Dubai: New Zealand take a sigh of relief as the Australian skipper Aaron Finch departs for mere 5 runs playing just 7 balls of the T20 World Cup final.
New Zealand gave the target of 173 runs, with the skipper garnering 85 runs.
Mitchell Starc's economy rate rose high to 15.00 as he was beaten for 60 runs in his four overs, the most by a bowler in a T20 WC final. Malinga conceded 54 off four overs against West Indies in Colombo RPS in 2012.
Most runs conceded by an Australian bowler in a T20I:
64 Andrew Tye v NZ Auckland 2018
60 Mitchell Starc v NZ Dubai 2021
59 Kane Richardson v Eng Edgbaston 2018
The cheers in the ground for the Kiwis became defeating as the black caps changed the mood of the game in the middle overs hitting boundaries one after another, gathering 22 runs in just 6 balls of 15th over.
Australia was successfully in shrugging the opponent at the right time making its choke harder as and when required.
The unplayable Hazelwood looked a huge threat to Kiwis as he conceded mere 16 runs four overs taking three significant wickets with great timings.
Martin Guptill returned to the stands when Zampa tricked the batsmen in hitting high with the bat. The shot was short of length, deep mid-wicket, Stones, takes a few steps back but ensures he's well inside the rope before taking the catch.
New Zealand lost the opening wicket of star opener Daryl Mitchell early in the final of T20 World Cup against Trans-Tasman rival Australia.
Guptill and Mitchell gave many moments of cheers to the audience as they hit boundaries one after another.