England Women won the ICC Women’s World Cup for the fourth time after beating India Women in the final of the 2017 edition.
England Women decided to bat first after winning the toss. They put 228/7 on the board at the end of 50 overs. In reply, India Women were bundled out for just 219 runs (48.4 overs), as they fell nine runs short of the England Women’s total.
Brief Scores: England Women – 228/7 in 50 overs (Natalie Sciver 51, Sarah Taylor 45, Jhulan Goswami 3/23)
India Women – 219 in 48.4 overs (Punam Raut 86, Harmanpreet Kaur 51, Anya Shrubsole 6/46)
Result – England Women won by 9 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match
- England Women scored 228/7 in 50 overs. It is the second highest total for a team in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup history. The highest total in this category is 259/7 (50 overs) by Australian Women against West Indies Women at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium).
- Indian opening batswoman Punam Raut scored 86 runs in this most important encounter. It is the third highest individual knock in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup history. The top two in this list are 107* by Karen Rolton (Australia Women) against India Women at Centurion on 10th April 2005 and 91 by Belinda Clark (Australia Women) against New Zealand Women at Lincoln on 23rd December 2000.
- England Women’s medium pacer Anya Shrubsole bowled superbly in this game, as her bowling figure was 9.4-0-46-6. Here are some crucial stats of this bowling figure:
i) It is the second best bowling figure in the knockout stage of any Women’s ODI tournament. The best bowling figure in this list is 3-1-14-7 by Anisa Mohammed (West Indies Women) against Pakistan Women at Dhaka on 26th November 2011 (final of the 2011 ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier).
ii) Also, it is the third best bowling figure in the ICC Women’s’ World Cup history. The top two in this list are 6/10 (8-2-10-6) by Jackie Lord (New Zealand Women) against India Women at Auckland on 14th January 1982 and 6/20 (6.2-0-20-6) by Glenys Page (New Zealand Women) against Trinidad & Tobago Women at St. Albans on 23rd June 1973.