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T20 Women’s World Cup: Australia defeated South Africa in the final clash

Australia added a new feather to their cap on Sunday as Meg Lanning’s side lifted their sixth Women’s T20 World Cup title after defeating South Africa in the summit clash on Sunday. This was Australia’s third consecutive title and Meg Lanning’s fifth ICC trophy as captain. Opting to bat first, Australia recorded a total of 156/6 from 20 overs after Beth Mooney played an unbeaten strike of 74 from 53 balls. South Africa later fell just short of 19 runs despite a mighty 61 from 48 balls from Laura Wolvaardt. As Australia created a new record in Cape Town, fans took to Twitter to congratulate the team on their spectacular victory.

Going into the match, building on Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 74 on 53 balls, Australia first posted a competitive 156 for 6 and then restricted the home team to 137 for 6.

Mooney’s strike proved to be the deciding factor, as she single-handedly carried the Australian innings with nine bounds and a strike over the fence.

Chasing down, opener Laura Wolvaardt (61 off 48 balls) played a brave solo hand as wickets continued to fall at the other end for the hosts.

Wolvaardt hit a limit five and three huge sixes during his hit.

(With PTI Inputs)

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