Player of the Series: Australia’s opening batswoman was declared the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup.
During the final match of the recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup between Australia and India in Melbourne, Australia beat India by 85 runs to lift their fifth Women’s T20 World Cup.
Chasing a formidable 185-run target, India were bundled out for 99 in 19.1 overs. Losing wickets from the word go put the visitors in a difficult position which they failed to recover from.
Australia pacer Megan Schutt registered bowling figures of 3.1-0-18-4 to be the pick of their bowlers in the night of the final. All-rounder Jess Jonassen, who opened the bowling with Schutt, also put India on the back foot with bowling figures of 4-0-20-3.
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Who was named the Player of the Series in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020?
After Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and chose to bat in the final, the hosts posted a match-winning 184/4 in 20 overs on the back of half-centuries from their opening batswomen in Alyssa Healy (75) and Beth Mooney (78*).
While Healy kick-started the Australian innings by going after the Indian bowlers, it was Mooney who played a much-needed anchor role to make sure that the 115-run opening partnership gets converted into a healthy total.
Having scored her third half-century of the tournament, Mooney ended it with the most runs as she amassed 259 runs in six matches at an average of 64.75 and a strike rate of 125.12. The 26-year old southpaw was declared the Player of the Series for her stellar show.
Healy, who won the Player of the Match award in the final, ended the tournament as its second-highest run-scorer after scoring 236 runs at an average of 39.33 and a strike rate of 156.29.
As far as the bowlers are concerned, Schutt dismissed 13 batsmen in six matches at an average of 10.30, an economy rate of 6.33 and a strike rate of 9.7 to become the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.