Australia Women will take on Pakistan Women in the sixth match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. The Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui will host this exciting contest
Australian Women got off to a perfect start at the World Cup. They defeated their arch-rivals England Women in a closely-fought contest in their opening game of the competition.
After being asked to bat first, the Australian Women posted a mammoth 310 on the board, thanks to a brilliant ton from Rachael Haynes. The bowlers then kept picking up wickets at regular intervals to restrict the English side to 298, resulting in a win by 12 runs. The Aussies will look to carry forward the winning momentum into their next match.
Pakistan Women, meanwhile, suffered a heavy loss against their rivals India Women in their first game of the tournament.
Batting first, the Indian Women scored 244 in their 50 overs. The Pakistan bowlers bowled well in the first half of the innings to pick up seven wickets in total. The batters failed to adapt to the conditions as they were bundled out on 137 to lose the game by 107 runs.
Pakistan have to be at their absolute best while facing the Australian Women in their next clash.
AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Australia Women vs Pakistan Women, Match 6, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Date and Time: March 8th 2022, Tuesday, 06:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Bay Oval is a balanced track. The new ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters can play their strokes freely.
The surface tends to get slower as the game progresses, assisting spinners who will continue to play a major role while bowling on this surface.
AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Mount Maunganui is expected to hover between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. It will stay humid throughout the day.
AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN PROBABLE XI
Rachael Haynes smashed a fantastic ton (130 off 131 balls) and was well-supported by her skipper Meg Lanning (86) as they finished their innings on 310. Alana King picked up three wickets, with Jess Jonassen and Tahlia McGrath chipping in with two scalps each.
Nida Dar and Nashra Sandhu picked up two wickets apiece as they restricted the Indian Women to 244. Sidra Ameen top-scored with 30 but a lack of contributions from the other batters resulted in them getting knocked over on 137.
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE BEST BATTER: RACHAEL HAYNES
The Pakistan bowlers must ensure that they send back Rachael Haynes back to the pavilion at the earliest. The dynamic opener had scored a match-winning 130 against England in their campaign opener a couple of days ago and it seems that she has rediscovered her mojo just at the right time.
The promising opener would yet again be looking to make a statement as the Aussies eye back-to-back wins. Haynes can be very destructive once she gets set and it would be difficult to stop her should see off the new ball without any hassles. The former world champions would be relying on her to provide a brisk start yet again.
PROBABLE BEST BOWLER: ALANA KING
Alana King was Australia’s star bowler in the last game who applied brakes on the reigning ODI world champions’ run chase with splendid bowling performance. She finished with figures of 3/59 from her 10 overs at an economy of 5.90 as the six-time World Cup winners came out on top in a high-scoring thriller.
The leggie would once again be expected to provide some vital breakthroughs against the Women In Green, especially in the middle overs when she will be given the ball by her captain Meg Lanning. The Aussies would be hoping that she succeeds in spinning a web around the opposition batters.
AUSTRALIA WOMEN VS PAKISTAN WOMEN MATCH PREDICTION
The Australian Women were brilliant in their win against England Women whereas the Pakistan Women suffered a heavy loss against the Indian Women in their opening game. The Asian side has to be at its absolute best to challenge the Southern Stars on Tuesday.
Australia look a settled unit and have the winning momentum behind them coming into this game. They are expected to beat Pakistan on Tuesday.
Prediction: Australia Women to win this encounter.