“Death by a Thousand Cuts”: Twitter Salutes Kane Williamson’s Special Knock in T20 World Cup Final cricket news

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson brought his ‘A’ game to the fore as he smashed a scintillating 85 off just 48 balls to take his team to a total of 172/4 after a slow start in the T20 World Cup. 2021 final against Australia at Dubai International Stadium. Watching Williamson march towards perfection, experts, current and former cricketers saluted the inspiring innings that could very well define the course of the title match. Williamson, who was dismissed in the 11th over of the match, lost his cool to face the bowlers later in the innings. And with this knock, he overtook Kumar Sangakkara to become the captain to score the highest score in a T20 World Cup final.

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer acknowledged this amazing feat.

Jaffer took to Twitter and explained in his own way how Williamson attacked the Australian bowlers in the second half of his innings with precise stroke-play and minimal risk.

“Kane Williamson doesn’t hurt you with power, when he plays well it’s like death by a thousand cuts.. Literally. What a joy it is to see a champion batsman at the height of his skill to party on the big stage Happens. #AUSvNZ #T20WorldCupFinal,” he wrote.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle also spoke about how the New Zealand skipper changed gears during his innings.

Bhogle wrote, “Sign of a great batsman. Loved how Kane Williamson switched gears without any slogans. That’s a great innings. 18(19) then 51(20).”

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t have faith in Williamson’s shot that went for a boundary off a high full toss.

Ashwin wrote, “How Kane Williamson gets a high full toss for a boundary in front of mid wicket #NZvAUS.”

Others including Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan also acknowledged Williamson’s brilliant innings with a tweet.

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“Kani mama,” he wrote.

Australia eventually had to clinch their maiden T20 World title by setting a target of 173 runs to win in 20 overs.

New Zealand’s total in a T20 World Cup final is the highest ever by a team, and hence, the Australian batting line-up will have to do their best to chase down the target against a disciplined bowling attack.

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