Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes women's cricket team for World Cup final

Posted July 23, 2017

Indian women cricket team is on the verge of scripting history today and will make all the Indians proud if they lift World Cup Trophy today.

"As our women's cricket team plays the World Cup finals today, I join the 125 crore Indians in wishing them the very best", he tweeted before the match began. India were making their second appearance in a World Cup final. The first time was back in 2005 when they lost comfortably to Australia in the final.

However, they are now fully confident as they have entered the final after all-round performances in the presence of two very experienced players Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.

"[It was] just an unbelievable game".

India were steady, going little under four an over, but England were fielding well to ensure there were no freebies.

England's Laura Marsh and Jenny Gunn watch the ball as India's Shikha Pandey fields the ball during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final match between England and India at Lord's in London, England, Sunday, July 23, 2017. In the 44th over, Punam, who was playing at 86, was dismissed by pacer Anya Shrubsole which turned out to be the turning point of the game. The run-rate has moved down steeply for England after Taylor's wicket and the hosts now need to up the ante if they need a big score.

41 - Wickets for India's spinners, easily the highest among all teams. Besides, England have won the tournament as recently as 2009 and there are still players who were present when England triumphed the world last.

"This is the biggest game for women's cricket ever with a huge global audience and a full house at the most iconic cricket ground in the world".

"If you think when someone is batting, "she is going to hit me for six", well then you're going to get hit for six".

The so-called "Natmeg", a stroke Sciver plays between her legs when dealing with a full-length delivery, came to prominence following her dominant 129 in England's quarter-final win over New Zealand.

"I just fancy England at Lord's, even though India have had an exceptional tournament to get this far".

"Captain Mithali Raj has been leading from the front". Have a great game out there and play with calm and poise.

1/2 - India's win-loss record in this tournament when not playing in Derby: they beat West Indies by seven wickets in Taunton, but lost to South Africa by 115 runs in Leicester, and to Australia by eight wickets in Bristol.