Australia scored a world record women’s T20I score, posting 209 in their 20 overs.
The innings started poorly for the Aussies, with Beth Mooney dismissed by a questionable lbw decision for a golden duck.
Alyssa Healy and Ash Gardner both played handy cameos of 33 but were dismissed within three balls of each other in the seventh over.
The match was evenly poised at 3/66; Australia’s run-rate was solid, but England had dismissed the top order.
Meg Lanning and Ellyse Villani came to the crease and the onslaught began.
Lanning smashed four boundaries off of the twelfth over and three off the thirteenth. Villani joined the show in the fourteenth and fifteenth, hitting five boundaries of her own.
Lanning ended up with 88 off 45 not out, including 16 fours and a six.
It was a truly special inning, and England had no answers.
Her mixture of precision and power allowed her to punish the England bowlers whenever they missed their length.
Villani ended with 51 off 30 not out.
Chasing 209, England needed everything to go their way, so Bryony Smith slipping and getting run out for a diamond duck certainly was not an ideal way to start the innings.
When Tammy Beaumont was out first ball of the next over, England were in strife.
Danni Wyatt and Nat Sciver both tried hard to keep the required run rate in check, but Australia simply had too many runs on the board. Megan Schutt was the difference with the ball, cleaning up the tail to take 3/14 off her four overs.
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"It was probably our most complete performance of the tournament and we spoke a lot about finishing off well," Lanning said.
"We haven't won a T20I series in a while.
"We were in such a great place during this series and it is nice just to top off all the hard work we've done," she said.
This series victory will give the Aussies plenty of confidence that they have the right mix heading into the World T20 in November.