India Women reached final of Women's World Cup for second time    Getty Images
India Women reached final of Women’s World Cup for second time Getty Images

New Delhi: Though Indian Women Cricket team were unable to lift the ICC World Cup, but their performance was applauded by many, along with Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) acting president C.K. Khanna congratulating the team for achieving a milestone.”I congratulate the team. They have achieved a milestone. Now everyone will see them with great respect,” Khanna told ANI on Sunday. The England Women Cricket team beat India by nine runs in the thrilling ICC Women’s World Cup final. England pacer Anya Shrubsole, and the Player of the Match, was the pick of the bowlers as she took six wickets to take away the game from India.

India’s Poonam Raut was batting brilliantly even as India looked all set to achieve the target of 229. But as soon as the 27-year-old opener fell lbw to Shrubsole for 86, the whole innings came crashing down like a deck of cards. Shrubsole bowled Rajeshwari Gayakwad to give England the win. Earlier, electing to bat, England had a decent start with their openers Lauren Winfield (24) and Tammy Beaumont (23) putting on 4 runs for the first wicket. However, spinner Poonam Yadav broke the partnership taking the wicket of Winfield, following which two more wickets fell and the hosts were suddenly reeling at 63-3.

However, wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) stayed long at the crease and help their team past 200. Katherine Brunt (34) and Jenny Gunn (25*) played little cameos towards the end of the innings and help their team post a total which can be considered as par on a slow Lord’s wicket. Goswami, probably playing her last World Cup, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as she picked up three wickets giving away just 23 runs. Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets while Rajeshwari Gayakwad also chipped in with a wicket.