England won its 4th World Cup by defeating India by 9 runs in a nail biting competition on Sunday. India being the favourites of Women’s World Cup 2017 looked in cruise control initially while chasing, but wickets started falling like dominoes later in the innings. The score went from 19/3 to 219/10 in a matter of overs.
While the men’s team already failed against Pakistan in the finals of Champions Trophy by a huge margin, on the other hand, women’s team finished just 9 run shorts to lift their dream world cup.
Exceptional bowling from England’s Anya Shrubsole 6/46 proved to be one of the most important factors to make England victorias in the match. Good knock under pressure by Punam Raut 86(115) and Harmanpreet Kaur 51(80) went in vain.
Millions of eyes were glued to their tv screens to see women in blue lift the first ever trophy, but an unfortunate turn of events for India to lose against England didn’t bring down the spirits of the sporting fans in the country. Tweets started showering in and almost everybody is appreciating their efforts.
Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team! @BCCIWomen
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 23, 2017
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 23, 2017
— Irrfan (@irrfank) July 23, 2017
Super proud of the girls. Tough luck today but womens cricket in India has truly arrived. Thank you girls .Salute your spirit.#WWC17Final
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 23, 2017
Winning or losing is secondary. It’s the fight that counts and our Indian women fought like tigers. And you won our ♥️ #WWC17Final
— Jr NTR (@tarak9999) July 23, 2017
— HUGHESY 🇦🇺🏏 (@PhilHughesWorld) July 23, 2017
— Arzun (@chahekNgo) July 23, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 23, 2017
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 23, 2017