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  • 3:39 PM IST

    AUSTRALIA, YOUR FIVE-TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    All Over! The final wicket falls as India Women are blown away for 99 all out. Australia crush India by 85 runs to lift a record-extending 5th T20 World Cup crowN



  • 3:34 PM IST

    India running themselves in danger of getting all out. They have lost three wickets in seven balls to slump to 96/9. What a one-sided game this has been. Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad battling to get India to 100. One over left. Australia’s dugout is up, ready to race into the ground. They deserve every bit of it!

  • 3:23 PM IST

    India lose their sixth wicket as Deepti Sharma finds Beth Mooney for 33. Half-tracker from Carey but Sharma cannot clear long-on, where Beth Mooney comes racing in and completes a fine catch. Sharma’s fine innings comes to an end. 17 overs gone, India 92/6



  • 3:15 PM IST

    India 81/5 in 15 Overs: With over 100 runs needed off 40 balls, Jonassen puts in a terrific dive to save a boundary. That, in a nutshell, has been the difference between the two teams. India were pretty ordinary in the field which triggered it all. Richa Ghosh and Deepti Sharma are throwing their bat around and have been rewarded with three quick boundaries. A little too late though you’d assume.

  • 3:06 PM IST

    OUT! The slide continues. Veda Krishnamurthy tries to clear the infield but holes out to Jess Jannasen. India lose their 5th wicket for 58 and it should be a matter of time. Richa Ghosh comes in as a concussion substitute.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Just In: Concussion substitute for India. Taniya Bhatiya, who copped a blow to the helmet, has been replaced by 16-year-old Richa Ghosh. She is padded up

  • 2:58 PM IST

    End of Over 10, India 51/4: The battle is on. India struggling to get going but they’ve managed to raise the fifty. Only one boundary scored in the last seven overs. Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma have ensured India’s wicket-spree has stopped for now.

  • 2:44 PM IST

    OUT! And now Harmanpreet Kaur perishes, out caught at deep square leg. India all over the place at 30/4. The pressure of a steep asking rate getting the better of India batters’ shot selection. A ball after Harmanpreet had scored a boundary, the Indian skipper went for the slog sweep, but the top edge lands the ball straight down Ashleigh Gardner’s throat. End of a woeful campaign for the Indian captain Kaur batting wise.

  • 2:36 PM IST

    Four overs gone, India 23/3: Australia get the big wicket of Smriti Mandhana, who goes down the wicket but gets nothing behind that shot to give Nicola Carey a simple catch. Australian team erupts, Indian team crumbles. Shoddy start to a herculean chase of 185.

  • 2:28 PM IST

    Three overs gone, India 18/2: A boundary at last for India women, in fact two, Smriti Mandhana pierces the gap on the offside to get India going.

23 matches later, we are here – the final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. India, first-time finalists, will battle against four-time champions. Harmanpreet Kaur’s team has already beaten the reigning World Champions once in the tournament – the very first match of this World Cup – and will have to do again to finally slay the demons of the 2017 World Cup final and end India’s wait for an ICC Trophy. Also Read - T20 World Cup 2020: India vs Australia Final Witnesses Record Attendance For Women's Cricket Match Globally, More Than 86K Fans Turn up at MCG

Make no mistake. India have been the superior of the two sides – their road to the World Cup final doesn’t feature a single defeat, however, there was a walkover which they received when the semifinal was washed out. Meanwhile, Australia’s only defeat was to India in the tournament opener but as they make their sixth consecutive final of a T20 World Cup, the stage is set for an electric final at the buzzing Melbourne Cricket Ground. Also Read - IND-W vs AUS-W Dream11 Team Prediction, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Final: Captain And Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips India Women vs Australia Women at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 12:30 PM IST

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