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

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.

 ICC Womens World Cup 2017: BCCI applauds India for defeating Australia and reaching the final

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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.

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Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017 15:35:36 IST