Australia has made history this morning, taking home their first-ever T20 World Cup trophy!
The Aussies beat New Zealand eight wickets in the final in Dubai early this morning.
Mitch Marsh deservedly claimed ‘Man of the Match’, belting 77 off 50 balls. While Josh Hazelwood took three wickets.
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Australia was ranked seventh going into the competition, but defied the odds to not only make the final but win it!
Wicket-keeper Matthew Wade has told Fox Sports, the side has proven its critics wrong.
“It’s huge, our first T20 world cup, coming in. It felt like a lot of people wrote us off and didn’t expect us to get to this moment.
“But internally we spoke about being the first team to achieve this for Australia, and it’s something really really special.”
The victory ends a 14-year wait for Australia to claim the one trophy that’s eluded us.
Coach Justin Langer has told Fox Cricket that the team really played to their strengths.
“Well, we knew that when we came back together how much talent we had. That’s for one. There’s enormous talent in this team.
“When we’re in the West Indies and Bangladesh leading into this series, there was a few missing pieces…
“And Mitch Marsh took one of those pieces, he’s been brilliant. So had some real talent there,” Langer said.
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 14, 2021