Australia take out the Tri-Nations Series

05 Apr 2018

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Australia capped off a successful tour India, posting a record score to defeat England in the Tri-Nations series final on the weekend.

A 139-run partnership between Meg Lanning (88*) and Elyse Villani (51) propelled Australia to the highest ever Women’s T20I total of 4-209, going on to restrict England to 9-152 from 20 overs.

In a month which saw Australia drop only one game, Lanning's team regained number one position on the ICC Team Rankings, also whitewashing India across three ODIs prior to the T20I Tri-Series.

In a string of matches dominated with the bat, which saw three of the four highest ever women’s T20I totals, fast bowler Megan Schutt was named player-of-the-series.

The South Australian took 9 wickets at 12.33, including the first ever T20I Aussie hat-trick against India in Match 4.

The 25-year-old's performances also saw her climb to the top of the ICC Women's T20I bowling standings, also holding down the number two position on the ODI rankings.

Lanning returned to superb form following a long injury lay-off. While in India she became the first Australian to pass 2,000 T20I runs, also reaching 3,000 ODI runs, the second fastest woman to do so. 

Also in its line-up, Australia possess the world's top ranked ODI batter and allrounder, Ellyse Perry, and ODI bowler Jess Jonassen.

Australia is next fixtured to take on New Zealand in a T20 series in September ahead of T20 World Cup in November.