Mithali Raj-led India lost the match to England by 9 runs, which was a big heart break for fans in India. England, the hosts win their fourth title. Shrubsole was the wrecker-in-chief for England picking a 6-fer to dent India’s hopes. Harmanpreet and Raut played good hands, they scored a fifty a piece but could not put it over the line. India came into the world cup as ranked seventh in the ICC rankings. Then to reach the finals is a huge achievement and that is being hailed all across the globe. The girls in blue are being congratulated for putting Indian women’s cricket in the global map.
England batted first and scored 228 runs, which looked to be within the grasp of the Indians. But in the second half of the game, the pitch started slowing up and assisting the spinners, who kept a lid on the scoring, helping Shrubsole to strike from the other end. It could be the last world cup for Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami but they will leave with their heads held high after this big-hearted performance.
India had alst made it to the finals 12 years ago. The dream still remains to be conquered but Twitter is hailing the girls from India. Here are the pick of the tweets:
— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 23, 2017
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) July 23, 2017
Win n defeat is part of game but Girls u did ur best except Mithali n we r proud of u. U have inspired millions of girls to play! #INDvENG!
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) July 23, 2017
#INDvENG what an amazing performance by India. We lost because of sheer loss of nerves. Let us celebrate our gallant women’s performance.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) July 23, 2017
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) July 23, 2017
Virat : I know how you feel.
— Mr. Sinister (@SatanKaAttorney) July 23, 2017
10000000 times better than Man in Blues. keep going..
— _____ ____ __ (@Aacchedin) July 23, 2017
— Ripan Sarkar (@ritansarkar) July 23, 2017
— Rahul Roy (@royrahulk) July 23, 2017