Dubai. Kane Williamson has put New Zealand in a strong position by playing a brilliant innings in the final of the T20 World Cup. Williamson scored 85 runs in the match (Australia vs New Zealand). Earlier, in the second innings of the World Test Championship final (WTC Final), Williamson had won the team by scoring an unbeaten half-century. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 172 runs for 4 wickets. This is the highest score in the history of T20 World final. Both the teams have not won the T20 World Cup title so far. This is the 7th season of the tournament.
Kane Williamson has become the player to play the biggest innings as a captain in the final of the T20 World Cup. Earlier in 2009, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka played the biggest innings of 64 not out against Pakistan in the final. This is Williamson’s first half-century of the current T20 World Cup. Earlier, he played the biggest innings of 40 not out against Afghanistan. New Zealand has not even won the ODI World Cup title so far. At the same time, Australia has won the title of ODI World Cup 5 times.
Player who played the biggest innings in the final
Kane Williamson scored 85 runs in 48 balls. The strike rate was 177. Hit 10 fours and 3 sixes. That is, he scored 58 runs only from the boundary. This is the biggest innings of a player in the final of T20 World Cup. Earlier, Marlon Samuels of West Indies also scored an unbeaten 85 against England in the final of the 2016 World Cup.
Team had a slow start
However, New Zealand had a very slow start in the final. In the first 10 overs, the team’s score was 57 runs for one wicket. But in the last 10 overs, the team scored 115 runs to take the score beyond 170 runs. Opener Martin Guptill also scored 28 runs for New Zealand. Fast bowler Mitchell Starc proved to be expensive for Australia. He gave 60 runs in 4 overs.