England completed a stunning fight back to beat India by nine runs and win the Women’s World Cup at Lord’s.

Chasing 229, India looked set for victory at 191-3, but Anya Shrubsole pinned Punam Raut lbw for 86 to spark a collapse of seven wickets for 28 runs.

The seamer finished with 6-46 – the best figures in a World Cup final – as India were bowled out for 219 with eight balls unused.

Meanwhile, London could host the World Para-athletics Championships again in 2019 after UK Athletics confirmed it is to start talks about a repeat bid.

The 2017 event finished on Sunday, and numerous athletes have called for the event to stay at London Stadium.

There is a September deadline to submit bids to host the next Worlds to the International Paralympic Committee. More than 230,000 people attended this year’s championships – more than in all eight of the previous championships combined.



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