It’s a big day for the hosts of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017! The action packed 2017 edition of Women’s World Cup have finally come to an end with Team England emerging as winners. England locked horns with the Indian Cricket team on 23rd July, 2017 at Lord’s, London for the final battle.
The England Women’s team batted first and put up a total of 228 runs on the board for India to chase. The team lost a total of 7 wickets in 50 complete overs. The Women in Blue were all set for the hustle and fought their best. Team India went all strong and sorted till the 40th over with a near 200 score on the cards and just 3 wickets down, but the vigor strolled south as soon as the 4th wicket went down.
With Punam Raut (86 runs in 115 balls) going back to the pavilion on 42.5 over, the team collapsed and the whole team was bowled out by the end of the 48th over. The team could manage to put up a total score of 219 and lost by 9 runs.
- England won WWC17 Final by just 9 runs
- Punam Raut knocks 86 runs off 115 balls
- Shrubsole picked up 6 wickets, named Player Of The Match
- With 410 runs scored in the tournament, Tammy Beaumont wins Player of the Tournament award
- Harmanpreet Kaur scored a 51 off 80 balls
- Jhulan Goswami of India picked up 3 wickets
The Women in Blue fought like warriors throughout the tournament and made sure their every win was a star-studded affair and every loss was a lesson learned. But one thing’s for sure India’s Women in Blue have everything it takes for being world-class cricketers.
On the occasion, Team England’s Captain Heather Knight expressed, “I can’t stop smiling. The girls have been outstanding. We’ve made it hard for ourselves, but we’ve won some tight games. All that we’ve done in the last 18 months was to deal with situations where the heat was on. Anya Shrubsole, what a hero. What a day! They were batting brilliantly. Punam was superb, they got a few partnerships. The girls really held their nerve, apart from the drop of Jenny Gunn which was stressful. Thanks to everyone for their support. Credit to the ECB and ICC”
The captain of the Indian Cricket team, Mithali Raj, expressed, “I’m proud. It wasn’t easy for England but credit to them for keeping their nerve. There was a time where the match was in the balance, but we panicked. I’m very proud of the girls. They didn’t make any match look easy for the other team. Thank you to the crowd for turning up for a Women’s cricket final. This is a huge boost for all the women cricketers. Jhulan is an experienced bowler and has always delivered when the team has needed her to. It could’ve been a match-winning performance, but I knew England have depth. All the youngsters tried their best, I’m sure this experience will help them. Now, people back home will have a different perspective about women’s cricket.”