66 needed off 46 balls.
112.112.1: Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, around middle, Marsh punches it off his back foot past extra cover for a run.
12 Overs | Runs : 106/1 | Run rate : 8.83
111.611.6: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off and spinning away further. Marsh drags his pull shot down to long on for a run. 9 from that over. 67 needed off 48 balls.
411.511.5: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! No stopping that! Shorter ball, on middle. Plenty of time for Marsh to rock back and pull it hard. The man at short mid-wicket dives to his right but does not get there. It runs away to the fence.
011.411.4: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Darted on the pads. Warner looks to work it away but gets it off his pads to short fine leg for one. Given as a leg bye.
111.311.3: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Just short! Shorter ball, on off. Marsh pulls it flat towards deep mid-wicket. Glenn Phillips runs in, dives forward to take it but it lands just short of him. One taken. 100 up!
111.211.2: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Shorter ball, outside off. Pulled to deep square leg for one.
111.111.1: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Marsh cuts it away. The man at cover dives and gets his fingertips on it but cannot prevent a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 97/1 | Run rate : 8.82
110.610.6: James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Slower ball, on a length, around off. Marsh pushes it to deep cover for one. It is looking all too easy for Australia at this moment. 15 from that over.
110.510.5: James Neesham to David Warner, Length ball, around off. Warner works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
610.410.4: James Neesham to David Warner, SIX! There she goes, that sounded stunning! The ploy to bring on Neesham has not worked so far! On a length, around middle and off. Warner heaves it deep into the stand behind mid-wicket. It brings up the fifty for Warner, off 34 balls and what a T20 World Cup he is having!
110.310.3: James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Slower and shorter, outside off. Marsh pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
010.210.2: James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
610.110.1: James Neesham to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! A thumping welcome to Neesham by Marsh! Short ball, down the leg side. Marsh nicely pulls it over backward square leg for a boundary.
10 Overs | Runs : 82/1 | Run rate : 8.2
19.69.6: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep point for one.
09.59.5: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
09.49.4: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Tossed up, around off. Marsh goes for the drive but the ball turns away and goes past the bat.
19.39.3: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Flatter ball, on off. Warner taps it towards wide mid on. Santner goes after it and keeps it to one.
29.29.2: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Tossed up, wide outside off. Warner sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a couple.
19.19.1: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to deep cover for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 77/1 | Run rate : 8.56
68.68.6: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, SIX! This is a massive over for Australia and they are flying! Tossed up, outside off. Warner smokes it straight down the ground for a massive six. 17 from the over.
48.58.5: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, FOUR! Warner is getting into his own now and Kane Williamson has a worried look on his face! Shorter ball, around off, Warner pulls it hard. Adam Milne at deep square leg runs to his right and slides but the ball goes under him and runs to the fence.
08.48.4: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Warner comes down the track so Sodhi bowls it down the leg side. Warner tries to work it around but misses. Luckily for him, his pads work as the second line of defense and the ball deflects to square leg.
28.38.3: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Tossed up, on off. Warner reverse-sweeps it. The man at point dives but cannot stop. Two taken as it goes in the deep.
48.28.2: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, FOUR! That is a powerful stroke by Warner! Shorter ball, way outside off. Warner hammers it down the ground. The man at long on dives but has no chance. Warner now has the most runs in a single T20 World Cup for Australia.
18.18.1: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on off. Marsh cuts it to deep point for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 60/1 | Run rate : 7.5
17.67.6: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker ball, fuller and on the pads. Marsh works it to long on for one.
07.57.5: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Well bowled. Nicely tossed up, wide outside off. Marsh looks to drive but is beaten.
17.47.4: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Fuller ball, lands on off and comes in with the angle. Warner clips it to deep mid-wicket for one.
17.37.3: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on the pads. Marsh works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
67.27.2: Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! That is absolutely hammered by Marsh! It's flatter and darted on the pads. Marsh gets low and slog-sweeps it deep into the stands behind square leg.
17.17.1: Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Warner comes down the track straightaway so Santner pushes it wider and shorter. It's cut away to deep cover for one.
