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180 million people watched ICC Women’s World Cup

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An estimated 180 million people from across the world watched the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup in which the Indian team, led by Mithali Raj, ended runners-up after losing to hosts England.

A whopping 156 million people viewed the event in India, of which 80 million was rural reach and 126 million were for the final alone. India’s fine performances contributed to a 500 percent increase in viewing hours in the country.

According to an ICC media release, the four-week event also attracted almost 50,000 articles in print and online across more than 100 countries.

India led the list with close to 16,000 articles, the United Kingdom was second at 14,000 and Australia third with close to 9,000 articles.

The United States of America was fourth at 4,700 while South Africa had 1,368 articles used in all.

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