Indian eves finish agonizingly short of lifting the trophy at Lords
Anya Shrubsole’s six-wicket haul helped England beat India by 9 runs in the final of the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday. With this win, hosts England won their fourth ICC Women’s World Cup title. India, led by Mithali Raj, had reached the final for the second time and were hoping to win their maiden title. However, it wasn’t meant to be today. Shrubsole ended the match with figures of 6/46. Raut (86) who was battling cramps at the later stages of the innings joined forces with Harmanpreet Kaur (51) who had become an overnight star after her whirlwind innings in the semi final helped steady India’s innings after they lost two wickets, it wasn’t enough. India were all out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
Earlier, a disciplined bowling performance from India restricted England to 228/7 in 50 overs. After a steady start, England lost wickets at regular intervals. However, Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) steadied the England in the middle overs. Jhulan Goswami, with two wickets in an over, halted England’s momentum. For India, Goswami finished with the figure of 3/23 in 10 overs. For England, Natalie Sciver scored the highest.
Wishes pour in for the Women in Blue
Team India had been one of the inform teams in the World Cup and had won some exciting contests on the back of brilliant performances by the players. Everyone from Bollywood stars to Indian men’s team cricket star lauded the performance of the Women in Blue.