Indian women cricket has now been revolving around every corner of the cricketing world and this sudden emergence of women’s cricket scratched the surface with the help of their magnificent expedition in recently consummated ICC Women World Cup. Their world cup quest although witnessed a nerve wrecking defeat in the finale against England where pacer Anya Shrubsole’s match-winning 6-46 handed England their fourth World Cup but they upstaged themselves as a triumphant in front of the world.
HARMANPREET KAUR’S 171 N.O AGAINST AUSTRALIA IN THE SEMIFINALS:
Indian T20 skipper and her show-stealing performance in the date of Semi finale has been the talk of the show everywhere. Her unbeaten 115 balls 171(20×4, 7×6) has inspired loads of souls to earn their stands. This untrodden knock by the skipper has emerged while India was 35 for 2 but after her arrival, the way she guided the entire innings was indeed worth cherishing for.
JHULAN GOSWAMI’S 3-23 AGAINST ENGLAND IN THE FINAL:
Jhulan inked her name successfully in the joint third best figures in a World Cup final. Playing her last world cup she made it when her team needed it the most. She rattled the England line up in her second spell (5-1-14-3) through making every ounce of her experience count.
MITHALI RAJ’S 109 AND CRUCIAL PARTNERSHIPS AGAINST NEW ZEALAND:
Indian ODI skipper Mithali might have taken a dig in the finale performance but her total 409 runs bagged from this world cup campaign is proudly enlightened with her 109 runs against New Zealand which was the game changer. Also not to forget her two-century partnerships with Smriti Mandhana (132) and Veda Krishnamurthy (108) in the resounding victory.
EKTA BISHT’S 5-18 AGAINST PAKISTAN:
Against the arch nemesis, Pakistan Indian performance in the world cup has been overwhelming all around. Especially having 169 runs on the board to defend Mithali gambled Ekta with the ball and guess what she applauded her responsibility by sending back Ayesha Zafar in the fourth ball. From there on Pakistan found it hard to find their feet in the match and in the end, Ekta strolled herself to grab the Man of the Match award.
RAJESHWARI GAYAKWAD’S 5-15 AGAINST NEW ZEALAND:
Sitting at the reserved bench for six matches Rajeshwari had been given her chance to walk into the middle and prove her worth to repay the faith of her captain with a five-for which helped India to a morale-boosting 186-run win.