HONG Kong were crowned Commonwealth women's team champions in Hyderabad, India, when they defeated England in the final yesterday. The victory gave the territory a hat-trick of titles, having won in Cardiff in 1989 and Nairobi in 1991. England's Lisa Lomas gave world number eight Chai Po-wa a fright when she led 12-9 in the first game before their match was interrupted for 40 minutes by a power breakdown. Chai, who will start her singles title defence today, returned with a vengeance and swept to a 21-14, 21-10 victory to give Hong Kong a 1-0 lead. Hong Kong's Chan Tan-lui was fully stretched and had to survive four match points in the second rubber against Alison Gordon before winning 21-23, 27-25, 21-18. Lomas and Andrea Holt prevented a whitewash when they bounced back from one-game down to stop Chai and Chan 14-21, 21-18, 21-15 in the doubles match. However, the experienced Chai quickly sealed the tie for Hong Kong by trouncing Gordon 21-16, 21-18 in the first reverse singles. Hong Kong coach Chang Sau-ying was delighted with her two star players, saying: ''Both Chai Po-wa and Chan Tan-lui played very well, especially in the singles.''