BCCI acting President CK Khanna announced, on Friday, that the Indian women's cricket team will be rewarded for their performances in the ongoing Women's World Cup. India handed a 36-run defeat to defending champions Australia in the semi-finals to set up a final clash against hosts England.
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Harmanpreet Kaur played a pivotal role in India's win over Australia scoring an unbeaten 171 off just a meager 115 deliveries comprising 7 sixes and 20 fours which helped India post a monstrous total of 281 on the board at the end of 42 overs.
In response, Australia's top order toppled cheaply but Elyse Villani and Elyse Perry fought back for the defending champions weaving a 105-run stand to put India on the backfoot. Villani, who played the role of the aggressor, was the first one to perish at 75 followed by Perry at 38. Just when it looked like India are whiskers away from a win Alex Blackwell put up a great show smashing a 56-ball 90 to delay India's celebrations.
India will meet hosts England on Sunday at Lords in their second ever World Cup final and are expected to recreate the same form against them as they did in the inaugural encounter of the tournament beating the Three Lions by 35 runs to kick off their campaign on a high.
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced a cash prize of INR 50 lakhs for each member of Team India (Women) for their performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The support staff of Team India (Women) will receive INR 25 lakhs each.," BCCI announced in a press release.