Curated by Anshul Talmale | navbharattimes.com | Updated: Nov 15, 2021, 12:51 AM
A total of 13 matches of the tournament were played at the Dubai ground where the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand took place, out of which 11 were won by the team whose captain won the toss. Out of the last 20 T20 matches played on the Dubai ground since the year 2018, the team which has crossed the 180 mark in 19 has been confirmed. But New Zealand could neither cross the 180 mark nor win the match.
The Australian team, which had won five World Cups of 50 overs, finally became the champion of T20 as well. In the final match played in Dubai on Sunday night, he beat New Zealand by eight wickets. With this victory, it was also finalized that the winner of the toss in Dubai becomes the boss of the match.
Australia won the toss in the final
Australia won five matches chasing the target in this tournament. When the coin once again supported Australian captain Aaron Finch in the toss of the final match against New Zealand, he once again decided to bowl first without losing time. That is, even before the start of this important match, Australia had got luck.
Only the team that wins the toss wins the World Cup
The old figures of the T20 World Cup also stood with Australia. Earlier, in the final of the T20 World Cup, the team that won the toss had also won five out of six matches. The only time Sri Lankan team was defeated against Pakistan was in 2009 when they elected to bat first after winning the toss.
Name of the team that won the toss 11 out of 13 matches in Dubai
A total of 13 matches of the tournament were played at the ground where the final of the World Cup between Australia and New Zealand took place in Dubai, out of which 11 were won by the same team whose captain won the toss. Out of the last 20 T20 matches played on the Dubai ground since the year 2018, the team which has crossed the 180 mark in 19 has been confirmed. But New Zealand could neither cross the 180 mark nor win the match.
Stark vs Guptill record
A new record was set with the first ball being bowled in the final match. Australian pacer Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to bowl the first ball in the finals of the ODI World Cup and T20 World Cup. At the same time, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill became the first batsman to face the first ball in the ODI World Cup final and T20 World Cup final. Before this World Cup, both these teams had also faced each other in the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup. And even at that time the first ball of the match was bowled by Australian pacer Starc and he was faced by Kiwi opener Guptill.
Williamson and Bolt’s special achievement
Kane Williamson and Trent Boult recorded a special achievement as soon as they entered the final of the T20 World Cup. Both became the first cricketers to play three consecutive ICC finals in three different formats. Both of them also played in the World Cup Final (Lord’s) in 2019 and then were in the playing XI in the World Test Championship title match in June (Southampton) this year. Five months later, both of them also entered the T20 World Cup final in Dubai. Interestingly, both of them also played the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2008. Tim Southee was also in the playing XI in that match against India.