Women’s T20 world Cup: Australia raise their sixth title on Sunday© AFP
Australia received the Women’s T20 World Cup for the sixth time after they beat South Africa by 19 runs within the ultimate at Newlands on Sunday. Opening batter Beth Mooney anchored the Australian innings, scoring an unbeaten 74 in a complete of 156 for six. South Africa had been by no means up with the required run price and had been restricted to 137 for six regardless of opener Laura Wolvaardt hitting 61 off 48 balls.
Wolvaardt and semi-final heroine Tazmin Brits struggled to seek out gaps within the discipline and scored solely 17 runs earlier than Brits was caught at mid-on off Darcie Brown off the final ball of the fifth over.
Marizanne Kapp hit two boundaries however was out for 11 and South Africa captain Sune Luus was run out for 2. At that stage the house facet wanted one other 103 runs off 56 balls.
Wolvaardt and the hard-hitting Chloe Tryon gave a near-capacity crowd of about 15,000 hope with an attacking fourth wicket partnership of 55 off 37 balls however the match was successfully over when Wolvaardt was leg earlier than wicket to Megan Schutt within the seventeenth over.
The left-handed Mooney performed a measured innings, scoring her 74 runs off 53 balls whereas a succession of companions batted aggressively.
Ash Gardner and Grace Harris each batted forward of captain Meg Lanning and seemed to be beneath directions to go for his or her photographs.
South Africa’s bowlers carried out steadily and had been backed up by enthusiastic fielding. Stalwarts Shabnim Ismail and Kapp each took two wickets every.
But Australia confirmed their high quality in defending their complete with athleticism and dedication that put the South African batters beneath fixed stress.
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