The Australian women’s team defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the first ODI match on 18 October. They continued their dominant form in the second ODI with a victory of 150 runs over the weekend.
All performances by the squad were invaluable which included our Sixers all-rounders. Gardner proved difficult to hit and finished with figures of 2-4 runs (off 5.1 overs). Perry also claimed a wicket off her nine overs.
As a result of their outstanding performance, the Australian side moved to the top of the ICC’s Women’s Championship. In the third and final match, our Sixers women put on a show with the bat and ball.
Gardner was crucial in her Player of the Match performance. She smacked 6 fours and 3 sixes for her 62* (not out) runs to help boost the Aussies to a total of 7-324. She backed up her work with the bat with the white ball. Gardner took the most wickets for the green and gold with three.
Healy fell short of a second century for Australia in the one-day format with 97 runs. She exhibited her Big Bash power as she smashed 14 fours and 2 sixes. Healy worked well behind the stumps taking a catch and stumping.
Perry also scored a handy 32 runs before being given out lbw. She also struck in the field with a run-out.
The Australian team will now play three T20 matches against Pakistan which starts on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in the NSW Premier Cricket competition, Sarah Aley and Erin Burns performed well over the weekend for Bankstown. Aley showcased her bowling capabilities with two wickets for 28 runs (off 9.4 overs). Burns contributed with a solid 32 runs to Bankstown’s total of 8-171.