In the sizzling heat, the day started well for the Aussies, with key Indian batter Mithali Raj ruled out due to sickness.

With a weakened top order, there was plenty of pressure on the rest of the Indian batters, and it showed, as they collapsed to 5-87 after a reasonable opening stand.

Megan Schutt took the key wicket of Harmanpreet Kaur, but it was the spinners who dominated this contest for Australia, taking eight wickets between them.

Off-spinner Ash Gardner took the first wicket before leg-spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington took the next two.

With India in trouble, wily left-arm offie Jess Jonassen took care of the tail, but not without a fight from wicket-keeper Sushma Verma and young bowler Pooja Vastrakar, who combined for a 76-run eighth wicket partnership. 

The Indians were bowled out for 200, which never looked to be enough runs.

Jonassen ended with 4/30 off 10 overs, while Wellington took 3/24 off 6 overs.

With the bat, Australia never looked threatened and they comfortably chased down India’s total in just 32.1 overs.

Alyssa Healy (38 off 29) got the Aussies off to a flying start but it was her opening partner, Nicole Bolton (100* off 101), who did the damage.

Bolton scored a brilliant century to guide Australia to victory, with her ability to hit the ball to all areas of the ground a feature of the innings.

She struck at nearly a run a ball and hit twelve fours, which ensured that Australia were never under scoreboard pressure.

Skipper Meg Lanning scored 33 in her return from injury and looked to have no issues with her injured shoulder.

Australia will have all the momentum when these teams meet again on Thursday.