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Mitchell Marsh and Geoff Marsh become first father son duo to win cricket World Cup finals

Geoff Marsh was a part of Australia's playing XI that won against England in 1987 ODI World Cup final

Mitchell Marsh, by winning the T20 World Cup for Australia, formed an elite club with his father and the former Australian batsman Geoff Marsh as they became the first-ever father-son duo to be involved in the title-winning cricket World Cup finals.

Geoff Marsh was a part of the Australian playing XI which had beaten England by 7 runs in the final of the ODI World Cup in 1987. The game was played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and Geoff Marsh had opened the batting for Australia. Although Marsh wasn’t able to contribute too much individually with the bat as he was dismissed for 24, Australia had got to a score past 250 and then had beaten the arch-rivals England in a thrilling contest.

It was the first time ever that the Australian time won a World Cup in limited-over format and it was the start of a wonderful run as from there Australia won 4 more ODI World Cups in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 before they eventually won one in the T20 format as well last night with Geoff Marsh’s son Mitchell Marsh involved in the game.

Mitchell Marsh followed his father Geoff Marsh’s footsteps in style

Mitchell Marsh was not just involved in the game, he was actually the player of the game as well, as he caught the game by the scruff of the neck batting at no. 3 for Australia.

The very first ball Marsh faced off Adam Milne, he played an extraordinary pickup shot over square leg, which was was a statement of authority from the right-hander straight away. From there on, Marsh never looked back as he stood unbeaten and saw Australia over the line with a dominating knock of 77.

Till the time Mitchell Marsh was at the crease, not for a second did it seem as if Australia were falling behind the game. He was consistently finding boundaries against pace and spin with some sort of ease as Australia hunted the target down with fair few deliveries in hand.


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