| GEO Sports|
| England beat NZ to lift Women World Cup|
| Updated at: 1234 PST, Sunday, March 22, 2009|
SYDNEY: England women won the Women World Cup for the third time by defeating New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.
Winning the toss, New Zealand batted first but could not face English bowlers and collapsed at 166 runs.
England's Nicky Shaw bowled excellently to take a career-best four for 34 while for New Zealand, Lucy Doolan top scored with 48.
Wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor also played an important role in England’s victory as she not only dismissed four players from behind the stumps but added 74 runs with Caroline Atkins.
Though three wickets by Doolan brought back the Kiwis into the game but England eventually made it home by four wickets in the 47th over.
Pakistan women could get the sixth position in the tournament.