Australia has won the Women’s World Twenty20 for the third time consecutively, beating their foe England by six wickets. With this victory they have kept a steady pace to defend their superiority in the world of women’s cricket, undoubtedly. They performed ignoble in the field and reduced the British to 105 for 8.
The Aussies, led by Meg Lanning, who scored a handsome 44 and became a leading run scorer in the match, did not take much time to chase the run and in short order they reached the target.
Evidently, there was a conflict between the Aussie’s approach and that of England’s. Australia bumped into four sixes which has dragged their feet for leading in the six-hitting league for the tournament, whereas, England could not manage a single over boundary and left their tournament tally at zero.
England has worn out to 24 for 1 on the power play and Australia reached at 43 of, 1 studded with two sixes. Withal, this difference has made the result of the match.
Jess Jonassen has started the attacks by licking into shape the first delivery from Danielle Hazzell to six and scrolled 14 off the second over. The main concern for the Australia was Anya Shrubsole, who has been the leading wicket-taker of the competition. Merely as the target was not very high they did not have to over-attack against her. Nevertheless, the concern could not give up the skipper Lanning putting her over the boundary, she said.
Perry has shown in beautiful all-round display in the match. She, who had dibs on a tightfisted 2 off 13, scrolled a stunning unconquered 31 and added 60 along with Lanning in the eight overs.
England team could not scratch impressive batting performance during the tournament. Only Charlotte Edwards could play close to her level. The team had not to chase a bid target throughout the competition, and that is why the lower order had not had much span in the middle to score and lift the innings in the final when they were required.
They had tried a lot to fight to win the slow pitch and at the same time their top two batsmen, Sarah Tailor and Edwards struggled against the accurate bowling, but both of them got dismissed by Sarah Coyte, later.
The only sliver-tongued span of batting of the British side has come shortly after the Powerplay by Heather Knight and Taylor as they both accelerated to nearly eight an over, displaying their superiority to somewhat. But when Taylor got back to the pavilion followed by Lydia Greenway’s, caught low down by Healy and Knight got dismissed at midwicket, they came to the bad position again.
Nevertheless, Australia still needs to do better in the chase, but right now they scarcely had any worry as they are able to keep the trophy for the third consecutive time which has become a permanent accessory of that side.