NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video

NZ vs AUS Final Live: T20 World Cup Final: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video
NZ vs AUS Final Live: T20 World Cup Final: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video

NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant – Kane Williamson might not have a good record against Australia in T20Is but on a big occasion, he delivered. And he might have taken some inspiration from India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh pant. He pulled off a one-handed six as Pant does en route 85 off 48. Follow T20 World Cup Final Live Updates on InsideSport.in.

In nine innings before the final, Kane Williamson had an average of just 13.78 in nine innings with a below-average strike rate of 104.20. But on Sunday, he was at his best. he slammed the fastest half-century of a T20 World Cup final off just 32 balls to steady New Zealand after early blows.

NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video

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And he did that in style. It was in the 13th over off Glenn Maxwell that Kane Williamson hammered a one-handed six off the deep mid-wicket, reminding of Rishabh Pant’s one-handed six against Pakistan.

NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video

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Earlier, New Zealand were dealt a blow when Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl first. With an unfavourable first-batting record at the Dubai International Stadium, New Zealand needed to post at least 30 runs over par to be safe.

NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video

But New Zealand lost opener, Daryl Mitchell, inside the powerplay and then Martin Guptill in the 12th over with score reading only 78. They needed their captain to step up and he did that, targeting the Aussie spinners. His 85 off 48 balls steadied New Zealand and put them on the path of a big score in the final.

Kane Williamson record:

  • Highest individual score in T20 WC final:
    85* Marlon Samuels vs Eng 2016
    85 Kane Williamson v Aus 2021
    78 Marlon Samuels vs SL 2012
    77 Virat Kohli vs SL 2014
    75 Gautam Gambhir vs Pak 2007
  • Highest score by a captain in T20 WC Final

NZ vs AUS Final Live: Kane Williamson does a Rishabh Pant, pulls off a one-handed six en route half-century- Watch video