Women’s T20 World Cup: Australia cruise to victory over Bangladesh
Alyssa Healy and beth Mooney Polished as Australia thrashed Bangladesh by 86 runs into the T20 World Cup group Game of their Women in Canberra.
Healy and an 81 struck against an 83 since the two shared a barbarous 151-run opening partnership.
Healy has been the only batter to fall for Australia, but Ashleigh Gardner’s unbeaten 22 from eight chunks powered the winners to 189-1 at Manuka Oval.
Bangladesh could reach 103-9 with all seamer Megan Schutt, from their 20 overs that are attritional.
Australia are close to qualifying for the knockout stages, as a result of their margin of India’s triumph over New Zealand and success in Canberra .
The hosts’ final group game is against New Zealand in Melbourne on Monday, although Bangladesh play the identical side on Saturday, .
Australia stumbled upon the bat against Sri Lanka but Healy driving the first ball of the innings to the ropes.
Healy’s form has been up and down during the Australian summer but this is a reminder together with the wicketkeeper striking at 10 fours and three sixes from 53 balls.
She struck back-to-back sixes – the moment a flog over cow corner that removed the marketing boards – and – reaching figures felt inescapable.
Healy was left fuming, however, after off at a nondescript delivery cuts from Salma Khatun to the fielder in the point.
Bangladesh were poor on the field – there were still a few easy dropped catches, for example Mooney who was put down at long-off around 56 – but Mooney played around the ground, although Gardner’s three fours and one six ensured Australia ended the innings with a bang.
In fact, Bangladesh were not in the chase, and it happened before the 12th over for them to start hitting .
Fargane Hoque Pinky top-scored for Bangladesh from 35 balls together with 36, although the total was constantly out of their grasp, and a final over summed up his or her approach.
2 run-outs such as one in which the captain Salma Khatun was left standing in the middle of the pitch, of where the ball has been unaware, in two chunks, capped off a disappointing ending for Bangladesh.
More to follow.