ICC Women's World Cup 2017: BCCI applauds India for defeating Australia and reaching the final

PTI, Jul, 21 2017

New Delhi: The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) congratulated the Indian women's team on Friday for reaching the finals of the ICC Women's World Cup after defeating defending champion Australia in the second semi-final at Derby, England.

Representative photo. AFP

Representative photo. AFP

Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of greatest ever ODI knocks in women's cricket last night to guide India to the final, demolishing Australia by 36 runs.

It was only the second time that India entered the summit clash of the global event, having lost to Australia in the final of the 2005 edition.

The 'Women In Blue' will meet hosts England in the final at the Lord's on Sunday.

"We all are proud for the dazzling knock of 171 of 115 ball by Harmanpreet Kaur in women's World Cup semi-final against the defending champion Australia," said CK Khanna, acting president of BCCI.

"I, on behalf of BCCI, congratulate Kaur, the team captain Mithali and entire team."

"BCCI will discuss and announce award to women's cricket team on their tremendous performance in World Cup. We all look forward to welcome the team with World Cup," he added.

Published Date: Jul 21, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115