Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the finale of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the finale of the ICC T20 World Cup. Chasing 172 runs to win, the Men in Yellow looked comfortable from the first ball of the innings. Despite losing Aaron Finch, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh went after the bowlers and kept the required run-rate under control.

While David Warner scored 53 off just 38 balls, Mitchell Marsh amassed an unbeaten 77 off 50 balls. Glenn Maxwell contributed with a valuable knock of 28 not-out.

Here is what Australian players said after the win

“It’s huge”, says Matt Wade, “felt like a lot of people wrote us off but we spoke about being the first team to do this for Australia and it feels really special.”

“We love each other, I’m so proud of this team,” adds Marcus Stoinis. “You won’t find bigger supporters of Mitch Marsh than us and his family.”

Mitchell Starc has praise for Adam Zampa: “He’s been fantastic, our best bowler for the last couple of years. It’s made it really easy for us quickies to work around him, we’re pretty confident in what we do and just run off the back of Zamps. It makes the bowling group, we know our roles and can do our job a lot clearer”

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