Jonassen Powers Australia To Victory

Jess Jonassen celebrates a wicket
Jess Jonassen starred with bat and ball as Australia went 2-0 up in their four-match series
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Australia Women 124-5 (Blackwell 39no) beat
Pakistan Women 121-8 by five wickets
Second One-Day International, Brisbane

Jess Jonassen took four wickets and then scored 33 as Australia Women beat Pakistan Women by five wickets in the second One-Day International in Brisbane.

Australia moved into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series and picked up two more ICC Women's Championship points.

After restricting Pakistan to 121 for eight - Jonassen taking four for 15 - Australia reached 124 for five in 24.3 overs with Alex Blackwell unbeaten on 39 in a game that was reduced to 25 overs per side due to bad weather.

Slow left-armer Jonassen returned her career-best figures by dismissing Javeria Khan (46), Nida Dar (8), Sana Mir (1) and Aliya Riaz (4).

Javeria had been going nicely, facing just 47 balls, and found good support from Bismah Maroof, who made 26 in 21 balls and added 71 in quick time with Javeria for the second wicket.

Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt and Erin Osborne also took a wicket.

Australia were then made to work hard in the early stages as Mir had Nicole Bolton caught by Maroof for eight and Asmavia Iqbal removed Alyssa Healy for one and Meg Lanning without scoring.

From 12 for three, the recovery was led by Jess Cameron (26) and the experienced Blackwell, the pair taking the score to 48 before Cameron was also dismissed by Mir.

However, Jonassen's quickfire 33 in 27 balls took Australia's score past the 100-run mark and although she fell to Sania Khan, Blackwell remained until the end, not out on 39 in 49 balls with Osborne hitting nine not out in seven deliveries to complete victory with three balls to spare.

Asmavia finished with two for 28, Mir two for 27 and Sania one for 25.

© Cricket World 2014


21st August: 1st ODI, Brisbane
Australia Women 161-6 (Cameron 56no) beat
Pakistan Women 157 by four wickets
25th August: 2nd ODI, Brisbane
Australia Women 124-5 (Blackwell 39no) beat
Pakistan Women 121-8 by five wickets
26th August: 3rd ODI, Brisbane
Australia Women 190-2 (Bolton 81no) beat
Pakistan Women 189-8 by eight wickets
28th August: 4th ODI, Brisbane
Australia Women 220-9 (Osborne 47no) beat
Pakistan Women 183 by 37 runs
30th August: 1st T20I, Robina
Australia Women 95-1 (Villani 58no) beat
Pakistan Women 92 (Osborne 4-19) by 8 wickets
31st August: 2nd T20I, Robina
Australia Women 149-5 (Kimmince 43) beat
Pakistan Women 86-8 by 63 runs
3rd September: 3rd T20I, Robina
Australia Women 87-2 (Villani 50) beat
Pakistan Women 84-6 by eight wickets
5th September: 4th T20I, Robina
Australia Women 139-3 (Lanning 46no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-6 by 20 runs

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