Australia v Pakistan: Head-to-Head in ODIs
The most successful team of women’s cricket Australia is all set to take on Pakistan in Match 6 of 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup on Tuesday, 6:30 AM (IST) onwards.
Australia won their first match comfortably against Ashes rivals England while Pakistan suffered a 107 runs defeat against India on Sunday.
As the women in green prepare themselves to open their 2022 World Cup account, Australia will look to continue their winning run having won all the 22 international matches they have played against Pakistan which includes 12 ODIs and 10 T20Is.
Let us have a glimpse of the ODI meetings between the two:
1. Pakistan Women tour of Australia (February 7, 1997)
Meeting for the first time in international cricket, Pakistan toured Australia in February 1997 playing their 3rd ever ODI. The visitors were tumbled down by Australia who put up their 2nd highest ODI total to date- 397/4, batting first after winning the toss and then went on to bowl out Pakistan for just 23 which is the 2nd lowest total in Women’s ODI. Winning by massive 374 runs, Australia recorded their largest ever victory, second largest overall in the format.
2. Hero Honda Women’s World Cup (December 14, 1997)
Australia continued their brilliance against Pakistan later that year during the Hero Honda Women’s World Cup as they restricted 1997 ODI World Cup debutants to just 27 runs with both Jodi Dannatt and Olivia Magno recording a 3-wicket haul. Dannatt also bowled 3 maidens conceding just 5 runs in her 5 overs spell while Magno did not concede even a single run in her 1.4 overs and also took 2 catches, becoming the Player of the match.
3. ICC Women’s World Cup (March 16, 2009)
Playing against each other after around 12 years, Sana Mir’s 2 wickets for 35 runs as well as a run-out restricted Australia to 229 for 6 in their 50 overs. The top scorers with the bat for the Aussies were 56 and 51 by Shelley Nitschke and Lauren Ebsary. However, a great display by their bowling unit with each of the 6 bowlers getting a wicket- 3 with 2 wickets each while remaining with a wicket each, bowled Pakistan out for 122.
4. ICC Women’s World Cup (February 1, 2013)
The match was the first and to date the only one that saw Pakistan bowled out Australia and that too at just 175. However, it was once again Australia’s bowling attack that saved the team from a defeat as they crushed Pakistan 91 runs short of the target. Sarah Coyte was adjudged as the Player of the match for her 35* (64) with the bat and 3/20 with the ball.
5. ICC Women’s Championship (August 21,2014)
Putting up a good fight, legend Bismah Maroof led Pakistan to 157 in the first ODI of the tour with 53 runs but failed to get support from her teammates. Nida Dar’s 40 being the only 20+ score apart alongside Maroof. With the bowl, Sana Mir’s 3 wicket haul conceding 27 runs and 2 maidens out of her 9 overs did put a pressure on Australia, but Jess Duffin’s unbeaten 58 guided them to a 4 wickets victory.
6. ICC Women’s Championship (August 23,2014)
In the 2nd ODI of the tour, Player of the match Jess Jonassen’s 4 wicket haul in just 5 overs with the ball before making crucial 33 with the bat, restricted Pakistan to 121 in 25 overs (D/L method). Though Asmavia Iqbal and Sana Mir tried controlling the batting line up, Australia went on to achieve the victory by 5 wickets and 3 balls to spare.
7. ICC Women’s Championship (August 26,2014)
Leading the bowling attack yet again, Jess Jonassen’s 3 wicket haul helped Australia restrict Pakistan 11 runs short of 200. The Aussies chased the target easily after an unbeaten knock of 81 by opener Nicole Bolton and a good partnership between her and Skipper Meg Lanning who scored 78.
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8. ICC Women’s Championship (August 28,2014)
In the last ODI of the tour, Australia put up a target of 221 for Pakistan with Sana Mir leading Pakistan’s bowling attack yet again with another 3-wicket haul. However, Sarah Coyte’s 3 wicket haul and a player of the match all-round performance Erin Osborne, scoring unbeaten 47 with the bat and taking 2 wickets conceding 25 runs, helped Australia achieve a whitewash.
9. ICC Women’s World Cup (July 5, 2017)
In their 4th meeting in a World Cup, a complete team performance by the Aussies gave them a 159 runs win over Pakistan. With the bat, 3 50+ scores- Ellyse Perry (66), Elyse Villani (59), Alyssa Healy (63*) guided Australia to 290/8 in their 50 overs. This was followed by 3 wicket hauls for both Kristen Beams and Ashleigh Gardner, 2 wickets for Sarah Aley and an impressive spell for Jess Jonassen who bowled 6 maidens taking a wicket conceding 12 runs in her 10 overs.
10. Australia women tour of Malaysia (October 18, 2018)
Megan Schutt and Nicola Carey’s 3 wicket haul each that consisted of 4 maidens and 17 runs from 7.4 overs for Schutt and 1 maiden and 19 runs from 7 overs for Carey helped Australia bowl out Pakistan 5 short of a 100 and then reach the revised target (92) of the rain hit match with 5 wickets and 112 balls to spare.
11. Australia women tour of Malaysia (October 20, 2018)
A captain’s innings of 124 off just 106 deliveries from Meg Lanning and 79 by Rachael Haynes, guided Australia to 273 for 7 wickets with the bat and a 4-wicket haul for Sophie Molineux helped them crush Pakistan at 123, winning by 150 runs. Lanning was adjudged as the player of the match.
12. Australia women tour of Malaysia (October 22, 2018)
In a high scoring 3rd ODI, Australia put up a target of 325 for Pakistan who fell 89 runs short finishing at 235/7. The match saw a player of the match performance by all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner who scored 62 off just 37 balls with the bat and took a 3-wicket haul with the ball alongside Alyssa Healy’s 97 that helped Australia reach the target. For Pakistan, the top performers were Sana Mir (3/53) and Aliya Riaz (51 runs)
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