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T-riffic Aussies!


T-riffic Aussies!
AWESOME AUSSIES: Australia’s players celebrating winning the T20 World Cup for the first time after beating New Zealand in yesterday’s final. (GP)

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DUBAI – Australia clinched their maiden Twenty20 World Cup cricket title after fiery 50s by Mitchell Marsh and David Warner fashioned an eight-wicket victory against New Zealand in yesterday’s final.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s 85 off 48 balls fired his side to a strong 172-4 in a rematch of the final of the 2015 ODI World Cup between the trans-Tasman rivals.

Like in that contest in Melbourne four years ago, Australia triumphed, this time with seven balls to spare, reaching 173-2 in 18.5 overs.

“This is huge, to be the first Australian team to be able to do it,” captain Aaron Finch, who was also part of the 2015-winning side, said at the presentation ceremony. (Reuters)

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