Australia whitewash Pakistan in ODI series

Bismah-led unit lost the third match by 101 runs

By Web Desk
January 21, 2023
Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning shared a century stand — Cricket Australia

Australia have whitewashed Pakistan after winning the third and final ODI of the series in Sydney on Saturday by 101 runs.

Chasing a massive target of 337 runs, Pakistan were restricted to 235-7 in their allotted 50 overs.

Bismah Maroof top-scored for Pakistan with 44 runs, meanwhile Sidra Ameen and Sadaf Shamas added 34 and 30 runs respectively. 

Ashleigh Gardner was the pick of the bowlers for Australia with figures of 3-30 in 10 overs.

Earlier, Aussie opener Beth Mooney scored a spectacular hundred to help her side post a daunting total on the board. She notched up 133 runs in only 105 balls with the help of 14 fours and four sixes. 

Captain Meg Lanning scored 72 runs, which included eight fours and a six. 

Beth Mooney, who scored 191 runs in three innings, was named both the Player of the Match and Player of the Series.

It must be noted that Australia thumped Pakistan by 10 wickets on Wednesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Meanwhile, the home side won the first ODI by eight wickets on Monday.

The two teams will now participate in a three-match T20I series, starting on 24 January. 

T20I series schedule 

24 January – First T20I at North Sydney Oval No.1, North Sydney

26 January – Second T20I at Blundstone Arena, Hobart

29 January – Third T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra

Pakistan T20I squad 

Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Tuba Hassan

Reserves: Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz and Sadaf Shamas