Australia has defeated England by eight wickets with over eight overs to spare.
Australia’s bowlers started off brilliantly, with the first six English wickets going to six separate bowlers.
It was a day out for skipper Meg Lanning, whose constant bowling changes caused havoc with the English batters before she took a one-handed screamer to dismiss Nat Sciver.
Later in the day, she also became the first Aussie woman to pass 2000 T20 runs.
Delissa Kimmince, Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen all ended with multiple wickets, with Kimmince’s 3/20 the standout.
However, it really was the innovative captaincy of Lanning which stood out.
All series she has been chopping and changing bowlers, no matter their figures, and it worked perfectly today, as it never allowed England to settle.
She then followed it up with a fantastic inning with the bat, smashing 41 off 28 not out to guide Australia to victory.
A particular highlight was her five successive boundaries off Danielle Hazell in the fifth over, where her brilliant cover driving was on full display.
Ellyse Perry (47 off 32 not out) joined in the fun, smashing four boundaries off of Jenny Gunn’s second over before completing the run chase with successive boundaries just two overs later.
These composed knocks from Lanning and Perry were crucial, as Australia were under pressure when Alyssa Healy and Elyse Villani went early.
With dominant wins over India and England, Australia looks to be the hot favourites to win the series.
Australia plays England next on Saturday.