Aussie Women's Cricket Team Join Katy Perry On Stage To Show Off Some Hilarious Post-Win Dance Moves
Let's just say they play cricket better than they dance -- and we're more than okay with that.
The Australian women's cricket team ensured they finished their T20 World Cup campaign with a bang... and a few questionable dance moves.
Joining Katy Perry on stage for a post-match boogie in front of tens of thousands of fans who stuck around to celebrate their fifth title, the women's team enthralled attendees with their over-the-top moves.
The match, which coincided with International Women's Day, was celebrated throughout the world on Sunday.
Australia's Molly Strano and Sophie Molineux led the way on the dance floor as Perry belted out some of her biggest hits for the record-breaking 86,174 who flocked to the MCG.
It wasn't quite a record-breaker, but nonetheless the enormous crowd was totally captivated as it watched Australia crush India in the final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
Organisers hoped to fill the venue on Sunday and top the record crowd for a women's sporting event -- set when 90,185 people attended the 1999 women's soccer World Cup final in California.
But the final figure was a proud 86,174 on a landmark night.
It was still the largest crowd for a women's sporting event in Australia and the highest crowd figure for a women's cricket match globally.
The turnout on International Women's Day was lauded as a seismic shift for women's cricket and sport in general.
"It's a game-changer," retired Australian great Alex Blackwell said on ABC Grandstand.
Openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney rose to the occasion. Healy set the early pace with five sixes and seven fours in her impressive 75 from 39 ball knock.
Mooney was unbeaten on 78 from 54 balls, her knock including 10 fours.
"You cannot wipe the smile off my face one bit," Healy said of the crowd.
"Even if we had lost the game I still would have been smiling. I never thought that we would get an opportunity like this in my whole career."
Organisers worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the game via a marketing campaign which included the social media hashtag #filltheMCG.
It helped that the Indian side made the big dance, considering their huge global following as well as mammoth support within Australia.
Katy Perry was also a huge draw-card.
She kicked off proceedings with a performance that included a troupe of pink and purple dancing cricket bats who stormed the MCG along with young women holding 'GRL PWR' signs.
Later, with the game in Australia's control, the party atmosphere kicked up a notch with a Mexican wave circling the ground.
"A little tear came into my eye when the Mexican wave was going round. I never thought we'd get to experience anything like this," Healy said.
Ashleigh Gardener caught Poonam Yadav off Megan Schutt's bowling to end the contest, the visitors all out for 99 chasing Australia's impressive 4-184.