With a 19-round win over host South Africa in Cape Town, Australia, she won the Women’s T20 World Cup title for the third time in a row and her sixth overall title.

Beth Mooney shined again on the big stage, scoring nine-fours and a six-on-one with 74 undefeated from 54 balls and 156 on six after choosing to strike first at Newlands, Australia.

Reaching the age of half a century, Mooney made an undefeated 78 in Australia’s crushing victory over India in 2020, becoming the first player to score more than two fifty in the Women’s T20 World Cup finals.

South African opener Laura Wolvaardt took her side in the contention in their first appearance in the final, with a perfect 61 in response, but Proteas lost regular wickets and fell behind at 137 on six.

Australia impressed during the power play throughout the tournament and after winning the draw, Alyssa Healy and Mooney got off to another good start, scoring 36 points in the top five.

Marizanne Kapp broke that stance when she caught Healy at 18, but Ash Gardner picked up where her teammate left off in a second wicket stand with Mooney at 46.

The player of the tournament, Gardner, hit two sixes and two fours while he scored 29 points before being caught trying to get big again in Chloe Tryon’s bowling.

Grace Harris then bowled cleanly for 10 points by Nonkululeko Mlaba and Australia dropped to 103 by three in Round 15.

Despite his surroundings, Mooney stood strong at the other extreme, creating history with his half-century of history helping South Africa build a tough sum.

Shabnim Ismail – fresh out of England’s three-goal draw in their semi-final defeat – threw two balls in a row in the final, finishing 26 to two, while Kapp made two claims to 35, but Australia would have felt. a confident mood at the midpoint of the finale.

The all-conquering Australians immediately got to work with the ball as South Africa failed to capitalize on their power play, with Compensation Brits, the player of the match against England, making 10 from 17 balls before falling to Darcie Brown.

The hosts were going under a ball when Kapp handed Gardner straight into Brown’s hands and a big mess in the middle caused captain Sune Luus to go cheap.

That left South Africa at 54 in the third, but Wolvaardt’s stunning form continued as he stood firm at the top of the standings, making him his third consecutive half-century in the tournament.

He hit five fours and three sixes to hold his side, but Australia confirmed their sixth World Cup crown in eight presses when the 23-year-old was trapped by lbw as he tried to sweep Megan Schutt in the 17th round.