7 Overs | Runs : 50/1 | Run rate : 7.14
16.66.6: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, That brings up the 50 for Australia. Fired on the pads. Warner goes on the back foot and works it to deep square leg for an easy single.
16.56.5: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Nicely tossed up, on off. Marsh drives it to deep cover for one.
16.46.4: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Shorter again, angling across off. Warner taps it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
26.36.3: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Shorter ball, outside off. Warner pulls it wide of long on for a couple.
16.26.2: Ish Sodhi to Mitchell Marsh, Slider on the pads. Marsh pushes it to long on for one.
16.16.1: Ish Sodhi to David Warner, Tossed up, around leg. Warner works it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 43/1 | Run rate : 7.17
05.65.6: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Angles in a length ball on off, at 143 kph, Marsh covers the line and defends it back. A good comeback over by Milne. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 43/1, needing 130 runs more to win the final, off 84 balls.
15.55.5: Adam Milne to David Warner, Shortish and around middle, at 76 mph, Warner moves back and cuts it past the right side of the point fielder for a single.
05.45.4: Adam Milne to David Warner, Pacy delivery, at 141 kph, Adam Milne bends his back to bowl a bouncer around middle, Warner sways away at the last moment.
05.35.3: Adam Milne to David Warner, Slower delivery again, a bit short on middle at 75 mph, Warner delays his shot but still finds the point fielder.
05.25.2: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Digs it in short, around middle at 76 mph, Marsh is early into the pull shot and misses. The ball deflects off his body to square leg and they collect another leg bye.
05.15.1: Adam Milne to David Warner, Fires in a full ball around leg at 92 mph, Warner fails to flick and it goes off his pads to backward square leg. They collect a leg bye.
5 Overs | Runs : 41/1 | Run rate : 8.2
14.64.6: Tim Southee to David Warner, Shortish and around off, Warner punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 
64.54.5: Tim Southee to David Warner, SIX! Boom! Southee is a shade on the shorter side, around leg and middle at 72 mph, Warner sits back and waits for the ball to arrive before launching it over mid-wicket. He is so powerful.
14.44.4: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Marsh uses the angle of the bowler and works it to the right of mid on for a single.
04.34.3: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Lands it on a length and close to off, Marsh goes on the back foot and defends it to the off side.
14.24.2: Tim Southee to David Warner, Serves it short and perhaps on the slower side, Warner turns inside the crease with his pull shot but under-edges it behind square leg. They cross.
14.14.1: Tim Southee to Mitchell Marsh, Delivers it on a good length around middle, Marsh stays back and works it towards square leg for a single.
4 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 7.5
03.63.6: Adam Milne to David Warner, Shortish and around leg, at 89 mph, Warner steps back and cuts but finds the fielder at cover-point. Yells a loud no. A couple of dot balls to end an expensive over.
03.53.5: Adam Milne to David Warner, Slower one, shortish and around off at 119 kph, Warner punches from the back foot to covers.
13.43.4: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, Around off on a length, Marsh pushes it in the gap at covers for a single.
43.33.3: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is enjoying Adam Milne's pace at the moment. Shortish and around off at 141 kph, Marsh sits on the front foot and then leans back to unfurl a cracking pull shot. It's towards mid-wicket and the ball speeds away to the fence. 
43.23.2: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Cleverly done! Another pacy delivery, short and outside off at 92 mph, Mitchell Marsh delays his shot and just uses the pace of the bowler to fetch a boundary at third man.
63.13.1: Adam Milne to Mitchell Marsh, SIX! Whoa! That's some way to open your account in the final. A touch short in length, around middle and leg at 144 kph, Mitchell Marsh picks it up and belts it over deep backward square leg for a biggie. He loves pace on the bat.
3 Overs | Runs : 15/1 | Run rate : 5
02.62.6: Trent Boult to David Warner, Shortish and around off, Warner sticks on the back foot and plays it down to point. Fine over from Boult.
