India play England at Lord's.

England won the game of nerves to put Indian hopes in the ground in ICC Women’s World Cup Final, after a spirited fight back from India put them within hitting distance of the much coveted trophy. However, a late assault from Anya Shrubsole got her 6 wickets and caused a collapse of the Indian lower order, leaving the Indian chase short by 9 runs.

India lose three wickets in the space of 4 runs to lose the World Cup, and England are the champions for the first time since 2009, and fourth overall.

Shrubsole to Rajeshwari Gayakwad, out Bowled!! Rajeshwari Gayakwad b Shrubsole 0(1). This is the end of the Indian innings. Unlikely collapse, and England have won by 9 runs. This is heartbreaking for the Indian women, as they seemed ahead not three overs ago.

Shrubsole to Deepti Sharma, out Caught by Sciver!! Mistimes a length delivery and strigh to Sciver. India are on thin ice here. Deepti Sharma c Sciver b Shrubsole 14(12). Rajeshwari Gayakwad out to bat. 

Just three off the over. 11 needed off two overs with only two wickets left. Both teams have an equal chance here.

Gunn to Shikha Pandey, out Shikha Pandey Run Out!! The umpires go upstairs for this but the timing of the dismissal have really made the final dramatic. Shikha Pandey run out (Shrubsole/Taylor) 4(8). Poonam Yadav is out to bat. 

It is raining here, but India are ahead on DLS if that has anyone worried.

IND : 215/7, 47.0 overs; India Need 14 Off 18 Balls, Deepti Sharma Survives Stumping Appeal

Seven runs off the over, making it 14 off the last 18 balls. Jenny Gunn is back into the attack.

Shrubsole to Deepti Sharma, wide, there is a stumping appeal. The bails seem to come off a bit late even though the stumps moved. The umpire has taken the call in India’s favour, this is a massive decision in India’s favour as a wicket now would have meant certain defeat. Sharma will live another day.

Seven off the over. Shrubsole back into the attack.

Alex Hartley to Deepti Sharma, FOUR, a straight loft over the bowler. This match still may either way.

IND : 201/7, 45.0 overs; India Need 28 Off 30 Balls As Match Heads To Tense Finish

Three runs and two wickets off the over. Shikha Pandey comes to bat. Hartley will bowl the next over.

Shrubsole to Goswami, out Bowled!! Cleaned up. Balls manages to screw in under the bat and castle the stumps. It is not looking good for India here. Goswami b Shrubsole 0(1). Shikha Pandey walks onto the crease.

Shrubsole to Veda Krishnamurthy, out Caught by Sciver!!This is a big setback for India as the hitter is sent home and the tail is being exposed. This may be the end for India. Veda Krishnamurthy c Sciver b Shrubsole 35(34). Jhulan Goswami comes out to bat. 

Seven runs off the over. Shrubsole back into the attack.

Alex Hartley to Sushma Verma, out Bowled!! She tries to sweep off the flat of her bat, but instead drags it to the stumps. Not a great shot to try off the second ball, all she needed to do was support Krishnamurthy who is batting so well here. Sushma goes for a duck. Sushma Verma b Alex Hartley 0(2). Deepti Sharma is the new bat. 

Alex Hartley to Veda Krishnamurthy, FOUR, Krishnamurthy steps out her crease and puts it over cover. She is driving the innings here.

Nine runs and a wicket off the over. Hartley will bowl the next over.

Shrubsole to Punam Raut, out Lbw!! In-cutter beats Raut’s defence and hit s her on the pads, right in front of the middle stump. The review did not help and Raut’s got to go. She misses a well deserved century here and India seem to be in just a little bit of trouble here. Punam Raut lbw b Shrubsole 86(115). Sushma Verma walks in to bat.

Shrubsole to Veda Krishnamurthy, FOUR, this was an aggressive shot from Krishnamurthy who is threatening to end it very soon.

Shrubsole to Veda Krishnamurthy, FOUR, Krishnamurthy puts away the wide one over point and the Lord’s slope does the rest.

