‘The Record’ – A Documentary on Australian Women’s Cricket Team in the Offing

The Australian women’s cricket team is a mighty strong team. They are known for setting records on the field and crushing opponents in the process. They’ve won multiple bilateral series, tri-series, world tournaments, and so on. Their players too, make and break records every other day.


Australia Women's Cricket team
Australia Women’s Cricket team. Pic Credits: ICC/Getty Images


As a tribute to their match-winning spree and an insatiable hunger for creating records, Cricket Australia has launched a trailer of the documentary on this team aptly titled ‘The Record’. It is all set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this coming Friday.

The Record primarily focuses on the exploits of the Australian women at the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Australia, who were the defending champions coming into the tournament, had a lot riding on them. The expectations of playing at home and the loss in their first game in the group stage against India would have ruffled anybody’s feathers but not this Australian side.

They met the same side in the finals again on 8th March and like the champions that they are, took the battle back to the Indians. Opting to bat, Australia had a mammoth opening partnership of 115, with Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney smashing the Indian bowlers all around the park.

They bowled India out for a paltry score of 99 to get their hands on yet another trophy. Megan Schutt dealt something deadly blows to send the Indian team reeling never to retaliate back and ended as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

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The Record tells the story of how Australia made their way into the finals, of their fearless captain Meg Lanning marshaling a depleted team, braving truant weather to register a miraculous victory.

Speaking about The Record, Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia Interim CEO, proudly declares, “The documentation of Australia’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup campaign has given us the opportunity to reflect on what was a monumental occasion for cricket. I would like to thank everyone who played their part in bringing both the event and this documentary to life. Reliving this special moment in time will hopefully inspire the next generation of cricketers, both girls, and boys, to aspire to play on the biggest stage of all.”

Source – ANI

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