The Women’s T20 World Cup finals between India and Australia was a nail-biting thriller. Audience supporting both the teams were present at the Melbourne Cricket ground.
Australian skipper, Meg Lanning, won the toss and opted to bat first. There are no changes in the playing XI since the semi-finals against South Africa. The opening players for the Australian team are Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy. On the other hand, Deepti Sharma is going to be delivering the first ball of the match. The first ball of the match gets tackled to the boundary with Healy scoring the first four of the match. The next ball could have been the end of Healy’s reign on-field. Unfortunately, Shafali Verma fails to stop the ball and gifts a life to Alyssa Healy.
It was from this point onwards that Alyssa Healy kept dealing only in boundaries. The rate at which Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney played their opening partnership, Australia gathered a score of 91 runs for 0 wickets within 10 overs. Healy scores 75 runs from 39 balls before her dismissal.
At the end of Australia’s batting, the team stands at 184 runs for 4 wickets within 20 overs.
Coming to the Indian team’s batting at the Women’s T20 World Cup finals, Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana take the opening partnership. The Australian bowling is commenced by Megan Schutt.
Unfortunately for Shafali Verma, Alyssa Healy was on her toes while wicket-keeping. Verma’s attempt to tackle a delivery ends up with Healy catching the ball and dismissing her after two runs.
The Indian team skipper, Harmapreet Kaur, fails fo perform and departs from the field after just four runs. As of now, it seems as though the Indian cricket team skippers are choking at the finals of every World Cup.
The Indian team’s performance for this finals is truly a disappointment. The run rate reached over 17 while the team was scoring low runs per over. The excellent fielding by the Australian team results in all of India’s wickets falling even before the team reaches 100 runs.
The Australian team picks up the Women’s T20 World Cup Trophy for the fifth time.