ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Record Opening Partnership Guide Australia Women To Thrash Bangladesh Women
The defending champions Australia Women won another match in the Group A of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 after thrashing Bangladesh Women on Thursday (27th February).
After the hosts Australia Women won the toss, they decided to bat first. The Aussie openers performed solidly with their record partnership and set up the first innings total of 189/1 (20 overs). In reply, Bangladesh Women were restricted to 103/9 (20 overs).
Bangladesh Women innings: Only one batter reached the 20-run mark
Chasing down the target, Bangladesh Women failed to provide at least a fight. The hosts’ bowlers regularly picked up the wickets as the Bangladesh batters hardly punished the opposition bowlers. Apart from Fargana Hoque (36), all others failed to reach the 20-run mark in that innings.
Among the Australia Women bowlers, Megan Schutt (3/21) took three wickets while Jess Jonassen (2/17) grabbed two wickets. Also, Annabel Sutherland (1/21) and Nicola Carey (1/16) scalped one wicket each. In the final over of that match, Australia Women took three wickets in the successive deliveries, including the two run-outs.
Australia Women innings: Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney put the 151 runs partnership for the 1st wicket
Coming to bat first, Australian openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney provided a superb start and built up a solid partnership. They broke Australia Women’s previous highest T20I partnership for any wicket of 147 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket between Kate Blackwell and Karen Rolton (against England Women at Taunton on 2nd September 2005).
Before the wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy lost her wicket on 83 runs in the 17th over, Healy-Mooney opening partnership managed to score 151 runs. In her 83 off 53 balls, the right-handed batswoman Healy hit 10 fours and 3 sixes.
On the other hand, the other opener Mooney scored 81 not out off 58 balls (9 fours). Ashleigh Gardner also scored 22 not out off just nine balls (3 fours and only six).
Apart from captain Salma Khatun (1/39), all other Bangladesh Women bowlers failed to pick up at least one wicket in that match.
After losing the tournament opener, Australia Women beat Sri Lanka Women and Bangladesh Women. Meanwhile, before this match, Bangladesh Women suffered a defeat in their opening game of this tournament against India Women.
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