ICC Women's World Cup final 2017, India vs England, highlights: England clinch 4th title

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ICC Women's World Cup final 2017, India vs England, highlights: England clinch 4th title
  • 23:03 (IST)

    That's it from us in our coverage of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017, with hosts England emerging the deserved winners in the end! It was a wonderful experience for us covering this tournamnent, and in the end all we can say is that we are on the cusp of a revolution in women's cricket. 
    For now, this is Amit Banerjee signing off on behalf of my team, as well as cricketer-turned-journalist Snehal Pradhan (who is soaking in the post-match atmosphere at Lord's) and our statsman Umang Pabari. Goodnight! 

  • 23:02 (IST)

    England are the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 champions.

  • 22:51 (IST)

    England captain Heather Knight: I can't stop smiling to be honest. The girls have benen outstanding throughout the tournament. We've won really tight games which is something we've worked on in the last 18 months. In the semifinal, and even in this game, we delivered when the heat is on. Anya Shrubsole, what a hero! (India batters) They were batting brilliantly, credit to them, they've had a great tournament. But we knew that if we stayed on till the end and brought the rate up over 5 or 6, we would be in the game. Punam  was brillaint and they put two partnership together but we hung in and the girls held their nerve. And we got over the line. A huge thank you to the crowds and ECB. This will help with the growth of the game in the country and persuade more girls to get involved. WOmen's cricket has been going from strength to stength. We put on a good show. The tournament has been outstanding. England is a perfect place to be hosting this tournament given the stage at which we are now. This will be a springboard for women's cricket.

  • 22:41 (IST)

    Mithali Raj (India captain): Well yes, because it wasn't easy for England, but credit to them for holding on to their nerves. I would like to tell my girls that I'm very proud of them, and they didn't make any match look easy for the opposition. Also, thank you to the crowd. It gave us a boost. Goswami is an experinced bowler and has always delivered for the team, but England had a lot of depth in their batting. These girls have a lot of inexperience playing their first final. I will definitely play for a couple of years, but I don't see myself playing the next World Cup. She's (Goswami) done her bit for the country. That's truly because of the way the team has performed in the tournament, and it has changed back home. 

  • Player of the match in Women's World Cup finals:

    Jo Chamberlain, 1993
    Debbie Hockley, 1997 
    Belinda Clark, 2000
    Karen Rolton, 2005
    Nicky Shaw, 2009
    Jess Cameron, 2013
    Anya Shbrubsole, 2017*

  • 22:35 (IST)

    England's Tammy Beaumont is the Player of the Series

    Beaumont: To be here, it is pretty surreal. On top of the leading run-scorer. Knight, Taylor, they've all been excellent. We thought it might do a little early on. Laura Winfield obviously got us off to a pretty good start. Jenny Grunn and Katherine Brunt were excellent down the ground. Full credit to Raut and Kaur, it was an excellent partnership. We could get wickets to tumble, and the required rate jumped up. It was really good to be here. 

  • 22:31 (IST)

    Anya Shrubsole is the Player of the Match.

    Shrubsole: I am at a loss for words at the moment. It was an amazing performance from everyone. We could have fallen away in the middle but we knew the pressure of World Cup finals will come to our help. Harmanpreet played brtilliantly and we knew if we got her out, it would be hard for the new batters coming in. (The crowd) Look around. It's absolutely amazing. I literally can't hear the other person speaking. The loss to India in the opener was just one defeat. We knew we won't be out of the World Cup and the team knows how to fight.

  • So England win! An amazing comeback from where they were 15 months ago. For India, to come within single digits of the World Cup, will be agonising. Especially for Goswami and Raj, who came so near the perfect ending. 

  • 22:22 (IST)

    Congratulations England!

  • 22:13 (IST)

    INDW 219 after 48.4 overs (Yadav 1)

    Deepti chips one towards the leg side, and ends up getting caught by Sciver near mid-on with England sniffing a win now. Gunn drops a simple catch at mid-off in the third delivery, before Gayakwad gets her off-stump rattled in the fourth ball to signal the end of the World Cup.

    England win by nine runs and lift the World Cup for the fourth time! 

  • 22:11 (IST)

    OUT! That's it! England win by nine runs! Shrubsole finishes with figures of 6/46, with Gayakwad getting her off-stump rattled to depart for a golden duck! India 219 all out! 

  • 22:07 (IST)

    OUT! Deepti chips one towards mid-on and that virtually signals the end of India's fight! Sciver takes a fine running catch in that area. With that, Shrubsole completes a five-for! India 218/9

    Deepti c Sciver b Shrubsole 14(12)

  • 22:07 (IST)

    INDW 218/8 after 48 overs (Deepti 14, Yadav 0)

    Gunn back into the attack. Good running between the wickets as Shikha steals a quick single in the first ball. Another single in the following delivery, with confidence starting to return in the Indian camp. Wide called in the third delivery. Poonam is sent back in the last ball of the over, with Deepti deciding she'll keep the strike for the penultimate over. 

