England win women’s cricket World Cup at Lord’s

Weather England beat India to win Women’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s The hosts were staring at defeat but a late collapse by India saw England snatch an unlikely victory by nine runs. 07:08, UK, Monday 24 July 2017 Image: England lift the trophy after winning the Women’s World Cup Facebook England have won the Women’s Cricket World Cup after beating India by nine runs in the final at Lord’s.
The hosts were staring at defeat with India, chasing a modest 229 for victory, cruising along at 190-3.
But Punam Raut’s dismissal for 86 sparked a dramatic late collapse, as England pace bowler Anya Shrubsole took five wickets for 11 runs in 19 deliveries.
India slumped to 219 all out, losing their last seven wickets for 28 runs.
Shrubsole finished with six wickets for 46 runs in 9.4 overs, as England snatched an unlikely win. Image: Anya Shrubsole took six wickets
Earlier, India held England to 228-7 with veteran pace bowler Jhulan Goswami enjoying an excellent return of 3-23 in 10 overs.
Nat Sciver was the hosts’ top scorer on 51.
Shrubsole said: “It was just an unbelievable game. We looked for minute like we were out of it.
“But one of the great things about this team, we never give up. We never let the run rate get away from us, even though we weren’t getting wickets. Image: The India team pictured after their defeat
“We knew if we got a couple we’d be right in the game and all was well in the end.
“I think it’s a dream and a dream you never think is going to come true.”
It is the fourth time that England has clinched the trophy, following triumphs in 1973, 1993 and 2009. Top Stories