Australia's campaign didn't start on the most auspicious note, with a loss against New Zealand Women by nine runs. Lanning felt that loss was the wake-up call her side needed. "It was a tough match-up first up for us, but I wasn’t worried after the loss because I thought we did a lot of things right against New Zealand," she said. "When we came into the game today, we knew we had a lot of players in form. We built momentum and confidence progressively and I think that was the key here."
Australia's six-wicket win in the final was quite literally a cruise halfway through the game. It was powered by Lanning's quickfire 44 that smoothened the passage to victory. Lanning was open enough to admit the win somewhat eased the pain her team endured during the Ashes series back home.
"Oh yes, definitely it eases a bit of pain," she said. "We were disappointed with that, but to come here and win to make it three T20 titles in a row is really special."
"It came as a surprise initially and I knew I had to step up quickly," she said. "It’s something I’ve enjoyed. I’ve had a lot of support around me. I’m thankful to our coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick and all my team-mates for backing me throughout. There’s no doubt I still have a lot to learn but this has been a fantastic experience."