    India need 11 to win from 12 balls. 

  • 22:05 (IST)

    OUT! Pandey has to head back to the pavilion after a mix-up with Deepti, and India are eight down now! Hammered it towards the off-side, and a superb stop by the fielder at point prevented what could have been a boundary; instead resulted in a wicket. India 218/8

    Pandey run out 4(8)

  • 22:01 (IST)

    INDW 215/7 after 47 overs (Deepti 13, Pandey 3)

    Couple of singles at the start of Shrubsole's ninth over, before Deepti guides it towards the leg side for a double. Superb work by Taylor to disturb the stumps when Deepti's foot was in the air for a second, with the umpire going upstairs to check for a stumping. The benefit of doubt goes to the batswoman though, with Deepti's foot getting grounded just in the nick of time. Single off the last ball, with Pandey retaining strike for the 48th over. 

    India need 14 to win from 18 balls. 

  • 21:55 (IST)

    INDW 208/7 after 46 overs (Deepti 9, Pandey 1)

    Good over for the Indians, especially after the recent flurry of wickets, with seven coming off this over, including a boundary in the first delivery for Deepti.

    India need 21 to win from 24 balls. 

  • 21:54 (IST)

    FOUR! That should take some of the pressure off the Indian camp, with Deepti coming down the track and lofting it down the ground. India 205/7

  • 21:53 (IST)

    INDW 201/7 after 45 overs (Deepti 3, Pandey 0)

    Couple of singles in this over brings up the 200 for India. Krishnamurthy though, perishes after a series of close shaves, as she miscues towards midwicket, where Sciver takes an easy catch. Goswami departs for a golden duck after getting bowled off a yorker in the last ball. 

    India need 28 to win from 30 balls. 

  • 21:51 (IST)

    OUT! And now Goswami falls for a golden duck, failing to bring her bat down in time to tackle a yorker from Shrubsole, and getting her leg-stump rattled in the process. India now reeling at 201/7

    Goswami b Shrubsole 0(1)

  • 21:48 (IST)

    OUT! And it is Veda Krishnamurthy who finally perishes as she miscues towards midwicket, where Sciver latches on to the ball! India 200/6

    Krishnamurthy c Sciver b Shrubsole 35(34)

  • With one set batter down, it was a bold decision to send Sushma Verma out to bat. Verma doesn't have much ODI experience and it showed.

  • 21:46 (IST)

    INDW 198/5 after 44 overs (Krishnamurthy 34, Deepti 1)

    Krishnamurthy goes for an inside-out loft towards the cover boundary at the start of the over, before Verma drags the third delivery of the over onto her stumps to depart for a two-ball duck. That's not all, Deepti survives a run-out scare in her first ball, while Krishnamurthy mistimes her pull in the last ball of the over with the ball falling in no-man's land. 

    India need 31 to win from 36 balls. 

  • Highest individual scores in Women's World Cup finals:

    107* - Karen Rolton,2005 
    91 - Belinda Clark,2000
    86 - Punam Raut, 2017
    79 - Debbie Hockley,1997
    75 - Jess Cameron, 2013

  • 21:42 (IST)

    OUT! And India have now lost half their side! Verma attempts a sweep, and ends up gloving it onto her stumps to depart for a duck. England suddenly are back in the game! India 196/5

    Verma b Hartley 0(2)

  • 21:41 (IST)

    FOUR! Krishnamurthy doensn't feel any pressure whatsoever! Comes down the track and lofts it towards the extra-cover boundary! India 195/4

  • 21:40 (IST)

    INDW 191/4 after 43 overs (Krishnamurthy 28, Verma 0)

    Shrubsole's seventh over has everything that makes a game exciting. Back-to-back boundaries by Krishnamurthy at the start of the 43rd over, before Raut gets trapped lbw in the penultimate delivery of the over! Just when India were running away with the game, England pull themselves back! 

    India need 38 to win from 42 balls. 

  • 21:38 (IST)

    OUT! And that's the end of Raut's innings as she gets trapped plumb lbw off Shrubsole's bowling! And she misses out on the review on this occasion after missing out on the15-second deadline! India 191/4

    Raut lbw Shrubsole 86(115)

  • 21:36 (IST)

    FOUR! Krishnamurthy makes it back-to-back boundaries, heaving the next one down the ground! That brings up the 50-stand for the fourth wicket! India 190/3

  • 21:34 (IST)

    FOUR! Confident stroke by Krishnamurthy, guiding it towards the backward point boundary! India 186/3

  • 21:34 (IST)

    INDW 182/3 after 42 overs (Raut 86, Krishnamurthy 19)

    Raut and Krishnamurthy keep the screboard ticking in the first three deliveries of the over. Krishnamurthy survives again after missing a straight delivery from Hartley, with the ball travelling within inches from her leg stump. She improvises her late cut in the last delivery of the over to keep the strike for herself. Four off the over. 

