Women’s World T20 2018: Day 5 Recap

Match #9: Pakistan Women vs Ireland Women, Group B

Captain Javeria Khan starred with the bat as Pakistan Women registered their highest team total in the Women’s World T20 tournament. Javeria’s unbeaten 74* runs is now the highest score for any Pakistan batter in Women T20Is. Having opted to bat first, Pakistan batted sensibly to get to a respectable total – 139 for 6 in 20 overs.

Chasing 140 to win, Shillington (27 off 25) and Joyce (30 off 31) batted superbly to give Ireland a head start. However, none of their remaining batters got to double digits which helped Pakistan bag an easy 38-run victory. This is Pakistan’s first victory in 3 games while Ireland are yet to win in this tournament after 2 games. Pakistani captain Javeria was rightly adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’ for her record breaking knock.

Brief Scores:

Pakistan Women -139/6 in 20 overs (Javeria Khan – 74*, Ayesha Zafar – 21, Lucy O’Reilly – 3/19) beat Ireland Women – 101/9 in 20 overs (Isobel Joyce – 30, Clare Shillington – 27, Nashra Sandhu – 2/8) by a margin of 38 runs.

Javeria Khan stars with 74* against Ireland Women

Match #10: Australia Women vs New Zealand Women, Group B

Australia got to a good score of 82 for 1 at the end of 10 overs courtesy a sixth half-century from their wicket keeper Alyssa Healy in her last 8 T20I innings. This is a record in Women T20Is jointly held by India’s Mithali Raj. New Zealand bowlers then recovered well in the second half to restrict Australia for 153 for 7 in 20 overs.

Chasing a good total, New Zealand lost 3 early wickets to find themselves in deep trouble with their scorecard reading 13 for 3 after 2.5 overs. With only 3 double-digit scores in their line-up, New Zealand fell short of the target by a margin of 33 runs. Opener Suzie Bates top scored for them with 48 off 42 balls with 4 fours and a six.

Alyssa Healy who was on a roll with the bat (53 runs off 38 deliveries with 8 fours) was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’. With this victory, Australia keep their top position in Group B while New Zealand remain winless after 2 games and are at the fourth position.

Brief Scores:

Australia Women – 153/7 in 20 overs (Alyssa Healy – 53, Rachael Haynes – 29*, Leigh Kasperek – 3/25) beat New Zealand Women – 120 all out in 17.3 overs (Suzie Bates – 48, Katey Martin – 24, Meghan Schutt – 3/12) by a margin of 33 runs


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