Australia Women over power England to win tri-series final

Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 88
Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 88
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Australia Women 209-4 (Lanning 88no) beat
England Women 152-9 (Sciver 50) by 57 runs
Final, Women Tri-Series, Mumbai

Australia Women came up with a dominating batting performance led by an unbeaten 88 from Meg Lanning as they went on to win the Twenty20 International tri-series final against England by 57 runs in Mumbai.

England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Beth Mooney (0) was trapped LBW by Tash Farrant (1-44) in the fourth delivery of the innings but Alyssa Healy (33) and Ashleigh Gardener (33) counterattacked with a 62 run stand for the second wicket off just 41 deliveries.

The innings took a turn when both the set players was dismissed by Jenny Gunn (2-38) in her first over but Lanning (88 not out) and Elyse Villani (51) ensured there was no looking back as they plundered a decisive 139 run stand for the fourth wicket off 12 overs.

Between them, they shared 24 boundaries and a six as Australia went on to post a massive total of 209 for four in the 20 overs.

Chasing over 10 an over, England were put off early when Bryony Smith (0) was run out while Tammy Beaumont (0) was accounted by Ellyse Perry (1-35).

Even though Danielle Wyatt (34), Natalie Sciver (50) and Amy Ellen Jones (30) tried to show resilience, Megan Schutt (3-14), Delissa Kimmince (2-35) and Gardner (2-20) ensured Australia restricted England to 152 for nine and completed a 57-run victory to take the series.

Lanning was named the player of the match while Schutt won the player of the series.

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