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Australian teammates celebrate after winning their Women's T20 World Cup cricket semifinal match against South Africa in Sydney

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South Africa's Nadine de Klerk appeals unsuccessfully for an LBW against Australia's Meg Lanning during the Women's T20 World Cup cricket semifinal match between South Africa and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Australia

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Australian teammates celebrate after winning their Women's T20 World Cup cricket semifinal match against South Africa in Sydney.

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England's Mady Villiers, center, is congratulated by teammates after she caught and bowled West Indies' Shemaine Campbelle during their Women's T20 World Cup cricket match in Sydney

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West Indies' Stafanie Taylor, bottom, is moved onto a stretcher after an injury during their Women's T20 World Cup cricket match against England in Sydney.

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South Africa's Mignon du Preez hits a boundary against Pakistan during their Women's T20 World Cup cricket match in Sydney

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Cricket captains Meg Lanning of Australia, left, and Harmanpreet Kaur of India pose for a photo with the trophy ahead of the Women's T20 World Cup in Sydney. The tournament begins with a game between Australia and India, Friday, Feb. 21.

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The captains of the 10 countries participating in the Women's T20 World Cup pose fore a photo looking at the Sydney skyline. The tournament begins Friday, Feb. 21. From left to right are, Sornnarin Tippoch of Thailand, Stafanie Taylor of West Indies, Harmanpreet Kaur of India, Sophie Devine, of New Zealand, Meg Lanning of Australia, Heather Knight of England, Salma Khatun of Bangladesh. Chamari Atapattu of Sri Lanka, Bismah Maroof of Pakistan and Dane van Niekerk of South Africa.

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The captains of the 10 countries participating in the Women's T20 World Cup pose fore a photo in Sydney. The tournament begins Friday, Feb. 21. From left to right are, Sornnarin Tippoch of Thailand, Harmanpreet Kaur of India, Sophie Devine, of New Zealand, Stafanie Taylor, of West Indies, Meg Lanning of Australia, Chamari Atapattu of Sri Lanka, Dane van Niekerk of South Africa, Heather Knight of England, Salma Khatun of Bangladesh and Bismah Maroof of Pakistan.

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Bangladesh women’s team poses with the champions trophy after winning the Women's T-20 quadrangular series against India B, at Urja Stadium in Patna.

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Indian women's cricket team coach WV Raman (L) and team captain Harmanpreet Kaur address a press conference ahead of the team's departure for Australia to play the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, in Mumbai.

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Indian women cricketer Smriti Mandhana during a promotional event, in Mumbai.

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Bangladesh batsman Sanjida Islam plays a shot against India B during a T20 (women's) cricket match at Urja Stadium in Patna

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India B batsman S. Meghna in action against Bangladesh during a T20 (women's) cricket match in Patna

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Indian women's cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur during a press conference at BCCI head office, in Mumbai.

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Kashmiri women cricket players during a training session in Jammu. A group of over two dozen girls from the Valley joined a 10 day trial camp for their selection in state team for upcoming BCCI sponsored national women tournament.

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Bengal team poses with the trophy after defeating Mumbai in the final cricket match of the BCCI U-23 Womens One Day trophy 2018-19, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Indian women's cricket team players visit Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati.

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England's Danielle Wyatt plays a shot during the 2nd T20 international cricket match between India and England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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Indian team players celebrate the dismissal of England's Natalie Sciver during the 2nd T20 international cricket match between India and England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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India's Smriti Mandhana plays a shot during the 2nd T20 international cricket match against England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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England players celebrate the dismissal of India's Mithali Raj during the 2nd T20 international cricket match at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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India's Mithali Raj plays a shot during the 2nd T20 international cricket match against England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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India's Harleen Deol plays a shot during the 2nd T20 international cricket match against England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, in Guwahati.

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England's women's cricket team players and officials visit Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in Morigaon District of Assam.

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Indian Women's cricket team celebrate the dismissal of England's Danielle Wyatt during their first International T20 series cricket match, in Guwahati.

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Indian women's cricket team poses for a photograph with the trophy after winning the India-England Women's ODI series, at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.

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Indian players Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues celebrate the dismissal of England's Natalie Sciver during the 3rd One Day International cricket match, in Mumbai.

