ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India will beat England in final at Lord's, says confident Sourav Ganguly

PTI, Jul, 21 2017

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has termed India as favourites against hosts England for the upcoming final of the ICC Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Ganguly hailed Harmanpreet Kaur for her superb unbeaten 171 off 115 balls which enabled India beat Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final on Thursday.

File photo of Sourav Ganguly. Reuters

File photo of Sourav Ganguly. Reuters

Harmanpreet smashed 20 fours and seven sixes in a display of brute force, taking the Australian attack apart to guide her side to a commanding 281/4 in the match that was reduced to 42 overs per side due to a rain delay earlier in the day. Defending champions Australia, in reply, lost wickets at regular intervals, and bowed out of the tournament after getting bowled out for 245.

"I saw her innings, (Harmanpreet) Kaur was superb yesterday. They will beat England in the final on Sunday," Ganguly said at Eden Gardens on Friday.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president also informed that the association has made profits to the tune of more than Rs 10 crore in the last fiscal, as some dues are not cleared with Lodha reforms not being implemented.

"We made a lot of profits this year. It's actually more than Rs 10 crore," the CAB president Ganguly said after their finance committee meeting.

The CAB working committee will meet on 27 July.

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