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.
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.
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