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Patna : New Zealand (NZ) scored 172/4 in 20 overs against Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup Final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on November 14, 2021, night, as captain Kane Williamson scored 85 runs in just 48 balls hitting 10 fours and 3 sixes, targeting fast Mitchell Starc who finished with 0/60 in 4 overs.Australia had won the toss and opted to bowl. This is highest score by a team in ICC T20 Final surpassing 161/6 by WI in 2016
Williamson hit Starc for 4 fours and a six in 16th over. Earlier , he had hit all-rounder Glenn Maxwell for 2 sixes in 13th over.Williamson had hit Starc for 3 fours on successive balls in 11th over too. NZ were 57/1 after 10 overs.
Batting first, NZ lost the wicket of opener Daryl Mitchell with 28 runs on board. Daryl fell to fast bowler Josh Hazlewood for 11 making it 28/1. His opening partner Martin Guptill fell to leg spinner Adam Zampa for 28 in 35 balls with 3 fours and it was 76/2. Glenn Phillips fell to Hazlewood for 18 making it 144/3. Glenn Phillips and Kane Williamson added 68 runs in 37 balls for the 3rd wicket. Williamson also fell to Hazlewood for 85 and it was 148/4. Hazlewood finished with 3/16 in 4 overs.