England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017

Jul 24, 2017 09:29 IST

England on 23 July 2017 defeated India by 9 runs to clinch the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup. The final match was played at Lord's Cricket Ground in London. The win is England’s 4th title.

The 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup was the eleventh edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup, and the third to be held in England after the 1973 and 1993 tournaments.

England’s Tammy Beaumont was awarded the Player of the Series title. She also made most runs (410) in the tournament.

South Africa’s Dane van Niekerk took most wickets (15) in the tournament.

England beats India by 9 runs to lift ICC Women's World Cup 2017

About ICC Women's World Cup

The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is the oldest and most prestigious international women's cricket tournament.

It is currently organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Until 2005, it was administered by a separate body, the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC).

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The first World Cup was held in England in 1973, two years before the inaugural men's tournament.

The eleven World Cups played to date have been held in five different countries, with India and England having hosted the event three times.

Australia is the most successful team, having won six titles. England (four titles) and New Zealand (one title) are the only other teams to have won the event. On the other hand, India (twice) and the West Indies (once) have each reached the final without going on to win.

Quick Digest

Who: England

What: Won ICC Women's World Cup 2017

When: 23 July 2017

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