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India in the final of Women’s World Cup, beat Australia by 36 runs

What a performance by the Women’s cricket team! Mithali Raj and Co. defeated defending champions Australia by a margin of 36 runs. India entered the final of Women’s World Cup and will play against England at Lords’ on 23rd July.

Winning the toss, Mithali Raj opted batting. After two quick wickets, the captain and Harmanreet Kaur held Indian innings. Harmanpreet played a gem of an innings. She made 171* in just 115 balls to take India to a score of 281 runs in 42 overs. Kaur hit 7 sixes and 20 fours in her match-winning knock.

Australia’s innings never rolled smoothly. Veteran Jhulan Goswami and pacer Shikha Pandey removed the openers. Though there was some resistance from Elyse Villani who scored 75 of 62 deliveries, Indian bowlers never let things slip by. They kept on taking wickets at regular intervals. But towards the end Alex Blackwell gave some nervous moments to India as she scored a blistering innings of 90 runs. She almost took the match away from India. Finally Deepti Sharma took the final wicket and Australian innings came to an end at 245.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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