Match Day

873dMelinda Farrell at Lord's

A day to ask: where were you?

A thrilling Women's World Cup final at a sold out Lord's was a match years in the making and can define the future of the game

873dESPNcricinfo staff

'Anya Shrubsole, what a hero'

Reactions from the England players and team management after their triumph over India in a nail-biting World Cup final at Lord's

873dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

Mithali Raj's heroic run comes up short

With a little more help from her team-mates, Raj would have been holding aloft the trophy at Lord's but even so this should be seen as a game-changing campaign by India

874dFirdose Moonda at Lord's

Raj eyes World Cup glory in hope of brighter future

India captain Mithali Raj hoped on the eve of the final that an Indian win would inspire young girls in the country to take up the sport, and serve as the catalyst for a women's IPL

Preview

875dThe Preview by Shashank Kishore

India's chance to spur a revolution

While England are on a seven-match winning streak, India have overcome a mini-slump to topple New Zealand and Australia on their way to the grand finale at Lord's

A trio of titles

3

Number of 50-over World Cup titles for England - in 1993 (beat NZ), 2009 (beat NZ), and 2017 (beat Ind). Only Australia, with 5 titles, have won it more often

Stunning Shrubsole

6

Wickets for Shrubsole, the best figures in a World Cup final. The previous best was 4 for 34, by England's Nicky Shaw v NZ in 2009

Big game, big score

2

Players who have scored more than Punam Raut's 86 in a World Cup final - Karen Rolton (107* v Ind, 2005) and Belinda Clark (91 v NZ, 2000)

Struggle at the top

7.75

India's average opening stand since their 144-run partnership against England in the first game. Their stands have been 0, 7, 21, 4, 9, 10, 6, 5.

The boundaries dry up

30.5

The average number of fours and sixes England hit per match in this tournament, before the final. In the final, they managed only 18 fours and no sixes

Can India overcome the odds?

167

The highest target successfully chased down in the final of a World Cup, by England v New Zealand in 2009

Jhulan's day

2

Bowlers who have better figures in World Cup finals than Jhulan Goswami's 3 for 23: England's Nicky Shaw (4/34) and Australia's Ellyse Perry (3/19)

Steady starts

6

Number of times England's opening stand has gone past 30 in this tournament, though the highest is only 59. India have only one 30+ opening stand

Advantage England

5-0

England's record when batting first in this tournament; India are 1-1 when chasing. Overall, teams are 16-13 when batting first in World Cup 2017

Even stevens

4-4

Win-loss record for teams batting first in the eight previous World Cup finals. England have a 1-2 record when they have batted first in the finals