A spirited 86 from Punam Raut and 51 from Harmanpreet Kaur helped India get close to England's total of 228/7 but fell just nine runs short in the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday. Underdogs in the event, India were up against tournament favourites and hosts England in the summit clash but they refused to give up without a fight. Despite losing opener Smriti Mandhana early and captain Mithali Raj for 17, Punam and Harmanpreet got India back in the match with a 95-run partnership. After Punam's departure, Veda Krishnamurthy's 35 kept India in the hunt. However, England held their nerves and picked up wickets at regular intervals as the Indian lower-order failed to come up with the goods. With this win, England won their fourth World Cup title. (SCORECARD)
ICC Women's World Cup 2017 Final: Highlights of India Vs England straight from Lord's, London
22:23 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
22:09 IST: And it's done! England beat India by 9 runs and lift their fourth title!!
22:07 IST: Out! Shrubsole gets her 5th wicket, Deepti Sharma departs for 14. India need 11 runs in 11 balls.
22:06 IST: India need 11 runs in 12 balls. It is definitely turning out to be thrilling contest.
22:03 IST: Run-out! Mix up in the middle, and Shikha Pandey falls short of the crease. India lose their 8th wicket. India 218/8 in 47.3 overs.
22:00 IST: Three more overs to go, India need 14 runs in 18 balls. (India 215/7)
21:55 IST: India need 19 more runs from 22 balls. Deepti and Shikha in the middle.
21:51 IST: Four! Deepti Sharma comes down the track and slams the ball for a boundary straight down the ground.
21:50 IST: Bowled! Anya Shrubsole cleans up Jhulan Goswami for a duck.
21:47 IST: OUT!! Looking to go big, Veda miscues the hit and Sciver takes a comfortable catch. India are crumbling down under pressure. India 200/6 in 44.4 overs. Two new batters for India in the middle.
21:45 IST: England are right back in the game with two quick wickets.
21:42 IST: Deepti Sharma joins Veda Krishnamurthy in the middle.
21:41 IST: Out! England are coming back in the game, Alex Hartley sends Sushma Verma back to the pavilion for a duck. India 196/5 in 43.3 overs.
21:39 IST: Four! Comes down the track and slaps the ball over covers for a boundary.
21:38 IST: Sushma Verma is the new batter in, joins Veda in the middle.
21:36 IST: Out!! Shrubsole gets the big breakthrough, dismisses Punam Raut for 86.
21:37 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Punam Raut and Veda Krishnamurthy.
21:35 IST: Four!! Consecutive boundaries for Krishnamurthy off Shrubsole.
21:34 IST: Four! Width from Shrubsole and Krishnamurthy gets the ball away for a boundary.
21:33 IST: 42 overs gone, India need 47 runs to win. Punam Raut edging closer to her 3rd ODI century.
21:26 IST: 40 overs gone, India 173/3, need 56 runs in 60 balls.
21:18 IST: A good over form Laura Marsh at a crucial time, concedes just one run.
21:16 IST: 38 overs gone, India need 64 runs to win.
21:14 IST: Safe!! Heather Knights drops a sitter at covers, Veda survives a scare.
21:10 IST: Four! Short from Marsh, Punam cuts the ball for a boundary.
21:08 IST: Four! Veda, shimmies down the wicket, drives the ball through the covers.
21:06 IST: After 35 overs, India 145/3. Punam and Veda are in the middle.
21:04 IST: Safe! Punam Raut survives a scare. Comes down the track, misses and the wicket-keeper fails to collect the ball.
21:03 IST: Four!! Veda gets off the mark with a boundary straight down the ground.
20:59 IST: Veda Krishnamurthy joins Punam Raut in the middle.
20:57 IST: Wicket! Big breakthrough for England as Alex Hartley sends Harmanpreet Kaur back to the pavilion for 51. India 138/3 in 33.3 overs.
20:54 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur scores her 10th ODI fifty, India 136 for two in 32.5 overs.
20:50 IST: 32 overs gone, India need 96 runs to win from 108 balls.
20:48 IST: Four! Raut making room for herself, goes inside out, and lofts Alex Hartley over covers for a boundary.
