Women’s World Cup: Australia thrash Pakistan
CUTTACK: Australia beat Pakistan in a Group ‘B’ match of the ongoing ICC Women World Cup here on Friday.
Chasing a modest target of 176, Pakistan were bowled out for just 84 runs in 33.2 overs.
Bismah Maroof was the only Pakistani batter to offer some resistance with 43 runs. No other Pakistani player could stay with
Sarah Coyte was the top bowler for the Aussies with three wickets for 20 runs.
Earlier, batting first, Australia scored 175 all out in 46.1 overs. Rachael Haynes was the top scorer with 39. She was ably supported by Sarah Coyte and Lisa Sthalekar who hit 35 and 32, respectively.
Pakistan’s Sadia took three wickets for 30 while Asmavia captured two for 36.
In another Group ‘B’ match also played here, New Zealand beat South Africa by 150 runs.
Sophie Devine hit brilliant 145 to help New Zealand post 320 for loss of five wickets in 50 overs.
In reply, South Africa could only manage to score 170 all out in 41 overs. Susan Benade (37), Shabnim Ismail (31) and Mignon du Preez (29) were prominent scorers for the Proteas.
Sian Ruck and Morna Nielsen captured four and three wickets respectively for the winners.
In a Group ‘A’ match Sri Lanka defeated England by one wicket. England, batting first, scored 238 for loss of eight wickets. Jenny Gunn was the top scorer with 52 runs.
Chamani Seneviratna, Eshani Kaushalya and Shashikala Siriwardene took two wickets apiece for Sri Lanka.
In reply, Sri Lanka reached 244 for nine in 50 overs.
Chamari Atapattu and Eshani Kaushalya hit half centuries while Katherine Brunt, Georgia Elwiss and Arran Brindle claimed two wickets each.
Australia beat Pakistan by 91 runs
Australia 175 all out in 46.1 overs (Rachael Haynes 39, Sarah Coyte 35 not out, Lisa Sthalekar 32; Sadia Yousuf 3-30, Asmavia Iqbal 2-36); Pakistan 84 all out in 33.2 overs (Bismah Maroof 43; Sarah Coyte 3-20, Holly Ferling 2-10, Ellyse Perry 2-18, Lisa Sthalekar 2-19).
New Zealand beat South Africa by 150 runs
New Zealand 320-5 in 50 overs (Sophie Devine 145, Suzie Bates 72, Nicola Browne 40 not out, Sara McGlashan 32); South Africa 170 all out in 41 overs (Susan Benade 37, Shabnim Ismail 31, Mignon du Preez 29; Sian Ruck 4-31, Morna Nielsen 3-34, Lea Tahuhu 2-27)
Sri Lanka beat England by one wicket
England 238-8 in 50 overs (Jenny Gunn 52, Amy Jones 41, Heather Knight 38, Arran Brindle 31; Chamani Seneviratna 2-35, Eshani Kaushalya 2-49, Shashikala Siriwardene 2-62); Sri Lanka 244-9 in 50 overs (Chamari Atapattu 62, Eshani Kaushalya 56, Yasoda Mendis 46, Shashikala Siriwardene 34; Katherine Brunt 2-36, Georgia Elwiss 2-39, Arran Brindle 2-38).—Agencies