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Anya Shrubsole said her match-winning display in England's Women's World Cup final win over India at Lord's on Sunday was proof that dreams can come true.

Winfield departed for 24 after being bowled around her legs by Rajeshwari Gayakwad and she soon joined back in the pavilion by Beaumont who smashed a rank full toss straight to Goswami at deep mid-wicket. "I have seen the changes the girls have made", Raj said.

Katherine Brunt (34) and Jenny Gunn (25 not out) played little cameos towards the end of the innings and help their team post a total which can be considered as par on a slow Lord's wicket. However, a powerful partnership between Sarah Taylor and Natalie Sciver stabilised the innings at a crucial time. Read Also: PM Narendra Modi extends his best wishes to the Indian women's cricket team After Krishnamurthy fell in 44.4 overs, the Indian side simply crumbled.

She first got rid of Raut for 86 to give a glimmer of hope to the hosts.

2017 is now an important landmark in the history of women's cricket for India.

New ball seamer Anya Shrubsole spearheaded England's attack with six for 46 to land Man-of-the-Match honours while left-arm spinner Alex Hartley supported with two for 58. In our previous matches, whenever, Mithali's dismissal everybody used to think that the game is over.

The Indian captain also said that she will retire before the next World Cup in 2021. Once the team played the final and lost by a close margin, everybody were praising them for their efforts in the tournament. She led the Indian team admirably as they reached the World Cup final for the second time in their history.

"They've opened up the channels for women's cricket and they should be really proud". Veterans Mithali and Jhulan Goswami were relatively well-known before this tournament but players like Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma became household names in the past few weeks. The girls are sad because they have given it their all.

The Indian eves rode on half-centuries from opener Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur to nearly overhauling the target. She totally thwarted the middle-order batting of England and arguably, restricted visitors from posting a big total.

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