After being given to chase a target of 229 by England, the Indian cricket team led by Mithali Raj and team failed to keep their nerve, as the hosts clinched a nail-biting 9 run victory. India endured a horrible start by losing Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj, but were brought back into the game by Harmanpreet Kaur and Punam Raut who put up a 95 run partnership. However, it wasn’t meant to be for the visitors as Anya Shrubsole ripped apart the Indian middle order with consecutive blows to help the hosts lift their 4th World Cup title
The Indian team continued their run chase, as they inch closer to the target. Harmanpreet Kaur had depart right after she reached her 10th ODI fifty. However, Punam Raut continued to take Team India forward as she is currently being involved in a partnership with Veda Krishnamurthy.
After soaking off the pressure, Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur get a half-century for themselves. Their partnership is in the 90s now and this could well be the turning point of the match that England are oblivious about. Spin is introduced in the form of Alex Hartley.
India Women: Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Sushma Verma, Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween and Smriti Mandhana.
England Women: Heather Knight (Captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Natalie Sciver, Sarah Taylor, Fran Wilson, Danielle Wyatt and Lauren Winfield.