You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

After Australia became the second team in a row to lift the men's T20 World Cup without winning a game batting first on Sunday night in Dubai,

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

Aaron Finch admitted that his success at the coin toss throughout the tournament was "a big factor" in their success.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

Finch had suggested in the build-up to the final against New Zealand that he would not have minded losing the toss in Thursday's semi-final win over Pakistan in order to

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

"put a big score on the board and really squeeze", despite the fact that every night game played at Dubai across the World Cup was won by the chasing team.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

But after his sixth toss win out of seven in the World Cup - and his 18th out of his last 22 in all T20 internationals - Finch said that

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

the opportunity to chase had been vital, as Australia repeated West Indies' record in the 2016 edition by winning the tournament without successfully defending a score.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

"It did play a big factor, to be honest," Finch said. "I tried to play it down as much as I could because I thought, 'at some point in the tournament, I'm going to lose a toss and we'll have to bat first'.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

But it did play a big part. You saw out there at the end there the dew factor: the slower balls weren't holding in the wicket as much. I don't know how I did it - maybe it was just fate.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

"In T20 cricket, you need a bit of luck, don't get me wrong. Of course you need a bit of luck.

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You Win the Toss, You Win the Match

We won six out of seven tosses, which goes a long way. But we've played some really good cricket.

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