02.52.5: Trent Boult to David Warner, Short and outside off, pace off, Warner stays back and then plays a controlled pull shot towards mid on. Got deceived there due to the lack of pace.
02.42.4: Trent Boult to David Warner, Angling in from around off, on a length, Warner defends it by covering the line.
02.32.3: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, OUT! TAKEN! Trent Boult draws first blood and the Australian skipper yet again falls to a left-arm pacer! Finch comes down the track again so Boult digs it short on his body. Finch goes for the pull but gets the top edge. The ball goes to the left of deep mid-wicket. Daryl Mitchell runs across, slides and takes a very, very good catch. A well planned and executed breakthrough.
42.22.2: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Smacked! Slower ball, on a length, on off. Finch dances down the track and smacks it straight down the ground for a boundary.
02.12.1: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Length ball, around off. Finch looks to block but gets an inside edge past the stumps.
2 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 5.5
11.61.6: Tim Southee to Aaron Finch, Shortish and outside off, Finch inside-edges his attempted back foot punch to fine leg for one.
11.51.5: Tim Southee to David Warner, Shortish and around leg, turned towards square leg for one.
01.41.4: Tim Southee to David Warner, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.
41.31.3: Tim Southee to David Warner, FOUR! Boom! Warner is going to attack every width outside off. This time it's short and wide outside off, Warner brings his fast hands into play and whacks it over backward point for a boundary. Till the time David Warner is there, Kane Williamson will have to hold back Mitchell Santner.  So that's one option gone inside the Powerplay for the Kiwis. 
41.21.2: Tim Southee to David Warner, FOUR! Smashed away! Fuller and around off, angling away, Warner stays leg-side of this delivery and smacks it over cover-point for a boundary.
01.11.1: Tim Southee to David Warner, IN THE AIR... Doesn't carry. Back of a length and around off, Warner hangs back to pull but the ball stops a bit before reaching him. He ends up playing a mistimed pull shot in the air but it doesn't carry to Adam Milne at mid on.
1 Overs | Runs : 1/0 | Run rate : 1
00.60.6: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Huge shout for an lbw! Not entertained by the umpire. Trent Boult cooks an inswinger, it's full and in the line of the stumps, Aaron dances down the track and tries to flick but misses. He is pinged on the pads, they appeal but to no avail. Finch was too much down there. Also, it could have swung down and missed the stumps. The replays show that it was clipping the leg stump but Finch was anyway 3 meters down the track. End of an excellent first over by Trent Boult. 
00.50.5: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Big swing and a miss! Trent Boult is varying his length well. Goes short and around off at 138 kph, Aaron Finch tries to pull but misses.
00.40.4: Trent Boult to Aaron Finch, Pitches it up and outside off, Finch is standing outside the crease to negate the movement and plays a mistimed drive to mid off.
10.30.3: Trent Boult to David Warner, Edgy! Width on offer outside off, shaping away a shade, Warner flashes his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a run. Australia are away.
00.20.2: Trent Boult to David Warner, On a good length and around off, the angle takes it into the batter as the ball skids on, Warner pushes it out off the inner half to the leg side.
00.10.1: Trent Boult to David Warner, Trent Boult is short straightaway. Outside off, Warner jumps and cuts but finds the point fielder.
New Zealand First innings
James Neesham13 | 7)*
Tim Seifert(8 | 6)
Mitchell Starc4|0|60|0
219.719.6: Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Two to finish! A low full toss, on off. Neesham hits it to long off. They set off for the second. The throw comes to Starc, he throws it to Wade, but both the batters are safe! New Zealand end at 172 for 4!
119.619.5: Mitchell Starc to Tim Seifert, Yorker, on the pads. Tim Seifert works it to deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs in and keeps it to one. Final ball of the first innings coming up.
019.519.5: Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, TWO WIDES! Sprays it full and down the leg side. Neesham misses the flick. Wade has to dive to stop the ball and the batters set off for a bye. The throw comes in but Wade misses the stumps at his end.
019.419.4: Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Swing and a miss! Length ball, wide outside off. Neesham misses his heave down the ground.
