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ICC Women's T20 WC final: AUS wins record 5th title, beats IND by 85 runs

Opting to bat, Australia rode on blistering half-centuries by openers Alyssa Healy (75) and Beth Mooney (78 not out) to post 184 for four

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Australia women's cricket team after winning its 5th World T20 title: Photo: @T20WorldCup

Defending champions won its record fifth ICC Women's T20 World Cup title, outclassing by 85 runs in the summit clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which sees total attendence of 86,174 on Sunday. Opting to bat, Australia rode on blistering half-centuries by openers Alyssa Healy (75) and Beth Mooney (78 not out) to post 184 for four before its bowlers, led by Megan Schutt (4/18) and Jess Jonassen (3/20), put up a disciplined effort to win their fifth title.

Chasing a challenging target, India, featuring in its maiden final of the tournament, couldn't handle the pressure and were bundled out for 99 in 19.1 overs. India suffered a batting collapse as the top order of teen sensation (2), Smriti Mandhana (11), Jemimah Rodrigues (0) and skipper (4) departed inside the first six overs.

To add to India's woes, wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia retired hurt in the second over after getting hit on her helmet of the bowling of left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen. Deepti Sharma (33), Veda Krishnamurthy (19) and concussion substitute Richa Ghosh (14) tried to fight back but the Australian bowlers struck at regular intervals to choke India.


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Australia's Megan Schutt, second left celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of India's during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match in Melbourne. Photo: AP | PTI
Playing 11 of both the teams:

Australia Women playing 11: Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning(c), Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt

India Women playing 11: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Gosh (concussion substitute for Taniya Bhatia)

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