LONDON: England's women added the World Twenty20 title to their World Cup crown with a convincing six-wicket win over New Zealand at Lord's here on Sunday. England fast bowler Katherine Brunt took three wickets for just six runs as New Zealand were dismissed for a 85 and the hosts reached their modest victory target of 86 for the loss of four wickets with three overs to spare.
It was the second time this year that England had defeated New Zealand in the climax of a major tournament after their four-wicket win in the 50-over World Cup final in Sydney in March. Claire Taylor, dropped before she scored, hit the winning boundary off Nicola Browne to finish on 39 not out in the inaugural women's World Twenty20 final after making an unbeaten 76 in Friday's eight-wicket semi-final win over Australia across London at the Oval. — AFP