Australia started their innings with skipper Aaron Finch and opener David Warner against New Zealand. Australia lost their first wicket in early overs. After losing the wicket of captain Finch, Warner took the charge to chase the score of 172. Trent boult once again provided New Zealand with breakthrough in early overs of innings. David Warner started his solid innings with Mitchell Marsh, studded three back to back boundaries off Adam Milne. The duo continued in the same vein and went on stitch another 50 run stand. Warner smashed his 50 before cleaned up by Trent Boult on 53.
Meanwhile Mitchell Marsh also started his innings aggressive by scoring fastest Fifty in just 31 balls, in men’s T20 World Cup final’s history. Marsh slammed an marvelous fifty as he took just 31 balls to complete it and he surpassed Kane Williamson who also achieved the feat in the same clash, by hitting it on 32 balls in the first innings. Marsh who came out to bat at number 3 after skipper Aaron finch’s early dismissal , batted with an offensive approach. Marsh made his crucial partnership of 92 with opener Warner to keep Australia in competition and ahead in the chase. Marsh and Warner didn’t allow any Kiwi bowler to settle down on the field against them. Finally, Boult got Warner at 53.
Earlier New Zealand managed to reach a total of 172/4 from 20 overs. For Australia, Jase Hazelwood got 3 wickets for 16 while Adam Zampa returned figure of 1/26.