Osborne, Villani Star In Crushing Win

Erin Osborne celebrates a wicket
Erin Osborne enjoyed another outstanding day as she took four wickets to dismiss Pakistan cheaply
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Australia Women 95-1 (Villani 58no) beat
Pakistan Women 92 (Osborne 4-19) by 8 wickets
First Twenty20 International, Robina

Erin Osborne with the ball and Elyse Villani with the bat produced fine performances as Australia Women beat Pakistan Women by nine wickets in the first Twenty20 International in Robina.

Osborne took four for 19 as Pakistan were bowled out for 92 and Villani was unbeaten on 58 as Australia raced to their target.

Pakistan openers Marina Iqbal (22) and Nain Abidi (20) top scored for their side before they collapsed, eventually losing their last five wickets for just eight runs.

Osborne did the bulk of the damage before Sarah Coyte (3-9) grabbed three wickets in the final over.

Bismah Maroof (15) and Nida Dar (13) were the only other players to reach double figures as Pakistan set Australia a modest target.

Delissa Kimmince (1-8) was the other wicket-taker.

Villani then added 59 for the first wicket with Jess Jonassen, who hit 19 in 25 balls before being dismissed by Nida Dar.

However, Villani struck 58 not out in 40 balls with eight fours, powering Australia home with Meg Lanning (8 not out) for company.

The hosts reached their target in just 12.3 overs with Villani registering a half-century in T20 Internationals for the second time in her career.

The second game is tomorrow (31st August).

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