119.319.3: Mitchell Starc to Tim Seifert, A low full toss, wide outside off. Tim Seifert slices it to third man for one.
019.219.2: Mitchell Starc to Tim Seifert, Perfect yorker, outside off. Tim Seifert gets no bat on it. Wade fumbles and the batters think to steal a bye but decide against it as Wade is quick to recover.
419.119.1: Mitchell Starc to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Poor day for Mitchell Starc continues! He goes for the yorker, but bowls a full one, down the leg side. Tim Seifert flicks it through backward square leg and the ball runs away to the fence.
19 Overs | Runs : 162/4 | Run rate : 8.53
218.718.6: Pat Cummins to James Neesham, NOT OUT! Length ball, wide outside off. Neesham hits it to wide long on. The fielder runs in and collects it. Neesham sprints back for the second as the throw comes in. Wade whips the bails off and the TV umpire is called. But Neesham puts in a stretch and gets back just in time.
018.618.6: Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Wide! Slower and shorter again. Angling across off. Neesham leaves it and the umpire stretches his arms to signal a wide.
118.518.5: Pat Cummins to Tim Seifert, Short of a length, outside off. Tim Seifert hits it firmly through extra cover for one.
118.418.4: Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Slower ball, short of a length, outside off. Neesham lines himself for a pull but the ball takes days to reach him. He ends up playing a mistimed pull towards mid-wicket and picks up a single.
618.318.3: Pat Cummins to James Neesham, SIX! BAM! Powerful stroke! Length ball, wide outside off. Neesham smacks it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum.
118.218.2: Pat Cummins to Tim Seifert, Slower and shorter, outside off. Cut away to deep point for one.
118.118.1: Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Length ball, outside off. Neesham cuts it to deep point for one. That brings up the 150 for the Kiwis.
18 Overs | Runs : 149/4 | Run rate : 8.28
117.617.6: Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Length ball, on the pads. Flicked past square leg for one. A stupendous 18th over by Josh Hazlewood, wickets of two set batsmen in it. 
017.517.5: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, OUT! CAUGHT! Josh Hazlewood gets the biggest fish of the night so far! Wonderful bowling by the tall pacer and he has been the pick of the bowlers for Aaron Finch! Slower ball, on a length around off. Kane Williamson comes down the track to go over long off but does not get the connection right. The ball goes straight to Steven Smith in the deep and he takes it with ease. A wonderful, wonderful knock by the Kiwi skipper ends. Had it not been for him, they would have struggled for momentum.
017.417.4: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Kane Williamson looks to punch but misses.
417.317.3: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Perfect, perfect execution! Length ball, outside off. Williamson shuffles across and then scoops it perfectly over short fine leg for a boundary.
017.217.2: Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, OUT! TAKEN! Josh Hazlewood breaks the stand! Length ball, around off at 123 kph. Glenn Phillips shuffles across the stumps and heaves it across the line but does not middle his shot properly. The ball goes to the left of deep mid-wicket. Glenn Maxwell moves across swiftly and takes the catch safely.
017.117.1: Josh Hazlewood to Glenn Phillips, Length ball, around off. Glenn Phillips looks to play the reverse-batted shot but is beaten by the slowness of the delivery.
17 Overs | Runs : 144/2 | Run rate : 8.47
216.716.6: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, Just 8 from the over then! Short of a length, wide outside off. Kane Williamson pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple. A wonderful over by Cummins. He has gone for just 14 runs in his 3 overs.
116.616.5: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Another slower bouncer, on leg. Pulled to deep square leg for one. Pace off seems to be the key on this wicket.
116.516.4: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, Length ball, slower in pace and way outside off. Kane Williamson gets the under-edge while looking to cut. The ball goes to the left of Wade. He dives to make the stop and the batters take one.
116.416.3: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Slower bouncer, on leg. Glenn Phillips drags his pull past square leg for one.
116.316.2: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, Slower ball, on a length, on off. Kane Williamson looks to punch but gets it from the inner half. The ball goes past Cummins and they take one.