    India need 47 to win from 48 balls. 

  • 21:32 (IST)

    INDW 178/3 after 41 overs (Raut 84, Krishnamurthy 17)

    Raut gets a top-edge while looking for a sweep towards the leg-side, although the ball lands safely beyond short fine-leg's reach. Five off the over. the Indians well in control of the chase at the moment. 

    India need 51 to win from 54 balls. 

  • 21:29 (IST)

    INDW 173/3 after 40 overs (Raut 80, Krishnamurthy 16)

    Raut and Krishnamurthy rotate the strike between themselves this over, with the former going inside-out against a slower ball at the start of the over, with a fumble by Brunt at deep cover allowing her to return for a third. Seven off the over.

    India need 56 to win from 60 balls. 

  • 21:19 (IST)

    INDW 166/3 after 39 overs (Raut 75, Krishnamurthy 15)

    Good penultimate over for Laura Marsh, with just one run coming off it. Optimistic appeal by Raut in the second delivery of the over, though the impact was well outside off on that off.  

    India need 63 to win from 66 balls. 

  • 21:17 (IST)

    INDW 165/3 after 38 overs (Raut 74, Krishnamurthy 15)

    DROPPED! Captain Knight, one of the better fielders in the English setup, drops one at extra-cover to let go of Krishnamurthy on 14! In a situation as crucial as this, dropping a catch could be fatal. This is the second time Krishnamurthy has earned a reprieve in her brief stay at the crease. Four off the over.

    India need 64 to win from 72 balls. 

  • 21:13 (IST)

    INDW 161/3 after 37 overs (Raut 73, Krishnamurthy 12)

    FOUR! Raut pushes the second ball of the 37th over towards backward point, with the fielder failing to stop the ball as the ball runs away towards the boundary. That would relieve India of some pressure. Six off the over. 

    India need 68 to win from 78 balls. 

  • 21:11 (IST)

    FOUR! Raut moves into the 70s, pushing it towards backward point on the backfoot. India 159/3

  • 21:09 (IST)

    INDW 155/3 after 36 overs (Raut 68, Krishnamurthy 11)

    Hartley into her seventh over. Raut guides the first delivery towards fine-leg, and runs back for a second. Krishnamurthy goes for another risky heave down the ground, though Gunn executes some superb fielding near the fence to save a couple of runs. That however, brings up the 150 for India. Krishnamurthy gets her second boundary by walking out of the crease, and guiding it towards the extra-cover boundary. 10 off the over, including a wide. 

    India need 74 to win from 84 balls. 

  • 21:08 (IST)

    FOUR! Second boundary for Krishnamurthy, and she guides this between cover and mid-off! India 154/3

  • 21:06 (IST)

    INDW 145/3 after 35 overs (Raut 65, Krishnamurthy 5)

    Krishnamurthy, another aggressive batswoman in the order, gets off the mark by coming down the track and guiding it towards the long-off boundary. She gets a lifeline in the penultimate delivery when she is beaten neck-and-crop by a sharp off-spinner, though keeper Taylor makes a mess of it and misses out on the stumping chance. Seven off the over. 

  • 21:04 (IST)

    INDW 138/3 after 34 overs (Raut 63, Krishnamurthy 0)

    Harmanpreet tries to slog the third delivery of the over towards the leg side, but ends up guiding it down Beaumont's throat near the boundary, bringing the cheer back among the England fans. Veda Krishnamurthy walks out to bat now. Two off Hartley's sixth over. 

  • 20:57 (IST)

    OUT! Harmanpreet has to walk back to the pavilion after holing out to Beaumont at deep square-leg off Hartley's bowling while looking for another slog! That brings the 95-run partnership to an end, and England suddenly are back in the game! India 138/3

    Harmanpreet c Beaumont b Hartley 51(80)

  • 20:57 (IST)

    INDW 136/2 after 33 overs (Raut 62, Harmanpreet 50)

    Harmanpreet whacks the first ball towards the leg-side, though straight to a fielder to collect just a single. Appeal for an lbw by Brunt in the following delivery after foxing Raut with a slow full-toss, though the impact was well outside leg. Harmanpreet crosses the 50-run mark for the third consecutive time in this series, and for the 10th time in ODIs, with a single in the penultimate delivery of the 33rd over. 

