Mighty Australia too strong for Bangladesh, clean sweeps ODI series 3-0

In a one-sided encounter, Australia Women convincingly defeated Bangladesh Women by 8 wickets in a match characterized by dominant bowling and a composed chase. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Bangladesh struggled to find momentum against a disciplined Australian bowling attack. Despite a few starts, they failed to capitalise on partnerships and were eventually bundled out for a modest total of 89 runs in 26.2 overs. Australian bowlers, led by Ashleigh Gardner’s impressive spell of 3 wickets for 25 runs, maintained a tight grip over the opposition throughout the innings.

Australia beat Bangladesh 3-0 in ODI Series. PC: Twitter
Australia beat Bangladesh 3-0 in ODI Series. PC: Twitter

Chasing a target of 90 runs, Australia got off to a solid start with Alyssa Healy and Phoebe Litchfield laying a strong foundation. Although Bangladesh managed to break the opening partnership, contributions from Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney ensured Australia’s victory with 31.3 overs to spare. Alyssa Healy top-scored for Australia with 33 runs, while Ellyse Perry remained unbeaten on 27. Bangladesh’s bowling effort lacked penetration, with Sultana Khatun being the only wicket-taker, claiming 1 wicket for 35 runs.

Bangladesh Women’s innings got off to a shaky start as they lost two quick wickets within the first three overs. Fargana Hoque and Sumaiya Akter departed early, falling to the disciplined bowling of Kim Garth and Ellyse Perry, respectively. Murshida Khatun tried to stabilise the innings but fell for 8 runs. The middle order failed to counter the Australian attack, with only Nigar Sultana managing to cross the double-digit mark, scoring 16 runs. Ashleigh Gardner and Sophie Molineux wreaked havoc, picking up 3 wickets each, while Ellyse Perry and Kim Garth provided crucial breakthroughs. Bangladesh’s innings folded for a below-par total of 89 runs in 26.2 overs.

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Chasing a modest target, Australia got off to a confident start with Alyssa Healy and Phoebe Litchfield scoring freely. They put on a solid partnership of 43 runs before Litchfield fell for 12 runs. Alyssa Healy continued to attack the Bangladeshi bowlers before being dismissed for 33 runs. However, Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney ensured there were no further hiccups, guiding Australia to a comfortable victory. Perry remained unbeaten on 27 runs, while Mooney provided valuable support with an unbeaten 21 runs. Bangladesh bowlers struggled to contain the Australian batters, with only Sultana Khatun managing to pick up a wicket.

Despite efforts from Nigar Sultana, who top-scored with 16 runs, they were restricted to a modest total of 89 runs in 26.2 overs, owing to disciplined bowling displays from Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner and Sophie Molineux, who claimed three wickets each. In response, Australia’s chase began confidently with Alyssa Healy and Phoebe Litchfield laying a solid foundation. Although Bangladesh managed to break the opening partnership, contributions from Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney steered Australia towards victory with 31.3 overs to spare. Healy’s aggressive 33-run innings and Perry’s all-round performance were instrumental in Australia’s triumph. Bangladesh’s bowling lacked penetration, with only Sultana Khatun managing to pick up a wicket.

Australia’s dominant performance with both bat and ball saw them comfortably defeat Bangladesh Women by 8 wickets. While Bangladesh struggled to make an impact, Australia showcased their superior skills in all departments of the game. With this win, Australia reaffirmed their status as one of the top teams in women’s cricket, while Bangladesh will look to regroup and bounce back in the upcoming matches.

The series concluded with Australia sealing a comprehensive whitewash, winning all three matches against Bangladesh. The dominant performance culminated in a 3-0 victory for Australia. Ashleigh Gardner’s exceptional all-round display throughout the series earned her the prestigious title of Player of the Series. Gardner’s consistent contributions with both bat and ball played a pivotal role in Australia’s success. Her remarkable performances exemplified her skill and versatility, making her a standout player in the series. As Australia celebrates their clean sweep, Gardner’s exceptional form adds another feather to her cap, solidifying her status as a key player in the team’s lineup.

Vishal Yadav, Founder & CEO at Female Cricket

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