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2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup Final

September 11, 2019


the 2005 women’s Cricket World Cup final was a women’s one day international cricket match between Australia and India played on 10 April 2005 at the Supersport Park in South Africa it was the culmination of the 2005 women’s Cricket World Cup the eighth tournament of the series Australia won by 98 runs clinching their fifth World Cup title and their fourth on foreign soil it was the first time that the Indian team had reached this stage of a Women’s World Cup Australia won the toss and their captain Belinda Clarke opted to bat first her side scored 215 runs with the loss of 4 wickets in their 50 overs their top scorer was Australian vice captain Karen role tan who scored 107 runs batting at number three Indian burger Amita Sharma took 2 wickets for 39 runs in their response India failed to build a good opening partnership as open agile Sharma was dismissed for only five runs India continued to score poorly and the last of their 10 wickets fell at the end of their 46th over Australia bowlers Shelley Nitschke and Catherine Fitzpatrick each took two wickets wrote and was named player of the match the 2005 Women’s World Cup was a round-robin tournament in which each of the eight teams played or 7 others in the top four progress to the semi-finals all of Australia group stage matches were scheduled – Wayne University of Technology of all Pretoria except the one against West Indies their first match was against England which washed out after heavy rain lashed Pretoria then Australia has five consecutive victories against New Zealand West Indies South Africa Sri Lanka and Ireland by 32 runs 79 runs 97 runs eight wickets and 10 wickets respectively India group stage matches were raw so she edged fooled at Pretoria except the one against New Zealand their first match was against trial anchor which ended with no result it won its next three matches against Ireland South Africa and England by nine wickets for wicket and seven wickets respectively it then faced at first loss in the tournament facing a 16 runs loss from New Zealand both the finalists faced each other in the last match of their group stage but it was abandoned without a ball being bowled Australia played England in the first semi-final of the tournament australia won the toss and put england bat england finished on 158 with fitzpatrick taking 3 wicket for 27 runs Clarke’s tally of 62 runs and stal occurs 29 runs helped Australia to reach the required 159 and 47 overs to progress to the final Clarke was named player of the match in the second semi-final India played New Zealand which won the toss and elected to field first the Indian openers were quickly dismissed but Chopra scored 44 and raj 91 not out helping india to reach a total of 204 runs New Zealand finished on 164 and Amita Sharma finished with three wicket 420 Forums India won by 40 runs and progressed to the final with Rajesh being the player of the match before the tournament Jenny Thompson of s and Chris and Phil identified Australia India England and New Zealand as the most likely winners Australia were runners-up in the previous tournament in 2000 this was the first time that India had reached the final of a Women’s World Cup but the seventh for Australia and their sixth on foreign soil Australia was the only team still unbeaten in the tournament the one change in the Australian team was the inclusion of Klee Smith in place of M Liddell India fielded the same side as in their semi-final win over New Zealand batting conditions were good and Australia’s captain Belinda Clarke chose to bat first after winning the toss the Indian bowler started well Clark was caught at wicket by wicket keeper and Ujjain and in the eleventh over caitli was caught at second slit by dart second slip wrote and batted at number three and Jones at number four taking Australia 250 runs in the 19th over during their 40 run third wicket partnership Jones was dismissed in the 25th over by David install occur came in scoring 55 in a 139 run fourth wicket stand with roten during which Australia reached 100 runs in the 34th over valleca was caught and bowled by Dar in the last over after which black were made for runs into balls giving Australia a total of 215 runs wrote and remained not out making 107 runs after she was dropped by Amita Sharma and 60 Goswami Amita Sharma da and David each took one wicket for India

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