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India Women’s to receive Rs 50 lacs reward from MP government

The India Women's side is flooded with a lot of rewards following their inspirational show at the World Cup.

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England’s Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammates at the fall of another India Women’s wicket. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

It was a heart-wrenching defeat for Mithali Raj & Co. last night in London. Chasing a modest total of 229, India Women’s looked set to win their maiden World Cup title before they collapsed towards the end of the chase to hand a 9-run win to hosts England. This was just the second time India qualified for the finals, the last one being in 2005.

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have been involved in both finals and might have to finish their careers without a World Cup title. Both were in scintillating form throughout the 8-team tournament and stepped up for the team as and when required. Raj confirmed that this was her last World Cup as she doesn’t see herself playing in the next one which will be held in 2021 when the right-hander would be 38.

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Dominating start by India

India started the campaign in a rousing fashion when they won four out of four games. Two consecutive defeats put their semi final berth under jeopardy but they rallied to defeat the Kiwis to enter the semifinals. Harmanpreet Kaur played a significant role in the ouster of defending champions Australia in the semifinals. She blasted her way to an unbeaten 171 and received a lot of recognition and rewards for her rollicking innings.

The Madhya Pradesh government has announced an award of Rs 50 lacs to the Indian Women’s team following their outstanding show at the Women’s World Cup. MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the award and said the entire team will be felicitated in a grand ceremony in Bhopal.

India couldn’t close out the game

In the finals, India looked a tad tensed especially during the chase. They lost the last three wickets in just 7 balls to concede a game which they should have won. England emerged victorious in front of their home crowd at the Lord’s Stadium.

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