A record crowd of 5,280 flocked to the iconic sporting venue to witness Australia claim their first win of the tournament and India defeat Bangladesh in a thriller.

It’s the first time the Ground has ever hosted a Women’s T20 International and WACA CEO Christina Matthews said the success of the event speaks volumes about where women’s sport is heading globally.

“It was fantastic to see the crowds take to the Ground and support the world’s best players,” she said.

“We are experiencing very healthy growth social and club cricket numbers for women and girls, and it’s because events like this allow them to see that there is a strong pathway to the national level.

“The competitiveness of the matches over the three days was incredible to watch and the quality of cricket more than lives up to its world class status.”

Saturday and Sunday’s fixtures saw more than 4,000 people witness the West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa all claim victory in the opening ‘festival of cricket’ weekend.

Nine of the 10 teams competing in the World Cup played at the Ground over the last three days attracting nearly 10,000 vibrant and passionate fans.