India lost by 85 runs to host Australia in the 8th T20 World cup edition, which could have been India’s first title ever had they win it.
After winning the toss Australia elected to bat first.
Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney has given Australia an electric start to their innings and made 115 runs in the form opening partnership. India were very unlucky by loosing the toss earlier and later dropping two valuable catch of both the openors in the very first and 4th over by Shafali Verma and R Yadav respectively. This two catches has cost India the final.Australia made a massive 184-5 in 20 overs. Alyssa Healy with 5 sixes and 7 fours made 75(39) where as Beth Mooney with 10 boundries made 78*(54).Shikha pandey was the most expensive bowler from India she conceeded 52 runs in her 4 overs. Even Poonam Pandey was not impressive.
The total was too big for the Indian to chase down.Expection from Shafali Verma was very high however she was out cheaply at 2(3) and misery continues as wickets was falling almost in every over. India was all out at 99 in 19.1 overs and lost the final by 85 runs. Deepti Sharma was the highest scorer from India with 33 runs fillowed by Veda Krishnamurthy 19 and Richa Ghosh 18 runs. India never shown any positive intent to won the match and failed in all department be it bowling, feilding or batting.Megan Schutt was the pick of the bowler from Australia by claming 4 wickets in her mere 3.1 over spell followed by Jess Jonassen who took 3 for 20 in her 4 overs.Previous world cup player of the match Alyssa Healy was adjudged the player of this match. Beth Mooney was named the player of the series.