Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) A string of celebrities from Bollywood and sports like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli have lauded India’s win against Australia in the second semi-finals of Women’s World Cup.
All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur’s scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India thrash Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final at The Lord’s in London.
Electing to bat after winning the toss in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side semi-final at the County Ground here, Kaur hammered her third One-day International ton, laced with 20 fours and seven massive sixes, to set a daunting 282-run target.
In reply, the Southern Stars could only muster 245 against some disciplined bowling effort from the Indians.
This will be India’s second World Cup final, having reached the summit clash in 2005 where they lost to Australia at Centurion.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: Congratulations! Indian Women’s Cricket team beat the Aussies to enter the final in World Cup. All the best.
Shah Rukh Khan: Wow Harmanpreet. Go India win this one!
Sachin Tendulkar: Brilliant finish by the Women In Blue! The photograph says it all! Here we come Lord’s! My best wishes for the final against England.
Virat Kohli: What an innings by Harmanpreet and a brilliant effort by the bowlers also so far…
Anil Kapoor: Keeping a tracking on the ICC World Cup. India vs Australia game amidst promotions. Come on Women In Blue. Well done Harmanpreet Kaur.
Sonu Sood: Proud of our Moga girl Harmanpreet. Keep shining always. You are here to rule.
Gautam Rode: Well played girls. Proud of our Indian women’s cricket team. Great victory. Now India are through to the finals at Lords.