woman of the match

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woman of the match

The female athlete who performed best in a sporting match, especially a game of football (soccer), rugby, or cricket. Primarily heard in UK. Though her team lost, the captain's impressive display on the pitch led to her being named woman of the match.
See also: match, of, woman
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Indian skipper Mithali Raj was declared as the woman of the match.
Aussie pacer Sarah, who took three for 16 in four overs, was adjudged the Woman of the Match while England pacer Anya Shrubsole was adjudged the Player of the Tournament for her bowling performance.