Australia skipper Aaron Finch won six of his seven tosses on the way to his team’s first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup trophy and admitted it played a “big part”.

Australia thrashed New Zealand by eight wickets in Dubai after Mitchell Marsh hit an unbeaten 77 to steer the team home to their target of 173 in 18.5 overs. Finch got out early for five but Marsh and David Warner, who hit 53, put on 92 for the second wicket then set up the chase to perfection.

The flip of the coin weighed heavily in the tournament with teams chasing having a clear advantage due to the night-time dew in the United Arab Emirates. Teams bowling first won 12 of 13 matches played at the Dubai International Stadium.

“It did play a big factor to be honest,” Finch said on being how he ensured the call of the coin fell in his favour.

“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. But it did play a big part. You saw at the end there, the dew factor, the slow balls weren’t holding in the…

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