Despite the sluggish batting in the first 10 overs, New Zealand has set a target of 173 runs in front of Australia. New Zealand had scored 57 runs in the first 10 overs but scored more than 100 runs in the last 10 overs.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, New Zealand was seen playing cautiously from the beginning. Especially after the wicket of Darrell Mitchell. Kane Williamson used a lot of balls.
However, when Guptill was out after the drinks break, Kane Williamson showed his form which no one had seen. The captain scored 50 runs in 32 balls.
Usually slow, Kane played very aggressively and scored 85 runs in 48 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes before getting out.
This is Kane Williamson’s highest innings by any batsman in the T20 World Cup final. At the same time, New Zealand made their biggest score in the final of a T20 World Cup.