Australia vs England ICC Women’s World T20 Finals: Dominant Australian Women clinched their record fourth Women’s World T20 title after crushing England by four wickets at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. It was an all-around show with the bat and the ball that saw Australia thrash England comfortable.Also Read - Sourav Ganguly on Virat Kohli's Decision to Give up Team India Captaincy in T20 Format After World Cup, Says I Was Surprised
England Women won the toss and opted to bat first but did not get anywhere near to what they would have been hoping. Apart from Danielle Wyatt’s 43 and captain Heather Knights 15, no other batter got double digits as well and that is what hurt England as they set an easy 106 for Australia to win. Ashleigh Gardner with three wickets was the pick of the Australian bowlers. Also Read - Qatar Set to Host ICC Qualifying Event as Part of Road to Australia 2022
In reply, Australia got home with 29 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. Alyssa Healy who has had a good tournament scored 22 as Ashleigh it was again with the bat as she took Australia over the line and remained unbeaten on 33 and predictably she bagged the Player of the Match award as Alyssa Healy won the Player of the Series award for her consistent show throughout the campaign. Also Read - Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Will be Team India's X-Factor During T20 World Cup 2021: Ajit Agarkar
Meg Lanning, winning skipper: We probably didn’t have our best day in the field. It was great. Wareham was great with the direct hit and her control with the ball was excellent. I thought it was pad first and I called for it (about the review). We obviously didn’t have the success we would have liked in the last couple of years. I think this is a very satisfying win. We knew we could change a few things and we are a very calm group and I think we showed that tonight. The girls have been outstanding and the support staff has been excellent. I also want to thank the Aussie crew here. My mum and dad’s here, can’t be happier. The last couple of World Cups haven’t gone our way and this is really satisfying.
No team has won more titles than Australia since the inception of the tournament in 2009.
The Southern Stars had earlier defeated defending champions West Indies to reach the summit clash, whereas England had brought India’s dream to an end to set up a date with Australia in the finals.