Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning (Credit: ICC)

Australia captain Meg Lanning said the disappointment of their performance in the last two World Cups has been washed away after they won a record-extending fourth ICC Women’s World T20 title on Saturday.

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In what was expected to be a close encounter, Australia blew away old rivals England in a one-sided affair for a comfortable eight-wicket win.

“We obviously didn’t have the success we would have liked in the last couple of years. I think this is a very satisfying win. We knew we could change a few things and we are a very calm group and I think we showed that tonight. Last couple of World Cups haven’t gone our way and this is really satisfying,” Lanning said at the post match presentation.

Australia didn’t have the best of times in the field after England opted to bat at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. They dropped as many as three catches but a below par batting performance saw England being bowled out for 105.

“We probably didn’t have our best day in the field,” Lanning said.

But she praised Georgia Wareham who effected a run out apart from picking two wickets for just 12 runs from three over. “Wareham was great with the direct hit and her control with the ball was excellent. The girls have been outstanding and the support staff has been excellent. I also want to thank the our crew here. My mum and dad’s here, can’t be happier,” she said.