Rampant Southern Stars cruise to T20 win
FREE hitting by Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner coupled with a sweet spell of bowling by Sophie Molineux have helped Australia ease to a 64-run T20 win over Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur.
After sweeping the one-day series, the Australians continued on their merry way in Malaysia, tallying a healthy 3-195 after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Beth Mooney got the ball rolling with a quickfire 38 but it was Healy and Gardner who did the real damage.
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Ashleigh Gardner struck at almost two runs a ball in her unbeaten 63, with nine fours and a six.Source:AAP
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Gardner struck at almost two runs a ball in her unbeaten 63, with nine fours and a six.
Healy wasn’t too far behind with her 59 that included nine fours and two sixes.
Aliya Riaz was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers with 1-24 in an attack that struggled for containment.
In response, Pakistan were reasonably placed at 2-82 in the 11th over but the loss of top scorer Nahida Khan (43 from 32 balls) took the wind out of their sails.
From there, a steady stream of wickets and some tight bowling scuppered any hopes of Pakistan mounting a serious challenge to the score. They finished at 7-131.
Left-arm spinner Molineux nabbed 4-16 and was awarded player of the match.
The next clash in the three-match series is on Saturday.
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