Opener Alyssa Healy starred with the bat after Australian bowlers produced a scientific show because the six-time champions coasted to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan within the ICC Girls’s Global Cup, right here on Tuesday.
Australian bowlers struck at common durations, save a advantageous 99-run partnership between skipper Bismah Maroof (78 now not out) and all-rounder Aliya Riaz (53), to limit Pakistan to 190 for 6 after skipper Meg Lanning made up our minds to box.
The Australian batters, led by way of big name wicketkeeper Healy (72), who scored a scintillating half-century, then batted with ease to notch up their 2d win of the match with 15.3 overs to spare.
Australia, who defeated England of their marketing campaign opener, thus moved to the highest of the desk whilst Pakistan persevered to languish on the backside. They’d misplaced to India of their tournament-opener.
Chasing 191 for the win, Healy and Racheal Haynes (34) shared a 60-run stand to supply a gentle begin to Australia.
Some sub-par fielding by way of Pakistan gave the 2 openers a reprieve every with their catches happening.
Haynes, who scored a century in Australia’s opening sport in opposition to England, stayed competitive however her run-a-ball knock was once in spite of everything put to an finish by way of spinner Nashra Sandhu (1/30).
Healy and Lanning (35) persevered the onslaught with Pakistan bowlers having no resolution to the pair with Australia edging nearer to victory.
Healy introduced up her 14th half-century in simplest 55 deliveries. She hit seven obstacles in her keep on the heart.
On the other hand, spinner Omaima Sohail (2/39) controlled to do away with the Australian skipper within the twenty second over and Healy in the beginning of the twenty eighth however until then the wear was once finished and Ellyse Perry (26 now not out) and Beth Mooney (23 now not out) had no hassle taking Australia over the road.
Previous, skipper Maroof and all-rounder Riaz rescued Pakistan from a precarious place to steer them to a good general.
With Pakistan teetering at 44-4 after 13 overs, the duo started its rescue act, sharing a 99-run stand for the 5th wicket sooner than Riaz was once trapped leg sooner than within the forty fifth over.
It was once Pakistan’s best possible partnership at an ICC Girls’s Global Cup.
Maroof, who has returned to play six months after giving delivery, was once particularly spectacular, sending the ball to the fence 8 time all through her unbeaten 122-ball keep as she ensured Australia must ranking at virtually 4 runs in line with over to stay unbeaten on the match.
She celebrated her half-century by way of pointing her bat in opposition to the pavilion the place her seven-month-old child Fatima was once provide.
Skilled seamers Megan Schutt (1/43) and Ellyse Perry (1/27) and medium pacer Nicola Carrey (1/36) picked up a wicket apiece for Australia whilst spinners Alana King (2/24) and Amanda-Jade Wellington (1/25) additionally contributed.
Maroof and Riaz didn’t ranking briefly first of all and performed with excessive warning to place in combination a memorable stand.