After removing India stars Smirti Mandhana and Mithali Raj in consecutive balls which ended the second over of the India chase, Scutt was forced to wait for her hat-trick ball with captain Meg Lanning making a bowling change.

Schutt returned to the crease to bowl the fifth over and with her first delivery, she completed her hat-trick and left India at 3-26.

"To be honest, I didn't even know I was on a hat-trick," Schutt said.

Her hat-trick also saw her awarded the Player of the Match.

Having an in-form bowler like Schutt is providing to be invaluable for the Australian team.

Schutt has made some tactical changes from this time last year.

She is starting to master her new approach and it's a change that has paid off richly in the stifling Indian heat.

"Especially in the conditions we're playing in at the moment, which are quite batter-friendly, to have someone who I can go back to and for her to be very reliable makes me feel a little bit better," Lanning said.

"We want our senior bowlers leading the way and Schutter has done that throughout the series," she said.