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PHOTOS: England vs India, ICC Women's World Cup final

Last updated on: July 23, 2017 22:43 IST

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England players celebrate winning their ICC Women's World Cup match against India at Lord's on Sunday

IMAGE: England players celebrate their World Cup win over India at Lord's on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

England snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to beat India by 9 wickets to win the ICC Women's World Cup at Lord's.

Pacer Anya Shrubsole starred for England with figures of 6 for 46 off 9.4 overs.

This is England's 4th World Cup win.

England's Sarah Taylor runs out India's Shikha Pandey

IMAGE: England's Sarah Taylor runs out India's Shikha Pandey. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters

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.

India's opener Punam Raut in action during her 86-run innings

IMAGE: India's opener Punam Raut in action during her 86-run innings. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters

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's Jhulan Goswami and keeper Sushma Verma celebrate after picking an England wicket during their ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London on Sunday 

IMAGE: India's Jhulan Goswami and keeper Sushma Verma celebrate after picking an England wicket during their ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London on Sunday. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Earlier, vteran pacer Jhulan Goswami came out with a stupendous bowling performance as India restricted England to 228 in the ICC Women's World Cup final at The Lord's on Sunday.

Electing to bat, England had a decent start with their openers Lauren Winfield (24) and Tammy Beaumont (23) putting on 47 runs for the first wicket.

England's Natalie Sciver celebrates on completing her half-century

IMAGE: England's Natalie Sciver celebrates on completing her half-century. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

However, spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad broke the partnership, taking the wicket of Winfield, following which two more wickets fell and the hosts were suddenly reeling at 63-3.

However, wicketkeeper-batswoman Sarah Taylor (45) and Natalie Sciver (51) stayed long at the crease and help their team past 200.

Sarah Taylor gets innovative during her handy innings of 45

IMAGE: Sarah Taylor gets innovative during her handy innings of 45. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Katherine Brunt (34) and Jenny Gunn (25*) played little cameos towards the end of the innings and help their team post a total which can be considered as par on a slow Lord's wicket.

Jhulan Goswami successfully appeals for the wicket of Natalie Sciver

IMAGE: Jhulan Goswami successfully appeals for the wicket of Natalie Sciver. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Goswami, probably playing her last World Cup, was the pick of the Indian bowlers as she picked up three wickets giving away just 23 runs. Spinner Poonam Yadav also scalped two wickets and Gayakwad chipped in with a wickets.

Considering the form of the Indian batters, one can only expect Mithali Raj and Co. to create history and give Indian fans a moment to revive the 1983 World Cup win achieved by Kapil Dev and men.

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