Contrasting however equally efficient half-centuries from Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney arrange an 85-run win for Australia over India in entrance of a packed MCG stadium on the one-sided ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup closing, giving the hosts their fifth title victory.
Opting to bat first, Australia put up 184 for Four with Healy blasting her approach to 75 off 39 whereas Mooney remained unbeaten on 78 off 54. India got here nowhere shut and had been bowled out for 99 in 19.1 overs. Jess Jonassen acquired three for 19 whereas Megan Schutt acquired Four for 18.
Whereas Australia had been aggressive all through, India had been listless, bowling poorly and likewise dropping essential catches.
The tone was set within the very first ball of the sport when Deepti Sharma’s full toss was smashed by Healy vast of lengthy on for a boundary. Three balls later, India had a large alternative however could not seize it; Shafali Verma dropped Healy at cowl when the batter was on 9.
Quickly after, Mooney too acquired a life when Rajeshwari Gayakwad dropped a return likelihood when the batter was on 8.
From there on, there was no wanting again as Healy toyed round with the Indian bowling. Deepti conceded 23 in her first two overs whereas Shikha Pandey gave 19 in her two as Australia put up 49 within the Energy Play.
India turned to Poonam Yadav instantly after the Energy Play however that did not convey a wicket as Healy continued the onslaught. She hit Gayakwad for 2 consecutive sixes within the eighth over and bettered it by smashing Pandey for 3 consecutive sixes within the 11th over, as Australia raced to 114 for no loss in 11 overs.
India lastly acquired the breakthrough when Healy holed out to lengthy on off Radha Yadav’s bowling within the 12th over, after having smashed 5 sixes, a number of of them into the group. Nonetheless, India continued to undergo as Mooney took over. She went previous her half-century in 41 balls earlier than urgent on the accelerator, maintaining Australia going whilst India fought again with a number of wickets on the dying overs.
For India to problem the large goal, they wanted a fast begin from Shafali. Nonetheless, that wasn’t to be as she fell caught behind attempting to run Megan Schutt to 3rd man within the third ball.
Taniya Bhatia was compelled to retire damage subsequent over with concussion when she was hit on the pinnacle lacking an tried sweep shot, whereas Jemimah Rodrigues fell for duck hitting left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen to mid on.
A lot trusted the skilled pair of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur, each skilled batters not in the very best of kinds within the match. That too wasn’t to be, as Smriti hit Sophie Molineux to mid off to fall for 11 whereas Harmanpreet slogged Jonassen to deep mid wicket for 4.
At 30 for Four within the sixth over, the problem was over and solely formalities had been left. Deepti Sharma (33), Veda Krishnamurthy (19) and Richa Ghosh (18), who got here in as a concussion substitute for Bhatia, helped India get near 100.