Earlier, skipper Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney' knocks of 73 and 66 respectively allowed Australia to post a score of 281/8 in the allotted fifty overs after opting to bat first. Rachael Haynes alongside Meg Lanning stitched together a partnership of 124 runs for the second wicket. Beth Mooney who came in at the dismissal of Rachael Haynes also scored 66 runs at nearly run a ball making sure Australia ended with an above-par total. She reached her century in just 46 balls, the second-fastest in the women's game history, as Australia made 226 for two in the final game of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan innings never got going losing wickets at the regular intervals the first setback being losing their first wicket in the first over itself. All of the Australian bowlers combined to bowl 10 maiden overs. At 5 for 110 in 34th over, Sri Lanka would have hoped to bat out the innings, but the last five wickets fell for 14 runs including the weird run out of Oshadi Ranasinghe, who was left stranded mid-pitch after seemingly not realising the ball remained in play when Megan Schutt misfielded near the boundary.
With the ball, Ellyse Perry set the tone with a wicket in the opening over while Tayla Vlaeminck again stood out with her pace and Ash Gardner collected 2 for 9 from nine overs.
Sri Lanka women's team would love to improve their batting performances, their experienced campaigners would have to spend a lot of time in the middle to make sure that the Sri Lankan team end up getting a par total. Australia could not quite produce a power-packed finish to the innings as Sri Lanka kept chipping away, with Mooney stumped for 66. After that, the hosts have taken a lead by 1-0 in the 50-over format as well and still two games remaining under the hands of Sri Lanka and now the captain of Islanders has come down with a warning that they will do whatever it takes to win upcoming encounters against the hosts.