Meg Lanning After Australia's Eight-Wicket Win Over England

Meg Lanning in action against England Women
Meg Lanning in action against England Women
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Australia has recorded a comprehensive eight-wicket win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match in Mumbai today.

Having bowled England out for just 96, Australia was on the backfoot early after losing opener Alyssa Healy (6) and Elyse Villani (1) in the first three overs.

In the absence of Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry (47*) opened the batting along side Healy, the all-rounder combing with captain Meg Lanning (41*) to turn the game in Australia's favour.

After a slow start, Lanning blasted five fours off one over and combined with a late flourish from Perry, the duo saw Australia home in the 12th over.

Having won the toss and elected to bowl first, Australia gave little away with the ball as Jess Jonassen (2-21) and Delissa Kimmince (3-20) claimed early wickets.

Australia kept the pressure on and wickets continued to fall, England bowled out for 96 in the 18th over.

The two teams will face off again on Saturday in the tri-series decider in Mumbai.

Commonwealth Bank Tour of India schedule

12 March: First ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium* - Australia won by eight wickets
15 March: Second ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium* - Australia won by 60 runs
18 March: Third ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium* - Australia won by 97 runs

T20I Tri-Series (Australian fixtures only)

22 March: Australia v India, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Australia won by six wickets
23 March: Australia v England, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Australia lost by eight wickets
26 March: Australia v India, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Australia won by 36 runs
28 March: Australia v England, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Australia won by eight wickets
31 March: Final, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, Mumbai

*ICC Women’s Championship matches