x

Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

England beat India by nine runs to win women's World Cup

Anya Shrubsole turned the match by taking five wickets for 11 runs in just 19 deliveries.

Anya Shrubsole took five wickets to swing the final in England's favour. John Walton / Press Association
Anya Shrubsole took five wickets to swing the final in England's favour. John Walton / Press Association

England beat India by nine runs to win the women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday.

India, set 229 for victory, were on course at 191-3 but Punam Raut's dismissal for 86 sparked a dramatic collapse.

Anya Shrubsole took five wickets for 11 runs in 19 deliveries as India slumped to 219 all out with eight balls to spare.

India lost their last seven wickets for 28 runs, with pace bowler Shrubsole finishing with 6-46 in 9.4 overs.

Earlier India held England to 228-7 with veteran pace bowler Jhulan Goswami enjoying an excellent return of three for 23 in 10 overs in an innings where Nat Sciver's 51 was the top score.

* Agence France-Presse

BRIEF SCORES

England 228-7, 50 overs
N Sciver 51; J Goswami 3-23

India 219, 48.4 overs
P Raut 86, H Kaur 51; A Shrubsole 6-46

England won by nine runs

RELATED ARTICLES
Recommended