Four runs, all singles off the over. Shrubsole is now into the attack.

Five runs off the over. Alex Hartley to start her last spell now.

Marsh to bowl the 41st over.

IND : 173/3, 40.0 overs; India Need 56 Runs Off 60 Balls

Seven runs off the over, Raut looks fine now. India need 56 runs off 60 balls.

Only one run off this over. Jenny Gunn will bowl the 40th over. Punam Raut is down with cramps, and she has three people attending to her. India need Raut to finish this off.

Four runs off the over, Marsh back on the other end.

Gunn to Veda Krishnamurthy, no run, dropped. Knight is the fielder here, the England skipper may have just dropped the World Cup here. She had both hands on the short cover shot, but couldn’t hold on to it.

Six runs off the over, Jenny Gunn comes back into the attack.

Marsh to Punam Raut, FOUR, Raut pushes the short and wide delivery to the boundary. England seem to be losing track here.

Ten off the over. Marsh is back into the attack.

Alex Hartley to Veda Krishnamurthy, FOUR, she drives on the front foot and the fast outfield and powerplay restrictions mean that it is a four.

Alex Hartley is back into the attack.

IND : 145/3, 35.0 overs; India Need 84 Off 90 Balls 

Seven runs off the over. 84 needed off 90 balls now.

Marsh to Punam Raut, no run, but keeper Sarah Taylor misses a stumping here.

Marsh to Veda Krishnamurthy, FOUR, hit right over Marsh’s head. Krishnamurthy was out of her crease and lofted it right up.

Two runs and a wicket off the over. Laura Marsh is back into the attack.

Alex Hartley to Harmanpreet Kaur, out Caught by Beaumont!! Kaur swept the fullish ball stright to the deep backward square leg fielder, a soft ending to a great innings. India lose a wicket just when they were looking set on the match. England may still have a chance. Harmanpreet Kaur c Beaumont b Alex Hartley 51(80). Veda Krishnamurthy is the new bat.

Three runs off the over, Hartley is back into the attack.

Brunt to Harmanpreet Kaur, and a glance over fine leg brings up her half century. If India go on to win the World Cup, Kaur’s role will be immortalised.

Six off the last over. Brunt is back into the attack.

Alex Hartley to Punam Raut, FOUR, walks down the track and put it over infield over the extra covers. Raut is on song here.

Seven runs off the over. Alex Hartley is back into the attack.

Brunt is going back into the attack. India need 109 runs off 120 balls, with a powerplay to go. India look within hitting distance of the title here.

IND : 120/2, 30.0 overs; India Step On The Runrate

Six runs off the over, India seem to have found their two saviours in Kaur and Raut. The run rate now stands at 4 per over. Single off the last ball brought up Raut’s half century.

Six runs off the over, Shrubsole back into the attack.

Sciver to Harmanpreet Kaur, FOUR, this was a  slow ball from Sciver but it took some bat from Kaur, not so pretty but India will take it at this point.

Two runs off the over. Sciver back into the attack.

Seven runs off the over, and Shrubsole is back into the attack. England are looking to break the partnership here.

Sciver to Harmanpreet Kaur, FOUR, this was a short one from Sciver and a pull from Kaur sent it on its way behind square.

Seven runs off the over, with a no-ball giving an extra ball. Sciver returns to bowl at the other end.

Knight to Raut, and she flicks it nicely behind square to bring up the 50-run stand off 78 balls.

Heather Knight is the new bowler.

IND : 92/2, 25.0 overs; Kaur-Raut Pair Lead Partial Recovery

Four runs off the over. The equation is 136 off 150 runs now.

Sciver to Punam Raut, no run, but England save a review after a long discussion for an lbw. Replay shows the ball missed the stump.

Alex Hartley to Harmanpreet Kaur, SIX, this was a slog sweep from the batter who seems to be working in sixes here. Nine runs off this over. Sciver to continue her spell.

Four runs off this over. Just singles. Hartley back into the attack.

Two runs off the over. Marsh is back into the attack.

Four singles off the over, the Indians have to keep rotating the strike like this if they want to keep the run rate in check. Hartley will bowl the next over.

