Today we talk about Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. The Women World Cup tournament was held in Sri Lanka in the year 2017. The first phase of 2014- 16 ICC Women’s Championship featured the top four teams that were qualified for the tournament. The remaining four places that become a part of the tournament were decided in the World Cup Qualifiers, 2017.
The following are some of the interesting facts about the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 held in Sri Lanka:
- The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017, the international event was held in England from 24 June to 23 July 2017. The eight countries that participate in the Women World Cup tournament were: Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan.
- Every team has to play matches in the group stage with every other team. If the two teams were tied with equal points in the tournament then the team with a high number of wins and the higher run rate will be allowed to go to the semi-final.
- It was for the first time the Decision Review System (DRS) was introduced in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. It was used in the opening match between India vs England.
- The match between traditional rivals India & Pakistan was the most interesting match of all. Indian team looks stronger but Pakistani team cannot be underestimated. Pakistan women’s team hadn’t won a single ODI against Indian women so far.
- Indian women team looked in the form from the beginning of the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. India played well against Sri Lanka and defeated it in the warm-up game. It had beaten South Africa in the earlier series which was played recently.
- The Indian women team was led by Mithali Raj who was the top scorer for India and ranked as No. 2 batswoman in the world. Jhulan Goswami was also a part of the team, who had taken the highest number of wickets and was considered as the best Indian bowler of the team.
- The four teams entered into the semi-final were England & South Africa in the first semi-final match and India & Australia in the second semi-final of the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017.
- It was magnificent innings of Harmanpreet Kaur of India who played a marathon inning of 171 runs off 115 balls with 20 four and 7 sixes and helped her team to won the second semi-final match against Australia.
- The prize money offered in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 to the winning team, a team of the runner-up and for the team that played in semifinals is given below.
The prize money offered to the Winning team: $330,000
The prize money offered to a team of the runner-up: $660,000
The prize money offered to semifinalist : $165,000
- In the final match between India against England, in reply to a total of 228 for 7 in 50 overs by England, India came close to the victory but remained short by 9 runs and got bowled out for 219 runs in 49th over.
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