116.216.1: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Short of a length, on off. Glenn Phillips played a mistimed pull to deep mid-wicket for one.
016.116.1: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Length ball, way outside off. Glenn Phillips gets no bat on it. Wide called.
16 Overs | Runs : 137/2 | Run rate : 8.56
415.615.6: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Sublime batting by Kane Williamson! Mitchell Starc serves a length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson opens the face of his bat and plays it between backward point and short third man for a boundary. 22 runs from the over, the most expensive in the first innings of a T20 World Cup final.
415.515.5: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, FOUR! That is the most incredible stroke that he has played today! Length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson plays it inside out. He plays it very late so the ball goes behind the point fence and runs away.
015.415.4: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, Starc goes 'round the wicket and bowls a full one, outside off. Kane Williamson gets no bat on it.
615.315.3: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, SIX! What a strike that is! Kane Williamson is feasting on the Aussie bowlers now! Wow, this is incredible hitting! Starc goes fuller, on the pads. Williamson shuffles across and then whips it nicely over the square leg fence.
415.215.2: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Another lucky boundary for Kane Williamson! Fortune favouring the brave. Length ball, on middle, Kane looks to heave it away across the line but gets a top edge. The third man is inside the ring and the ball sails over that fielder to find the fence.
415.115.1: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, FOUR! A lucky boundary for Kane Williamson! Full ball, angling across him. He throws his bat at it but gets the outside edge. The ball flies past short third man and runs to the fence.
15 Overs | Runs : 114/2 | Run rate : 7.6
014.614.6: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Dot to finish the over and a brilliant spell by Zampa. He ends with figures of 4-0-26-1. Flatter ball, on leg, Glenn Phillips turns inside the crease to work it on the leg side but mistimes it near the surface. Wade is quick to pick the ball. 
414.514.5: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, FOUR! Another quality stroke from the bat of Glenn Phillips! Tossed up, wide outside off. He lifts it over covers and the ball runs away to the fence.
114.414.4: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, on off. Kane Williamson works it to long on for one.
114.314.3: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Darted on the pads. Worked past mid-wicket for one.
014.214.2: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Lovely delivery! Tossed up, outside off. Glenn Phillips looks to push it away but is beaten. Wade gathers it and there is an appeal for caught behind. But the umpire is unmoved. No review is taken. UltraEdge confirms that there was no bat on it.
614.114.1: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, SIX! BOOM! The safest shot in cricket! Tossed up, on off. Glenn Phillips hits it straight back over Zampa for a maximum. Top shot there by Glenn Phillips. He might look to target this over.
14 Overs | Runs : 102/2 | Run rate : 7.29
213.613.6: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, Uppish but wide of the fielder! Slower ball, on a length, around off. Kane Williamson punches it aerially. The ball goes wide and over extra cover for a couple. A good over from Pat.
013.513.5: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Well bowled. Slower and shorter, outside off. Glenn Phillips looks to pull but is way early into the stroke. The ball hits his body and rolls to short third man. A leg bye is taken.
113.413.4: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, Similar line and length, Kane Williamson punches it to deep cover for one.
113.313.3: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Short of a length, outside off. Glenn Phillips slashes it to deep point for one.
013.213.2: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Another dot. Slower ball, on a length, around off. Glenn Phillips pushes it to covers.
013.113.1: Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Fuller ball, on off. Pushed to mid off.
13 Overs | Runs : 97/2 | Run rate : 7.46
112.612.6: Glenn Maxwell to Glenn Phillips, A single to end! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for one. 16 from the over, Glenn Maxwell has gone for 28 in his 3 and the one remaining over of the fifth bowler was bowled by Mitchell Marsh. So the Australian fifth bowling option has cost 0/39 in 4 overs. 
012.512.5: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, Kane Williamson misses out. It is a full toss, a dipping one. Williamson looks to lift it over the off side but this sneaks under the bat, Wade does not collect it and a run is taken. Bye.
