In T-20 WORLD CUP Cricket, Australia lifted their maiden T20 World Cup title as they defeated New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets at Dubai International stadium tonight. Chasing a victory target of 173, Australia won the game with 7 balls to spare. They made 173 for the loss of 2 wickets. For Australia, Opener David Warner with 53 and Mitchell Marsh unbeaten 77 was the top scorer. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took 2 wickets in 4 overs.

David Warner was declared Player of the series while Mitchell Marsh was declared Player of the Match. Earlier, Kane Williamson smashed a brilliant 85 in 48 balls as New Zealand managed to reach a total of 172 for 4 in the stipulated 20 overs.

For Australia, Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 16 while Adam Zampa returned figures of 1 for 26. Initially, Australia won the toss, and skipper Aaron Finch elected to bowl. Both teams finished second in their groups behind table-toppers England and Pakistan. New Zealand edged England in the first semi-final at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi before Australia defeated an in-form Pakistan team in the second semi-final in Dubai.