England women win the 2017 cricket world cup
England women's cricket team defeated India by nine runs in a nail biting thriller to lift the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Chasing 229, Indian innings started slow and lost two early wickets. Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur scored half centuries to revive Indian innings, but Anya Shrubsole destroyed Indian innings with six wickets to seal the victory for England.
Indian women look to create history at Lord's
Playing their second final in the last 12 years, the Indian women's cricket team would look to win the title this time as they face hosts and three time champions England. Both the teams have put remarkable performances in this year's edition of the World Cup and will be meeting the second time in the tournament, with India defeating England in their previous encounter.
A special final for Raj and Goswami?
Indian team's two most experienced players, skipper Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, are the only two players from the 2005 team, which reached the finals. Both aged 34, it also could be their last chance to win the world cup for their country.
England post a formidable 228 on board
The England women's cricket team managed to put 228 runs on board for the loss of seven wickets, after deciding to bat first. After a few quick wickets, Natalie Sciver (51) and Sarah Taylor (45) put on a 83-run partnership. Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn and Laura Marsh put on 64 runs in the finals overs to take England past 200.
Three wickets for Goswami
Jhulan Goswami struck like a lightning against the England team to pick up three wickets in her 10 over spell, giving away just 23 runs. Her two wickets came in 33rd over on back-to-back deliveries.