IND : 69/2, 20.0 overs; India Choke Themselves On Tight England Bowling

Ten runs off the over. Marsh to bowl the next over.

Alex Hartley to Harmanpreet Kaur, SIX, hit firmly over long on, India needed this badly. Kaur used her feet well and danced down to thrash it to over the rope.

Four runs off the over, with a wide. It may be early, but the Indians seem to be choking themselves. Alex Hartley is back into the attack.

Just the one run off the 18th over. The runs have definitely dried up for the Indians and the pressure is firmly on them.

Four runs off the over, only 11 runs have come in the last 5 overs. Alex Hartley, left arm orthodox, is the new bowler.

Gunn bowls another maiden. She has incredible figures of 4-2-4-0. Marsh back into the attack.

IND : 50/2, 15.0 overs; Mithali Is Run Out In Heartbreaking Misunderstanding

Five runs off the over. Gunn will bowl the next over.

Marsh to Harmanpreet Kaur, FOUR, Kaur miscued the shot but escaped a leaping mid-on fielder. Close for Kaur at this stage.

Two runs off the over. Marsh to continue.

Wicket maiden for Marsh. Gunn will bowl the next over.

Marsh to Punam Raut, out Mithali Run Out!! Raut flicked it to mid-wicket  and set-off but Mithali was late to respond, and she fell well short of the crease. This must be heartbreaking for the Indian captain. Mithali run out (Sciver/Taylor) 17(31). Harmanpreet Kaur, last match’s hero, walks in.

Two runs off the over, Laura Marsh, right arm fast medium is into the attack.

Tens runs off the over, Gunn to continue at the other end.

Sciver to Mithali, FOUR, the Indian captain drives through cover and went past the ring of fielders.

Sciver to Punam Raut, FOUR, hit over deep mid-wicket and falls just before the boundary rope.

Sciver will bowl the 11th over.

IND : 31/1, 10.0 overs; Mithali and Raut Play Safe As Runs Become Difficult For India

Gunn bowls another tight maiden over, Mithali is not taking chances clearly.

Sciver begins with an excellent maiden. Jenny Gunn replaces Shrubsole at the other end.

Seven off the over, Natalie Sciver is the new bowler.

Shrubsole to Punam Raut, SIX, Raut is putting up a fight and what a shot this was, went straight over the long-on boundary.

Four runs off the over. Shrubsole back into the attack.

Brunt to Mithali, FOUR, yorker but Mithali made it a full toss, put past square leg.

Two runs off Shrubsole’s over. Brunt back into the attack.

IND : 18/1, 5.0 overs; Mandhana falls for duck

Five runs off the over. Shrubsole is back into the attack.

Brunt to Mithali, FOUR, excellent shot from the Indian captain. Square cut past the fielder at backward point.

Five runs off the over. Brunt back into the attack.

Shrubsole to Punam Raut, FOUR, put over the bowler’s head, much needed boundary.

Two runs off this over. Shrubsole is the next bowler.

Five runs and a wicket off the over. Brunt will bowl the next over.

Shrubsole to Mandhana, out Bowled!! This is a big wicket, the ball just went between the pad and the bat. Excellent start for England. Mandhana b Shrubsole 0(4). Mithali Raj walks in to bat.

Raut takes a single with a push to the third man. Single run off the over. Anya Shrubsole, right arm medium fast, is the new bowler.

 Punam Raut and Mandhana will open for India. Punam Raut on strike. Brunt will open the attack for the England bowling.

ENG : 228/7; India set target of 229

Seven runs off the over, and England end at 228 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. This will be a difficult but doable chase for India.

Six runs, all singles off the over. Deepti Sharma will bowl the last over.

Shikha Pandey to Marsh, FOUR, that was overpitched and easily driven through the covers by Marsh. 14 runs off the over. Gayakwad will bowl her last over.

Pandey to Gunn, no ball and a free hit that comes with it. Just a run off it though.

Shikha Pandey to Gunn, FOUR, slogged between long on and mid-wicket. Bad line from Pandey.