612.412.4: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, SIX! Fifty up for Williamson in style. This knock will be hurting Hazlewood the most as he had dropped Kane on 21. The Kiwi skipper is delivering when matters. This is tossed up on middle, Williamson plays the slog-sweep and it goes all the way over mid-wicket. It's into the crowd.
612.312.3: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, SIX! That is a one-handed hit. Kane Williamson skips down the track. He does not quite get to the pitch of the ball but still goes ahead with the heave. His one hand comes off the handle but it is off the middle and sails over the fence at mid-wicket.
112.212.2: Glenn Maxwell to Glenn Phillips, Fuller and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
012.112.1: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, Too high probably and also pitched outside leg. Shorter and on the pads. Williamson looks to pull, he misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards short third man. A leg bye is taken. There was an appeal but turned down immediately. No review taken.
12 Overs | Runs : 82/2 | Run rate : 6.83
111.611.6: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Just 5 and a wicket from the over. Loopy ball, around off. Pushed past covers for one.
211.511.5: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Good running. Shorter ball, on the pads. Kane Williamson pulls it to the left of deep mid-wicket. Starc throws the ball in, but the batters take him on and get the second with ease.
111.411.4: Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Flatter ball, on the pads. Glenn Phillips works it towards deep backward square leg for a run.
111.311.3: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Tossed up, wide outside off. Williamson works it to long on for one.
011.211.2: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball, around off. Blocked out.
011.111.1: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, OUT! TAKEN! Adam Zampa delivers for Australia yet again! You cannot keep leggies out of this format! This is tossed up, around leg, Guptill has had plenty of time in the middle and decides to take Zampa on. He slog-sweeps it but doesn't hit it all that well. The ball goes to deep mid-wicket and Marcus Stoinis takes it just inside the rope. A big moment in the game as the 48-run stand has been broken.
11 Overs | Runs : 76/2 | Run rate : 6.91
210.710.6: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, That is outstanding work in the field. Fuller and outside off, Williamson strokes it through covers. Stoinis runs to his right, it seems to be going away from him. He dives and saves two for his side. A couple from the freebie. End of a very big over for the Kiwis, 19 coming off it.
410.610.6: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, NO BALL AND FOUR! Is this the momentum-changing over? Three boundaries in a row. A high full toss on middle, Williamson pulls it over mid-wicket. In the gap for yet another boundary. Free Hit coming...
410.510.5: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Timed beautifully! Fuller and on off, Williamson strokes it down the ground, through mid off. Consecutive boundaries. 
410.410.4: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, DROPPED AND FOUR! Josh Hazlewood is the culprit. That should have been taken. It just bursts through his hands. This could prove costly and just the luck Williamson needed who is short of runs. Is this his day? He walks across, this is a full toss, it is whipped towards fine leg. Josh runs to his left, looks to take it over his head but it goes through his hands and trickles over the rope.
210.310.3: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, Two! Fuller and on off, Williamson makes room. He jams it out wide of long off for two.
110.210.2: Mitchell Starc to Martin Guptill, Fuller and on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
110.110.1: Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson, From around the wicket, angles it into middle, it is worked down to long on for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 57/1 | Run rate : 5.7
19.69.6: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Another good over by Zampa. On off, Kane Williamson walks down the track and plays it through mid off for a single.
19.59.5: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Now bowls the slider at 97 kph, outside off, Guptill pushes it and bags another single as it goes through covers.
19.49.4: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Slows it up, lands it on off, Williamson strokes it through covers for one more.
19.39.3: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
19.29.2: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a single.
19.19.1: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Fractionally short and on middle, this one stays low. Guptill looks to pull, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 51/1 | Run rate : 5.67
08.68.6: Mitchell Marsh to Kane Williamson, A dot to end but the damage was done earlier on. A slower short one and on the body. Williamson looks to pull but misses. He gets hit on the body.
48.58.5: Mitchell Marsh to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and 50 up for New Zealand! Short and on middle, Williamson rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket. Boundary. This is a really good over for the Kiwis.
48.48.4: Mitchell Marsh to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Up and over! First boundary after the 4th over, will that break the shackles? Williamson steps out. Marsh shortens the length a little outside off. Williamson lifts it over covers for a boundary.
