Harmanpreet Leads India to Women World Cup 2017 Final

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To reach the finals of the world cup, India defeated the Australian women's team by 36 runs at Derby in England on 20 July 2017. "Injury worry for India". India lost to South Africa by 115 runs, before losing to Australia by eight wickets.

"I would like to congratulate the Indian Women's Cricket Team for their exemplary show in the ICC Women's World Cup", said Committee Of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai.

For Australia, though, it's a long flight home.

"It was a massive carrot going into the semi-final and lucky we had the wise head of Jenny Gunn to get over the line, so we're delighted", explained Knight, looking to lead England to a fourth World Cup title and first since 2009.

Meanwhile, for India, it will be their first final appearance since 2005 when they lost to Australia in South Africa.

Yesterday's semifinals match was halted due to rain the match overs were reduced to 42.

Harmanpreet won the Man of the Match Award as expected for her brilliant knock. This clearly shows how much amount of work they have to compete other teams at global level. They are like 21st century kind of women. Mithali is also the highest run-scorer in women's cricket.

Kaur was named the player of the game for her breathtaking knock. She recently became the highest run scorer in Women's worldwide cricket and the 392 runs she has scored in this campaign have come more than handy.

It wasn't quite all joy, though. "Mithali Raj and Deepti (Sharma) scored really well and Veda (Krishnamurthy) scored really well", Harmanpreet had said after her innings.

Eldest daughter of volleyball and basketball player, Harmandar Bhullar, Harmanpreet would accompany her father to the Guru Nanak Stadium right opposite their house to play cricket with the local boys.

"I told Sharma to rotate the strike, you don't need to take the pressure, I could take the responsibility".

"She has been a very big influence in the sense of her presence and the fact she is such a big figure in the women's game", Ugra said of Raj, who averages over 50 in 185 ODIs and 10 Tests. It was the heat of the moment. Gambir added that taking the match-situation into account, Harmanpreet's was "a far better innings". "So when I got the fours and sixes, it was building my confidence and I was feeling good".

This will be the India captain's last ICC World Cup and she is determined to make it extremely hard for England to earn their third tournament success on home soil. "Harman's innings was exceptional".