20:42 IST: Punam Raut scores her 10th ODI fifty, India 120/2 after 30 overs.
20:37 IST: Four! Slower ball from Sciver, Harmanpreet edges the ball for a boundary down the leg side.
20:35 IST: 28 overs gone, India need 121 runs to win.
20:34 IST: India fans cheering for the Women in Blue at Lord's.
20:31 IST: Four! Short from Sciver, Harman pulls it away for a boundary.
20:29 IST: 100 comes up for India in 26.1 overs, need 129 runs to win.
20:27 IST: Free-hit! Wide from Heather Knight but Punam Rat fails to capitalise.
20:26 IST: Full-toss above waist height from Heather Knight, India receive a free-hit.
20:24 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur.
20:23 IST: After 25 overs, India 92/2. Harmanpreet and Punam edging closer to their individual half-centuries.
20:18 IST: Six!! Down on one knee, Harmanpreet dispatches Alex Hartley for a huge maximum.
20:14 IST: England are doing a good job with their bowling, not allowing the opposition to free their arms.
20:07 IST: 20 overs gone, India make slow progress as they score 69 for two.
20:06 IST: Six!! Harmanpreet dances down the wicket and smokes the ball for a huge maximum.
19:59 IST: 18 overs gone, India need 174 runs to win. Harmanpreet (8) and Punam Raut (27)
19:54 IST: Time for drinks! India would like to build a partnership and not give in to the pressure of a big match.
19:50 IST: Good over from Jenny Gunn, bowls her second maiden over in her four overs.
19:47 IST: 15 overs gone, India 50 for two. Harmanpreet Kaur (6) and Punam Raut (24).
19:45 IST: Four! Harmanpreet comes down the track and hits the ball over mid-on.
19:38 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur joins Punam Raut in the middle.
19:37 IST: Out!! England gets the big wicket of the Indian skipper, Mithali Raj run out for 17 (31).
19:36 IST: Laura Marsh comes into the attack.
19:34 IST: 12 overs gone, India need 186 runs to win.
19:31 IST: Four! Length delivery from Sciver, Mithali guides the ball through the off-side.
19:30 IST: Four! Raut, on one knee, hits Sciver for a boundary on the leg side.
19:29 IST: 10 overs done, India 31/1.
19:28 IST: Brilliant bowling from England, two back-to-back maidens.
19:26 IST: Jenny Gunn is introduced into the bowling attack.
19:25 IST: Solid start from Sciver as she bowls a maiden.
19:23 IST: Natalie Sciver is introduced in the attack.
19:20 IST: Six! Slower delivery from Shrubsole, Punam Raut smokes the ball straight over the bowler's head.
19:16 IST: Four! Low full toss on the pads from Brunt, Mithali guides the ball away on the leg side.
19:11 IST: At the end of the 5th over, India 18 for one.
19:10 IST: Four! Short and wide from Brunt, Mithali slams the ball for her first boundary.
19:06 IST: Four! Punam hits the ball straight over the bowler's head, the first boundary of the Indian innings.
19:05 IST: After 3 overs, India 8/1.
19:00 IST: Brilliant over from Shrubsole, concedes five runs and takes a wicket.
18:59 IST: Captain Mithali Raj joins Punam Raut out in the middle.
18:58 IST: Bowled! Shrubsole strikes for England, sends Smriti Mandhana back to the pavilion for a duck. India 5/1 in 1.4 overs.
18:55 IST: Anya Shrubsole joins Brunt in the bowling attack.
18:53 IST: Brilliant over from Brunt, concedes just a run. India 1/0 after the first over.
18:51 IST: Katherine Brunt opening the bowling attack for England.
18:50 IST: Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut opening the batting for India.
18:49 IST: Hello and welcome back to second innings of the final match of Women's World Cup between India and England.
18:23 IST: ENGLAND 228/7 IN 50 OVERS.
Natalie Sciver 51, Sarah Taylor 45, Katherine Brunt 34
Jhulan Goswami 3/23
Poonam Yadav 2/36
18:20 IST: Excellent over from Deepti so far. 5 runs off first four balls.
18:18 IST: Deepti Sharma to bow the last over.
18:15 IST: FOUR! Laura Marsh comes forward and smashes the ball towards extra cover. England 215/7 in 48 overs.
