New Delhi. The Australian women’s cricket team, captained by Meg Lanning, has won the Women’s T20 World Cup title for a record sixth time. The Kangaroo team shattered the dream of becoming the champion for the first time by defeating the host South Africa in the final. The Proteas team was playing the final of a World Cup for the first time. In response to Australia’s 156 runs, the Sune Luce-led South African team could only manage 137 runs. After the title win, Australia got 8.27 crores as prize money along with the gleaming trophy. This is much less than the prize money of the Men’s World Cup. Let us know the difference between the prize money of the winning team of the women’s and men’s World Cups.
Women’s T20 World Cup runner-up team i.e. South Africa was given Rs 4.13 crore as prize money, while all the four teams that reached the final 4 were given the same amount of Rs 1.73 crore. In the current T20 World Cup, an overall amount of 20.28 crores was kept.
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Men got 13 crores for becoming champion
On the other hand, talking about the prize money in the Men’s T20 World Cup, last year i.e. in 2022, a total amount of 45.4 crores was fixed as prize money in this tournament held in Australia. Winner England was given Rs 13 crore while the runner-up got Rs 6.5 crore. At the same time, the four teams that reached the semi-finals were given the same amount of Rs 3.25 crore.
Laura Wolvaardt topped in scoring the most runs
In terms of scoring the most runs in the current Women’s T20 World Cup, South Africa’s batter Laura Wolvaardt topped the list. He scored 230 runs in 6 innings which included 3 half-centuries. In bowling, England’s bowler Sophie Ecclestone dominated, who took maximum 11 wickets in 5 matches. Player of the tournament became Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner, who took 10 wickets in the entire tournament and scored a total of 149 runs with the bat.
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Tags: Women’s T20 World Cup, Women’s Cricket, Women’s World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 27, 2023, 09:53 IST