Lanning ton takes Australia to 3-0
Australia Women 2 for 222 (Lanning 135*, Perry 64*) beat West Indies Women 7 for 220 (Matthews 60, Knight 40, Farrell 2-40, Osborne 2-51) by eight wickets
Meg Lanning's fourth ODI hundred and Ellyse Perry's scintillating form with the bat and ball crushed West Indies Women by eight wickets to charge Australia Women to a 3-0 series lead in Bowral. After restricting West Indies to 220 for 7, Australia marched to the target with Lanning's unbeaten 127-ball 135 and Perry's patient 64 off 110, with nearly seven overs to spare.
West Indies were given an opening stand of 97 in 20 overs after they opted to bat but the rest of the line-up failed to capitalise on that. Offspinner Erin Osborne removed the openers - Kycia Knight for 40 and Hayley Matthews for 60. Big names Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dotting fell for low scores as Perry stifled the middle and lower order with figures of 10-1-27-1. West Indies stumbled to 156 for 5 in the 40th over before captain Merissa Aguilleira and Shaquana Quintyne upped the ante with a stand of 61 runs in 9.2 overs. Aguilleira's 26-ball 30 and Quintyne's unbeaten 33 meant they scored 59 in the last 10 overs.
Australia were rocked early in their chase as Dottin and Taylor sent the openers back within five deliveries to make the score 18 for 2 in the fifth over. However, that was the last form of success West Indies saw because Lanning and Perry stitched a massive stand of 204 runs in under 39 overs. They started slow to consolidate but accelerated once they had set their eyes in. Lanning struck fours consistently, 21 in all, as Perry scored her fifth ODI fifty in six matches. Lanning struck three fours in the 39th over and soon sealed the chase with another four.