Women's cricket world cup: England beat India in final, sport is big winner

The women’s cricket team from England beat India by nine runs on Sunday to win the World Cup at a place that not so long ago shunned female players.

Lord’s, the London ground often referred to as the Home of Cricket, drew a full house for the title game — another breakthrough in a tournament full of them. For the first time since the Women’s World Cup began in 1973 (two years before the men’s tournament began), the players received daily expenses equal to those provided for men in International Cricket.....

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