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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Some interesting facts involving India and England

Mithali Raj CaptainThe Indian eves reached the World Cup final by defeating Australia for only the second time in their history; they came up short in 2005 against Australia. As Indian eves go on to play the World Cup final against England at Lords on Sunday, let’s look at some of the interesting facts about India and England in 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.

o India have reached a World Cup final for only the second time in their history; they came up short in 2005 against Australia.

o England are hosts of the 2017 World Cup; they won it on both previous occasions they hosted the tournament (1973 & 1993).

o If India win this match, they’ll become only the fourth nation to ever win a World Cup (Australia on six occasions, England have won it three times whilst New Zealand won this tournament in 2000).

o England have won their last two World Cup finals; seeing off New Zealand in 1993 and 2009.

o India come into this game having won 16 of their 19 One Day International matches in 2017 (L3); whilst England have claimed victory in seven of their eight ODI outings during this calendar year, that sole loss coming in the most recent encounter against India however.

o These sides have met twice before in ODI cricket at Lord’s; each side claiming one victory apiece (one fixture was also abandoned).

o Three of the last four World Cup finals have been won by the side to bat first.

o Mithali Raj (India) has scored more runs than anyone else against England in ODI cricket (1,605) and has the highest average of anybody to register 20+ innings against them (48.6).

o Harmanpreet Kaur posted 171* during India’s semi-final versus Australia; only 3 players have ever recorded a higher innings score in the history of the competition.

o Natalie Sciver (England) is the only player to register more than one century during the 2017 World Cup