As the ICC Women's World T20 2018 enters its business end, we take a look back at the buzz it created in social media.
The group stage of the tournament is over and we have our four semi-finalists now. The Windies and India remained unbeaten to top their respective groups, while England and Australia received timely jolts in their last fixtures.
Many congratulations India on a thoroughly dominating performance and beating the Aussies for a 4th consecutive win . Wishing the team all the best for the semis @BCCIWomen #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/1ChqOf5Qon— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 17, 2018
They've done it! The West Indies win by four wickets with three balls to spare to finish top of Group A and book a #WT20 semi-final date against Australia on Thursday!— ICC World Twenty20 (@WorldT20) November 18, 2018
Score and highlights ➡️ https://t.co/1xfciL5FhO pic.twitter.com/kfuL1Mfcjc
The @WorldT20 path so far!— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@SouthernStars) November 19, 2018
🇦🇺 v 🇵🇰 👉 🇦🇺 win by 52 runs!
🇦🇺 v ☘️ 👉 🇦🇺 win by 9 wickets!
🇦🇺 v 🇳🇿 👉 🇦🇺 win by 33 runs!
🇦🇺 v 🇮🇳 👉 🇮🇳 win by 48 runs!
Semifinal: #WIvAUS 👉 Friday 23/11 7am (AEDT)
Tune into @FoxCricket and @9Gem to watch us in action! #WATCHME
Our experts, too, joined in the action ... but needed a breather after all the excitement!
And 3 hours post the pre match pic I’m down but not out! A very impressive display by @BCCIWomen today v @SouthernStars in all departments as they take top of the table for Pool B. #WT20 #WatchThis pic.twitter.com/LaZtg6ABNt— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) November 17, 2018
Elsewhere, a quartet of legends retired amidst hugs, tears, goodbyes and more than one guard of honour after Ireland bowed out of the tournament.
The wonderful @meljones_33 with our four retirees:@CiaraJMetcalfe @izzyjoyce @CeceliaJoyce44 @ShillersC— Ireland Women’s Cricket Team (@IrishWomensCric) November 17, 2018
Thanks to each of you for your dedication and commitment to Irish cricket. You’re a role model to many.#BackingGreen pic.twitter.com/OpkArziO4i
Anya Shrubsole, England’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final hero, became the first from the country to clinch a WT20 hat-trick against South Africa.
Ismail ☝️ Klaas ☝️ Fourie 🎩@Anya_shrubsole's hat-trick was voted as yesterday's @WorldT20 @Nissan Play of the Day! 👏— ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2018
Vote for your favourite each day at https://t.co/omsDy28GGv! pic.twitter.com/NAPgZ62hXM
Deandra Dottin, on the other hand, is loving the Windies’ fantastic run.
The competition is fierce, but the Spirit of Cricket is never left too far behind ...
Should be proud of what you guys achieve. Punch well above your weight constantly!— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) November 14, 2018
So appreciate the support of our fellow international cricketers, helps us make a case back home and gives us such a sense of community within the game, brilliant to know you’re all behind us— Isobel Joyce (@izzyjoyce) November 14, 2018
Couldn't have said it any better Midge. That hurt to watch.— Dane van Niekerk (@danevn81) November 14, 2018
Over to the men's game, where their spin trio and Joe Root inspired England to their first series victory in Sri Lanka in 17 years.
"We want to get to the No.1 rank in the world at some point and we've got to be consistent to do that."— ICC (@ICC) November 18, 2018
England captain Joe Root was delighted after his side's series win in Sri Lanka, but his team aren't going to get complacent.#SLvENG REACTION 👇https://t.co/0kc2Nu48M4 pic.twitter.com/EwuvEZoyrZ
While the England skipper received plaudits from all quarters for his excellent knock, this one would have meant the most to him.
England look well-settled in their batting department for now. But Novak Djokovic has a suggestion for them nevertheless.
To add to the sport crossovers, a former Australia captain met the current Indian captain for a catch-up ...