ICC Women’s World Cup: Team India enter the Semi Finals, as fans from around the globe cheer on.
- India produced a superb bowling display to dismiss the Kiwis for 79 in just 25.3 overs.
- Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5/15) was the pick of the bowlers.
- Mithali hit her sixth ton in her 184th match and her 109 came from 123 balls.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad celebrates after dismissing Amy Satterthwaite. (Reuters Photo)
Accolades arrive from all quarters for Indian women’s cricket team with acting BCCI president C K Khanna praised the performance of Mithali Raj and Team India as they entered the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup on Saturday.
Captain Mithali smashed a century before left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad returned with a five-wicket haul as India crushed New Zealand by 186 runs to storm into the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup at Derby, England.
“I on behalf of BCCI congratulate Indian women’s team for qualifying into semi-finals of Women World Cup 2017. Well played Mithali Raj, superb century. Played captain’s knock in a very crucial game,” said Khanna.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also congratulated the Indian team.
“Congrats Women’s Cricket Team for the decisive victory against the NZ. Well played @M_Raj03 & the entire team. Best Wishes for semi final,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Congrats Women's Cricket Team for the decisive victory against the NZ. Well played @M_Raj03 & the entire team. Best Wishes for semi final.
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 15, 2017
Former player and current member of COA, Diana Edulji also congratulated the team, saying: “What a victory. Great days for women’s cricket. Aache din ayaa hai womens cricket. Well done girls.”
Social media was trending with congratulatory messages for the Indian women’s team.
Stylish former India batsman VVS Laxman took to Twitter to congratulate Mithali Raj and her team.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag narrowingly missing out on the Coaching role wrote: “Congratulations @BCCIWomen on the stunning win and making it to the semis. Great effort from @M_Raj03,Veda and Rajeshwari. #WWC17.”
“Indian bowlers spin a Web around the NZ batswomen. Gr8 spell from Rajeshwari Gaykawad.Congrats @M_Raj03 & to the entire @BCCIWomen #wwc17,” he wrote on his page.