  • 20:55 (IST)

    FIFTY for Harmanpreet Kaur! After her heroic knock against Australia in the semi-final, she puts up another valuable knock! Gets there with a single in the 78th delivery that she faces. India 136/2

  • 20:52 (IST)

    INDW 133/2 after 32 overs (Raut 61, Harmanpreet 48)

    Hartley back into the attack. Raut dances down the track, and goes for an inside-out loft, finding the gap between mid-off and extra-cover with precision. Six off the over. India need less than 100 now, and they'r eprogressing at a decent rate so far. 

  • 20:49 (IST)

    INDW 127/2 after 31 overs (Raut 56, Harmanpreet 47)

    Brunt returns to the attack in the 31st over, with the hosts starting to sweat over the current partnership, which is worth 80 at the end of the over. Good running between the wickets by Raut and Harmanpreet, with a misfield at the non-striker's end allowing the two to take another run. Seven off the over. 

  • 20:49 (IST)

    Raut has an Australian fan.

  • Punam Raut becomes the first Indian opener to score three fifty-plus scores in a single edition of Women's World Cup. She is also the first Indian player to score a fifty in the final of a Women's World Cup. 

  • 20:43 (IST)

    INDW 120/2 after 30 overs (Raut 50, Harmanpreet 46)

    Raut goes inside out off a cutter from Shrubsole in the second delivery of the 30th over, with Brunt saving a couple of runs for the hosts at deep extra-cover. Raut brings up her half-century with a single off the last ball of the 30th over, having hit two fours and a six so far in his innings. 

  • 20:42 (IST)

    FIFTY for Punam Raut! She takes a single at the end of the 30th over to get to the milestone for the 10th time in her ODI career! Special knock in her maiden World Cup final appearance! India 120/2

  • 20:39 (IST)

    INDW 114/2 after 29 overs (Raut 46, Harmanpreet 45)

    FOUR! Harmanpreet keeps getting the odd boundary to keep the required run-rate in check. Gets an inner-edge in the fourth delivery of the over, which directs the ball towards the fine-leg boundary. 

Latest score: INDW 219 after 48.4 overs (Yadav 1)

Latest highlight:

Deepti chips one towards the leg side, and ends up getting caught by Sciver near mid-on with England sniffing a win now. Gunn drops a simple catch at mid-off in the third delivery, before Gayakwad gets her off-stump rattled in the fourth ball to signal the end of the World Cup.

England win by nine runs and lift the World Cup for the fourth time! 

Preview: 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.

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England's Heather Knight and India's Mithali Raj pose with the trophy. Reuters

In Mithali and Jhulan, they will see the record-holders for the most runs and most wickets in women's One-day Internationals (ODI), and by her own admission the captain is playing her last World Cup and Jhulan, who is the same age (34), is likely to be in the same position.

The India team's run at the World Cup has been terrific so far. After beating England by 35 runs in the opener, they went on to hammer Pakistan, New Zealand and South Africa in the group stages.

Riding on all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's sensational 115-ball unbeaten 171, India banished the demons of the group stage loss to Australia, by knocking out the Southern Stars by 36 runs in a dramatic semi-final in Derby on Thursday.

England hold a numerical advantage of having beaten India six out of the 10 times the teams have met in World Cups. But one can't discount India's recent run in the tournament.

While Mithali has been the consistent factor in the Indian line-up, besides breaking the 6000-runs mark in women's ODIs — the young guns 19-year-old Deepti Sharma, 21-year-old Smriti Mandhana and 24-year-old Veda Krishnamurthy — have all risen to the occasion when the situation demanded.

For the records, Mithali has scored more runs against England in ODIs than any other player (1605) while both teams have one ODI victory over the other at the Lord's.

However, on Sunday all eyes will be on Harmanpreet, whose power-hitting against the Australians, turned her into an overnight sensation among the fans.

In the bowling front, India will once again bank on their pace duo of Jhulan and Shikha Pandey along side the successful spin combination of Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav and Harmanpreet.

Ekta and Rajeshwari grabbed five-wicket hauls against Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively, contributing to India's results immensely.

On the other hand, England qualified for the final with a dramatic two-wicket win over South Africa with Anya Shrubsole hitting the winning runs in the final over.

The host has lost just once in the tournament so far, and that too against India in the opening game of the tournament in Derby.

Since then England has gone seven games unbeaten to reach the home of cricket but captain Heather Knight believes there is still more to come from her side.

The hosts will leave behind the demons from the semi-final where the top order comprising the likes of Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver and Fran Wilson failed to convert their starts.

Barring wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor, who scored a 76-ball 54, England failed to get going and narrowly managed to chase down the below-par target of 218.

Going into the big final, the toss could also play a crucial part, as the team chasing always had more pressure to deal with in the current edition of the tournament.


England: Heather Knight (Captain), Tamsin Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn, Alex Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Beth Langston, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor (WK), Fran Wilson, Lauren Winfield and Danielle Wyatt

India: Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma and Sushma Verma (WK).

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Jul 23, 2017 23:03:12 IST