ANTIGUA: The Australian came to the fore to thrash England by eight wickets and lift their fourth Women's World Twenty20 title here at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.
It was a easy win for Australia team as they got the target of just 106 runs. Chasing a lowly target of 106 runs to win, the Australian women's cricket team made everything looked so easy as they successfully chased the target in 15.1 over.
Opener Alyssa Healy set the tone for the chase from the very beginning as she smashed a few boundaries before eventually falling for a 20-ball 22, including 14 off the first over by Anya Shrubsole. After Australia also lost Healy's opening partner Beth Mooney for 14 runs, first drop Ashleigh Gardner (unbeaten at 33) and Captain Meg Lanning (unbeaten at 28) joined forces and made a crucial 62-run knock for the third wicket to help their side reach the target with nearly five overs to spare.
Gardner was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as she finished with a figure of three for 22, followed by Georgia Wareham's two for 11. While Gardner won the Player of the Match for her all-round performance, Healy was declared Player of the Tournament for notching up a total of 225 runs.