‘It was fate’: Finch admits toss ‘big factor’ in T20 World Cup win

DUBAI (AFP): Australia skipper Aaron Finch won six of his seven tosses on the way to his team’s maiden Twenty20 World Cup trophy and admitted it played a “big part”.

Australia thrashed New Zealand by eight wickets in Dubai after Mitchell Marsh hit an unbeaten 77* to steer the team home to their target of 173 in 18.5 overs.

The flip of the coin weighed heavily in the tournament with teams chasing having a clear advantage due to the night-time dew in the United Arab Emirates.

Teams bowling first won 12 of 13 matches played at the Dubai International Stadium.[…]

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