slower ball, she mistimes to midwicket, calls for a run, Gardner calls no, they both stop before Gardner realises it's an easy single
Australia win the first T20I comfortably and remain on track to sweep Pakistan in all six games across the ODIs and T20Is. The visitors continue to get some valuable learnings moving forward but it's a big ask for them to pinch a game in the two remaining matches. Join us again for game two on Thursday from Blundstone Arena in Hobart. Thanks for your company today.
Megan Schutt is Player of the Match: "It was the kind of pitch out there today for [the leg cutter]. It actually died quite quickly. I was expecting a bit more bounce and I need a bit for my bowling and soon as I saw that I thought it was best to go change of pace and it was pretty effective towards the end. I couldn't get a wicket in the ODIs. It's nice to come out here and bag a few. It's a pretty important lead up. We feel that South African conditions are going to be pretty similar to Australian conditions. It's about perfecting the little things and trying some little things as well."
4.22pm Australia win by 8 wickets with 38 balls to spare. The gulf in class remains as Australia cruise thanks to Perry and Gardner. Pakistan bowled pretty well but dropped three catches. In reality they were a long way short with the bat as 118 was never enough. Perry gets an unbeaten half-century after opening the batting with Mooney not batting due to a niggle.
One to win
slower ball wide of off, she slices a square drive to short third
full and wide, she square drives with power to deep cover-point
good length on off, she drives to long off
sliced off a thick edge just over backward point! She skipped out to go inside out over cover, was beaten in flight and sliced it over backward point and the top spin helps it run away
worked through point again with the spin
short and wide, cracked to point
tossed up, driven to long off
dropped by Aiman at long on! Perry launches to long on, Aiman jumps up and takes it above her head diving back on the rope but it came out of the hands as she hit the ground. Just a single in the end and Perry gets 50 off 36
lovely drive on the up past cover! Not a bad ball, good length leg break, she extends the hands through it to drive on the up past cover and it beats long off!
sumptuous strike onto the hill! She got to the pitch this time, held the shape and flushed it over long on! Superb shot
heaved over midwicket! She was beaten in flight as she skipped down but she swings across the line and gets enough of it to reach the rope
74kph, good length, fourth stump, she's back to defend
tossed up higher and slower, she skips out and mistimes a drive to midwicket
cut hard behind point! Short and wide, she's back to nail it behind point through the gap
tossed up on middle, she skips out to drive to long on
shorter leg break, she cuts to deep point
tossed up wide of off, wrong un and it doesn't spin outside the wide line as Perry predicted as she left it. Well bowled
76kph, lovely leg break on off, she defends on the front foot
cut neatly behind point! Too short and wide, Perry sits back and places this behind point with nice timing
|North Sydney Oval, Sydney|
|Toss||Pakistan Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia Women led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1345|
|Match days||24 January 2023 - day (20-over match)|