India were cruising at 191/3 in the 42nd over while chasing a target of 229 against England. Punam Raut’s wicket caused a collapse from which India could never survive. In the end, they lost the match by 9 runs.
India did little wrong for the better part of the chase against England in the final of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
They were in control while Punam Raut, Harmanpreet Kaur and later Veda Krishnamurthy. Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur shared a 95-run stand for the third wicket and even when the latter got out, it looked like India would get to the target of 229 runs. But it all went horribly wrong after Raut’s wicket fell. Veda Krishnamurthy could not hold a falling batting lineup together on her own and India ended up losing their last seven wickets for a paltry 28 runs. Here are a few areas that looked to be where England were superior to India on the day.