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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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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