Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

Australia 173 for 2 (Marsh 77*, Warner 53) beat New Zealand 172 for 4 (Williamson 85, Hazlewood 3-16) by eight wickets

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

Williamson vs Starc was one of the defining contests of the match, and it could have been over in one ball, had Hazlewood held onto a straightforward chance at fine leg in the 11th over.

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

Hazlewood put it down, however, and Starc ended up on the wrong side of a shellacking.

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

The most severe punishment came in the 16th over, when Williamson went 4, 4, 6, 0, 4, 4 against the left-arm quick.

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

There were some outstanding shots in this sequence, most notably a whipped six off the pads and over deep backward square leg,

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

but the two shots that really summed up the exchange - and Williamson's innings - were a pair of edges to the third man boundary.

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

With Starc bowling from left-arm over, and with both backward point and third man in the circle,

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

Williamson probably knew he would get four if the ball was outside off stump and he swung hard and edged.

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Williamson smashes Starc  everywhere

Starc ended the night with figures of 4-0-60-0 - the worst recorded in a T20 World Cup final.

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