Australia won the ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy after defeating West-Indies by 114-runs on 17 February 2013 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Australia clinched the title for the sixth time in the history of women’s cricket World Cup it last won the title in 2005.
Australia scored 259 runs (this is the highest score in Women’s World Cup Final) at the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs and West Indies lost all its wickets at the score of 145.
• Australian Captain: Jodie Fields
• West Indies Captain: Merissa Aguilleira
Scorecard of Finals
• Australia: 7/259
i. J Cameron scored 75runs in the finals
ii. R Haynes scored 52 runs in the finals
iii. S Quintyne took 3 wickets for 27 runs
• West Indies 10/145
i. KA Knight scored 21* in the finals
ii. MR Aguilleria scored 23 runs in the finals
iii. E Perry took 3 wickets for 19 runs
• Player of the tournament - New Zealand’s Suzie Bates for scoring 407 runs with three half-centuries and a ton at an average of 67.83 in the series.
The Australian, all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar announced her retirement from International cricket after the Australian women’s cricket team won the world cup title 2013. She made her debut in the international cricket in 2001 in an ODI match against England till her retirement she managed to play 125 one day internationals, 8 tests and 54 women T20 international matches.
Women's World Cup History
• First World Cup was played in the year 1973 at England, the final was played between England and Australia and England won the match by 92 runs
• Second World Cup was played in India in the year 1978 India, England and Australia were the teams in the final, Australia won the match by 8 wickets
• Third World Cup was played in 1982 at New Zealand. England and Australia were the team in the final match; Australia won it by 3 wickets
• In 1988 venue for the fourth World Cup was played in Australia. The final was played between Australia and England; Australia won it by 3 wickets
• The sixth World Cup was played in England in the year 1993. The final was played between New Zealand and England; England won it by 67 runs
• The seventh World Cup was played in 1997 in India, Australia and New Zealand were the two teams in the final; Australia won it by 5 wickets
• Eighth World Cup was played at New Zealand in the year 2000. The final was played between, Australia and New Zealand; New Zealand won it by 4 runs
• The ninth World Cup was held in South Africa in the year 2005, Australia and India were the two teams in final; Australia won it by 98 runs
• The tenth World Cup was held in Australia and the final was played between England and New Zealand, England won it by 4 wickets
• 2013 the tournament was played in India, West Indies and Australia were the two teams in final; Australia won the match with 114 runs
Captain of England Women’s Cricket team, Charlotte Edwards became the first women to pass 5000 runs in one-day international after hitting 121 runs of 106 balls in the semi-final match against New Zealand.
India failed to make its path into the quarterfinals and had never won any world cup trophy till date.