Australia has become the new king of T20 World Cup. He won the title for the first time by defeating arch-rivals New Zealand by 8 wickets at the packed Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. On the other hand, New Zealand have lost in the title match of the limited overs ICC tournament for the third time in a row. He was defeated by Australia in the ODI World Cup-2015 and England in the final match of the ODI World Cup-2019.
Warner is the same player who led Hyderabad to a single-handed title win against Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore under his captaincy. Warner had to face all the calamities that hardly any cricket fan would have expected. However, one thing that remains true is that it is not easy to break a warner with an iron jagger. When he got a chance in the T20 World Cup, he again showed his talent to world cricket.
Before the start of the tournament, when Aaron Finch was asked about Warner, he said without any ambiguity – what happened in the IPL will not affect us. Warner will open. On the other hand, when Warner was asked about the form, he said in a funny way – first let me play. Then we will discuss my form.
289 runs in 7 matches
David Warner did what he said. He scored 289 runs in the T20 World Cup playing 7 matches at an effective average of 48.16. During this his strike rate was 146.70, much higher than Babar Azam (126.25) who scored the tournament highest run scorer of 303 runs. During this, Warner had 3 half-centuries to his name, while his best score was an unbeaten 89. Not only did he prove the Hyderabad owner wrong with his performance, but he also gave a befitting reply to the critics who considered him a lapse.
Such was the thrill of the match
Talking about the match, Australia won the first trophy of the Men’s T20 World Cup with an unbeaten innings of Mitchell Marsh (77 not out in 50 balls) and crucial half-centuries from David Warner (53 runs in 38 balls). New Zealand won by eight wickets at the Dubai International Stadium. Chasing 173 runs, Australia chased down the target with seven balls to spare. In this way, New Zealand, who lost the final to England in an unfortunate way in the 50-over World Cup two years ago, once again had to be content with being runners-up in the ICC tournament.