ICC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Cricbuzz Staff •
Meg Lanning scored her 12th ODI hundred. © Getty
For the second one time in 3 days, Pakistan had been let down by means of a depressing batting efficiency as Australia finished a thumping victory by means of 150 runs to seal the series with the 3rd and ultimate ODI nonetheless to play. The basis for Australia’s victory used to be laid down by means of Meg Lanning‘s 106-ball 124, following which, 20-year-old left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux carved open Pakistan’s middle-order and pushed aside the lone half-centurion Nahida Khan.
Australia’s get started wasn’t very spectacular after Lanning determined to bat first. They misplaced their most sensible 3 for simply 54 runs prior to Lanning took up the duty of forging a restoration herself. She discovered corporate in Rachael Haynes, who stayed on for a 181-run partnership for the fourth wicket. During the process this alliance, Haynes smashed 79 off simply 82 balls – hitting 9 fours and a six – to stay her aspect not off course for a sizeable first-innings overall.
Pakistan did not have this sort of good fortune Australia loved later within the day with their spinners, because the tone-setting partnership got here when Pakistan threw 4 spinners at them – Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin and Sana Mir. Amin used to be the one who in the end succeeded in keeping apart Haynes and Lanning, however by means of then Australia already had a 200-plus overall, unexpectedly drawing near the following milestone. Pakistan went for 37 runs within the remaining six overs, permitting Australia to publish 273 for 7.
Even with Nahida’s efforts, the strive to chase down by no means actually got here from a listless batting line-up that had seven single-digit ratings. The second-best effort after Nahida’s 66 used to be Mir’s 15, summing up the dire night for Pakistan. Megan Schutt and Ellyse Perry despatched again 3 batters throughout the first 10 overs, after which Molineux took over for her challenge to dismantle the middle-order, brick by means of brick. Following Mir’s go out for a 49-ball 15, Pakistan simply crumbled – falling from 121 for six to 123 all out.
Brief Scores: Australia Women 273/7 in 50 overs (Meg Lanning 124, Rachael Haynes 79; Nashra Sandhu Three-54) beat Pakistan Women 123 in 40.1 overs (Nahida Khan 66; Sophie Molineux Four-14) by means of 150 runs