Edited By Bharat Malhotra | | Updated: 23 Jul 2020, 06:14:00 AM IST
Indian women's team had a chance to create history. The team missed doing so with a close margin. But after this match, the attitude of watching women's cricket in India changed forever. Or to say that this match started watching women's cricket in India, it would not be an exaggeration. Apart from the victory and defeat, the game of the team started getting attention. India lost by 9 runs in the final at Lord's ground but still the Indian team became illustrious.
India reached the final of the Women's World Cup, 50 overs, three years ago on this day. The victory was close. 44 runs, 38 balls and seven wickets in hand. But victory slipped in an attempt to close the fist tightly. But got recognition. In today's day, the Indian team was the runner-up of the Women's World and England became the champion. England had scored 228 runs for seven wickets but were all out on 219 with 8 balls left.
In the thrilling final, England defeated India by 9 runs to capture the title. After 2005, India reached the final for the second time but this time also did not reach the last stop. The Indian team dominated England in this match, but India's wickets fell quickly after Poonam Raut (86) was dismissed and India were all out at 219. In this way, England won the World Cup title for the fourth time. England fast bowler Anya Sherbasol completely changed the stand of the match. He took 6 wickets in this match. India lost their last 7 wickets at an interval of 28 runs.
Earlier, the Indian team started off to chase the target of 229 runs. India's score was only 5 that Smriti Mandhana (0) returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Poonam Raut then took over the innings with Captain Mithali Raj. But when India's score was 43, Captain Mithali Raj (17) was run out in an attempt to steal the run. After this, star batsman Harmanpreet Kaur along with Poonam led the innings. The two batsmen added 95 runs for the third wicket, giving their own experience.
When Harman (51) was dismissed as the fourth wicket, India's victory seemed almost certain. Poonam had better handle one end and was leading the innings with Veda. Meanwhile, a ball of sorbsole was hit by Poonam's pad. The umpire gave LBW out on it.
After Poonam's dismissal, Veda Krishnamurthy had the responsibility to lead India to victory, but she could not do so. India's lower order could not withstand the pressure. After Poonam's dismissal, the wickets of the Indian team started falling after successive intervals. The Indian team, who lost the fourth wicket at 191, lost 7 wickets as they reached 201. After this, Shikha Pandey was also run out on 218 and India stayed away from victory.
Earlier, England won the toss and scored 228 runs, losing 7 wickets in 50 overs. England were given a decent start by Lauren Winfield (24) and Tammy Beaumont (23) and added 47 runs for the first wicket. England, who looked strong, were suddenly shattered and lost their 3 crucial wickets to a total score of 63. Rajeshwari Gaekwad gave India the first success. He struck Winfield with the ball rolling from behind the foot.
Jhulan took the most three wickets for India. Poonam Yadav managed to take two wickets. Apart from Rajeshwari Gaekwad's part came a success.