World Cup Final: England Set 229 Target For India 

Opener Punam Raut plays a shot during the ICC Woman World Cup finals against England at Lords, London on Sunday.   - Sakshi Post

London: Three-time champions England posted a competitive total of 228 for seven in 50 overs against India in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground here on Sunday.

Natalie Sciver (51), Sarah Taylor (45) and Katherine Brunt (34) were the major contributors for England. For India, veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami bagged 3/23, while spinner Poonam Yadav took 2/36.

India is currently batting at 43 for the loss of two wickets after 12 overs.

Mithali raj was run out by Natalie Sciver for 17 runs while opener Smrithi Mandhana was out for a duck. — (IANS)

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