T20 World Cup: Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets in final
BBC Sport says Australia powered to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time.
Mitchell Marsh plundered a ferocious 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia overhauled what appeared to be a challenging 173 with seven deliveries to spare in Dubai.
The all-rounder shared a dominant stand of 92 with opener David Warner and continued to attack after the opener was bowled for 53 from 38 balls.
Marsh was dropped on 68 but at that stage only 15 runs were needed from 19 balls, the highest chase in a Men’s T20 World Cup final a near certainty.
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