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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.

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