Tag Archives: Australia women's cricket team

Huge MCG crowd turns up for World T20 final but anger at ‘disgusting’ TV decision | Sport

Attendance records tumbled at the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup final, with 86,174 fans turning up to watch Australia beat India and win their fifth title at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but the decision by Channel Nine to broadcast such a momentous match on its secondary channel prompted criticism in some …

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Australia claim fifth Women’s World T20 title with crushing win over India | Sport

Ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup final on Sunday, various of its participants described it as the “biggest game” that women’s cricket had seen. In literal terms that turned out to be true, with 86,174 spectators filling the Melbourne Cricket Ground to come remarkably close to the all-time crowd record …

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More than a game of cricket: MCG final is defining moment for women’s sport | Megan Maurice | Sport

Delissa Kimmince and Ellyse Perry

Each game of this Twenty20 World Cup has been leading to this – the attempted world record crowd for a women’s sporting event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Sunday’s final between Australia and India. For months, Cricket Australia and the local organising committee have been boldly espousing their hopes …

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Australia avoid nightmare scenario but ICC face questions with England the fall guys | Adam Collins | Sport

“The public love a backflip,” a cabinet minister once said to me. “It shows them you are listening.” The organisers of the T20 World Cup had the chance to get nimble this week for the sake of the credibility of their tournament. Instead, they elected to do the opposite to …

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Women’s World T20: late bid for Australia to have rain reserve day rejected | Sport

Australia’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup fate may yet be determined by the weather after Cricket Australia’s request to introduce a reserve day was rejected by the International Cricket Council. The CA chief executive, Kevin Roberts, told SEN he had asked the ICC if the tournament’s semi-finals at the SCG – …

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Ellyse Perry ruled out of T20 World Cup as rain threatens Australia’s title defence | Sport

Australia’s bid to win a fifth Women’s Twenty20 World Cup has suffered a blow with all-rounder Ellyse Perry ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a serious hamstring injury. Perry hobbled off the pitch during the host nation’s win over New Zealand on Monday after sustaining the …

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Australia ease to big win over Bangladesh at Women’s T20 World Cup | Sport

The Australian women’s team finally put in a performance befitting their home-favourite status at the Twenty20 World Cup with an 86-run win, although it came at the expense of an under-resourced and overwhelmed Bangladesh team. The opening bats Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney took control from the outset, piling up …

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Palpable sigh of relief sweeps Australia as T20 World Cup hosts survive scare | Melinda Farrell | Sport

Nicola Carey

Australia virtually out of the T20 World Cup after only four days? Inconceivable. Australia losing to Sri Lanka for the first time in history? Inconceivable. And yet, for a few nerve-jangling hours in Perth, it was anything but inconceivable that after a two-year build-up and a wave of jingoism Australia …

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Australia bamboozled by Yadav as India cause upset in T20 World Cup opener | Sport

The Women’s Twenty20 World Cup started off with a major upset as Indian leg-spinner Poonam Yadav derailed Australia in Sydney, with the hosts and reigning champions eventually bowled out 17 runs short with a ball to spare. Yadav was denied a World Cup hat-trick by a dropped catch, and another …

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Opportunities abound for women’s cricket as T20 World Cup arrives | Geoff Lemon | Sport

Teams such as Pakistan and Bangladesh are reliant on star turns from standout players

Strategically, Cricket Australia has been building up to this home season for five years. The impressive growth of women’s cricket in Australia over that time has not been the result of hitting and hoping. It was calculated, and so far the sums have proved accurate. But in substantial part it …

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