woman of the match

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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A woman of the match performance by goalkeeper, Sedilame Bosija, saw the senior women national team defy all odds to beat South Africa 3-2 in an Olympic qualifier game played at the Orlando Stadium on Tuesday night.
Ortom commended in particular, Benue-born Super Falcons' striker Francesca Mlumun Ordega for winning Woman of the Match prize.
Anam Amin from Dynamites was declared Woman of the Match.
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.
Woman of the match went to Debbie Davies, Rockets goal shooter, who scored 12 out of 16 goals.
Recently, she was chosen to represent the Welsh Women's Cricket Association U17 team and played against Sussex, winning the 'Woman of the Match' award.
Carmella Gray, named 'woman of the match', is a newcomer to cricket in the past couple of years, having only ever played with the boys in a C Grade Alice Springs match, she took a wicket and two spectacular catches to get the gong in a 25-run victory for the local team.