India outplay England by 35 runs

Frederick Owens
June 24, 2017

"Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer?" she hit back. Mandhana was named the player-of-the-match for her 90 runs. His previous six half-centuries were 70*, 64, 73*, 51*, 54 and 62*.

Known for her calm demeanour, Mithali is a part-time leg-break bowler and carries the tag of an all-rounder.

Only Australia had ever managed to successfully overhaul a bigger target in women's one-day worldwide history, and victory for England would have comfortably eclipsed their own previous record run chase, which was the 243 they scored to beat New Zealand in 2008. In the five ODI innings her scores were 64 (vs South Africa), 73* (vs Bangladesh), 51* (vs South Africa), 54 (vs South Africa), and 62* (vs South Africa). But in 2004, Pakistan's Kiran Baluch broke Mithali's record.

7 - Number of consecutive fifties from Mithali, which is the most by any global women's player. And I took no offence to it. i very proudly said that Mithali is someone I admire a lot and that I am proud she's a Hyderabadi. The record is held by Charlotte Edward with 5,992 runs. Though India lost in the final, the team came to be taken seriously by the country.

India's @M_Raj03 chats to teammate @ImHarmanpreet ahead of their first match against England!

"To win 100 caps for your country is a big achievement at any time but to do it at a World Cup would be even more special", Satterthwaite said. The movie brought women's hockey from behind the curtains, not that it has benefited the team or the game in any manner.

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"As a team we have really tried to embrace that it is a home World Cup and we know that brings added pressure but we are in a good place to deal with that".

Led by Meg Lanning, the outstanding batsmen in the women's game today, Australia will be looking to win their seventh title in a tournament that now features the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides. It will be challenging but not impossible, and if we continue to work hard, I don't see why we can't achieve these objectives. The tournament will consist of 28 league matches, so any team can make a comeback in the competition at any time.

Consider this: between the 2009 and 2013 World Cups, India played just 26 ODIs, winning 11 of them.

The eight captains with the ICC Women's World Cup trophy.

India: Mithali Raj (capt), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Nuzhat Parween, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma and Poonam.

The Indian batting is spearheaded by skipper Mithali.

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