England eves are the World Champions
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Scorecard:England Women v New Zealand Women
Player:NJ Shaw
Event:ICC Women's World Cup 2008/09

DateLine: 23rd March 2009


England beat New Zealand by four wickets on Sunday to win the women's ICC World Cup for the third time.


England bowled out New Zealand for 166 in the 48th over before reaching their victory target with 23 balls to spare at North Sydney Oval. All-rounder Nicky Shaw, a last-minute replacement for Jenny Gunn, who aggravated a leg injury in the warm-up, was named player of the match. Shaw captured four wickets in New Zealand's innings, then made an unbeaten 17 to guide England to victory after they lost 5-40 in a middle-order batting collapse.


England had previously won the women's World Cup in 1973 and 1993, both on home soil.