Australia have beaten the Black Caps by 8 wickets to win the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time.
Mitchell Marsh was the hero. He plundered 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia scored the 173 runs that they needed for victory. Australia caught New Zealand’s total with seven balls to spare.
Australia’s run chase was the highest chase in a men’s T20 World Cup.
The result now means that New Zealand have lost their last three white-ball finals. Two of them to Australia.
Earlier in the day captain Kane Williamson had scored a superb 85 from 48 balls to put New Zealand in control at the halfway point.