There is no better time to produce a career-best performance than in a must-win World Cup encounter, as Anya Shrubsole did with her haul of four for 21 to bowl England into the Super Six stage of the 2013 event in India.
Her match haul helped the reigning champions dismiss the dangerous West Indies side for just 101, after which England reached 103 for four to win by six wickets with 15 overs to spare.
Shrubsole played just the one game during England's 2009 success but has grasped her opportunity this year, taking a wicket against India after she was drafted in to replace Georgia Elwiss.
"We're all really pleased with the win today and another good team performance," she said following England's win over the West Indies.
"It was really good to contribute to the win, but we have a world class bowling attack it’s not just me or Katherine (Brunt), it’s our spinners and the whole bowling unit. We’re a team, it’s not about one person, anyone can come out here and contribute to a win. We’ve got a lot of belief, in each and every one of us and we showed that again today.
"The length I bowled was better today, I think that just comes with getting into the tournament, bowling a bit more and gaining confidence from taking a wicket the other day and I brought that confidence with me into today’s game."
She added that on a pitch that offered something to bowlers on both sides, it was important for England to focus on getting the job done and ensuring qualificaton for the next stage.
"The wicket did a bit all day, when Deandra Dottin came back on and Munroe at the end there so we were just focusing on getting a win and getting the job done.
"We want to go through to the Super Six stage with momentum and we’re gaining that with every game, we’ve had two really good wins, but we are always looking at what we can improve. We’ll look at this game and talk about what we did well and what we can improve on and head into the super six stage with confidence."
England will face Australia, New Zealand and South Africa in the Super Six stage, which begins on Friday (8th February).
© Cricket World 2013
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