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Australia wins its 1st T20 World Cup, beats NZ in final

Australia's David Warner, right, after taking his helmet off and Mitchell Marsh run between the wickets during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand in Dubai, UAE, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mitchell Marsh and David Warner smashed half centuries as Australia won its first cricket T20 World Cup with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final on Sunday.

New Zealand lost the all-important toss and scored 172-4. Skipper Kane Williamson, dropped on 21, led the way by scoring 85 off 48 balls. Josh Hazlewood finished with 3-16.

Marsh smashed an unbeaten 77 off 50 balls and Warner made 53 off 38 as Australia reached 173-2 in 18.5 overs.

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