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Gardner proven performer in a World Cup Final

08 March 2020

Ashleigh Gardner at the crease.

Sixers allrounder Ashleigh Gardner has fond memories of the last time Australia made a Women’s T20 World Cup Final ahead of Sunday night's momentous occasion against India, at the MCG.

Gardner starred in the 2018 victory over England in the West Indies. She scored 33 not out from 26 balls in the chase, hitting the winning runs, and claimed best figures of 3-22 from four overs with her off-spin.

Her performance earned her Player of the Final.

She was the equal leading wicket taker for that tournament with 10 wickets at an average of 10.7.

 

Although, the runs have not quite flowed like they did for Gardner leading into the Women’s T20 World Cup, 2020 has been a successful year so far for the 22 year-old allrounder.

Gardner made her highest score in T20 Internationals, and fell seven runs short of a century, during the recent tri-series involving India and England, won by Australia.

The powerful right-hander smashed 93 from just 57 balls at Junction Oval, Melbourne, against India including 11 fours and three sixes.

In January, Gardner also made her first WNCL century with a tremendous 136 from 108 balls during a 23-run win for the NSW Breakers against Queensland at Manuka Oval.