A defining fielding brilliance that won Australia their maiden title or an outstanding hit from an India captain – who gets your vote in our FanCraze Greatest Moments finale?
The Women's T20 World Cup is back after three years and as we gear up for the tournament in the Rainbow Nation, here's your chance to vote for the FanCraze Greatest Moments!
Eight iconic moments were pitted against one another in the bracket challenge and we have the next four after a round of voting. It's now time for you to cast your vote and decide the FanCraze Greatest Moment of the Women's T20 World Cup from the final two!
Voting is live now. Click on the link below to get voting!
The golden boot: Ellyse Perry helps Australia clinch their maiden title in style
Arguably one the most exciting low-scoring thrillers in T20I history, the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2010 final was a nerve-wracking one: a stiffening contest between Australia and New Zealand for a maiden title.
It all came down to New Zealand needing 14 off the final over in their run-chase of 107, with young Sophie Devine and Liz Perry up against another dynamic young gun Ellyse Perry. As it panned out, it was the all-rounder’s stunning reflexes that saved the day for Australia.
Perry turned over the strike to Devine on the first ball, and four doubles followed, getting it down to five required off the last ball. The bowler sent one down full, angling in, and Devine smashed it straight downtown, only for Perry to stretch out her right boot as the ball deflected towards Lisa Sthalekar at mid-wicket to seal Australia’s thrilling three-run win.
A class apart: Harmanpreet Kaur smashes massive six on her way to a century against New Zealand
Harmanpreet Kaur showcased her belligerent ball-striking skills during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018, wherein she aggregated 183 runs at a strike-rate of 160.52, the second-best in the competition. The India captain was at her best against New Zealand in a Group B encounter in Guyana, where she smashed 103 off 51 - the first hundred by an India batter in the format - featuring seven fours and eight sixes.
Harmanpreet’s most remarkable hit came against Amy Satterthwaite, which came about by a brilliant use of feet that enabled her strike one straight over the bowler’s head for almost a 90 metres six. Jemimah Rodrigues, the non-striker, stood in all admiration for the stroke, lauding the skipper as the ball sailed over the sightscreen.
“I know if I settle down, I can go for my shots,” Harmanpreet would reflect on her knock after the game. We had seen that in the past, most remarkably during her epic 171* at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup semi-finals against Australia less than a year earlier, and have been treated to many such displays since.