Women's T20 World Cup: We don't get tired of it; we know that we are being hunted, says Beth Mooney
"There's as many as there is out there. We don't get tired of it. Something we speak about as a group is making sure we're always evolving along the way. We've seen in this tournament there are teams around the world getting better and better as the years go on and we know that we're being hunted." "People are looking at us for what we do and how we go about it, so certainly it won't last forever, but we'll enjoy it for as long as we can and hopefully we can keep piling up those trophies," she said in the post-match press conference.
Australia win record-extending sixth Women's T20 World Cup title, beat South Africa by 19 runs
Beth Mooney top-scored with 74* as the world's top-ranked team posted 156/6, and a brilliant bowling display saw South Africa stifled in their chase, with the Proteas falling short of their target. Their victory means Australia have now won six Women's T20 World Cup titles, and they have completed a 'three-peat' under the captaincy of Meg Lanning, winning in 2018, 2020 and now 2023, reports ICC.
Women's T20 World Cup: Veteran England seamer Katherine Sciver-Brunt bids farewell to the World Cup stage
"I've been thinking about retirement daily for two years. It used to be after every tour, I'd question what I was doing. But as it's drawn closer, I've thought about it a bit more seriously and it does creep into your mind when you're training, mainly because of the pressure other people put on you."
Women's T20 World Cup: Harmanpreet could have covered an extra two metres if she genuinely put in the effort, says Alyssa Healy
Harmanpreet had kept India in the hunt with a 34-ball 52 in chasing down 173 against Australia on February 23. India needed 41 in 33 balls with six wickets in hand when Harmanpreet swept off leg-spinner Georgia Wareham. But Ashleigh Gardner threw the ball back from deep mid-wicket to Alyssa, and Harmanpreet, who played the match after two days of fever and a visit to the hospital, did not make a dash for the crease.
Women's T20 WC: South Africa can end 'amazing tournament' with silverware, believes captain Luus
Luus will go where no South African has gone before at Newlands on Sunday as she prepares to lead her side out in their first-ever ICC World Cup final. The Proteas held their nerve to beat England by six runs in Friday's semi-final and will be backed by a passionate Cape Town crowd as they look to get the better of the reigning champions.
There is pressure on everyone, it's a World Cup final, says Australian captain Lanning
Australia have reigned supreme in five of the seven ICC Women's T20 World Cups but have never previously faced the hosts in the showpiece. Lanning and her teammates are expecting little support when they step out at Newlands on Sunday but they are up for the challenge.
Women's T20 World Cup: All-female umpiring team confirmed for final
Jacqueline Williams and Kim Cotton will be the two on-field umpires, with Suzanne Redfern appointed as the TV Umpire and Nimali Perera stepping in as the fourth umpire. GS Lakshmi has been named as the match referee. New Zealander Cotton will be umpiring at successive Women's T20 World Cup finals having also been out in the middle when Australia won back in 2020, and the 45-year-old will be fresh from overseeing the first semi-final between Australia and India on Thursday.