The 2020 Women’s World Cup comes to a conclusion on Sunday as India play hosts Australia in a repeat of the opening game of this year’s tournament. India are taking part in their first-ever final and will be looking to inflict another defeat on the Aussies, who are looking for their fifth T20 crown. So, ahead of the highly-anticipated final showdown, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the best all-time moments from the previous six tournaments.
Brunt's brilliance against New Zealand
England won the inaugural 2009 tournament on home soil, and Katherine Brunt’s brilliant opening spell set them on their way to lifting the trophy. She recorded figures of 3/6 against New Zealand in a match-winning opening spell.
Perry's boot seals Australia glory
New Zealand were once again in the final in 2010 but fell agonisingly short of winning the title against rivals Australia. Needing five to win off the final ball, Sophie Devine’s fierce strike looked like it would reach the boundary to record a draw. However, Ellyse Perry managed to get her boot in the way to seal a dramatic win.
Bangladesh's maiden win
Bangladesh hosted the 2014 tournament and managed to seal their first-ever win in the competition over Sri Lanka. Rumana Ahmed struck an impressive 41 off 34 balls as the hosts won on debut.
South Africa's record breaking score
South Africa demolished Thailand earlier in this year’s competition, and they set a record score in the tournament’s history. Lizelle Lee’s maiden T20I century helped them post 195, one more than the previous record set by India in 2018.
Lanning's highest ever score
Australia won their third successive T20 World Cup in 2014, and there were plenty of memorable displays from the Aussies in Bangladesh. Captain Meg Lanning hit 126 against Ireland in the group stage, a score that still remains the highest in the history of the competition.
Deandra Dottin's 5/5
On a bowling front, West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin recorded the best ever figures against Bangladesh in 2018. She managed to take five wickets for just five runs on home soil.
Shrubsole's 13 wickets
No woman has taken more wickets in a single tournament that England’s Anya Shrubsole in 2014. England would lose in the final to Australia, however, Shrubsole’s 13 wickets haul has gone down in history.
West Indies' brilliant chase
The 2016 World Cup saw Australia’s dominance broken against the West Indies. Stafanie Taylor’s side secured their maiden world title in stunning fashion by chasing down 149 with eight wickets to spare.
Gardner’s 2018 final performance
Australia were back to winning ways in 2018, and their display against England in the final was brilliant. Ashleigh Gardner was the Player of the Match, scoring 33 runs and taking three wickets.
Perry's 100th T20I wicket
In the same match, Ellyse Perry made history. The all-rounder became the Australian, male or female, to take 100 T20I wickets after she took the wicket of Nat Sciver.
Poonam Yadav stuns Australia
In the first match of the 2020 tournament, hosts and defending champions Australia came unstuck against India. They looked to be cruising at 58/2 chasing 133, however, spinner Poonam Yadav took 4-19 to seal a shock opening win.