Mitchell Marsh won the ‘Player Of The Match’ award in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 between Kane Williamson-led New Zealand National Cricket Team and Aaron Finch-led Australia National Cricket Team at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, November 14.
Losing the toss and batting first New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led the team from the front smashing brilliant 85 runs off 48 balls including 10 fours and 3 maximums and helped the Blackcaps post 172 runs on the board.
Chasing the target captain Aaron Finch lost his wicket early on in the innings. However, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh added sensational 92 runs off 59 deliveries. In the end, Marsh and Glenn Maxwell marched Australia towards the victory, Notably, this was Australia’s first-ever T20 World Cup title win.
“I really don’t have words right now” – Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh who scored 77 runs off 50 balls including 4 maximum and 6 fours during the post-match presentation said that he doesn’t have words to explain his happiness and he had an amazing six weeks journey with the group in the World Cup. He said:
“Lot of people say this but I really don’t have words right now. An amazing six weeks with this group.
Mitchell Marsh further added that the Australian coaching staff came to him and told him that he will be batting at number 3 in the showpiece event and he had batted for Perth Scorchers in BBL at that position. He asserted:
“Coaching staff came up to me in the West Indies and said you’ll bat three for this tournament/series. Absolutely jumped at the idea of that. Done a little bit of that for the Scorchers.”
Australian all-rounder also thanked everyone in the support staff for backing him and said that he just wanted to go out there and have a presence. He stated:
“I must thank everyone in the support staff for backing me. Not a whole lot of thinking that goes into that (first ball for six). Just wanted to go out there and have a presence. Big Marcus Stoinis always talks about having a presence.”