There were times during the Women's World Cup final — when England was sputtering at 6-164, when India was cruising at 3-191 — when it seemed certain much of the coverage would not end up concentrating on the game. Instead it looked like the picture would use broader brushstrokes: how the result didn't really matter, how the Cup was a triumph for everyone involved, how simply being here at a sold-out Lord's ground was all that mattered. Then England and India blew that away with a thriller.
With the benefit of hindsight, narratives are easy to build. Any team or athlete winning any title can have a story arc drawn for them, by which their path to the prize seems retrospectively inevitable. On a cool London evening a dozen hours before the Women's World Cup final of 2017, both contenders have the kind of story arc that would seem deserving of ending with the final.
"I'm here to be the greatest, I'm alive," rang out the voice of Australian singer Sia round Derby cricket ground after the first innings. "I'm free to be the greatest here tonight." So she was, Harmanpreet Kaur, in this moment. A sun-soaked afternoon in England's Midlands, after a rain-soaked morning that threatened to render this contest non-existent. The song picked for her playing on the PA loudspeakers. The greatest, with an innings that redefined what was possible in women's cricket as a sport.
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Selecting a term
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