11.1 bowled her, behind the legs, India have their opening! Winfield looks a bit bemused by that but she had left an opening, attempting to sweep off her pads and the ball spun just enough to give leg stump a little shiver, Gayakwad yelled in celebration at a plan well executed as the first wicket goes down 47/1
    14.3 full toss from Yadav, miscued into the leg side... and Goswami takes a simple catch in the deep Beaumont has tossed it away, having got settled and played a few cracking shots, she could have smacked this anywhere but was maybe taken by surprise and ended up spooning it towards the midwicket rope 60/2
    32.4 umpire Shaun George thought about this for ages and then decided it was out. Taylor walked across to flick and got a faint tickle down to Sushma Verma. There was a definite edge, not sure why the appeal was so belated. Not sure what the umpire was thinking. Jhulan had almost terminated her appeal when the finger went up. Things were starting to look ominous for India, this is a huge wicket. 146/4
    16.1 the drift has done the trick for Poonam. Came back in from wide of the crease, pitched a shade outside off but didn't really turn. Knight looked to sweep across the line but missed it altogether. Hawkeye shows ball would've crashed into middle. Mithali's DRS review is successful. That's the second wicket lost to sweep today. India right on top 63/3
    37.1 Goswami pins Sciver in front, Brathwaite raises his finger! That's a huge wicket for India, though Sciver decides to review, without a great deal of conviction... Yep, that was pretty plumb, she had walked a fair way down but Hawk-Eye has the impact in line on umpire's call and it was destined to go crashing into middle! 164/6
    32.5 two in two. Jhulan is ripping life into India here. This is a cracking ball. Yorker-length that comes back in from wide of the crease, Fran Wilson looked to flick but got into a tangle as the bat hit the front pad instead of the ball. This would've crashed into leg stump. England could've opted to review if they wanted. 146/5
    45.6 direct hit, Deepti does for Brunt! Punched into the off side and they set off for a suicidal run, but it still required a smart throw from 'Dead-eye' Deepti, who made no mistake from mid-off, giving the batsman no chance! Brunt's enterprising innings is curtailed and England are limping towards the finish line 196/7
    not out
    not out
    11 (lb 3, nb 1, w 7)
    228/7 (50 Overs, RR: 4.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Lauren Winfield, 11.1 ov), 2-60 (Tammy Beaumont, 14.3 ov), 3-63 (Heather Knight, 16.1 ov), 4-146 (Sarah Taylor, 32.4 ov), 5-146 (Fran Wilson, 32.5 ov), 6-164 (Natalie Sciver, 37.1 ov), 7-196 (Katherine Brunt, 45.6 ov)
    J Goswami1032332.30451010
    S Pandey705307.57178011
    RS Gayakwad1014914.90304010
    DB Sharma903904.33252010
    Poonam Yadav1003623.60311000
    H Kaur402506.2582010
    42.5 Punam has asked for a review but the umpire says sorry, you took too long. Do England have wink of an opportunity? This was the wrong shot. Length ball sliding in from wide of the crease, Punam plays all around the delivery. Looked to work it square when he could've played in down the ground. Hit on the knee roll. That would've gone on to hit the stumps. Has she done enough though? 191/4
    1.4 a World Cup that began with promise has ended in a whimper. This was a length ball angling away, looked like it kept a touch low but Mandhana was a dead duck as she played outside the line. The ball sneaked through the gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps. Beauty of a delivery from Shrubsole. She's pumped. 5/1
    12.1 absolute hara-kiri. What is happening? Mithali has been run-out. What's bizarre is she gave up halfway through the run. Raut nudged this towards short midwicket and took off. Mithali responded for the single, which is why it was all the more astonishing that she didn't even try to dive. Injury perhaps? We'll find out later. For now, India have lost their second wicket. Huge, huge moment in the match. It was almost as if Mithali didn't expect the throw to come to the striker's end. 43/2
    33.3 swung away to leg... but she's picked out deep backward square! Beaumont stayed low and held a pressure catch to remove Harmanpreet, and England believe again! Hartley is the bowler, she's claimed some important wickets in this tournament - but how big will that one be? It's a shot Harmanpreet likes to play but this time she sent it straight down the throat of the fielder 138/3
    44.4 cross-batted slog, straight into the hands of midwicket! India are crumbling under pressure. This was slower and fuller outside off, looked to fetch it from way outside off in hope of clearing deep midwicket, and the top-edge settled under Nat Sciver who made no mistake. How the game has turned 200/6
    43.3 looks to sweep, but went far too across. Played too early as the ball deflected off her glove onto the stumps. This is not over yet. This one drifted back in quite a bit. Pressure telling on Verma, who should've have been sent in at such a vital stage ahead of the more accomplished Deepti. England very much in this. 196/5
    48.1 Five wickets for Anya Shrubsole! Deepti walks to the leg side to swing this away but the change in pace meant she skewed it off the top part of the bat to midwicket. As simple as they come. England edge closer to the World Cup title 218/9
    44.6 right through Goswami's defence. This is a full-length delivery that comes back in a long way, Goswami is late to get down to the delivery, also played outside the line and heard the stumps rattling. 201/7
    47.3 Oh, dear. Shikha, what have you done? Hit this short ball straight to point, set off for a run but was halfway down the pitch when she was sent back. There was never a run there. The throw wasn't the best but Sarah Taylor did superbly well to collect it. She was off balance but held her nerve to whip the bails off. Shikha wasn't even in the frame 218/8
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    48.4 this is why she was so calm! England have a fourth World Cup title! Poonam plays down the wrong line. The full and straight delivery comes back in furiously from wide of the crease, she not only played outside the line but also was late on the shot. Heard the off stump take a wickets. Six wickets for Shrubsole. Superhuman effort. 219/10
    11 (lb 3, nb 1, w 7)
    219 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Smriti Mandhana, 1.4 ov), 2-43 (Mithali Raj, 12.1 ov), 3-138 (Harmanpreet Kaur, 33.3 ov), 4-191 (Punam Raut, 42.5 ov), 5-196 (Sushma Verma, 43.3 ov), 6-200 (Veda Krishnamurthy, 44.4 ov), 7-201 (Jhulan Goswami, 44.6 ov), 8-218 (Shikha Pandey, 47.3 ov), 9-218 (Deepti Sharma, 48.1 ov), 10-219 (Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 48.4 ov)
    KH Brunt602203.66222000
    A Shrubsole9.404664.75323140
    NR Sciver512605.20164000
    JL Gunn721702.42290010
    LA Marsh1014004.00323010
    A Hartley1005825.80284210
    HC Knight10707.0020001

Match Details


England Women , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England Women won the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup


Hours of play (local time)

10.30 start, First Session 10.30-13.40, Interval 13.40-14.10, Second Session 14.10-17.20

Match days

23 July 2017 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

A trio of titles


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


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


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


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


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?


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

Jhulan's day


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


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


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


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