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23 Aug 2021
It has been revealed that the inaugural edition of The Hundred has become the most attended event in the history of women’s cricket and that too by a huge margin. Wisden, leading cricket media house in England tweeted that in total 267,000 people attended women's matches in The Hundred, which is the highest attendance for a women's cricket event ever.
The record was previously held by the 2020 T20 World Cup, which attracted 136,000 people. In that sense almost double the people attended The Hundred Women’s with just 11 matches more being played in this event against the World Cup in Australia. Also, among the 136,000 in the T20 World Cup, around 80,000 had attended the Final itself.
The Hundred Women’s saw in total 34 matches and if average attendance is calculated, it would come down to 7853 people attending every game.
Oval Invincibles Women won the inaugural edition of The Hundred Women after they defeated Southern Brave Women in the Final by 48 runs to lift the trophy at Lord’s. Birmingham Phoenix Women finished third in the eight-team competition that saw women’s teams playing in the venues as men’s. The matches were hosted back to back with women playing the first game of the evening. Spectators were charged a one-time fee for full-day attendance.