David Warner has now scored the most number of runs by an Australian in a T20 World Cup. He achieved the feat during Australia‘s ICC men’s T20 World Cup final against New Zealand at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on Sunday. The Australian opener needed 30 runs to achieve the feat when he came out to bat against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.

He was unbeaten at 44 by the 10th over. Warner is currently Australia’s highest run-getter in the T20 World Cup 2021.

He surpassed former Australian opener Matthew Hayden (265 in 2007) and Shane Watson (249 in 2012) in the list.

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In the final, New Zealand were invited to bat on a dry pitch. Even though they were not allowed to score runs easily in the powerplay, they gathered steam as Kane Williamson hit boundaries at ease, taking the attack to the opposition.

He scored a stylish fifty and became the only second captain to hit a 50+ score in a men’s T20 final. The only other player was Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.

However, his stay in the middle was cut short as he took a long way back for 85 off 48 balls. During his innings, he was striking at 177 and hit 10 boundaries and three maximums.

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Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets and seven balls to spare. Chasing 173 runs, Mitchell Marsh top-scored for the Kangaroos with an unbeaten 77. He along with Glenn Maxwell (28 off 18) stitched a 66-run partnership and crossed the line. 

Earlier New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson played an 85-run hand while opener Martin Guptill contributed 28 runs after Australia inserted them in to take first strike. Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood (3/16) took three out of four wickets while leg-spinner Adam Zampa (1/26) accounted for one Australian batsman.