A momentous day for World Cricket. Over 80,000 in attendance at the MCG and several hundred million eye balls watching around the world on TV. Australia won the World T20 tournament but women’s cricket won the day.
2. Catches win matches
India dropped two crucial catches early in the Australian innings. Healy was dropped on nine and Beth Mooney on eight. They went on to score 75 and 78 respectively.
The ground fielding was also sloppy as India failed to stem the flow of runs.
Australia’s fielding was exceptional. Not only did they stick their catches but their ground fielding was excellent. They chased every ball hard.
Healy’s excellent catch at the stumps to claim the valuable wicket of Shafali Verma in the third ball of the Indian innings effectively ended the contest.
India will have nightmares about their fielding. They effectively dropped the World Cup.