India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Final Highlights: Meg Lanning’s side beat India by 85 runs to win the Women’s T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Chasing a huge total of 185, India got off to a horrible start losing in-form opener Shafali Verma in the first over. The wickets kept on falling as Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur departed in the powerplay overs. Taniya Bhatia went off the field too after getting hit on the helmet. Deepti Sharma (33), Veda Krishnamurthy (19) and concussion substitute Richa Ghosh (18) contributed with cameos but could not help India get close to the target. The wickets kept falling as India got all out for 99 runs with five balls to go. Megan Schutt took four wickets in the innings. Australia defending the World Champions title and won the tournament for the fifth time in history.
Earlier, Australian skipper Meg Lanning won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia got off to a terrific start as openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney put-up a 50-run stand in the powerplay overs putting India under pressure. Healy went on to score her 12th T20I fifty. She scored 75 runs from 39 deliveries before losing her wicket to Radha Yadav. Mooney went on to score 78 runs from 54 balls as she carried her bat. Australia posted a record-breaking mammoth total of 184 for four wickets.