Five runs off the over, and England bring up their 200! Shikha Pandey will bowl the next over.

Four runs and a wicket off the over. Gayakwad back into the attack.

Shikha Pandey to Gunn, out Brunt Run Out!! Deepti Sharma gets a direct hit to the striker’s end giving no chance to Brunt who looked to settle in for the final attack. Brunt run out (Deepti Sharma) 34(42). Laura Marsh is the new bat.

Shikha Pandey is the new bowler.

ENG : 188/6, 45.0 overs; England Struggle For Runs

Four singles off Poonam Yadav’s last over, she finishes with figures of 2 for 36. This has been a good performance by Yadav.

Nine off the over. Poonam Yadav returns.

Deepti Sharma to Brunt, FOUR, Put away through cover as Poonam tosses the ball full. Much needed boundary as England look for push.

Five runs off the over. Deepti Sharma is the new bowler.

Three runs off the over. Gayakwad back into the attack.

Three runs off the over. Poonam Yadav will bowl the 42nd over.

Gayakwad into the attack.

3/23 by Jhulan Goswami are the fourth best bowling figures in any World Cup final.

ENG : 168/6, 40.0 overs; Jhulan Goswami Scalps Third Wicket

Three runs, Goswami finishes with figures of 3 for 23. Memorable bowling from her, as she gets huge applause from an appreciative Lord’s crowd.

Just one run off the over. Goswami comes in for her last over.

Wicket maiden from Jhulan, would you believe that! Gayakwad to bowl her sixth over.

Goswami to Sciver, out Lbw!! Sciver is asking for a review but the third umpire calls the dismissal. Sciver is walking back. Jhulan is in the midst of the spell of her lifetime here. England have lost their sixth wicket. Sciver lbw b Goswami 51(68). Jenny Gunn walks in to bat.

Shikha Pandey to Brunt, FOUR, excellend on-drive from Brunt beating the fielder and finding the fence for a much needed boundary. Seven off the over, Goswami is back into the attack.

Shikha Pandey to Sciver, 1 run, Pandey begins a fresh spell and is driven towards long-on for a single which raises Sciver’s fifty. Excellent innings from Natalie Sciver.

Just two runs off the over. Jhulan Goswami has put the lid on England here. Shikha Pandey will bowl the next over.

Batting powerplay is in effect.

ENG : 155/5, 35.0 overs; Jhulan Goswami Scalps Two As India Back In Hunt

Four off the over. Goswami to bowl her eight over.

Five off the over. Harmanpreet Kaur is back into the attack.

Two runs and two wickets off the over. Poonam Yadav will bowl the next over.

Katherine Brunt, right handed bat, comes to the crease. 

Goswami to Fran Wilson, out Lbw!! Wilson is struck right before the stumps, and the legendary bowler has brought India right ahead. Golden duck for Wilson as half the England side is back into the hut. Fran Wilson lbw b Goswami 0(1)

Goswami to Taylor, out Caught by Sushma Verma!! Much needed break for India as Sarah Taylor edges the unlucky one. Taylor c Sushma Verma b Goswami 45(62). Fran Wilson is the new bat.

Four off the over, Goswami to bowl the next over.

Poonam Yadav is back into the attack.

PThree runs off a wide, seven off the over. England are slowly creeping back as the pair head to a century stand.

Goswami is back into the attack.

ENG : 133-3, 30.0 overs; England Fight Back With Sciver-Taylor Stand

England seem to be fighting back with this partnership. Five runs off the over.

Harmanpreet Kaur to Sciver, FOUR, paddled away for a much needed boundary. Deepti Sharma is the next bowler.

Four runs off the over. Harmanpreet Kaur is the next bowler.

Shikha Pandey to Sciver, FOUR, hit past the bowler and the fielder at mid-off and carried by a quick outfield. Seven runs off the over. Deepti Sharma into the attack.

Four runs off the over, England batsmen rotate strike on this one. Shikha Pandey is back into the attack.

Poonam Yadav is back into the attack.

