Australia vs South Africa, Women’s T20 World Cup, Final Live: Australia eye sixth title© AFP

Australia vs South Africa, Women’s T20 World Cup, Final Live Updates:South Africa have lost four wickets in chase of 157 against Australia. Top knock from Beth Mooney propelled Australia to 156/6 in 20 overs against South Africa in the Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday at the Newlands, Cape Town. Australia opener Beth Mooney smashed an unbeaten 74 off just 53 balls to guide five-time champions to a competitive total. After Australia lost dependable opener Alyssa Healy for 18, Mooney, who had struck 54 against India in the semifinal against India, did the rebuilding work with Ashleigh Gardner (29). Shabnim Ismail emerged the most successful bowler for South Africa grabbing two wickets for 26 runs. Kapp too took two wickets conceding 35 runs.(LIVE SCORECARD)

South Africa Women (Playing XI): Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sune Luus(c), Anneke Bosch, Sinalo Jafta(w), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

Australia Women (Playing XI): Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning(c), Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

Here are the Live Updates of the Women’s T20 World Cup Final Match between Australia and South Africa straight from Newlands, Cape Town:

  • 21:26 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Another blow for the Proteas as Chloe Tryon gets bowled out by Jess Jonassen. Tryon completely fails to judge the ball as it goes and rattles out the leg stump. Match slipping away from the hands of South Africa. 

    SA 121/5 (17.4 overs)

  • 21:24 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Chloe Tryon hits a massive six on Jess Jonassen’s delivery. She slogs it over the deep mid-wicket as the ball lands straight into the crowd. 

    SA 121/4 (17.2 overs)

  • 21:20 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Megan Schutt provides South Africa with a big breakthrough as she removes Laura Wolvaardt for 61. Schutt strikes on Wolvaardt’s pads as the on-field umpire signals out. Despite going for a DRS, Wolvaardt fails to save herself from getting out. Biggest blow for South Africa. 

    SA 109/4 (16.3 overs)

  • 21:18 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Chloe Tryon gives a strong support to Wolvaardt with another boundary on Megan Schutt’s delivery. She unleashes a powerful down the ground the shot as every fielder fails to stop it from crossing the boundary line. 

    SA 108/3 (16.1 overs)

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Laura Wolvaardt continues her carnage as she hits another boundary on Darcie Brown’s delivery. She drives it over Brown’s head as the ball comfortably crosses the boundary rope for a four. South Africa moving strong in the chase. 

    SA 98/3 (15 overs)

  • 21:11 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Fifty for Wolvaardt

    Laura Wolvaardt brings up her half-century in style as she hits a boundary on Darcie Brown’s delivery. She takes 43 deliveries to cross the 50-run mark as South Africa aim to cross the winning line. 

    SA 92/3 (14.2 overs)

  • 21:09 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Laura Wolvaardt changes gear for South Africa with a huge maximum on Georgia Wareham’s delivery. She goes for a down the ground shot towards the long-off as the ball goes sailing over the fence. 

    SA 87/3 (13.5 overs)

  • 21:06 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Chloe Tryon joins the party and hits a boundary off Georgia Wareham’s delivery. She perfectly slogs it over the deep mid-wicket and finds the gap between two fielders.

    SA 79/3 (13.3 overs)

  • 21:03 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Laura Wolvaardt makes a brilliant use of the free-hit and smashes a maximum off Tahlia McGrath’s delivery. Wolvaardt flicks it over the deep square leg as the ball goes straight into the crowd. Brilliant piece of batting. 

    SA 73/3 (12.4 overs)

  • 20:56 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Another blow for South Africa as Sune Luus departs for 2. Luus plays a shot on Tahlia McGrath’s delivery and goes for a single. However, she realises that the ball isn’t far away but she had already cross the half-crease. Wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy receives an easy throw and removes the stumps. 

    SA 54/3 (10.4 overs)

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Laura Wolvaardt keeps the hope alive for South Africa as she hits another boundary off Georgia Wareham’s delivery. Wolvaardt makes a good use of the short delivery and places a shot towards the square leg boundary for a four. 