18:13 IST: FOUR! Gunn smashes Shikha Pandey between deep mid wicket and long on for a boundary. What a powerful shot from her. England 207/7 in 47.4 overs.
18:11 IST: 200 comes up for England in 47 overs. Marsh uses the pace and sends the ball towards fine leg to get a couple.
18:08 IST: Laura Marsh is the new player at the crease.
18:07 IST: BIG WICKET! Direct throw from Deepti Sharma. Brunt departs for 34 runs. England 196/7 in 46 overs.
18:03 IST: 5 overs to go! England are 192/6. How many runs will England score in the last 5 overs?
17:58 IST: FOUR! Brunt drives the ball through covers. What a shot from her. Deepti Sharma isn't happy with this show. England 188/6 in 44 overs.
17:53 IST: Brilliant bowling from Rajeshwari Gayakwad. She concedes just 5 runs off her eighth over. England 179/6 in 43 overs.
17:52 IST: Brunt scoops the ball towards fine leg. She will get 2 runs. England 176/6 in 42.4 overs.
17:50 IST: Brunt smashes the ball towards square leg. Catch is the call. The ball lands in no man's land. Brilliant effort from Smriti Mandhana.
17:48 IST: 9 overs to go! England are 171/6. Can India restrict India under 200 runs?
17:44 IST: A huge support for Team India at Lord's.
17:38 IST: 38 overs gone! England 164/6.
17:32 IST: WICKET! A loud LBW appeal from Jhulan Goswami. Umpire has raised his finger. Sciver has asked for a review. And, that's OUT. Jhulan ends Sciver's stay at 51. England 164/6 in 37.1 overs.
17:31 IST: FOUR! Katherine Brunt comes forward and sends Shikha Pandey towards long off for a boundary. Excellent shot from her. England 164/5 in 37 overs .
17:28 IST: FIFTY! Natalie Sciver brings up her half-century off 65 balls. Brilliant innings from her.
17:26 IST: 36 over gone! England 157/5.
17:21 IST: A big mix up between the England pair. Verma misses the stumps. Another opportunity missed by the Indian team.
17:16 IST: Jhulan Goswami misses hat-trick. Katherine Brunt comes forward and sends the ball towards covers.
17:14 IST: Jhulan Goswami is on hat-trick. A loud cheer from the crowd.
17:12 IST: WICKET! Jhulan Goswami is on fire. Two in Two for her. Fran Wilson departs for a duck. England 146/5 in 32.5 overs.
17:09 IST: BIG WICKET! Jhulan Goswami ends Sarah Taylor's stay at 45 runs. A loud caught behind appeal from wicketkeeper Sushma Verma and pacer Jhulan. Umpire takes his time and raises finger. England 146/4 in 32.4 overs.
17:04 IST: 7 runs off Jhulan Goswami's over. England 140/3 in 31 overs.
17:02 IST: A big opportunity here. Sciver gets a top edge off Jhulan but the ball lands in no man's zone.
16:58 IST: 30 overs gone! England 133/3. Taylor 39*, Sciver 39*.
16:47 IST: FOUR! Natalie Sciver sends Shikha Pandey towards long off for a boundary. England 114/3 in 27 overs.
16:45 IST: It's drizzling at Lord's
16:40 IST: 100 comes up for England.
16:35 IST: Excellent over from the all-rounder. She concedes just 1 run. England 91/3 in 23 overs.
16:32 IST: Harmanpreet Kaur comes into the attack. A loud cheer for her.
16:27 IST: 20 overs gone! England 80/3. Sciver 13*, Taylor 14*.
16:25 IST: India supporters helping make an excellent atmosphere today!
16:20 IST: Excellent comeback from Poonam Yadav. She concedes just 1 run in the last five deliveries.
16:15 IST: FOUR! Natalie Sciver smashes Poonam Yadav towards deep mid wicket. What a shot fro her. England 73/3 in 18.1 overs.
16:08 IST: WICKET! Poonam Yadav strikes again, Heather Knight departs for 1. England 63/3 in 16.1 overs.
