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Women's World Cup 2017: Eng vs Ind - Star of the Match - Anya Shrubsole

Anya Shrubsole produced a brilliant spell of medium fast bowling against India as England snatched victory from the jaws to defeat to lift their fourth ICC Women's World Cup title at Lord's on Sunday.

Cricketnext Staff |July 23, 2017, 11:03 PM IST
Women's World Cup 2017: Eng vs Ind - Star of the Match - Anya Shrubsole

Anya Shrubsole produced a brilliant spell of medium fast bowling against India as England snatched victory from the jaws to defeat to lift their fourth ICC Women's World Cup title at Lord's on Sunday.

Batting first, England put on a sub-par total of 228/7 in their designated 50 overs and gave away the initiative to the visitors.

However, Shrubsole was having none of it as she first got rid of the dangerous Smriti Mandhana for a duck to draw the first blood for the hosts. But from there on, it was all about India as Punam Raut struck a magnificent half-century to take Women in Blue closer to the target.

But Shrubsole wasn't done yet as she turned the match on its head right at the end. England first came back into the match after Alex Hartley removed Harmanpreet Kaur for 51 and from there on the match became all about Shrubsole.

She first got rid of Raut for 86 to give a glimmer of hope to the hosts. Veda Krishnamurthy was Shurbsole's next scalp as she was dismissed for 35 following an atrocious shot.

Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad became her 4th, 5th and 6th scalps respectively as England won the match with eight balls to spare. India were cruising at 196/3 at one point but Shrubsole's performance in the end guided England over the line in stunning style.

"I am at loss of words at the moment. An amazing performance from everyone, we could have easily given up. We know the pressure that comes with the world cup finals with and that came to help us today. We always knew that the team has shown a lot of fight, we were at a stage where we could have been out as well, but this team knows how to fight," said Shrubsole after the match.

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