T20 WC Final: Australia made a big mistake, Kane Williamson struck out

Highlights:

  • Kiwi captain Ken Williamson’s explosive batting in the T20 World Cup
  • Hazelwood gave up the catch and gave Williamson a lifeline
  • Williams played a brilliant innings of 85 off 48 balls
  • Holds the record for most runs scored in a T20 World Cup final

Australia won the first toss and elected to bowl in a thrilling match between New Zealand and Australia in the final of the T20 World Cup. The New Zealand team got off to a bad start, batting first. However, a catch by Ken Williamson turned the tide. Josh Hazlewood dropped a catch to Captain Ken Williamson. After which Kane Williamson struck a chord against Australia and played a superb innings of 85 off 48 balls. With the help of which New Zealand made a huge score of 172 runs.

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Starc was throwing in the 11th over at New Zealand’s batting, and tried to hit a boundary to captain Kane Williams on the fourth ball of his over. This time Josh Hazlewood, standing on the boundary, dropped a catch to Ken Williamson, and the ball crossed the boundary, giving Ken Williamson four runs. Hazelwood’s lifeline was followed by a rain of boundaries as Ken Williams played an explosive innings against Australia.

Ken Williams scored 85 off 48 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. This is the best score ever made in a T20 World Cup match. While as a batsman, Ken Williams has equaled the record of Marlon Samuels. Samuels made an 85-run unbeaten innings against England in 2016 to make the West Indies world champions.

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Kiwi captain Ken Williamson’s explosive innings can be gauged from the fact that he initially scored just 19 off 18 balls and then 67 off 29 balls. Meanwhile, he hit 5 boundaries in an over by Mitchell Starc. Williams scored 22 runs in the 16th over of the innings (4, 4, 6, 0, 4, 4) with four fours and a six.

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