Australia defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets to win the trophy for the first time in the final of the CC Men's T20 World Cup.

Australia easily completed the target of 173 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, Mitchell Marsh 77 and David Warner 53 runs remained prominent.

In the final played in Dubai, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat first.

New Zealand scored 172 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs, with skipper Ken Williamson leading the way with 85 runs.

New Zealand innings

Batting first at the invitation of Australia, New Zealand scored 172 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. This is the highest total of any team in the T20 World Cup final.

Earlier, West Indies had scored 161 runs for 6 wickets against England in 2016.

New Zealand started the innings with its first wicket falling at 28 when Daryl Mitchell returned to the pavilion with 11 runs.

Captain William Sun and Martin Guptill then led the innings. When the team's total score reached 76, Guptill was dismissed for 28 runs.

Despite losing 2 wickets, captain William Sun did not take a cautious approach and scored the fastest half-century of the T20 World Cup final.

He made fifty off 32 balls.

Captain William Sun was dismissed for 85, Glenn Phillips for 18.

Australia's Josh Hazelwood took 3 wickets while Mitchell Starc made the most expensive spell of T20 World Cup finals. Starc scored 60 runs in four overs.

Before Starc, the most expensive bowling in the finals was bowled by Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga in 2012, who scored 54 runs in four overs against the West Indies.

It should be noted that New Zealand reached the final by defeating England in the semi-final while Australia had defeated Pakistan.