Indian women cricket team who gave a tuff fight but lost to England by 9 runs in ICC Women’s World Cup, 2017. Mithali Raj, the Indian captain, directed the loss of ICC WWC Final 2017 due to nervousness and lack of experience.
After winning the toss England team had elected to bat and made a decent total of 228 for the loss of seven wickets. Jhulan Goswami is the pick of the Indian Bowlers. Indians came to bat and lost the wickets of Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj in quick session.
The grand score from Punam Raut with 86 runs and 51 runs from Harmanpreet Kaur India to get close to England’s score of 228/7. With a 95-run partnership, they got India back in the match. But however they felt short of just nine runs to win ICC Women’s World Cup final, 2017 at Lord’s on Sunday.
In a chase of 229 runs by England, India dropped from 191runs for 3 wickets to 219 runs. Indian team lost 7 wickets for 28 runs after setting target to win World Cup title, 2017.
“The batting of the Indian team was little and they couldn’t hold their nerve until the end of the match, said Mithali Raj”.
She also felt that the experience of England team helped them to top the game. Mithali also felt, “The last four to five players couldn’t handle the pressure.” England bowling and fielding was really up.
Raj also added, “We messed up the game in the end. Punam gave a brave innings. The game is all about experience and how confident you are. The inexperience of the women team weren’t experienced to do it. But the tough fight they gave till the end of the tournament is very inspiring and the Indian team has a very bright future ahead.”
Jhulan Goswami, who took the three wickets, dismissing Sarah Taylor, Natali Sciver and Fran Wilson to finish with figures of 3 for 23 balls in 10 overs,.
Raj said,” Jhulan is a class bowler and she has shown it a number of times. She has had an excellent carrer ahead and true inspiration for young cricketers.” While interacting with press, Raj confirmed that Women’s World Cup, 2017 will be the last world cup she would playing but vowed to continue her career.
“”I do see myself playing for a couple of years but I don’t see myself playing another World Cup,” she said.” All the cricketers of the Indian Team encouraged the Women Team with their tweets on the defeat.
Prime Minister “Modi”, congratulated the effort made by the Indian Women Team by Tweeting,” Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team!”