18.38.3: Mitchell Marsh to Martin Guptill, Shorter and on middle, Guptill pulls it through mid-wicket for one. 
18.28.2: Mitchell Marsh to Kane Williamson, Marsh rolls his fingers on the ball, it is on a length on off and pushed down to long off for one.
18.18.1: Mitchell Marsh to Martin Guptill, Just the single again! Fuller and on off, Guptill pushes it down to long off and gets to the other end.
8 Overs | Runs : 40/1 | Run rate : 5
07.67.6: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, A dot to end! Just the three from the over. Fuller and on middle, this is played back to the bowler.
17.57.5: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Another one slightly shorter and outside off, MG this time manages to push it through the gap at covers for one.
07.47.4: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Guptill does not put that away. Shorter and outside off, this is pushed to covers.
07.37.3: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Lovely! Drags his length back. A googly, it is pushed to covers.
17.27.2: Adam Zampa to Kane Williamson, Outside off, Williamson pushes it through covers for one. New Zealand dealing in singles.
17.17.1: Adam Zampa to Martin Guptill, Fuller and on off, Guptill strokes it down to long off and takes one.
7 Overs | Runs : 37/1 | Run rate : 5.29
16.66.6: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Australia continue to keep it tight. On middle, Guptill pushes it through mid on and gets to the other end to retain strike.
16.56.5: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, On middle, it is pushed to long on for just the one again.
16.46.4: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
06.36.3: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, blocked.
16.26.2: Glenn Maxwell to Kane Williamson, Another single as Williamson now works it down to long on.
16.16.1: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one. 
6 Overs | Runs : 32/1 | Run rate : 5.33
25.65.6: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Aerial but safe! Back of a length, around off, stopping a bit again, Williamson plays a mistimed heave over the leg side. It falls in no man's land at deep mid-wicket and New Zealand get a couple of runs. At the end of the Powerplay, the Kiwis are 32/1.
05.55.5: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Delivers it on a length and around off, Williamson steps back to make room but still finds the fielder at covers with his shot. Five dots.
05.45.4: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Fuller and shaping back in from around off, Kane Williamson blocks it out to the off side.
05.35.3: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Shortish and on off, Kane punches off the back foot but not in the gap, finds the extra cover fielder.
05.25.2: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Back of a length around off, stopping a bit onto the batsman, Williamson tries to work it around on the leg side but it jumps extra and takes the upper half of his bat. He ends up pushing it back to the bowler.
05.15.1: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, Nice delivery, on a length around off and straightening off the seam, Williamson tries to play straight but it takes the leading edge and goes to point.
5 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 6
04.64.6: Pat Cummins to Martin Guptill, Around off, on a good length, Martin pokes inside the line and plays it a bit off the outer edge. The ball rolls to backward point. A good opening over from Pat Cummins. 
14.54.5: Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson, A touch short and around off, Kane plays it with soft hands in front of square leg and picks up a run. The Kiwi skipper is off the mark.
14.44.4: Pat Cummins to Martin Guptill, Pace off as it's a cross-seamer, around middle and leg, Guptill tickles it through square leg for a single.
04.34.3: Pat Cummins to Martin Guptill, The batsman has just blocked that from his crease.
04.24.2: Pat Cummins to Martin Guptill, This one is served a bit fuller and around off, Guptill pushes it off his front foot to covers.
04.14.1: Pat Cummins to Martin Guptill, Delivers it on a length and around off, Guptill plays late with an angled at but finds backward point.
4 Overs | Runs : 28/1 | Run rate : 7
03.63.6: Josh Hazlewood to Kane Williamson, On a length, just outside off. Punched to covers. Just 5 and a big wicket from that over. Good two overs from Josh Hazlewood.
