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Ellyse and the Southern Stars claim World T20 crown

The Australian women's cricket team has underlined their status as one of world sport's most dominant outfits, cruising to an eight-wicket victory over England to claim the T20 World Cup for the fourth time in the past five editions.

After losing to England in the semi-finals of the inaugural competition back in 2009, the Southern Stars claimed the World T20 crown in 2010, 2012, 2014 and now 2018, with only an upset loss to the West Indies in the 2016 final preventing a quintuple streak of titles.

During the final, Ellyse Perry picked up her 100th wicket in T20 internationals,

with an in swinging lbw to get rid of in-form Natalie Sciver. Perry became the first Australian to reach the milestone.

Perry finished the World T20 competition with nine wickets at 9.88.

It comes just a week after Perry became the first Australian to pass 100 international T20s, while she became just the second Australian woman to play 200 internationals across all formats earlier this summer.

She is also ranked fifth on the all-time running score lists for Australian women in T20s and seventh in ODIs.

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