ICC Women's World Cup 2017, Final: England vs India- Live updates and commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 23, 2017 22:47 IST

Welcome to the live coverage of the final of the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup between India & England


22:47 (IST)23 JUL 2017

That's that from today's live blog. It's been a pleasure. Good bye and good night from all of us here at Sportskeeda.

22:45 (IST)23 JUL 2017

England lift their fourth World Cup!

22:42 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The England players are now receiving their winners' medal.

22:41 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Raj: "It wasn't easy for England but credit to them for holding their nerve. I want to tell my girls that I am very proud of them. They didn't make it easy for any of the teams. I would also like to thank the crowds for coming up in large numbers to support women's cricket. Jhulan is a class bowler, she has shown it a number of times. I am sure this experience will help the batters. I do see myself playing for a couple of years but I don't see myself playing another world cup. Jhulan has had an excellent career, very long and inspirational for young cricketers. I am sure people at home would look up to women cricketers."

22:38 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The Indian team members are being now presented with their runners up medals.

22:37 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Beaumont: "After the first three games, I had to be reminded that I have been doing well over the last one year. So many of the girls stood up and it has been a real team performance right through the tournament. Lauren got us off to a pretty good start but we didn't quite do ourselves any favours with the middle order collapse. The bowlers, Shrubsole and Brunt then stepped up. In my head defending the total was never in doubt. But credit to the way the Indians batted. We came to Lord's in April, a lot of hardwork went into our preparations and it is a great moment."

22:36 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Srubsole: "Just an unbelievable game, it looked for a minute like we were out of it but one of the great things about this team is we never give up, Alex Hartley got that vital wicket of Harmanpreet and we never looked back from there. It's more that you don't want the game to be ruined by rain, it was just an amazing game from start to finish and I think it's a very fitting final for what's been a brilliant World Cup. It's a WC final, there's a huge amount of pressure, so much pressure on new batters coming in. We never let the run rate get away from us, even though we weren't getting wickets, so we knew if we got a couple we'd be right in the game. [Twitter pic] Absolutely not, it's a dream and a dream you never think is going to come true. Here watching my dad play in the club national knockouts, so to be back 16 years later as a World Cup winner is just amazing."

22:34 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Tammy Beaumont is the Player of the Tournament.

22:31 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Anya Shrubsole is the Player of the Match.

22:29 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Time for the presentation ceremony.

22:22 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Sarah Taylor: Probably there couldn't have been a better comeback. Proud of the girls, it's been a roller coaster year for me, but to be part of this team is simply incredible. For me, it was a case of being healthy and see how I go, I was just lucky to be here for the World Cup. India played exceptionally well. Good luck to them in the future.

22:22 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Jenny Gunn: It's brilliant to be here at Home of Cricket, in front of family and friends. This is one of the best teams I've played with.

22:18 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Alex Hartley: I can't believe it. This is what we've been working for. It's a dream come true for all of us. I've never stepped onto Lord's before in a game. Absolutely fantastic that we managed to pull it off. Anya Shrubsole, she's our hero.

22:18 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Fran Wilson: We knew we'd be able to pull through. We've done it before. Credit to Anya. I can't tell you what was going through my head. Past experiences plus knowing 20,000 people behind you kept us calm. It was amazing, an incredible experience. I can't imagine life after the World Cup.

22:17 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Anya Shrubsole: I'm lost for words. For a while it looked like we were out of it, but that's the beauty of this team. We never give up. It's been a fitting final for what has been a brilliant World Cup. It's a final, there's huge amount of pressure. We never let the run rate get away of us. I didn't even imagine I'd be here, it's a dream you never think comes true. To come back to a venue where I first came in 2001, as a World Cup winner is amazing.

22:17 (IST)23 JUL 2017

India were cruising at 191/3 at one time. From there, they collapsed to 219 all out. How did it even get here? Incredible show of nerves from England. They gave their everything, putting their bodies behind every ball, stopping those singles and putting the Indians on pressure. Well deserved, England! Well played!

22:15 (IST)23 JUL 2017

So, In reply to England's 228, the Indians were bundled out for 219. They came ever so close, but then it was England who kept their nerves and eked out the win.

