A befitting duel awaits on Women’s Day

This women’s day (March 8), cricket fans from India and Australia will be glued to TV screens as the summit clash will decide the winners of ICC World Cup 2020. The million-dollar question is whether Indian women can live up to the expectations and fulfill the hope of the nation. 

It’s not going to be an easy game against the mighty Australian team. The team led by Meg Lanning is the most successful team in the history of WC. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet Kaur’s girls are appearing in the final for the first time. Lifting the World Cup on Women’s Day can be a perfect tribute to the billion people nation obsessed with cricket. Experience unlimited fun and engage with your favorite sports celebrities by joining FanKick live contests, games, trivia now.  

The exciting battle starts at 12.30 pm at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground. So, the big question is can India win an ICC trophy and rise to the expectations of all fans?

Also Read : How India Lost Finals

Road to finals

India Women’s Team

Group A

  • India 132/4 in 20 overs (Deepti Sharma 49*, Jess Jonassen 2/24) beat Australia 115 in 19.5 overs (Alyssa Healy 51, Poonam Yadav 4/19)
  • India 142/6 in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 46, P Ghosh 2/25, Salma Khatun 2/25) beat Bangladesh ( 124/8) in 20 overs (Nigar Sultana 35, Poonam Yadav 3/18) by 18 runs.
  • India 133/8 in 20 overs (Shafali Verma 46, Amelia Kerr 2/21) beat New Zealand 130/6 in 20 overs (Amelia Kerr 34*, Shikha Pandey 1/21) by three runs.
  • Sri Lanka 113/9 in 20 overs (A Atapattu 33, Radha Yadav 4/21) lost to India 116/3 in 14.4 overs (Shafali Verma 47).
  • Semifinal: India vs England (Match abandoned). 
  • India enter final based on most wins in the Group Stage.

The top performers

Shafali Verma 161 runs at 40.25

Poonam Yadav: 9 wickets

Deepti Sharma 82 runs and 2 wickets

Shikha Pandey: 7 wickets 

Australia women

  • Lose to India women by 17 runs
  • Sri Lanka 122/6 in 20 overs (C Atapattu 50, Nicola Carey 2/18) lost to Australia 123/5 in 19.3 overs (Rachael Haynes 60) by five wickets
  • Australia 189/1 in 20 overs (Alyssa Healy 89) beat Bangladesh 103/9 in 20 overs (Megan Schutt 3/21) by 86 runs
  • Australia 155/5 in 20 overs (Beth Mooney 60) beat New Zealand 151/7 in 20 overs (Katey Martin 37*, G Wareham 3/17) by four runs
  • Semifinals: Australia 134/5 in 20 overs (Meg Lanning 49*) beat South Africa 92/5 in 13 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 41*, Megan Schutt 2/17) by DLS method (5 runs)

The top performers

M Schutt: 9 wickets 

BL Mooney 181 runs at 45.25

JL Jonassen: 7 wickets 

AJ Healy 161 runs at 32.20

MM Lanning 116 runs at 58.00

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