England skipper Heather Knight was expectedly elated after her team clinched the World Cup beating India on Sunday.
With tension mounting Jenny Gunn dropped Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Knight felt the World Cup might have slipped away, but England won the very next ball.
“It felt like she dropped the World Cup to be honest. It was a hard one to deal with. We were on top at that stage, it was a big ask for their 10 and 11 to get those last few runs. I thought we’d won it and then that drop went down. But we got over the line and at the end of the day that’s the main thing,” Knight said after the match.
Reflecting on the victory, Knight said, “It’s what we have talked about for a long time. It’s been outstanding. It’s what we set out to do. We knew we were in with a chance, although I guess we have done it the hard way.
“Cricket’s a funny game and pressure’s a funny thing. It’s a World Cup final, we knew if we held our nerve we would be in with a chance but it did feel like it was slipping away at 190 for three. But we fought like hell in this tournament and today was no different. That’s been a theme of the tournament: fighting hard and holding our nerve.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent