Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.
India, set 229 to win, were well on course for victory at 191 for three in front of a full house of more than 26,000.
But the dismissal of opener Punam Raut, who made a fine 86, lbw to Shrubsole, sparked a stunning collapse.
Shrubsole took five wickets for 11 runs in 19 deliveries as India, bidding for a first World Cup title on the ground where their men’s side won an inaugural World Cup crown in 1983, slumped to 219 all out with eight balls left.
Pace bowler Shrubsole finished with record-breaking figures of six for 46 in 9.4 overs — the first five-wicket haul by any bowler in a Women’s World Cup final.
The victory gave England fourth World Cup title and third on home soil, as they gained revenge for their opening group stage loss to India.