Bet You Didn’t Know: India Reached The Women’s World Cup Finals In 2005

Although, India fell 9 runs short of creating history. We’re so proud of the girls for last night’s game.

Source: The Indian Express
Source: The Indian Express

Women’s cricket has never been in the limelight like men’s has. They play the same sport, they play for the same country but the fairer sex doesn’t receive the same amount of appreciation. We bet you didn’t know that women in blue reached the finals in 2005 too!

The finals were between India and Australia back then. India was led by Mithali Raj and Australia was led by Belinda Clark. Only two women reprised their roles in 2017 finals – the first one being Mithali Raj and the second one being pacer Jhulan Goswami.

Source: Indian Express
Source: Indian Express

12 years ago, the finals took place at the Centurion in South Africa. India lost the toss and Australia chose to bat. Australia lost 2 wickets in the early overs and caught up later. Karen Rolton scored a hundred and Lisa Sthaleklar made half a century. Australia made 215/4 in 50 overs.

India kept losing wickets and 4 cricketers managed to score in double figures. The highest scorer back then was wicketkeeper Anju Jain with 29 runs. India scored 117 runs and lost to Australia.

Source: Hindustan Times

Win some, lose some but these women definitely won many hearts back then and yesterday too! Now, we hope everyone knows who Mithali Raj and the rest of these wonderful women in blue are! 

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