India were off to a poor start with Smriti Mandhana getting out for a nought. Mithali Raj, then, was run out in the most horrific fashion. Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur build a partnership and took  India to the threshold of a win. However, Alex Hartley got rid of Harmanpreet. Then, Shrubsole came on and won it for England.

22:12 (IST)23 JUL 2017

What a performance from Anya Shrubsole. Six wickets in the final match! Single-handedly running through the Indian batting order. She has done it twice now, in the semifinal and in the final!

22:11 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The Indian bench does not look too happy. They feel they should have won it. 

22:11 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Amazing scenes here. The England players are hugging and congratulating each other.

22:10 (IST)23 JUL 2017

England win by nine runs! WOW! My heart is still pounding. What a match!

22:09 (IST)23 JUL 2017


22:09 (IST)23 JUL 2017

DROPPPED! How has she dropped that? That was the easiest of chances. 

22:08 (IST)23 JUL 2017

It's all down to Poonam Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

22:08 (IST)23 JUL 2017

England can sense a victory now.

22:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

OUT! Deepti Sharma is gone! The pressure just got to her there. Going for the big shot, ends up holing out at deep mid-wicket.

22:07 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Shrubsole in for her final over. 

22:06 (IST)23 JUL 2017

218/8 after 48 overs. 11 needed off 12. Couldn't get any tighter than this. Are your nails okay?

22:05 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Poonam Yadav walks in to bat at No 10.

22:04 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Another twist in this tale? India need 11 runs from 15 balls. England need two wickets.

22:03 (IST)23 JUL 2017

That might be close! Pandey cuts hard and goes for the single. Deepi refuses as there was no run. A dive can't save her. She is gone. OUT!

22:01 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Jenny Gunn, the experienced campaigner, has been brought back into the attack.

22:00 (IST)23 JUL 2017

215/7 after 47 overs. India need 14 runs to win from 18 balls. England need three wickets. Which way is this going?

21:59 (IST)23 JUL 2017

A slight drizzle is coming in. Difficult conditions to bat in.

21:59 (IST)23 JUL 2017

NOT OUT! Third umpire has his say. Deepti Sharma must have had her heart in her mouth.

21:57 (IST)23 JUL 2017

The foot is just off the air when Taylor breaks the stumps, but the bail lights are not on! When the lights are up, the foot just seems to be touching. This one is close!

21:57 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Wide ball, but Sarah Taylor cleans off the bails. Was Deepti's foot in the air for a moment there? Third umpire is having a look.

21:56 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Everyone is on the edge of their seats! This is going to be one close finish, I tell you.

21:54 (IST)23 JUL 2017

208/7 after 46 overs. It all comes down to this. Whoever holds their nerve will win the match.

21:52 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Shikha Pandey has walked in to bat at No 9. She gets off the mark with a single.

21:52 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Alex Hartley with her final over. And Deepti Sharma has got the much-needed boundary! She steps down ever so calmly and plays it straught down for a four. Hard to remember that she is only 19.

21:51 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Everyone praying now. 

21:50 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Goswami is gone! What a ball from Shrubsole. Full, pacey adn Goswami had no answer. India in trouble. Still feel, this will go down right down to the wire. India 201/7 after 45 overs.

21:49 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Jhulan Goswami is the new batter in.

21:48 (IST)23 JUL 2017

What a game we have on our hands!

21:48 (IST)23 JUL 2017

And there's a wicket! Veda is gone! This has been coming for a while. She was going for the big shot again, miscued it and knew it straight away. Sciver takes a fine catch. England have fought back terrifically in the game!

21:47 (IST)23 JUL 2017

200 up for India, they are edging closer.

21:45 (IST)23 JUL 2017

198/5 after 44 overs. There was another risky shot from Veda but the ball falls way short. She is safe for now. India need 31 runs to win the match from 36 balls.

21:44 (IST)23 JUL 2017

You can feel the tension between both sets of players.  The Indian crowd is vociferously egging the team on.

21:43 (IST)23 JUL 2017

Mix up! Yes, no as both batswomen go for the single, hesitate and then return. Third umpire gives NOT OUT.
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