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Australia's T20 World Cup hero Matthew Wade has revealed that he played the final against New Zealand with a grade 2 side strain.

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It was Wade's 17-ball 41 that brought Australia back from the dead in the semifinal chase against Pakistan, and miraculously took them over the line.

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Wade capped off Australia's heist with two ramp shot sixes off one of the most devastating bowlers of the tournament

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Shaheen Afridi - to put them on course to winning their first-ever T20 World Cup title.

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"I was a little bit worried the night before the game, for sure," Wade said. "If I had woken up and I couldn't swing the bat, I wouldn't have played.

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"But in my mind, they would have had to strap me to the bed. I was always going to go out there and play. But I wouldn't have played if there was a chance it was going to hurt the team.

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Wade also said that he tried to hide his discomfort in training on the eve of the final, and felt 'pretty fine' but Glenn Maxwell caught his bluff.

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Australia captain Aaron Finch said that Wade was unwilling to even look at his scan results, but he knew

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it was going to be tough for the wicketkeeper batsman as it came back as a grade-two tear in his side.

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The 33-year-old Wade, who has now lost his Test spot for the upcoming Ashes, hopes to train all his energies towards next year's T20 World Cup - his last international assignment.

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