Australian pacer Mitchell Starc decided to skip his side’s third and final ODI against South Africa to cheer for his wife, Alyssa Healy, who smashed a match-winning knock of 75 in just 39 deliveries in Australia Women’s 85-run win over India Women at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final.

The Australian men’s team, touring South Africa, had already lost the three-match ODI series, and Starc decided to skip the final game to be in Melbourne to cheer for his wife. For Healy, she made sure her husband’s decision was worth every penny as she went to thwart India by smashing the fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup final en route her 39-ball 75.

Coincidently, Healy’s knock came at the exact venue where Mitchell Starc put on a scintillating performance against New Zealand in the 2015 Men’s World Cup final. The towering pacer dismissed Brendon McCullum in the first over with a brilliant yorker before showing Luke Ronchi his way back to the pavilion. The 30-year-old conceded just 20 runs in his eight overs and picked up two important wickets as Australia went on to win the final.

As for Sunday’s final, Healy and her opening partner, Beth Mooney gave Australia a brilliant start, stitching an opening partnership of 115 runs, which paved way for the rest of the batswomen to post 184/4 in 20 overs.

Australia continued their domination with the ball and bowled out the Indian team for a mere 99 runs before lifting their record fifth T20 World Cup title.

Starc's gesture, meanwhile, was applauded by everyone on Twitter: