Aussies created history by lifting their fifth World Cup trophy, also their second consecutive title. Australia has been the most dominating team in women’s cricket so far, they have won 5 out of 7 editions and have reached finals every time they have played.
This time they defeated India in the finals by 85 runs in front of a jam-packed crowd in MCG. Definitely not expected but the match turned out to be a one-sided affair and India was totally swept by Aussies in all the aspects be it batting, bowling or fielding.
Australia with the phenomenal victory won a humongous prize money which is $1 million (Rs 7.40 crores) which is five times more than what they won after winning the 2018 edition of the tournament. This was decided by ICC in a meeting held in last year’s October, the prize money was increased overall by 320 percent, meaning all the participating teams collected more than ever, this is a huge step towards women’s cricket and will promote more facilities to run.
The runner ups of the tournament, India won exactly half of Australia’s prize money winning $500,000 (3.70 crores). The team turned as runner ups for the second time in the ICC tournament. The winning amount matters a lot looking into the current scenario and kudos to ICC for such an effort, the ICC event turned out to be a huge success as it was on the eve of International Women’s day and was starred by World famous Pop singer Katy Perry.
It was the first women’s standalone event in the world which attracted a whopping audience of more than 85,000 and over 5 million views online.
In the finale, after winning the toss Australia’s opening duo fired along the innings and maximized their first 10 overs while dealing with only sixes and fours. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney built an amazing opening stand, dominating the Indian bowlers. Healy’s 39-ball 75 built the rhythm of the innings, while Mooney smashed an unbeaten 78 runs. Their firing knock helped Aussies to create a grand total of 184 runs with the loss of only 4 wickets.
India failed miserably while chasing the humongous target as their batters couldn’t cope up with the pressure and their wickets kept falling consistently. India didn’t even manage to put up a three-figure score on board as they were sent back to Pavillion in just 99 runs. Eventually, Australia clinched victory in the final contest.