Australia ended up defeating New Zealand convincingly by a margin of 8 wickets to win their first T20 WC title. After winning the toss, Aussies invited New Zealand to bat first and the Kiwis posted a challenging total of 172/4 with the help of Kane Williamson’s gritty knock of 85 runs. Josh Hazlewood played a crucial role with the ball for Australian side as he ended up his spell with terrific figures of 3/16. Mitchell Starc was too expensive as he conceded 60 runs in his quota of 4 overs. While chasing 173 runs, Australia lost their skipper cheaply for just 5 runs. But after that, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh’s partnership ensured a very convincing win for the Aussie side and their quest for the maiden trophy in T20 World Cup came to an end.
Numbers and Stats from T20 WC 2021 Final:
2 – David Warner became only the 2nd player after Kevin Pietersen to win both T20 WC trophy and MoS award in the same season.
3 – Kane Williamson became 3rd New Zealand player to smash 2000 runs in T20Is overall.
6 – Australia became 6th team to win T20 WC trophy after India, Pakistan, England, West Indies & Sri Lanka.
85 – Kane Williamson’s 85(48) is joint-highest score in a T20 WC final game.
60 – Mitchell Starc ended up with bowling figures of 0/60 after 4 overs.
Most runs conceded by an Australian bowler in a T20I innings:
Andrew Tye – 64 runs vs NZ in Auckland, 2018
Mitchell Starc – 60 runs vs NZ in Dubai, 2021
Kane Richardson – 59 runs vs Eng in Birmingham, 2018
289 – David Warner holds the record for smashing most runs (289) by an Australian batsman in a single T20 WC edition. Also Kane Williamson has recorded most runs (216) by a New Zealand batsman in a single T20 WC edition.
Most runs for a particular team in a single T20 WC edition:
Virat Kohli (Ind) – 319 runs in 2014
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) – 317 runs in 2009
Babar Azam (Pak) – 303 runs in 2021
Tamim Iqbal (Ban) – 295 runs in 2016
David Warner (Aus) – 289 runs in 2021
Jos Buttler (Eng) – 269 runs in 2021
Jacques Kallis (SA) – 238 runs in 2009
Marlon Samuels (WI) – 230 runs in 2012
Kane Williamson (NZ) – 216 runs in 2021
13 – Both Adam Zampa and Trent Boult ended up picking exactly 13 wickets in T20 WC 2021.
Most wickets in a single T20 WC edition:
Wanindu Hasaranga – 16 in 2021
Ajantha Mendis – 15 in 2012
Dirk Nannes – 14 in 2010
Umar Gul – 13 in 2007
Umar Gul – 13 in 2009
Adam Zampa – 13 in 2021
Trent Boult – 13 in 2021