Women’s T20 World Cup Final: The final of the Women’s T20 World Cup was played between South Africa and Australia. In this match, Australia defeated South Africa by 19 runs. After the victory in this match, Australia has won the T20 World Cup trophy for the sixth time. Australia has won the T20 World Cup in the years 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020 and now in 2023. The Australian team, maintaining this winning streak, has scored a hat-trick of T20 World Cup trophy for the second time. They are the first team in the world to do so. Till date, no team has won the T20 World Cup for three consecutive times even once. At the same time, the women’s team of Australia has repeated this feat for the second time.
how was the match
In this final match played between Australia and South Africa, Australia won the toss and decided to bat. Batting first in this match, the Australian team scored 156 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Chasing 157 runs, the South African women’s team could only score 137 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 6 wickets and Australia won the match and won the title. Like Australia, opener Beth Mooney scored a brilliant 74 off 53 balls in this match. During this, he also hit 9 fours and a six. He was also adjudged Player of the Match for his innings.
The start of the Australian team, which came out to bat first, was nothing special. The team got off to a brisk start. But opener Alyssa Healy got out in the powerplay itself. After this, Beth Mooney handled the innings from one end and the team’s score started increasing rapidly. Apart from him, no other batsman could do anything special. Beth Mooney was the only one holding on to one end. He handled the team’s innings till the end and took Australia to a good score. For South Africa, Shabnam Ismail and Marijan Kapp took two wickets each and Nankululeko Mlaba and Chloe Tryon took one wicket each. Shabnam Ismail of South Africa made a record by taking two wickets in this match. She became the highest wicket-taker in the history of T20 World Cup.
South Africa missed out on the trophy
For the first time, the South African team, playing the final of any Cricket World Cup, fought till the last over of this match. Chasing 157 runs, the start of the South African team was very slow. The openers of the team had scored only 17 runs till the 5th over. At the same time he also lost a wicket. Apart from South African opener Laura Wolvaardt, none of the batsmen failed to score runs. Laura Wolvaardt scored 61 runs in 48 balls in this match. But could not win the team. She was also the leading run scorer of this tournament.
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