Saturday 29 March 2014 

All-Round Australia Thump Pakistan

Sarah Coyte, Julie Hunter celebrate
Sarah Coyte (left) took three wickets as Australia hammered Pakistan
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Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
ICC Women's World T20 2014 Group A, Sylhet

Australia Women took a giant stride towards the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sylhet by thrashing Pakistan by 94 runs in their Group A game.

Elyse Villani struck an unbeaten 90 and Meg Lanning made 50 as Australia posted 185 for two.

In reply, Pakistan could manage just 91 for nine with Sarah Coyte (3-14) and Ellyse Perry (3-12) sharing six wickets.

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Barring a South Africa win over New Zealand in the group's final game (and even then net run-rate would come into play), Australia's progression to the semi-finals is now all but assured.

Villani scored her 90 runs in 54 balls, hitting six fours and five fours as she batted through the innings while Lanning, who hammered 126 two days ago against Ireland, made 50 in 33.

Alyssa Healy was the other player to be dismissed, making 20 before being bowled by Sania Khan.

Asmavia Iqbal had Lanning caught by Nahida Khan and Perry closed unbeaten on 12 in seven balls.

Pakistan openers Javeria Khan (27 in 35 balls) and Bismah Maroof (28 in 35) then put on 57 together but took 11.2 overs to do so.

Perry bowled Maroof to break the partnership and Pakistan then lost nine wickets for just 34 runs as no other player could reach double figures.

Perry and Coyte led the way with Jess Jonassen (2-14) and Holly Ferling (1-18) also taking wickets.

© Cricket World 2014

 
Group A: Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa

Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

Fixtures & Results
23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets