Chasing a stiff target of 185 to win their maiden T20 World Cup title, India failed for the first time in the tournament as the 16-year-old Shafali Verma was sent back by Australian pacer Megan Schutt for just 2 in the first over.
India Women never recovered from the early setback and soon found themselves reeling at 30-4 before the end of the powerplay overs. Having been completely outplayed by a dominant Australian unit, Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. hobbled their way to 99, falling 85 runs short of the set-target.
With the 85-run win, Australia Women successfully defended their 2018 T20 World title and lifted the trophy for a record 5th time. The Meg Lanning-led side also became the second team in the tournament’s history to lift the title at home after England winning the inaugural edition in 2009.
Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh, Taapsee Pannu, and Abhishek Bachchan led the Bollywood squad in congratulating the Women in Blue. The celebs sent in their complimenting messages to cheer for Team India and their fight to claim the title. The fact that they went right till the end and put up a fight itself deserves a round of applause, and they should be appreciated for it.
Check out how the Bollywood stars comforted Team India:
Proud of you Team India 🇮🇳 🏏 pic.twitter.com/ieE3nxgEwb
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 8, 2020
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) March 8, 2020
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) March 8, 2020