India vs Australia, ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final Highlights: Australia Beat India To Win Record-Extending 5th Women's T20 World Cup
IND vs AUS Women's T20 World Cup Final, Highlights: Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen picked up three wickets apiece as Australia beat India by 85 runs to clinch their fifth T20 World Cup title.
Australia bowled India out for 99 runs to clinch the final by 85 runs for a record-extending fifth Women's T20 World Cup title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Chasing a huge total of 185, India got off to a poor start and lost four wickets inside the powerplay overs. India could never recover from the early blows and were bowled out for 99 runs in 19.1 overs. Earlier, Australia riding on half-centuries from openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney posted a massive total on the board. Healy blasted 75 off 39 balls, while Mooney scored an unbeaten 78. Healy, whose husband Mitchell Starc jetted back from Australia's tour of South Africa to watch her play, showed intent straight away with a boundary off Deepti Sharma's first ball. She smacked two more in an eventful opening over which also saw her dropped by Shafali Verma. Opening partner Mooney also had an early let-off, with Rajashwari Gayakwad putting down a caught and bowled chance when she was on eight. India was nervous and their fielding poor, with the batswomen running quick singles. Skipper Meg Lanning was caught for 16, Ashleigh Gardner lasted just three balls and Rachael Haynes made only four. But the late fightback wasn't enough to prevent Australia posting the highest score ever in a women's T20 World Cup final. (SCORECARD)
Highlights of India vs Australia Women's T20 World Cup Final, straight from Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
- 15:52 (IST)Thank you for joining!Not the performance Indian fans would have hoped for but it was heartening to see so many people turning up for a historic final. Australia completely dominated the match and never allowed India to get back in the game. That's all from us tonight. Hope you enjoyed as much as we did bringing it to you. Till next time... goodbye!
- 15:36 (IST)Australia clinch fifth T20 World Cup title!India are all out for less than 100 and with that Australia win the final by 85 runs to clinch their fifth T20 World Cup title.
- 14:39 (IST)Harmanpreet Kaur departs cheaply!Haramanpreet Kaur plants her front knee, and plays a lofted slog sweep but finds a fielder at deep midwicket fence. Her poor run in the tournament comes to an end with another low score as she departs for four runs.
Harmanpreet Kaur scored more than three times as many runs in her first innings of the 2018 #T20WorldCup as she has in the entirety of the 2020 tournament.— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) March 8, 2020
A campaign to forget for India's skipper. pic.twitter.com/fYC5hzVd5O
- 14:15 (IST)Shafali Verma departs for 2!Shafali Verma tries to guide the ball towards third woman region but only manages a faint edge and Alyssa Healy grabs a brilliant catch to send her packing cheaply.