India - who have never won the Women's Cricket World Cup - stunned defending champions Australia in the semis to reach the final.
England made a steady start against an India side who had beaten them by 35 runs in their opening pool match in Derby on June 24. The first time was back in 2005 when they lost comfortably to Australia in the final.
Harmanpreet Kaur stole the show with her unbeaten knock of 171 off 115 balls to help India amass a competitive total of 281/4.
MS Dhoni's calm yet explosive innings at the fag end of the match still remains a strong memory in the minds of all Indian cricket fans. She recently became the highest run scorer in Women's worldwide cricket and the 392 runs she has scored in this campaign have come more than handy.
Three-time World Cup victor England, on the other hand, are on a winning spree as they have won seven straight games to enter the summit clash. In terms of economy rate, India's 4.45 is marginally better than England's 4.54.
Since that defeat the hosts have won seven matches in a row to reach the final. However, this time around when India enter the Lord's arena here Sunday to face hosts England in the summit clash, the skipper is sure that there will be many glued to the TV sets.
Sciver and Sarah Taylor put on 83 for the fourth wicket, but both were victims of a stunning spell of three wickets for two runs off 10 balls by India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami. But now they've overcome that hurdle I think they'll breeze through the final, I really do'. Social media is buzzing with special posts wishing the team the best for the final. Everybody has emphasised that we need to win an ICC tournament, so this is the stage and this is the platform.
ESPNcricinfo senior editor Sharda Ugra termed the win as a "turning point" in Indian women's cricket, but said the team and Kaur's performance did not come as a surprise. "England's record at Lord's isn't great, apart in World Cup finals!". "So that's what it boils down to", Dhoni told.
"Those changes could benefit the future generations for years to come, women's cricket in India will have a brand of its own".
"So keep it simple, enjoy the occasion".