It has always been a routine for one or two of the top 4 players to perform regularly. It continued in this final as well. Volward also played a big innings in the South African team, crossing a half-century. However, he could not stand till the end and finish the game. He got out in the 17th over. Even with the bowling, Australia had more options than South Africa. The Australian team used a total of 7 bowlers. Catch traps are also not seen much throughout this series. The Aussie’s performance was a feast of all the ingredients required for World Cup success.
Out of six World Cup victories, Australia have beaten England three times in the final, New Zealand, India and South Africa once each. All Australia beat were top teams. It is impossible to completely dominate in the final despite all the pressure.
“It’s annoying to see your smile. But you are the role model for women’s cricket. Congratulations on your success,” South African captain Sune Lewis said about the Australian players. Sune Lewis’ words ring true. Even if you don’t like this Australian team, you can’t ignore them. This team is a big inspiration for women’s cricket!