T20 World Cup Final 2021: Three Infamous Australia-New Zealand Cricket Rivals

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On Sunday, Australia and New Zealand will face battle in the T20 World Cup 2021 final at the Dubai International Stadium.


Australia and New Zealand will face off in the T20 World Cup final on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Following their valiant efforts in their respective semi-finals, both teams will be hungry for their first T20 worldwide title. New Zealand, who finished second in their Super 12 group, upset England in a nail-biter won by brilliant knocks from Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham. In contrast, Australia’s chances of reaching the final were dashed when Matthew Wade smashed three consecutive sixes.

AFP Sport examines three historic cricket encounters between the two countries.

New Zealand defeated Australia by a five-wicket score in Christchurch in 1974.
Australia neglected New Zealand for nearly 30 years, believing them to be unworthy adversaries.

That started to alter in the 1970s, most notably in 1974, when New Zealand defeated Australia by five wickets at Christchurch’s Lancaster Park, with star batsman Glenn Turner scoring hundreds in both innings.

1974 New Zealand defeated Australia by five wickets at Christchurch

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For nearly 30 years, Australia ignored New Zealand, believing them to be unworthy enemies.

That began to change in the 1970s, most notably in 1974, when New Zealand overcame Australia by five wickets at Christchurch’s Lancaster Park, with star batsman Glenn Turner notching centuries in both innings.

In 1981, Australia defeated New Zealand by six runs in Melbourne.

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A six-run victory for Australia over New Zealand was recorded at Melbourne in 1981.

The music may not elicit many memories, but the word “underarm” most emphatically will.

With New Zealand needing six to tie off the penultimate ball, Australia captain Greg Chappell pushed younger brother Trevor to roll the ball underarm along the field.

The delivery was described as “an act of pure cowardice” by New Zealand’s then-Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, who noticed that the Australian squad was dressed in yellow.

In the meantime, Greg and Ian’s older brother, former Australia captain Ian Chappell, stated: “You are correct, Greg. How much pride are you willing to sacrifice in order to gain $A35,000?”

In 2015, Auckland, New Zealand defeated Australia by one wicket.

Kane Williamson hits winning six as New Zealand defeat Australia by one  wicket in Cricket World Cup thriller

Auckland, New Zealand, defeated Australia by a single wicket in 2015.

The 2015 World Cup pool match at Eden Park was one of the best in tournament history.

Trent Boult took five wickets for 27 runs to help New Zealand beat Australia for 151 runs.

The Black Caps’ captain, Brendon McCullum, then launched off the Black Caps’ response with an usual quick 50.

Against New Zealand, Mitchell Starc took six for 28 and was on a hat-trick when the Black Caps lost their ninth wicket, only for Trent Boult to survive the next two deliveries.

Kane Williamson (45 not out) won the match with a six off the first ball of Pat Cummins’ subsequent over.

The two teams were supposed to compete again in the finals in Melbourne, but the event was cancelled.

Australia reached their target in the 34th over despite being three wickets behind, dismissing New Zealand for 183.

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