Australia beats Bangladesh, make it seven wins in a row

Beth Mooney was star with bat for Australia. Image : AFP

Beth Mooney was star with bat for Australia. Image : AFP

Australia stammered for a fair piece yet recuperated on schedule to make it seven successes in succession in the continuous Women’s World Cup as they beat Bangladesh by five wickets in their last association game on Friday (March 25).

Pursuing 136 in a downpour abridged experience, Australia were staggered by a lively Bangladesh bowling unit that decreased their much better resistance than 41/4. Salma Khatun was the star as she originally eliminated Alyssa Healy prior to castling the captain Meg Lanning for a duck. She struck once more, in her third progressive over, to dispose of Rachel Haynes and abruptly Australia were under the siphon at 26/3.

With no Ellyse Perry in the XI, Australia depended on Beth Mooney to rescue difficult situations and the senior master moved forward in style. In spite of losing Tahlia McGrath in the thirteenth over and Ashleigh Gardner in the eighteenth, Mooney didn’t overreact as Australia required 66 additional runs at that stage with a large portion of the side back in the structure. Mooney observed help from Annabel Sutherland as the pair quieted the nerves to safeguard Australia’s unbeaten record in the opposition this year. Simultaneously, Mooney went past fifty to complete unbeaten on 66 and deservingly was named the Player of the Match.

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Prior in the day, the challenge was decreased to 43 overs for each side because of downpour. Australia, on anticipated lines, picked to bowl to utilize the circumstances on offer yet Bangladesh didn’t collapse. Their openers awaited their chance however added 33 for the initial wicket as Sharmin Akhter showed a ton of versatility. Sadly for them, Jess Jonassen struck two times with hardly a pause in between to scratch them and Bangladesh were simply happy batting out the overs from subsequently. Lata Mondal made a calm 63-ball 33 and was engaged with several convenient stands to direct the side to 135/6 – an absolute that was never going to be enough against a savage rival.

Brief score : Bangladesh Women 135/6 in 43 overs (Lata Mondal 33; Jess Jonassen 2/13, Ashleigh Gardner 2/23) lost to Australia Women 136/5 in 32.1 overs (Beth Mooney 66*; Salma Khatun 3/23) by 5 wickets

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