CAPE TOWN: Dominant Australia ceased South Africa’s dream run within the last because the defending champions outclassed Proteas ladies by 19 runs to carry the file sixth ICC Women’s T20 World Cup title.
Set to chase 157, South Africa struggled all through their innings to fulfill the required run charge towards a disciplined Australian bowling assault and have been finally restricted to 137/6.
Right-handed opener Laura Wolvaardt fought onerous for her facet with a gritty 48-ball 61 however noticed her efforts entering into useless as no different South African batter may make important contributions within the last.
Besides Wolvaardt, Chloe Tryon remained the opposite notable run-getter for South Africa and was the one one hanging on earlier than Jess Jonassen struck within the 18th over to do away with her. Tryon may rating 25 off 23 deliveries.
For Australia, Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Ashleigh Gardner and Darcie Brown picked up a wicket every.
Opting to bat first, Australia raised a good 156/6 in the back of an impressive unbeaten knock by their opener, Beth Mooney.
The opening batter anchored Australia’s innings with a smart 53-ball 74, hitting 9 boundaries and a six, whereas a succession of companions batted aggressively.
All-rounder Gardner batted forward of skipper Meg Lanning and justified her promotion within the batting order as she scored a brisk 29 off 21 and performed a pivotal function in guiding Australia to a good whole.
Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp took two wickets every, whereas Tryon and Nonkululeko Mlaba struck out a batter every.