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England players celebrate the dismissal of India's Jemimah Rodrigues during the 2nd One-Day International (ODI) cricket match between India and England, in Mumbai.

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Indian player Shikha Pandey celebrates the dismissal of England's Katherine Brunt during the 2nd One-Day International (ODI) cricket match, in Mumbai.

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England's Sarah Taylor is bowled out during the second one-day international cricket match between India and England in Mumbai.

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India's Shika Pandey, second from left, celebrates the dismissal England's Amy Jones with her team players during the second one-day international cricket match between India and England in Mumbai.

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India's Ekta Bisht, left, and Jemimah Rodrigues celebrate after their team won the first women's one-day international cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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Indian cricketers celebrate after winning the first women's one-day international cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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India's Mithali Raj bats during the first one-day cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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India's Smriti Mandhana bats during first one-day cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami bats during the first one-day international cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj with coach WV Raman addresses during the India's tour of New Zealand pre-departure press conference, in Mumbai.

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Indian cricketer Dayalan Hemalatha celebrates with her teammates after taking a wicket during the first match of Group B ICC Women's World T20 against New Zealand, at Providence, Friday, Nov 9, 2018.

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Cricketer Mithali Raj arrives for a BCCI meeting to select the T-20 women's squad for New Zealand tour, in New Delhi.

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Former cricketer WV Raman (riding pillion) outside BCCI headquarters in Mumbai. Raman has been appointed the new coach of the Indian women's cricket team.

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India's Smriti Mandhana plays a shot during the Women's World T20 cricket match against Australia, at Providence, Rhode, U.S.

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India's Mithali Raj plays a shot during Women's World T20 cricket match against Pakistan at Providence, Rhode, U.S.

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India's Tania Bhatia removes the bails to dismiss Pakistan's Aliya Riaz during their Women's World T20 cricket match at Providence, Rhode, U.S. India won the match.

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Jhulan Goswami, Former captain of the Indian cricket team

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India's Mithali Raj, second left, shakes hand with Sri Lanka's Deshika Prabodhini after defeating them by 13 runs in the first Twenty20 women's cricket match in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

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India's Poonam Yadav, center, celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Chamari Atapattu during their first Twenty20 women's cricket match in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

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India's Jemimah Rodrigues completes a run during the first Twenty20 women's cricket match against Sri Lanka in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka's Sripali Weerakkody, right, successfully appeals for the dismissal of India's Mithali Raj during their first Twenty20 women's cricket match in Katunayake, Sri Lanka.

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India's Taniya Bhatia successfully takes a run out to dismiss Sri Lanka's Nipuni Hansika during their second women's one day international cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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India's Smriti Mandhana, left, raises her bat scoring fifty runs against Sri Lanka as Punam Raut watches duringtheir first one day international women's cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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India's Smriti Mandhana plays a shot against Pakistan during Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Indian women team members celebrate wicket of Javeria Khan of Pakistan during Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup between the two countries in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Trailbrazers' Suzie Bates celebrates with her teammates the dismissal of Supernovas' Harmanpreet Kaur, during IPL Women's T20 cricket match, at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.

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Australian team pose with the trophy after winning the final of Women's cricket T20 Triangular Series in Mumbai

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Indian cricketer Anuja Patil hits a shot in a match against Australia during the Women's T20I Tri-series match at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

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Indian Pooja Vastrakar, second from left, celebrates with teammates after taking Australia's Alyssa Healy wicket during their cricket match at the Women's T20 Triangular Series in Mumbai.

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Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur flanked by Australia's team captain Meg Lanning and England team captain Heather Knight pose for a photo with the winner's trophy ahead of the Women's T20I Tri-series at Brabourne stadium in Mumbai

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Indian women's cricket team celebrates after defeating South Africa in the T20 series in Cape Town.

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Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar interacts with a member of the Indian Women's Cricket team at MCA BKC in Mumbai.

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar met members of the Indian Women’s cricket team at the MCA BKC in Mumbai. The team is slated to visit South Africa for a ODI and T20 series.

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Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj being felicitated during the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) interactive session "Breaking The Boundaries with Indian Cricket Girls", in New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid during the FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) interactive session "Breaking The Boundaries with Indian Cricket Girls" in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents the Arjuna Award to Harmanpreet Kaur as one of the most outstanding players in the discipline of cricket at the National Sports and Adventure Award 2017 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath honoring Indian women's cricket team member Poonam Yadav in Lucknow. Dy CM Dinesh Sharma and UP Sports Minister Chetan Chauhan are also seen.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao felicitates Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj for taking the team to the World Cup finals, in Hyderabad.

