The massive excitement and buzz for the T20 World Cup final between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) hasn’t gone down yet. Two of the biggest cricketing nations were taking on each other in the final of the World Cup and fans cued up to catch the action live at the stadium. The enthusiasm was such that the attendance record was broken in the final for a women’s cricket match.
ICC announced that a ginormous count of 86,174 people attended India vs Australia final at the MCG.
This is a record for a women’s sporting event in Australia while also becoming the most attended women’s cricket match in the history of the sport.
The match had its own portrayal of climax. A lot was expected from the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side but as fate would have it, the India women’s cricket team perhaps reserved their worst performance of the Women’s T20 World Cup for the final.
They simply could not compete with their rivals, to say the least as hosts Australia won their fifth T20 World Cup title after beating India by a whopping 85 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
The gap between the two sides was so big that the win predictor never climbed up to more than 20% in India’s favour in the entire duration of the final.