ENG : 104/3, 25.0 overs; Runs Dry Up For England

Ten runs off the over.

Harmanpreet Kaur to Sciver, FOUR, down leg.  Sciver sinks, takes it right off the middle and brooms it very fine

Single, but there was a small mixup. It could have been something but both batsmen turned back after a couple of steps while trying to go for the second.

Three runs off the over, a single and a double. Harmanpreet Kaur into the attack.

Only three singles off the over. Poonam comes back for her fifth over.

Three runs off the over, the runs are drying up for the England batsmen. Harmanpreet Kaur, right arm medium fast will bowl the next bowler.

Five singles off the over, Deepti Sharma is the new bowler.

Poonam Yadav back into the attack.

ENG : 80/3, 20.0 overs; Knight Falls To Poonam Yadav

Six runs off Gayakwad’s over.

Five off the over. Gayakwad is back into the attack.

Poonam Yadav to Sciver, FOUR, shot in front of square off a full toss from Yadav. First boundary off Yadav.

Five off the over, Poonam Yadav is back for her third over.

Deepti Sharma to Sciver, FOUR, the new batswoman means business with a full shot dancing down the pitch.

Deepti Sharma into the attack.

One run and a wicket make it an excellent over from Poonam. She has figures of 2-0-3-2 right now!

Poonam Yadav to Knight, out Lbw!! Knight tried to sweep this one against the turn, and finds it on the pads. The Hawkeye gives a red on all three counts and Knight is on her way. This is a very important wicket for India.Knight lbw b Poonam Yadav 1(7). Natalie Sciver comes out to bat.

Poonam Yadav back into the attack.

Two singles to cap an excellent over, the pressure’s firmly on England.

Deepti Sharma is back into the attack.


ENG : 61/2, 15.0 overs; India remove both openers

Two runs and a wicket, this is a great over from Yadav.

Poonam Yadav to Beaumont, out Caught by Goswami!! Top edge off a full toss for a very soft ending for the England opener. Beaumont c Goswami b Poonam Yadav 23(37) [4s-5]. Heather Knight walks in to bat.

Seven off the over. Poonam Yadav, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Beaumont, FOUR, shot between cover and point on the backfoot by Beaumont, races to the boundary.

Two runs, a wide and a single off the over. Gayakwad is back into the attack.

Four runs and a wicket off the over. Deepti Sharma back into the attack.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Winfield, out Bowled!! Clean bowled that is. India get their first wicket after managing to keep up the pressure on the England batsmen. Winfield b Rajeshwari Gayakwad 24(35) [4s-4]. Sarah Taylor is the new bat.

Three runs off the over. Gayakwad will bowl the next over.

Deepti Sharma, right-arm medium, takes Goswami’s end.

ENG : 43/0, 10.0 overs; Both Openers Get Lifelines

Maiden over.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Beaumont, no run, dropped. Beaumont wanted to run it down and edged it. Keeper Sushma Verma could not keep it in her gloves.

Just one run, leg byes, off the over. Gayakwad will bowl the tenth over.

Goswami to Winfield, umpire gives her out lbw but the pair review. Ultraedge shows that the delivery would miss the stumps so Winfield is going to stay.

Goswami is back into the attack.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Winfield, FOUR, paddles the ball to the fine leg area.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Winfield, FOUR, big lbw appeal on this one but umpire thinks it hit the bat on its way to the fence.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Winfield, FOUR, driven past cover with exquisite timing and placement. Gayakwad getting the painful welcome.

Change of pace! Rajeshwari Gayakwad, left-arm orthodox into the attack.

Maiden over! Excellent work by Goswami just when the two openers were looking to settle in. The pressure is back on England.

Nine off the over, Goswami is back into the attack.

Shikha Pandey to Beaumont, FOUR, again! Driven past extra cover, this one looked even better than the last one. She looks dangerous for the day.

Shikha Pandey to Beaumont, FOUR, cover drive! A hard drive from Beaumont to being up 400 runs in ODI cricket.

Shikha Pandey comes in for her third over.

