Updated: July 23, 2017 11:02:51 pm
It did not end for India as they had hoped for. It was a chase of so close yet so far for India. Chasing a target to 229 runs, India were going strong midway through the chase with Punam Raut nearing a century. But, when the score read 191, Raut was struck on the pads and the umpire adjudged her leg before wicket. She wanted to review it but she had exceeded the time limit.
That triggered a collapse in the Indian batting and they lost seven wickets for 28 runs to be bowled out for 219 runs and lose the final by nine runs.
The win gave England their fourth World Cup title while India failed to win their first in what was their second attempt in the final. India had earlier reached the final in 2005.
After losing an early wicket, India innings was rebuilt by Mithali Raj and Punam Raut before the former was run-out. Harmanpreet Kaur then put up a stand with Raut and took India closer to win. But, Harmanpreet fell against the run of play.
Raut continued her good work but she was adjudged leg-before wicket and India then recovered from the collapse. In the end, England held their nerves while India panicked.
— ICC (@ICC) July 23, 2017
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) 23 July 2017
— Marizanne Kapp (@kappie777) 23 July 2017
Extremely proud of Indian women…super show throughout. Never mind the Trophy….you’ve won a billion hearts. Our time will come. #WWC17
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 23, 2017
कई बार हम जीतते है कई बार हम सीखते है proud of you girls #WWC17Final 🇮🇳
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) July 23, 2017
Winning n losing is a part of the game,we should always applaud good performances just like today #JhulanGoswami ‘s spell 👏👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 23, 2017
— Chris Woakes (@chriswoakes) July 23, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 23, 2017
Congrats England but so so proud of our girls for winning a billion hearts.
This will be a defining moment in women’s cricket.#WWC17Final
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 23, 2017
England had posted 228/7 batting first.
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