    SA 50/2 (9.2 overs)

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Ashleigh Gardner provides Australia with their second breakthrough as she removes Marizanne Kapp for 11. Kapp releases a mishit from her bat as Darcie Brown takes a brilliant catch. South Africa lose their second wicket in the chase. 

    SA 46/2 (9 overs)

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Laura Wolvaardt hits a huge maximum off Jess Jonassen’s delivery. She unleashes a shot towards the long-off as the ball goes sailing over the fence. South Africa have changed their gear and moving ahead in the game. 

    SA 37/1 (7.3 overs)

  • 20:38 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Laura Wolvaardt hits a boundary on Darcie Brown’s delivery. She clears the front leg and plays a down the ground shot and steals four runs. South Africa moving ahead in the game. 

    SA 26/1 (6.1 overs)

  • 20:34 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!! Marizanne Kapp gets off the mark in style as she hots a brilliant boundary off Megan Schutt’s delivery. She perfectly hits it through the covers as the ball comfortably crosses the boundary line. 

    SA 22/1 (5.3 overs)

  • 20:31 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Darcie Brown gives Australia their first breakthrough of the night as she removes Tazmin Brits for 10. After a number of dot balls, Brits tries to go for a big hit but Tahlia McGrath takes a brilliant catch as South Africa lose their first wicket in the chase. 

    SA 17/1 (4 overs)

  • 20:28 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Tazmin Brits turns out to be lucky as she gets a boundary because of the misfield. She plays a defensive shot on Ellyse Perry’s delivery. the ball hits the edge as the fielder at the slip does a misfield and it goes for a four.

    SA 12/0 (3.5 overs)

  • 20:24 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Tight bowling from Australia

    After Ashleigh Gardner, Darcie Brown delivers a good over. She concedes only two runs off the previous over as Australia control the flow of runs. On the other hand, South Africa are eying a boundary in order to chase down the target. 

    SA 8/0 (3 overs)

  • 20:19 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Good over from Gardner

    Ashleigh Gardner brilliantly controls the flow of runs and she concedes only two runs off her previous over. Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits are cautiously taking South Africa ahead in the chase. 

    SA 6/0 (2 overs)

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    South Africa make a good start to their chase. Laura Wolvaardt gets off the mark in style as she hits a brilliant boundary off Megan Schutt’s delivery. She perfectly places a shot into the long-on for a four. 

    SA 4/0 (0.5 overs)

  • 20:03 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Australia 156/6 in 20 overs

    Australia finish their innings at 156/6 in 20 overs against South Africa in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Beth Mooney remains unbeaten at 74* off 53 balls while Ashleigh Gardner scores 29 off 21 balls. For South Africa, Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp scalp two wickets each. 

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Shabnim Ismail’s takes two in a row as she dismisses Georgia Wareham for duck. Wareham completely fails to judge the delivery as the ball rattles the off-stump. 

    AUS 155/6 (19.5 overs)

  • 19:59 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Shabnim Ismail’s strikes again and removes Ellyse Perry for 7. Perry tries to hit a big shot but Tazmin Brits takes a brilliant catch as Australia lose their fifth wicket. 

    AUS 155/6 (19.4 overs)

  • 19:57 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: SIX

    SIX!!! Beth Mooney starts off the last over with a massive six on Shabnim Ismail’s delivery. She hammers a powerful down the ground shot to the long-on as the ball gets hit to the camera flush. Brilliant batting from Mooney. 

    AUS 150/4 (19.1 overs)

  • 19:50 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Fifty for Mooney

    Beth Mooney stands solid for Australia and brings up her half-century off 44 balls. She crosses the fifty-run mark in style as she hits a brilliant boundary off Kapp’s delivery. She also becomes the first player to score two fifties in T20 World Cup finals.

    AUS 131/4 (17.4 overs)

  • 19:47 (IST)

    India vs Australia Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Marizanne Kapp strikes again as she removes Meg Lanning for 10. The Australian skipper tries to go for a big shot but ends up giving a brilliant catch to Chloe Tryon at the boundary line. Australia lose their fourth wicket. 

