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PAK Women vs AUS Women, 1st T20I at Sydney, PAK-W in AUS, Jan 24 2023 - Match Result

1st T20I, North Sydney, January 24, 2023, Pakistan Women tour of Australia
(13.4/20 ov, T:119) 119/2

AUS Women won by 8 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan Women 118/10(20 overs)
Australia Women 119/2(13.4 overs)
57* (40)
1/17 (2)
1/31 (3)

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.

Fatima Sana to Perry, 1 run

slower ball, she mistimes to midwicket, calls for a run, Gardner calls no, they both stop before Gardner realises it's an easy single

One to win

Fatima Sana to Gardner, 1 run

slower ball wide of off, she slices a square drive to short third

Fatima Sana to Perry, 1 run

full and wide, she square drives with power to deep cover-point

Fatima Sana to Gardner, 1 run

good length on off, she drives to long off

end of over 1312 runs
AUS-W: 115/2CRR: 8.84 RRR: 0.57
Ellyse Perry55 (38b 7x4 1x6)
Ashleigh Gardner28 (17b 3x4 1x6)
Tuba Hassan 3-0-22-0
Sadia Iqbal 3-0-31-1
Tuba Hassan to Perry, FOUR runs

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

Tuba Hassan to Gardner, 1 run

worked through point again with the spin

Tuba Hassan to Perry, 1 run

short and wide, cracked to point

Tuba Hassan to Gardner, 1 run

tossed up, driven to long off

Tuba Hassan to Perry, 1 run

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

Tuba Hassan to Perry, FOUR runs

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!

end of over 1215 runs
AUS-W: 103/2CRR: 8.58 RRR: 2.00
Ashleigh Gardner26 (15b 3x4 1x6)
Ellyse Perry45 (34b 5x4 1x6)
Sadia Iqbal 3-0-31-1
Tuba Hassan 2-0-10-0
Sadia Iqbal to Gardner, SIX runs

sumptuous strike onto the hill! She got to the pitch this time, held the shape and flushed it over long on! Superb shot

Sadia Iqbal to Gardner, FOUR runs

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

Sadia Iqbal to Gardner, no run

74kph, good length, fourth stump, she's back to defend

Sadia Iqbal to Gardner, no run

tossed up higher and slower, she skips out and mistimes a drive to midwicket

Sadia Iqbal to Gardner, FOUR runs

cut hard behind point! Short and wide, she's back to nail it behind point through the gap

Sadia Iqbal to Perry, 1 run

tossed up on middle, she skips out to drive to long on

end of over 117 runs
AUS-W: 88/2CRR: 8.00 RRR: 3.44
Ellyse Perry44 (33b 5x4 1x6)
Ashleigh Gardner12 (10b 1x4)
Tuba Hassan 2-0-10-0
Aiman Anwer 3-0-22-0
Tuba Hassan to Perry, 1 run

shorter leg break, she cuts to deep point

Tuba Hassan to Perry, no run

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

Tuba Hassan to Perry, no run

76kph, lovely leg break on off, she defends on the front foot

Tuba Hassan to Perry, FOUR runs

cut neatly behind point! Too short and wide, Perry sits back and places this behind point with nice timing

Match details
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
TossPakistan Women, elected to bat first
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Series resultAustralia Women led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberWT20I no. 1345
Match days24 January 2023 - day (20-over match)
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