The Women’s World Cup 2017 (WWC’17) has concluded on a high and what a fairy tale it was! Besides India’s dream run to the final, there was England who sparkled to make the final moment and the coveted trophy theirs. Lords seemed to be filled with mixed emotions while at one end England were elated and you could see Sarah Taylor and Co. jumping in joy, at the other end was a teary Indian side, dejected faces bundled up together consoling each other.
But beyond these heart-warming and heart wrenching moments of emotions a lot more happened in the 30 days of the WWC’17. While the individual performances showed flames of brilliance, team work led to many clinical victories, there were batting collapses too and some mind boggling innings to spice it up, and if anything at all seemed missing it was completed by some fiery spells to which exceptional fielding added a finishing touch. This isn’t it there were quite a few records broken, and many others created. The women’s of the game climbed some tall statistical peaks. We at Essentially Sports have crunched out some numbers for you from the WWC’17.
410 runs scored by England’s Tammy Beaumont are the most by a batswoman in WWC’17
1 the difference is the number of runs scored by the highest and second highest run scorers (England’s Tammy Beaumont has scored 410 runs in 9 innings, while India’s Mithali Raj has scored 409 from an equal number of innings)
178* by Sri Lanka’s Chamari Attapatu is the highest individual score of WWC’17
3 the number of 150+ scores, scored in this world cup.
340 the number of dot balls by India’s Punam Raut is the most by a batswoman this season.
15 the number of wickets scalped by South Africa’s Dane van Niekerk is the highest this world cup.
111 the number of sixes hit during the WWC’17
1273 the number of boundaries scored during the WWC’17
54 fours hit by England’s Sarah Taylor is the highest by a batswoman this world cup.
12 sixes hit by South Africa’s Lizelle Lee is the most by any batswoman this world cup.
8 the most number of catches by a player this world cup, this feat belongs to New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite
6/46 by England’s Anya Shrubsole in the final against India are the best bowling figures by a bowler in WWC’17.
45 boundaries conceded by Pakistan’s Asmavia Iqbal, is the most by any bowler in the WWC’17
Well what can we say, the women have been exceptional this world cup, taking the level of the game a notch higher. We wish the Women’s game only soars higher and reaches at par with that of the men’s.