Inexperience and panic led to India’s downfall in Women’s World Cup final, feels Mithali Raj


first_imgPraising the England players for winning their fourth World Cup title, India skipper Mithali Raj rued that the inexperience of her teammates and their inability to hold their nerves during the crucial moments proved to be the difference between the two teams in the final.India suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women’s World Cup at the Lords cricket ground here on Sunday.”It wasn’t easy for England but credit to them for holding their nerve. There was as time when the match was in the balance and could have gone either way. But that was the situation when we panicked and they came out victorious. England did well in those crunch moments which turned the game,” Mithali said at the post match presentation.Electing to bat first, England produced a competitive total of 228 for seven in their 50 overs.The Indian eves rode on half-centuries from opener Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur to almost overhauling the target.Punam scored 86 runs off 115 balls while Harmanpreet scored 51 off 80.Punam and Harmanpreet added 95 runs between them in 128 balls and helped to steady the Indian innings following the loss of two early wickets.However, the Indian eves seemed to lose their wits towards the end, losing seven wickets for just 28 runs to be all out for 219 runs in 48.4 overs.Mithali however, praised the Indian players for their performance and blamed inexperience for their inability to win the maiden women’s World Cup for India. She also picked out veteran pacer veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami for special praise for her performance throughout the tournament.advertisementJhulan bowled well in the final, picking up three crucial wickets while conceeding just 23 runs in her 10 overs.”I want to tell my girls that I am very proud of them, the way made a comeback into the tournament. They didn’t make any match easy for any of the other teams. I would also like to thank the crowds for coming up in large numbers to support women’s cricket,” she said.”Jhulan is an experienced bowler and has always delivered when the team required and gave her best performance. Her bowling spell could have turned into a match winning one but I knew England had a lot of depth in their batting.”Our team was bit inexperienced as they playing their first World Cup final. But I think all the youngsters tried their best. I think this experience will help them in the future,” she added.”Jhulan has had an excellent career, very long and inspirational for young cricketers. I am sure people at home would now look up to women cricketers.”The Indian captain also said that she will retire before the next World Cup in 2021.”I do see myself playing for a couple of years but I don’t see myself playing another World Cup,” she said.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro now priced at Rs 29,900 following another price cut


first_imgAfter slashing the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro back in June, Samsung has once again dropped the price of the smartphone, bringing the price down to Rs 29,900 from its initial launch price of Rs 36,900. The Galaxy C9 Pro, which highlights a 6-inch display, metal unibody design, and 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, can now be found at its new pricing on via Samsung’s own online store and other e-commerce platforms.The news of the price drop comes via Mahesh Telecom, and this is notably the second time Samsung has cut the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro since its launch in January. This is not a surprising move considering the company would like to attract more consumers towards the smartphone which is about a year old now. The handset was initially launched in China around the same time last year.The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a dual Nano SIM smartphone that features a large 6-inch FHD (1080×1920) display and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. You get an internal storage option of 64GB that is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front and back both with f/1.9 aperture. The Galaxy C9 Pro can record FHD videos @30fps and in our review we found the cameras to take decent enough pictures, but couldn’t really compete with the likes of the OnePlus 3t, the ZenFone 3, the iPhone 6S at the time. However, the smartphone has a good overall performance, a bright and colourful display and we were impressed with its 4000mAh battery capacity.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro review: The big friendly giantConnectivity options with the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include support for USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, among other things. The handset measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs 188 grams.last_img read more