Australia beat India in T20 World Cup final
Australia beat India in T20 World Cup final. (Image Source: Twitter)

Cricketing world goes berserk as Australia clinch fifth Women’s T20 World Cup with emphatic win over India

A rampant Australia emphatically clinched their fifth Women’s T20 World Cup title on Sunday, thumping India by 85 runs in front of more than 86,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Alyssa Healy smashed a quick-fire 75 and Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 78 as the defending champions plundered an ominous 184/4 — the highest score ever in a Women’s T20 World Cup final. In reply, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led India could only manage 99 in 19.1 overs, ending a 17-day tournament that reinforced Australia’s dominance of the sport, having now won five of the seven World Cups so far.


Brief scores: Australia 184/4 in 20 overs (Beth Mooney 78*, Alyssa Healy 74; Deepti Sharma 2-38) beat India 99 in 19.1 overs (Megan Schutt 4-18, Jess Jonassen 3-30) by 85 runs.

Here’s how the cricketing world reacted to Australia’s win over India:




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