Australia registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over England on Saturday night to secure their fourth Women’s World T20 title.
England, led by Heather Knight, were bowled out for 105 with two balls remaining in Antigua.
Australia women were poor in the field but leg-spinner Georgia Wareham took 2-11 and completed a stunning run-out to restrict England at a low total.
All-rounder Ashleigh Gardner backed up her 3-22 with an unbeaten 33 as Australia chased down the target in 15.1 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
Earlier, after winning the toss and opting to bat, England women were unable to find any rhythm, with only Danni Wyatt (43) and the skipper Knight reaching double figures.
In comparison to their fielding, the Southern Stars were ruthless with the bat, as captain Meg Lanning and Gardner worked the ball around the ground with ease.
The chase looked too easy as the match came to a close with nearly five overs to spare – with some England players left in tears as Australia women celebrated their first World T20 title in last four years.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Always happy when cricketing justice is done.
The best side of the tournament are the winners of the Women’s World T20 2018…. Well done Australia! 👏👏👏#ICCWomensWorldT20
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 25, 2018
Congrats to the Australian women’s cricket team on a tremendous victory beating England in the final and winning the T20 World Cup – awesome stuff ! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 25, 2018
Champions!! Brilliant tournament all-round, massive congratulations! https://t.co/L2n6oCUV8w
— Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) November 25, 2018
Congrats Australia! Two years of planning, said Perry. That's what it takes to win world titles. BCCI take note.
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) November 25, 2018
Brilliant from Australia. So consistent and ever so improving. 4 titles in 6 editions of @WorldT20 is an outstanding achievement. Congratulations to Meg Lanning and her team for being the deserved winners @SouthernStars 🏆🥇 https://t.co/SJCScV7k31
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) November 25, 2018
Congrats to the @SouthernStars !
Played great cricket all tournament.
— Tim Paine (@tdpaine36) November 25, 2018
Congratulations to the @SouthernStars !! Get in the Aussie’s 🦘🇦🇺
— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) November 25, 2018
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) November 25, 2018
Australia and their love affair with World Cups. A stupendous effort as they win their 4th World T20 title. That being said, would have loved to watch our Women's team play the Finals against the Aussies. Tough luck for the Women in Blue. #WT20 #ICCWomensWorldT20 pic.twitter.com/MRw92gyi2l
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 25, 2018
— Syeda Nain Abidi (@SyedaNain18) November 25, 2018
— ICC (@ICC) November 25, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 25, 2018
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) November 25, 2018
Huge congrats @SouthernStars. Calm & focused Lanning at the helm in the chase and truly deserved the win. Lots to be proud of for @englandcricket still and great to see youngsters standing up at different times during the tournament. #WWT20
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 25, 2018
— Lisa Alexander (@CoachLisaA) November 25, 2018
Australia are 2018 World Twenty20 Champions!
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@SouthernStars) November 25, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 25, 2018