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England Beat India By 9 Runs To Win Women's Cricket World Cup 2017

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23/07/2017 10:36 PM IST | Updated 23/07/2017 11:13 PM IST
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Cricket - Women's Cricket World Cup Final - England vs India - London, Britain - July 23, 2017 England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with team mates after bowling out India's Jhulan Goswami Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

England beat India in the ICC Women's World Cup final by 9 runs on Sunday. It was a nail-biting end to a tournament which saw many new records being made.

England won the toss and chose to bat first, scoring 228 runs. The Indian team started off well, but collapsed like a pack of cards in the crucial last few overs, to finally being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.

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It was a heartbreaking end to the tournament for the Indian team which has performed spectacularly so far, beating England in an early match earlier in the World Cup.

Opener Punam Raut played a brilliant innings, scoring 86 runs in 115 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur's half century came in good time, hitting a couple of sixes in her trademark style. At 191 for 3 wickets, India's chances looked bright.

However, it was the loss of seven wickets in just 6.5 overs that swung the game in England's favour. England's vice captain Anya Shrubsole took six wickets, including taking Raut for an lbw. Shrubsole also helped running out Shikha Pandey during the key last few overs.

Despite their loss in the final match, wishes poured in for the women in blue.

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