16:00 IST: WICKET! Poonam Yadav dismisses Tammy Beaumont for 23 runs. Full toss from Poonam, Beaumont gets a top edge. Jhulan Goswami takes an easy catch at deep mid-wicket. England 60/2 in 14.3 overs.
15:57 IST: Beaumont makes room and sends Rajeshwari towards square of the wicket. What a timing from her. England 59/1 in 14 overs.
15:52 IST: 50 comes up for England in 12 overs.
15:50 IST: Sarah Taylor is the new player at the crease.
15:47 IST: WICKET! Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets the breakthrough, Lauren Winfield departs for 24. England 47/1 in 11.1 overs
15:42 IST: 10 overs gone! England are 43/0. Beaumont 19*, Winfield 22*.
15:38 IST: A loud LBW appeal from Jhulan Goswai. Upmire has raised his finger. Wait! Winfield has asked for a review. Replay shows she is NOT OUT. Disappointment for India.
15:32 IST: Flurry of boundaries! Three FOURS for Lauren Winfield. 12 runs off Rajeshwari Gayakwad's over. England 42/0 in 8 overs.
15:24 IST: 9 runs off Shikha Pandey's over. England 30/0 in 6 overs.
15:21 IST: FOUR! What a timing from Beaumont. She leans forward and sends Shikha Pandey towards sweeper covers.
15:14 IST: FOUR! Beaumont sends Jhulan towards square of the wicket. Perfect timing from her. England 15/0 in 3 overs.
15:12 IST: Tribute
15:10 IST: 10 runs off Shikha Pandey's over. England 11/0 in 2 overs.
15:06 IST: Brilliant start from India. Just 1 run off Jhulan Goswami's over. England 1-0 in 1 over.
15:02 IST: Winfield and Beaumont are at the crease. Jhulan Goswami will open the attack for India. Here we go
15:00 IST: 105-year-old Eileen Ash, the oldest living former Test international, rings the five-minute bell at Lord's.
14:53 IST: Both the teams have arrived for the national anthems. What a moment at Lord's. Loud cheer from the crowd.
14:51 IST: Virender Sehwag wished Team India in 'Chak De' style
Our girls always make us proud. Wishing them the best for tomorrow's finals.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 22, 2017
Chak De India ! pic.twitter.com/mmrNJduJKE
14:37 IST: MCC has allowed drums and flags for England vs India final at Lord's.
14:36 IST: Playing XIs:
England Women: Lauren Winfield, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Taylor (wk), Heather Knight (captain), Natalie Sciver, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Alex Hartley
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
14:32 IST: TOSS: England opt to bat against India at Lord's
14:25 IST: Toss is just few minutes away. Stay tuned.
14:22 IST: Here's how India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan wished Indian women's cricket team.
14:15 IST: Overall, the two countries have played 62 ODIs against each other. India have won 26, while England have emerged victorious 34 times and two matches resulted in no result.
14:05 IST: Since the inception of the Women's World Cup in 1973, India and England have met on 10 occasions. The England team leads the head-to-head record 6-4.
13:40 IST: On paper, three-time title winners England will be the favourites but India's performance in the tournament, especially knocking out Australia, has made them the team to watch.
13:25 IST: This will be India's second World Cup final, having reached the summit clash in 2005 where they lost to Australia at Centurion.
31:22 IST: On a high after a sensational semi-final win against world beaters Australia, the India are all set to script history when they take on three-time winners England.
13:20 IST: Hello and welcome to the LIVE updates from the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 final between India and England at Lord's.
Though England hold a numerical advantage of having beaten India six out the 10 times the teams have met in the World Cup, one can't discount India's recent run in the tournament.
While Mithali crossed the 6000-run mark and also became the highest run-scorer in women's ODIs, Ekta Bisht and Rajeshwari Gayakwad's five-wicket hauls against Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively, have helped India's results immensely. While Smriti Mandhana's early knocks of 90 against England and a century against the West Indies propelled India's first two wins, she's failed to replicate the form since. However, the name on everyone's lips at the moment is that of Harmanpreet Kaur, whose stunning unbeaten 171 outclassed former champions Australia in the semi-finals. India need to keep the winning momentum going to be able to lift their maiden World Cup. If they win, they'll only become the fourth nation to ever win the World Cup.