- Anya Shrubsole, Player of the Match.
- Indian eves on Sunday snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as hosts England won the ICC Women’s World Cup final by 9 runs, here .Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
- It was a case of so near yet so far for the Indian team who would be devastated having come within a sniffing distance of a historic triumph. The last seven wickets fell for a mere 28 runs in 6.5 overs as India were cruising along at 191 for 3 at one stage before Veda Krishnamurthy’s (35) atrocious shot selection brought the Englishwomen back into the game.
- It was after opener Poonam Raut (86, 115 balls) anchored the innings while Harmanpreet Kaur hit a couple of sixes in her innings of 51.
- India restricted England to 228/7 in 50 overs in the final of ICC Women’s World Cup,. After a steady start, England lost wickets at regular intervals. However, Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) steadied the England in the middle overs. Jhulan Goswami with two wickets in an over halted England’s momentum. For India, Goswami finished with the figure of 3/23 in 10 overs.
Lords: On a high after a sensational semi-final win against world beaters Australia, the Indian women team is battle-ready to script history when they take on three-time winners England in the ICC Women’s World Cup final at the sold-out Lord’s on Sunday.
A dozen years after making their second entry to a Women’s World Cup final, the Indian team looks beaming with confidence and will settle for nothing short of a win, which will be a befitting farewell to the likes of veterans — skipper Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami — the only players from the 2005 final where India lost to Australia at the Centurion.
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
England Women: Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(w), Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley