AUSTRALIA WIN THE TITLE. Their captain Lanning hits the winning runs. Back of a length and angling in towards the top of off, Lanning sits back and tickles a single in front of point. She's mobbed by her team-mates
AUS WMN won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
11.20pm Sir Viv Richards hands over the trophy to Lanning at the ground named after him. Australia celebrate under fire-work filled skies. That's all she wrote for the first-ever Women's World T20. I'll leave you with Shashank Kishore's report. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Shashank and Raghav.
Lanning, Australia captain: We did not have our best day in the field. But the bowlers did a good job. Wareham today was outstanding with the direct hit and her control with the bowling was excellent. I thought it was pad first - and I wanted to review. Worked out pretty well. The last two World Cups really hurt and we had to change a few things and move it forward. The group embraced it and it was a very satisfying win. The loss against India did not rock us - maybe a couple of years before it would have rocked us - but we were very calm. All the support staff did a great job and Aussie fans have travelled a long way. Ash said to me: 'no silly singles'. The last couple of World Cups did not go well for us, but we were ready today.
Knight, England captain: I thought it was a much better pitch than the semis. Wyatt started well, but we lost wickets through the innings. We knew there would be dew, more dew than there was in the semis. We wanted to bat first, though. We came with some inexperience, but the girls have stepped up. Pleased with Sophie, Gordon how they stepped up.
Gardner is the Player of the final: There was obviously a lot of nerves but we took confidence from the semi-final. It's pretty amazing that we got the win. I don't think I had to stray too far away from my stock ball. Every single bowler did a good job today. Yeah, I did not have the tournament I would have liked. I was fortunate enough to hit some boundaries. To finish it with Meg… I was seeing it okay, when the bowler tossed it up, I went through with the shots. I'm speechless to be honest
Alyssa Healy, Player of the tournament: The girls played beautifully tonight and proud of the team's effort. I don't have an answer but I've played freely and knew it would come off eventually. Hoping to continue at the Big Bash. It's pretty special and we've worked hard in the last 12 months. Win or less today, we're proud of the way we played. The 2010 World Cup in the Caribbean is my favourite, but this one could well top it. It takes us three days to get to the West Indies but it's a fun place to tour.
Let's hear from the winners
Perry: Very special, it has been a long 24 months. Wonderful tournament and a lot of fun. It as been a huge pleasure, hopefully it inspires young boys and girls back home. We're really good friends and it has been a wonderful journey for us.
Healy: I don't know I'm enjoying playing with freedom. The batting line-up we have is unbelievable.
Wareham: Pretty unreal and it hasn't sunk in yet. We were counting it down and we were all trusting each other. Getting the opportunity at the world stage has been enormous for me.
Kimmince: Pretty emotional. My journey in cricket has been very up and down, pretty emotional. This is the reason why you play the game. To win a World Cup is absolutely amazing.
Mooney: Yeah, we've done well in the whole tournament. Consistent and clinical. The bowlers were good, backed up by the batsmen and especially Gardner was fantastic hitting out in the end… It's been an amazing journey for Australian cricket. A lot of support from the public back home.
Schutt: Pretty happy, I am trying to hold back my tears. It's pretty hard to hear Meg out there but it's a good distraction to have. I love noise so good crowd works for me.
The celebrations begin in Australia's camp. All the women get together, huddle up, and belt out the team song. What a moment for them! This is their fourth World T20 title. All other teams have two titles among them. Australia just had one minor blip against India in their road to victory. This win was set up by Schutt, Gardner, and Wareham. Perry also pitched in, dismissing Sciver for her 100th T20I wicket. Gardner wasn't done just yet. She starred with the bat, again, marshalling the 106 chase with her captain Lanning. England will be gutted. The trophy isn't coming home, again. They might rue some of their tactical decisions: opting to bat after winning the toss, going after the bowlers on a two-paced pitch, where a more measured approach could have worked, and packing their attack with spin.
Australia's players line up near the boundary
back of a length and outside off, Gardner gets on top of it and executes a back-foot punch through the covers
works this off a length on middle to midwicket
uses the pace to steer this length delivery to square third man.
pulled but can't pick the gap at midwicket
squirts this behind point for a single
sliding down leg, tickles this down to fine leg for a couple
skids one through on off, squeezes this to point. A second late and this would've sneaked through.
off the pad as this deflects to fine leg, she was looking to work it square.
gives her the charge and whips this down to mid-on for a quick single.
drifts in from wide of the crease, squeezed back to the bowler
flicks this full toss towards midwicket to bring up the 50 stand
gentle little dab into the off side
whoa! What a final Gardner is having. Flighted on middle, she twinkles down the track and lifts it over Gordon's head
shorter outside off, forced through midwicket
fired outside off, down the track and drilled down to long-off
Gordon wipes the ball with her towel
flatter and outside off, driven to the covers
shot, Gardner. Tossed up and drifts in on middle, she comes down the track and blasts it over long-on for a mighty six
tossed outside off, glided wide of short third man
Ramapriya D: "This is playing out to the exact same script as the Ind-Eng SF of a couple of days ago"
tucked off the hips through backward square leg
|Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua|
|Toss||England Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Australia Women won the 2018/19 ICC Women's World T20|
|Match number||WT20I no. 536|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20|
|Match days||24 November 2018 - night (20-over match)|
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Hurt from past World Cups makes this more satisfying - Lanning
Heather Knight stays proud in defeat after Australia prove too good on the night
|A Gardner||not out||33||26|
|MM Lanning||not out||28||30|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 7)|
|Total||106(2 wkts; 15.1 ovs)|