    AUS 122/4 (17.1 overs)

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Beth Mooney keeps the hope alive for Australia with another boundary on Shabnim Ismail’s delivery. She punches it towards the third man as the ball goes across the boundary line. A well-timed shot from Mooney. 

    AUS 115/3 (15.3 overs)

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Nonkululeko Mlaba gives another breakthrough to South Africa as she dismisses Grace Harris for 10. Harris completely fails to judge the delivery as the ball rattles off the leg stump. Brilliant delivery from Mlaba as South Africa get their third wicket of the night.

    AUS 103/3 (14.1 overs)

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!!! Grace Harris joins the party and smashes a boundary off Chloe Tryon’s delivery. She perfectly delivers a shot towards the cover as the ball simply crosses the boundary rope. Good batting from Harris. With this four, Australia cross the 100-run mark. 

    AUS 102/2 (13.5 overs)

  • 19:30 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Back-to-back fours

    Beth Mooney helps Australia to recover as she hits two back-to-back boundaries on Nadine de Klerk’s delivery. Australia have lost two wickets and now Beth Mooney and Grace Harris will aim to take their side to a good total. 

    AUS 92/2 (12.4 overs)

  • 19:25 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Chloe Tryon provides another breakthrough to South Africa as she removes Ashleigh Gardner for 29. Gardner hits it hard as she attempts for a six but Sune Luus takes a brilliant catch. Australia lose their second wicket. 

    AUS 82/2 (11.5 overs)

  • 19:21 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Good over from Kapp

    After two consecutive big overs, Marizanne Kapp controls the flow of runs for South Africa. She leaks only six runs off her previous over. Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney have successfully managed to bring Australia back on track. 

    AUS 79/1 (11 overs)

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Beth Mooney also gives her contribution with a brilliant boundary off Ayabonga Khaka’s delivery. She places the shot right through the extra cover as the ball goes for a four. 

    AUS 70/1 (9.1 overs)

  • 19:11 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Back-to-back sixes

    Ashleigh Gardner changes the momentum of the game as she hits two back-to-back sixes off Nadine de Klerk’s delivery. The first one comes after she punches it hard and the ball goes sailing over the fence. The second one comes after she hammers it through the extra cover. 

    AUS 66/1 (8.5 overs)

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Back-to-back fours

    After a hiatus of 21 balls, Ashleigh Gardner hits two back-to-back boundaries off Nonkululeko Mlaba’s delivery. The first one comes after she plays a pull shot through the midwicket. The second one comes after she hammers a shot through the extra cover. Good comeback from Australia.

    AUS 53/1 (8 overs)

  • 19:04 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Good over from de Klerk

    After a maiden over from Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk’s concedes only 5 runs off her previous over. Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney are trying to get Australia back on track after the sudden dismissal of Alyssa Healy. 

    AUS 41/1 (7 overs)

  • 18:59 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: Maiden over by Shabnim Ismail

    South Africa make a brilliant comeback in the game. After the sudden dismissal of Alyssa Healy, Australia are cautiously moving ahead. Shabnim Ismail makes a good use of the situation and bowls a maiden over. 

    AUS 36/1 (6 overs)

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: OUT

    OUT!!! Marizanne Kapp strikes and provides South Africa with their first breakthrough as she removes Alyssa Healy for 18. She tries to go for a big hit but Nadine de Klerk takes a brilliant catch and Australia lose their first wicket. 

    AUS 36/1 (5 overs)

  • 18:52 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!!! Beth Mooney thrashes Marizanne Kapp with another boundary off her delivery. She brilliantly unleashes a shot towards the mid-on as the ball simply crosses the boundary rope. 

    AUS 35/0 (4.2 overs)

  • 18:50 (IST)

    Australia vs South Africa Live: FOUR

    FOUR!! Alyssa Healy continues the carnage and smashes another boundary on Marizanne Kapp’s delivery. Healy turns out to be lucky as her mishit goes for a one-bounce four. 

    AUS 29/0 (4.1 overs)

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