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Indian women's national team captain Mithali Raj and star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur at a felicitating event for India women's cricket team in New Delhi.

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Acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna presenting the cheque to India women's cricket team at a felicitating event in New Delhi.

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Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel with India women's cricket team at a felicitating event, at his residence in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with the Indian women's cricket team, in New Delhi.

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Indian Women's Cricket team poses for a group photo during a press conference in Mumbai.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik makes a sand art to convey best wishes to the Indian Women's National Cricket team ahead of their final match in ICC Women's world cup against England, at Puri beach.

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England's Jenny Gunn slides into the crease as India's Rajeshwari Gayakwad unsuccessfully attempts to run her out during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final match between England and India at Lord's in London, England.

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England's Katherine Brunt takes a selfie as England players celebrate with the trophy after winning the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final match against India at Lord's in London, England.

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Captain of Indian Women's cricket team Mithali Raj and skipper of England Women's cricket team, Heather Knight, pose with coveted Women's World Cup trophy 2017, on the eve of the final, at Lord's cricket ground, in London.

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India players stand dejected prior to receiving their runners-up medals after losing the CC Women's World Cup final match against England, at Lord's, in London.

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England players celebrate with trophy after winning the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final match against India at Lord's in London, England.

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India's Deepti Sharma, 2nd right, celebrates after dismissing Australia's Alex Blackwell during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semifinal match between Australia and India at County Ground in Derby, England.

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India's Poonam Raut, left, dives to avoid run out during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semifinal match between Australia and India at County Ground in Derby, England.

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India's Harmanpreet Kaur celebrates after scoring 150 runs during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 semifinal match between Australia and India at County Ground in Derby, England.

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Did Mithali Raj’s early training in Bharatanatyam transmute itself into dancing down the tracks to hoick hapless bowlers? It certainly expr­esses itself in classical bat­­­s­-ma­nship: the captain and lodestar of Team India is the first woman cricketer to make 6,000 ODI runs.

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India's Veda Krishnamurthy plays a shot against New Zealand during the ICC Women's World Cup match in Derby.

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India's Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur during ICC Women's World Cup match against New Zealand, in Derby.

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India's Mithali Raj in action during the ICC Women's World Cup match against Australia in Bristol. Mithali scripted history by becoming the all-time leading run-getter in women's ODIs.

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The Pakistan team crumbled like dust before Ekta Bisht’s wily left-arm spin. at the Women’s cricket World Cup in England. The 31-year-old from Almora keeps nagging at her targets—her struggle to become a cricketer shows her the virtue of a strict line too. The daughter of a retired havildar who ran a tea-stall to make ends meet, Ekta is one of our new stars.

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India's Smriti Mandhana bats during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan at County Ground in Derby, England.

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India's Ekta Bisht celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan's Iram Javed during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan at County Ground in Derby, England. Bisht took 5 wickets to help India win by 95 runs.

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India captain Mithali Raj bats during the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match between India and Pakistan at County Ground in Derby, England.

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Indian player Deepti Sharma with team mates celebrate the wicket of West Indies' player during their ICC Women's World Cup match in Taunton, England.

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Indian player Smriti Mandhana celebrates after she scored a century against West Indies during their ICC Women's World Cup match in Taunton, England.

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India's Mithali Raj during the ICC Women's World Cup fixture at the County Ground, Derby, England.

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Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar felicitates former women cricketers on behalf of BCCI before the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Ferozshah Kotla, in New Delhi.

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Indian Women cricket captain Harmanpreet Kaur (R) celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women's T20 Asia Cup final match against Pakistan, in Bangkok.

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Indian Women cricket team players and support staff pose with the trophy after winning the Women's T20 Asia Cup final match against Pakistan, in Bangkok.

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Indian Women cricket team players celebrates after winning the Women's T20 Asia Cup final match against Pakistan, in Bangkok.

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West Indies players celebrate after defeating Australia in the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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West Indies players celebrate after defeating Australia in the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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West Indies' cricketers celebrate after winning against Autralia during the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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