ENG : 21/0, 5.0 overs; England make solid start

Four runs off the over, incident free as Goswami struggles with the line but is lucky not to get hit to the boundaries.

Goswami to bowl the fifth over.

Two runs, a wide and a single off the over.

Shikha Pandey is starting her second over.

Just four off the over.

Goswami to Beaumont, FOUR, cut between cover and backwards point. Short ball it was, and well used.

Goswami back for her second over.

Shikha Pandey to Winfield, FOUR, this was a misfield at the outfield fielder Mandhana who just let it slip.

Shikha Pandey to Beaumont, FOUR, first four of the innings. Beautiful flick to midwicket.

One run off a sedate first over. Shikha Pandey will bowl the second over.

Winfield and Beaumont to open the innings. Winfield is on strike. Goswami will open the attack for the Indians.

Teams:

England Women (Playing XI): Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor(w), Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley

India Women (Playing XI): 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 win toss and elect to bat first.

India and England battle it out for glory at the Lord’s stadium, cricket’s meccah. India will be playing just their second ever finals of the World Cup, while England will be hoping to snatch a third crown. Both teams have done very well in the tournament, although England will be wary of the defeat they suffered at the hands of Mithali and co. in the opening match of the tournament.

Following is the scoreboard of the ICC Women's World Cup final between England and 
India at Lord's here on Sunday ( Source: IANS) :

England:

Lauren Winfield b Gayakwad 24

Tammy Beaumont c Goswami b Poonam Yadav 23

Sarah Taylor c Sushma Verma b Goswami 45

Heather Knight lbw b Poonam Yadav 1

Natalie Sciver lbw b Goswami 51

Fran Wilson lbw b Goswami 0

Katherine Brunt run out (Deepti Sharma) 34

Jenny Gunn not out 25

Laura Marsh not out 14

Extras 11 (w 7, nb 1, lb 3)

Total 228/7 (50 Overs)

Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Winfield, 11.1 overs), 2-60 (TT Beaumont, 14.3), 
3-63 (HC Knight, 16.1), 4-146 (Taylor, 32.4), 5-146 (Wilson, 32.5), 
6-164 (Sciver, 37.1), 7-196 (Brunt, 45.6).

Bowling:

Jhulan Goswami 10-3-23-3

Shikha Pandey 7-0-53-0

Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10-1-49-1

Deepti Sharma 9-0-39-0

Poonam Yadav 10-0-36-2

Harmanpreet Kaur 4-0-25-0

India:

Punam Raut lbw b Anya Shrubsole 86

Smriti Mandhana b A Shrubsole 0

Mithali Raj run out (Natalie Sciver/S Taylor) 17

Harmanpreet Kaur c Tammy Beaumont b Alex Hartley 51

Veda Krishnamurthy c Natalie Sciver b Shrubsole 35

Sushma Verma b Alex Hartley 0

Deepti Sharma c Sciver b Shrubsole 14

Jhulan Goswami b Shrubsole 0

Shikha Pandey run out (Shrubsole/Taylor) 4

Poonam Yadav not out 1

Rajeshwari Gayakwad b Shrubsole 0

Extras 11 (b 0, lb 3, w 7, nb 1, p 0)

Total 219 (10 wkts, 48.4 Ov)

Fall of Wickets: 5-1 (Smriti Mandhana, 1.4 overs), 43-2 (Mithali Raj, 12.1), 
138-3 (Harmanpreet Kaur, 33.3), 191-4 (Punam Raut, 42.5), 196-5 (Sushma Verma, 43.3),
200-6 (Veda Krishnamurthy, 44.4), 201-7 (Jhulan Goswami, 44.6), 
218-8 (Shikha Pandey, 47.3), 218-9 (Deepti Sharma, 48.1), 
219-10 (Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 48.4)

Bowling:

Katherine Brunt 6-0-2-2

Anya Shrubsole 9.4-0-4

Natalie Sciver 5-1-2-6

Jenny Gunn 7-2-17-0

Laura Marsh 10-1-40

Alex Hartley 10-0-58-2

Heather Knight 1-0-7-0