Women's World Cup - 1978

The number of teams for the second World Cup, in 1978, was reduced to just four with Australia, England and New Zealand joined by hosts India.

The whole tournament consisted of just six matches in a round-robin format.

Australia remained unbeaten to win the first of their five World Cups while England finished second with two wins and a loss.

New Zealand scored a victory and suffered two defeats while India remained winless.

Margaret Jennings of Australia was the leading run-scorer with 127 runs while the bowling honours went to Jennings’ team-mate Sharyn Fitzsimmons who took seven wickets.