T20 World Cup 2021: Australian players get Guard of Honour on their farewell after winning the title

T20 World Cup 2021: Australian players get Guard of Honour on their farewell after winning the title

On Sunday, the Aussies beat the Black Caps by eight wickets to win their maiden T20 World Cup title.

Australian cricketers
Australian cricketers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia, led by Aaron Finch, won the T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday, November 14 after beating New Zealand by eight wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It also happened to be their sixth world title after they bagged five 50-over World Cup trophies. The game had all the ingredients to be an exciting one, but the Aussies made it a one-sided affair.

The Men in Yellow chased down 173 with more than an over to spare. Mitchell Marsh bagged the Player of the Match award after he scored an unbeaten 50-ball 77 with the help of six fours and four sixes. He played at a strike rate of 154 and took his team over the finishing line.

After the match, the Aussies got a Guard of Honour outside the venue. The players were also seen in a jolly mood as they walked off from the venue in Dubai, happy and jubilated.

Aaron Finch oozing pride after Australia achieve glory

Finch was a proud man after his team crossed the finishing hurdle. He also reckoned that leg-spinner Adam Zampa should have got the Player of the Tournament award. David Warner, Australia’s leading run-scorer in the tournament, was presented with the award.

The Victorian also had words of praises for Marsh and Matthew Wade, who both played their parts in the semi-final and final.

“This is huge. To be the first Australian team to be able to do it. So proud. We knew our backs were against the wall. We had some great individual performances, some great team performances. Can’t believe people wrote him off saying he was done (Warner). That’s when he plays his best cricket,” Finch was quoted as saying in the post-match press conference.

“Was almost like poking the bear. The player of the tournament for me (Zampa). Mitch Marsh – what a way to start his innings today. Wade coming into this game with an injury cloud but got a job done. Stoinis did the business,” he added.

As far as New Zealand are concerned, their skipper Kane Williamson’s valiant 48-ball 85 went in vain. The Black Caps’ captain helped his team post a formidable score of 172 on the board after 20 overs.