Women's Cricket World Cup: England win but miss out on final

Thursday, 14 February 2013 - 8:15


Defending champions England have been knocked out of the Women's World Cup despite a 15-run win over New Zealand.

West Indies beat Australia earlier to render England's result meaningless and put the Caribbean side through to meet the Aussies in Sunday's final.

Sarah Taylor (88) helped England to 266-6 but the Kiwis looked well placed thanks to captain Suzie Bates (79) and Amy Satterthwaite (103) putting on 134.

However, England took late wickets to leave New Zealand short on 251-9.

England have paid the price for two narrow defeats, the one-wicket opening loss to Sri Lanka in the group stages and a two-run reverse against Australia in the Super Sixes.