Batting at number three, Shubman Gill stacked up 278 runs from four games, which included a stunning 147. Such was his dominance that India’s next highest scorer, ODI captain Prithvi Shaw, could muster only 160 runs.
Despite the sudden flurry of wickets, India were still in with a chance with all-rounder Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey in the middle. When the duo added 17 runs from 15 deliveries, they looked like taking India across the finish line, even though it would have been a scamper.
India's opponents in the final, England, too have undergone a transformation in terms of power hitting. In this edition, they have struck 20 sixes, 17 more than what they had managed to strike in 2013. Together, both India and England have hit 37 per cent of the sixes in this tournament.
Harmanpreet, an unabashed Virender Sehwag fan, had made an instant impact in Australia. But more importantly, she had won yet another admirer. The hard-hitting batter won acclaim on the T20 circuit by becoming the first Indian woman to be picked in the Big Bash as well as the Kia Super League in England.
The four-member committee would comprise Diana Edulji, member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
At Tuesday's meeting, when Justice Sen asked the members to cast their votes with regard to his proposals, the members agreed in principle for a secret ballot. A number of members had reservations to the 87 recommendations put forward by Justice Sen
On the eve of India’s next game against Pakistan at Derby, where a win will almost seal their place in the semi-final, the talk in the rival dressing room would be about Smriti Mandhana, the match-winner who has had century stands in successive games.
With the white Kookaburra ball not aiding swing, taller and more robust hit-the-deck bowlers like Steve Finn have caught the attention of the selectors. This is also precisely why England have benched David Willey and have instead opted for Finn and Jake Ball.