Anya Shrubsole in dreamland after seeing England to victory in Women's Cricket World Cup

The hosts won by nine runs at Lord's after a late collapse from India saw them fall agonisingly short in their pursuit of 228

Sunday 23 July 2017 19:26
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Anya Shrubsole's late charge fired England to victory
Anya Shrubsole's late charge fired England to victory

Anya Shrubsole described it as a dream come true after she took six wickets to help England clinch the Women's Cricket World Cup with a narrow victory over India.

The hosts won by nine runs at Lord's after a late collapse from India saw them fall agonisingly short in their pursuit of 228.

Shrubsole, who took five wickets in 19 balls, told Sky Sports: "I'm a little bit lost for words, if I'm honest.

"It was just an unbelievable game, we looked for minute like we were out of it, but one of the great things about this team, we never give up.

"We never let the run rate get away from us, even though we weren't getting wickets. We knew if we got a couple we'd be right in the game and all was well in the end.

"I think it's a dream and a dream you never think is going to come true."

Coach Mark Robinson remained confident England could win despite the lack of early wickets.

"I always thought we were in the game," he said. "Obviously they (India) played really well and full credit to them.

England Women are presented with the World Cup trophy

"It was always about getting that one wicket. If we get the one wicket, we try and get two and three, and we did.

"I'm so proud of them.

"We've got a lot of heart and a lot of courage in this team and we just need that break every now and again and once we got the break we were right in this game."

PA

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