Beth Mooney says Australia ‘don’t tire’ of successful after retaining T20 World Cup


Beth Mooney hailed Australia’s successful mentality after retaining their Ladies’s T20 World Cup title with a 19-run victory over hosts South Africa in Cape City.

Mooney top-scored in Sunday’s ultimate at Newlands with an unbeaten 74 off 53 balls as Australia made 156 for six after selecting to bat first.

Named participant of the match, Mooney grew to become the primary particular person to report two fifty-plus scores in Ladies’s T20 World Cup finals, having additionally scored an unbeaten 78 throughout Australia’s victory over India within the 2020 showpiece.

In-form South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt contributed 61 to maintain her facet in competition of their first ultimate look, however the Proteas got here simply brief of their quest to grow to be world champions.

Australia have now gained six T20 crowns in eight editions and are additionally the reigning 50-over world champions – a match they’ve gained a report seven occasions – however Mooney insisted they “don’t get bored with successful” after lifting their newest trophy.

She advised a press convention: “It’s an absolute privilege to have the ability to play on this workforce.

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Australia notched 156 as they selected to bat first at Newlands (Halden Krog)

“We’ve been very profitable over a lot of years and I simply love waking up within the morning and placing on my Australian shirt

“We are able to win as many (titles) as there’s on the market, we don’t get bored with it. One thing we talk about as a gaggle is ensuring we’re at all times evolving alongside the way in which.

“What we’ve seen on this match is there are groups world wide getting higher and higher because the years go on and we all know we’re being hunted and there are folks at all times us.

“Hopefully we will hold piling up these trophies and having fun with our streak.”

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Ash Gardner gained participant of the match (Halden Krog)

Mooney was fast to congratulate Ash Gardner after she was named participant of the match.

The 25-year-old all-rounder performed a key position for Australia with each bat and ball, selecting up 10 wickets – solely England’s Sophie Ecclestone took extra – and notching 110 runs at a median of 36.66 throughout six matches.

Mooney, 29, added: “I feel she’s matured immensely over the previous few years.

“Off the sphere and inside her personal sport she’s hit the candy spot when it comes to how snug and assured she is in her personal sport.

“She’s making some match-winning contributions persistently on this Australian workforce and I’ve been actually impressed from what I’ve seen from Ash and he or she’s going to be round for a very long time.”

Regardless of falling on the ultimate hurdle, South Africa skipper Sune Luus is worked up for the long run and believes they’ve proven they will problem one of the best sides on the earth.

The Proteas beat highly-fancied England within the semi-finals however fell simply brief towards pre-tournament favourites Australia on Sunday, ending on 137 for six in pursuit of 157.

She mentioned: “I’m simply extraordinarily happy with the ladies, regardless that we didn’t get the outcome we needed immediately, we have now achieved some good issues right here.

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South Africa got here up simply brief of their first T20 ultimate look (Halden Krog/AP)

“As a captain, I couldn’t be happier. Doesn’t matter the outcome or what occurred immediately, as a participant, team-mate and captain I’m so happy with each single particular person right here.

“We actually simply loved our cricket (on the way in which to the ultimate). We performed as a unit and loved one another’s firm off the sphere as effectively.

“I feel we’re knocking on doorways. We have been so near doing that to one of the best of the world.

“We’ve knocked over India, knocked over England, sadly we couldn’t do it immediately however have been so shut. We’ve some gifted folks in our workforce and with the suitable assets, the suitable constructions, we will get to that subsequent degree.”



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