ENGLAND pulled off mission impossible to win a stunning Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s.
India were coasting at 138 for 2 chasing a below-par 228 in front of a sold-out Home of Cricket before England ran riot.
Seamer Anya Shrubsole, 25, pulled off a one-woman demolition job to shatter Indian dreams with a spell of 5-11.
it meant India lost their last seven wickets for just 28 runs and secured a nine-run win for Heather Knight’s side.
It’s the fourth time England have won the World Cup and it ensures they repeated the feat of 1993 when they lifted the honour on home soil.
Laura Marsh bowled 10 tight overs for 40 but hailed team-mate Shrubsole in jubilant scenes at the end.
She said: “I bowled okay but Anya was just outstanding at the end there to bowl like that under pressure. To take all those wickets was fantastic.”
While opener Tammy Beaumont, who made 23, added: “All the bowlers had their plans, their plan Bs and plan Cs and we knew if they stuck to that we’d have a good shout.
“Every time we picked up a wicket we’d come in and say ‘we’ve got this girls, we’ve got this’ and we back the likes of Laura when she gets a ball in her hand and that’s what happened.”