England Defeat India In ICC Women’s World Cup 2017:- India sustained a stunning crash to lose seven wickets for 28 runs and that cost them the Women’s World Cup which England won by nine runs.
India needed 229 runs to win the game in the final and were on track with five wickets in hand at 191. Then, the stunning performance to run through the tail by Anya Shrubsole helped England win. To bowl out India for 219, she took six wickets in the final. This is England’s fourth title while India failed to win their first in two attempts.
India were chasing 229 and were on track with 191 for 3 before losing seven wickets for 28 runs.
A spirited 86 from Punam Raut and 51 from Harmanpreet Kaur helped India get close to England’s total of 228/7, but fell just nine runs short to make their dream come true. India were up against tournament favorites and hosts England in the summit clash but they refused to give up without a fight.
Despite losing opener Smriti Mandhana early and captain Mithali Raj for 17, Punam and Harmanpreet got India back in the match with a 95-run partnership. After Punam’s departure, Veda Krishnamurthy’s 35 kept India in the hunt. However, England held their nerves and picked up wickets at regular intervals as the Indian lower-order failed to come up with the goods. With this win, England won their fourth World Cup title.
After the match was over, Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj said: “I will definitely play for a couple of years more, but I do not see myself playing the next World Cup.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, patted the Indian women’s cricket team for their performance. He tweeted:
Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017
“Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team!”
Playing For England XI: Laura Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor (w), Heather Knight©, Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley
India XI: Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj©, Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (w), Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav