Stats Analysis

Stats - A record chase, and a maiden T20 title for Australia men

All the stats and records from the 2021 T20 World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand

6 - Out of the seven men's T20 World Cup finals, six were won by the team winning the toss, including this time. In Dubai, the venue of the 2021 final, all the ten matches in the tournament played under lights were won by the teams batting second, including nine of them by the teams winning the toss.
173 - Target chased down by Australia is the second-highest successful chase in a men's T20I final. Pakistan's 184-run chase against Australia in the 2018 tri-series final in Harare remains the highest. Before the Australia-New Zealand final, only one team crossed the 160-run mark in the men's T20 World Cup finals - 161 for 6 by West Indies in 2016 against England while chasing 156 to win.
31 - Number of balls Mitchell Marsh needed for his fifty, the fastest in a men's T20 World Cup final, pushing Kane Williamson's 32-ball effort during New Zealand's innings to second. The fastest fifty in the finals of the previous six editions came off 33 balls, by Kumar Sangakkara in 2014, and Joe Root in 2016.
85 - Williamson's score against Australia. No player has scored more than him in a men's T20 World Cup final. Marlon Samuels also had an unbeaten 85 during West Indies' successful chase against England in 2016.
39 - Runs scored by Williamson off Mitchell Starc, the most by a batter off Starc in any T20 game. The previous most was 32 runs off 11 balls by Virat Kohli in a 2011 Champions League T20 game. Williamson struck seven fours and a six off Starc in the 12 balls he faced. No batter has hit more boundaries off a bowler in a men's T20 World Cup game.
289 - David Warner's run-tally in this tournament, which is the most for Australia in an edition of men's T20 World Cup. Warner surpassed Matthew Hayden's 265 runs during the inaugural 2007 edition. Kevin Pietersen (England, 2010) and Warner (Australia, 2021) are the only players to win the Player-of-the-Tournament award at the men's T20 World Cup from a title-winning side.
627 - Runs scored by Marsh in T20Is in 2021, the third-highest behind Mohammad Rizwan (1033) and Babar Azam (826). Marsh's total runs this year are also the highest in men's T20Is in a calendar year for Australia.
60 - Runs conceded by Starc in his four overs, the second-highest by a bowler in a men's T20I for Australia. Andrew Tye conceded 64 runs against New Zealand in 2018. Starc is one of the five bowlers to concede 60 or more runs in a men's T20 World Cup match but the first to do so in a final.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo