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

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.

 ICC Womens World Cup 2017: India will beat England in final at Lords, says confident Sourav Ganguly

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.

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Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017 22:41:46 IST