Team effort carried Australia to the final says Finch
Aaron Finch said Australia's victory in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 was due to the efforts of the entire team, not just one individual.
Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan made half-centuries for Pakistan, and Shaheen Shah Afridi was unplayable early on and Shadab Khan had the best T20 World Cup semi-final semi-final numbers in history, so Australia had little chance.
Matthew Wade (41 not out) and Marcus Stoinis (40 not out) teamed up for an undefeated 81-run partnership to secure Australia's victory with an over to spare.
Finch was pleased with his team's performance, despite the fact that they weren't at their best.
"It was a fantastic game of cricket," said the Australian captain, who threw the first ball to Shaheen. This teamwork with Marcus Stoinis was important, and Matthew Wade did an amazing job of remaining calm under pressure.
It was a sloppy day for us, and even though we dropped a couple, they were tough ones." It's important to keep in mind, though, that you need every member of your team to participate.
A stunning turnaround for Wade, who was dropped from all three forms by Australia in 2017, only to re-enter the selection considerations.
Wade was able to look with maturity on his trip to the World Cup final now that he is 33 years old and has seen the fruit of his belief repaid in spades.
In an interview, he remarked, "I'm glad I had the opportunity to reinvent myself, go away, and come back with greater confidence. This is the time in my life when I truly feel like I belong on the international stage.
As I become older, I just feel like I'm more aware of the chance I had. In the event that I never play again, I treat everyone as though it could.
In the end, "hopefully at the end of my career, I'll be able to look back on evenings like today and be proud that I was able to contribute to what we accomplished."
For the most part, Pakistan batted brilliantly, but they were unable to end the important sixth-wicket stand.
As nervous as Rizwan seemed at the start of the innings, the wicket-67 keeper's was nearly enough, especially given that he had been admitted to the hospital earlier that day for treatment of a lung problem.
Despite the less-than-ideal preparation, Babar Azam, the skipper, praised his opening partner's performance.
His performance tonight was fantastic," Babar gushed. His demeanour had changed, but he promised to play when I saw him. To me, his performance and demeanour on the field demonstrated that he is a true team player.