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If a blistering 171 off 115 balls by Harmanpreet Kaur set the pace for the India-Australia semi-final of the Women’s Cricket World Cup on July 20, 2017, captain Mithali Raj’s bowlers put in a solid performance, pulling off a 36-run win over the six-time world champions. Earlier, England had pushed out South Africa to reach the final to be played at Lords’ on July 23, 2017. England will have noticed the Indian team’s ability to win under pressure, having lost to India in the tournament opener. Raj and her girls won five of their seven matches in the group stages, losing only to South Africa and Australia, riding on some strong batting and testing spells of the spin trio of Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bisht.

Ekta Bisht celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan’s Iram Javed during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan at County Ground in Derby, England, Sunday, July 02, 2017. Bisht took 5 wickets to help India win by 95 runs.

Ekta Bisht celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan’s Iram Javed during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan at County Ground in Derby, England, Sunday, July 02, 2017. Bisht took 5 wickets to help India win by 95 runs.  

 

Left-arm spinner Bisht decimated Pakistan with a ve-wicket haul earlier in the tournament. India last appeared in a World Cup nal in 2005. Raj (6,028 runs) and Jhulan Goswami (189 wickets), who now hold the world records for highest runs and wickets in one-day internationals, were in that team?


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