29 November 2018
Trio of SCC Women, help win T20 World Cup Trophy
The now, fourth-time World T20 Trophy winning Women’s Australian Team, have defeated England by eight wickets in Antigua on Sunday 25th. Three Sydney Cricket Club Tiger’s players Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes had a very successful tournament. This underlined the team’s status as one of the world sport’s most dominant outfits, in securing the World T20 trophy for Australia.
In 2009, The Southern Stars lost out to England in the semi-finals of the inaugural competition. They however have claimed the title in 2010, 2012, 2014 with only one upset loss to the West Indies in the 2016. And now have the 2018 title to add to their collection.
Australia produced their best performance of the in Antigua, to bowl out England for a total of 105 from 19.4 overs with Perry claiming 1-23. The run-chase was never in doubt following contributions from Healy (22), Ash Gardner (33*) and skipper Meg Lanning (28*) achieving the total in 15.1 overs.
Australian and Tigers wicket keeper Alyssa Healy was deserving named Player of the Tournament after top-scoring with 225 runs at an average of 56.25. Despite her concussion against India, this did not interrupt her game as she led from the front at the top of the order as well as capturing 8 dismissals throughout the entire tournament.
Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes also both had a stellar tournament. They produced strong performances throughout the fixtures. Perry first led the bowlers taking 9 wickets across the 5 innings with none more important than Dottin in the semi-final and form English batsmen Natalie Sciver. Rachael Haynes was consistently playing at her best in the middle, returning 4 not outs in her total of 5 innings. Haynes played a variety of roles, including successfully scoring quick late order runs or guiding Australia over the line in crucial periods.
On behalf of the The Trust we send our congratulations to the players for a very successful tournament for Australia and our Tigers.