03.53.5: Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The hero of the semi-final for New Zealand is done and dusted very early in the game. Hazlewood brings his class into play. Sticks to his line around off, it's a bit short and he has run his fingers on the side of the ball. A 131 kph delivery reaches the batsman a bit late and Daryl Mitchell is shaping up to guide it down to third man by stepping back slightly. The ball though takes the outside edge and Matthew Wade dives forward to snap a terrific low catch. Josh Hazlewood has once again struck inside the Powerplay.
03.43.4: Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, Another dot. Short of a length, but the punch by Mitchell goes straight towards cover. Josh Hazlewood is bowling really well here.
03.33.3: Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, On a length, on off. Daryl Mitchell punches it to cover. Dot ball.
13.23.2: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, Full one, on the pads. Guptill flicks it to deep square leg and crosses over.
43.13.1: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Top stroke! Josh Hazlewood serves a length ball, just outside off. Guptill stands up tall and punches it through covers for a boundary.
3 Overs | Runs : 23/0 | Run rate : 7.67
02.62.6: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Around middle and leg, Guptill fails to work it around and it rolls off his pads. They cross for a leg bye. A good comeback by Maxy after conceding a biggie on the first ball.
12.52.5: Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Shortish and on middle, Mitchell gets back and tucks it through square leg for one.
12.42.4: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Quicker and on middle, it's eased down to long on for a single.
02.32.3: Glenn Maxwell to Martin Guptill, Is that a dropped catch? Flatter again, short and outside off, Guptill tries to cut but fails to middle it. Wade is unable to gather the ball. The replays detect an inside edge. Big miss.
12.22.2: Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and shorter on middle, helped behind square leg for a single.
62.12.1: Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! Stand and delivery! They would look to attack Maxwell. Floated and full around off, right in the slot for the batter, Daryl Mitchell wastes no time in going after it and smashes it handsomely over the bowler's head.
2 Overs | Runs : 13/0 | Run rate : 6.5
01.61.6: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, Back on the money, around off and on a length, Guptill gets forward and pushes it to covers. Excellent first over from Josh Hazlewood! 
41.51.5: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Guptill ends the dry spell of four balls. Short in length and around middle, at 138 kph, Guptill gets on top of the bounce and pulls it to fine leg. The fielder in the deep is very, very square and the ball runs away to the fence.
01.41.4: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, Shortish and around off, Guptill punches it from the back foot to covers where Mitchell Marsh makes a diving stop to his left. Good energy.
01.31.3: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, A hint of movement around off but the ball is not zipping through off the surface, Guptill stays on the back foot and helps it to mid-wicket.
01.21.2: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, A touch short and on off, at 142 clicks, Guptill eases himself on the back foot and pushes it to mid off.
01.11.1: Josh Hazlewood to Martin Guptill, On the money is Josh Hazlewood. Serves it on a good length around off, not offering much room, Guptill gets back and plays it down to mid-wicket. 
1 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 9
10.60.6: Mitchell Starc to Martin Guptill, Edgy! Back of a length, around off and angling away, Martin Guptill stays back to push inside the line and edges it down to third man for a run. 9 from the first over of the final.
30.50.5: Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Starc goes leg side on this occasion. It's been a poor start from the speedster. On a good length and around leg, Daryl Mitchell uses his wrists and works it through backward square leg. Josh Hazlewood gives the chase to his left from fine leg and puts in a dive to stop the ball. He then back-flicks it in the direction of the square leg fielder inside the ring and that allows the batsmen time to pick the third run.
00.40.4: Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Better line and length from Starc. He delivers it around middle and leg, Mitchell pushes it down the ground with a straight bat but finds mid on. 
10.30.3: Mitchell Starc to Martin Guptill, Once again there is a little bit of width available outside off, no movement whatsoever for Starc, Guptill throws his bat at it and steers it down to the right of third man for a single.
40.20.2: Mitchell Starc to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Leaves the first ball and smashes the second one. That's Guptill for you. It's slightly short and in the zone outside off, Martin stands tall inside the crease and slaps it through the gap at point for a boundary, first of the final.
00.10.1: Mitchell Starc to Martin Guptill, Starc begins by hurling a full delivery across the right-hander, it's outside off and further angling away, Martin Guptill makes a watchful leave.
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