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Another World Cup final that went the way of the mighty Aussies and the Kiwis who managed to seek revenge against the Englishmen in the semis could not manage to do the same against the Australians. 

The Aussies as everyone knows have been a mighty force in this sport for a long period but they were yet to stamp their authority on the shortest format and this title win now definitely will make their trophy cabinet look accomplished.

What is next for the Aussies? The WTC championship? With the T20 WC 2021 witnessing 45 riveting and enthralling matches, Cricwizz, today takes a look at the list of the records that were broken and the unique stats that were achieved in this tournament.

1) Rain of hat-tricks

Until this edition of the T20 WC, the only hat-trick we witnessed was of the legendary Aussie pacer Brett Lee against Bangladesh back in the inaugural T20 WC.

It took close to 14 years to beat that record and it was not just a hat-trick but a double by the Irish all-rounder Curtis Campher, who managed to pick four wickets in four balls against the clueless Netherlands to become just the 3rd bowler in T20I history and 1st in the WCs.

The rampage did not stop there as later Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and Kagiso Rabada went to pick hat-tricks against South Africa and England respectively.

Hasaranga happens to be the only unfortunate player to end up on the losing side in WC despite picking a hat-trick.

2) Pakistan's merry run

Pakistan had a dream start to their campaign as for the first time in 13 World cup meetings, the Men in Green managed to get the better of the Indians. The win definitely bolstered the team’s morale and confidence as they went on to win all the remaining 4 matches in the group stages. 

They now hold the record for the team to make it to the T20 WC play-offs on most occasions, reaching for the fifth time in this edition.

3) A dream start for the Lankan all-rounder

Although he considers himself as a batting all-rounder, the World’s no.1 T20I bowler Wanindu Hasaranga turned out to be a brutal force with the ball. The 24-year old had a dream World cup as he managed to pick up 16 wickets from the 8 matches and finished as the leading wicket-taker of the ICC T20 WC 2021. 

Hasaranga also managed to break his fellow countrymen Ajantha Mendis’ record for the most wickets in a single edition of the World Cup. Is Hasaranga the future face of the Lankans?

4) The KL Rahul storm

The Indians after being made to taste defeats in the first two crucial encounters were put in a tricky situation where in addition to the points they needed to boost their net rate as well. After dismissing the Scotland side for a humiliating 85, the Indian openers came out all guns blazing and the current Indian limited over Vice-captain KL Rahul managed to reach the 50 mark in just 18 balls, recording the fastest 50 in this edition. 

However, he was soon joined by the veteran Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik, who scored an 18-ball fifty against the same opponents a day after. The fastest T20 WC fifty belongs to the Indian legend Yuvraj Singh (12 balls), Who do you think can break that record?

5) Highest total chased in a T20 WC final

The encounters between the Aussies and the Kiwis most often end up being a battle of the bowlers but like predicted this time around it was the batsmen who were under the scanner. The Kiwis who notched up 172 runs after being put in to bat would have felt a bit relaxed after registering the highest ever total in a T20 WC final. 

However, the stat was short-lived as the mighty Australians managed to chase the target down with 8 wickets and 7 balls to spare.

6) Fastest 50 in a T20 WC final

It was not only the highest team total record that was short-lived. The Kiwi skipper played a totally out-of-character inning by scoring a quick-fire 85 off 48 balls. In the process Williamson also registered the fastest 50 in a T20 WC final, coming in just 32 balls. However, if the defeat was not hurting enough, Mitchell Marsh even managed to break the record by scoring his fifty in just 31 balls.

“Yeah, most of Australia hates me,” 

-Marsh said during the Ashes two years ago.

After the innings in the final, let alone the Australians, no cricket fans could hate the all-rounder.

7) Leading from the front

We spoke about the incredible innings played by the Kiwi skipper. The 31-year old was unstoppable as he went on to attack every bowler that was in front of him. En route to his magnificent knock of 85, the right-hander now holds the record for the highest score by a captain in a T20 World Cup final and he is also now joint with former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels for the highest individual score in a final. 

8) Shakib storms his way to the top

A record that was held by the former Pakistani skipper- Shahid Afridi, who had 39 wickets to his name from the 34 World Cup T20 matches. The record did not take many editions of the tournament to be broken as the Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan went past the Pakistani legend by picking 11 wickets off just 6 matches in this edition. 

With 41 wickets from 31 T20 WC matches, Shakib Al Hasan now leads the tally, and given time is on his side, the others will have some catch-up work to do.

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9) A great venue for the sport

Sheikh Zayed Stadium T20 WC 2021
Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Image Credits: Cricketconnect)

Yes, the players and performances were outstanding but let us not forget the contribution of the groundsmen who have been working hard for over the last three months. The Sheikh Zayed Stadium broke into the records book as the venue along with Premadasa and Zohur Ahmed Stadium hold the record for hosting the most number of T20 World Cup matches (15). 

Given that the venues have been very competitive and the fact that weather is very much in favor of the sport. Do you think ICC should conduct more of the major leagues in the UAE? 

Which of the stats and records did you find the most intriguing? Do you think any of these records can be beaten in the upcoming 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and do follow our Social media handles for the latest updates from the world of Cricket.