A huge crowd of 45,238 were in attendance for the second T20 international between India Women and Australia Women at the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul (Mumbai) on December 11, 2022.
The game was a prime time one- at 7pm on a weekend in one of India’s biggest cities, and the fantastic crowd number augurs well for the future for women’s cricket in India.
The hosts won the game in the Super Over, handing Australia Women their first defeat in this format (T20I) in 2022.
The first T20 international between INDW and AUSW at the same venue (a couple of days ago on a weekday) saw a crowd of around 25,000. For comparison the U17 Women’s Football World Cup final between Spain and Colombia earlier this year at the same venue also had a 25,000-ish crowd.