England beat India to win the cricket World Cup
England pulled off a pulsating victory in the women’s cricket World Cup final at a packed Lord’s against a talented Indian side.
England took the crease first and underwhelmed with the bat scoring a chaseable 229.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 23, 2017
That despite a 51 from Natalie Sciver and 45 from Sarah Taylor.
Amazing advert for women’s cricket! Well done
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— LCB Women & Girls (@LCBWandG) July 23, 2017
India were well on course at 191 for 3, cue Anja Shrubsole who got Punam Raut lbw for 86, which lit the fuse for a collapse.
Anya_shrubsole</a> has FIVE!<br>India 218-9<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWC17?src=hash">#WWC17</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoBoldly?src=hash">#GoBoldly</a> <a href="https://t.co/ZOzd2JcYGA">pic.twitter.com/ZOzd2JcYGA</a></p>— England Cricket (englandcricket) July 23, 2017
Shrubsole went on to dish up a devastating spell of 5-11 in 19 deliveries to spark ecstatic celebrations.
England the world champions by nine runs.