The Australian Women’s Team not only won their fifth Women’s T20 title but also walked away with a million dollars (INR 7.4 Crores) as prize money for clinching the 2020 edition of the tournament.
India Women as runners up in the tournament received precisely half the amount awarded to the Aussie Women. The prize money was inflated five times in comparison to the last edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018 – also won by Australia.
With the vision of the growth of Women’s cricket, the ICC in a meeting held last year in September decided to raise the prize money reward by a whopping 320%.
The Australian women also walked away with all the accolades after defeating the Indian team at the grand finale held at MCG on Sunday.
The likes of Beth Mooney (Player of the Series) and Alyssa Healy (Player of the Match), set the tempo up-front for the host playing in front of a record 86,000+ crowd.
India, who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament, bottled under pressure with the batting order capitulating within the powerplay.
Australia, on the other hand, had to play out of their skins with the virtual quarter-finals fixture against New Zealand, and a hard-fought semi-final win against South Africa.
Meanwhile, India’s clash against England in the semis was washed out without a single delivery being bowled.
The eight-day long layoff from the field, after playing their last match before the finals, ultimately made the Indian side rusty as they dropped few expensive catches.