Bready (Eire), July 18 Persevering from the place she had left off the day past in opposition to Pakistan, Australia girls’ staff spinner Alana King got here up with one other commanding efficiency to earn her aspect a large nine-wicket win in opposition to hosts Eire within the second match of the Eire Tri-Nation Girls’ T20I Collection right here.
King had returned very good figures of three/8 within the deserted sport in opposition to Pakistan on Saturday and on Sunday evening she had one other three-wicket haul to her identify as Australia restricted the hosts to simply 99/8 in 20 overs.
The Meg Lanning-led aspect then scored the required runs for the lack of only one wicket — wicketkeeper-opening batter Alyssa Healy — starting their preparations for the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham on an especially constructive observe.
Skilled pacer Megan Schutt picked up the dear wicket of Eire’s younger gun Gaby Lewis within the opening over of the match and the hosts have been by no means in a position to get better. Younger fast Darcie Brown bowled beautifully to dismiss Orla Prendergast (12) and skipper Laura Delany (0) as she collected spectacular figures of two/9, whereas spinner Alana King was simply as spectacular.
King had figures of three/9 from her 4 overs and was named ‘Participant of the Match’ for her efforts with the ball.
Solely 4 Eire batters reached double figures after they have been despatched in to bat by Meg Lanning, with opener Rebecca Stokell top-scoring for the house aspect with a well-compiled 22. Stokell missed a straight one from King as Eire slumped to 44/6 within the twelfth over, with Ava Canning (14 not out) and Leah Paul (12) including some helpful late runs to assist bulk up the rating.
Nevertheless, a rating of 99/8 was by no means going to be sufficient in opposition to this sturdy Australia batting line-up and the run chase was executed and dusted inside 13 overs. Australia openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney have been eager to knock off the runs as shortly as doable as they took 19 runs from the opening two overs of the chase.
Seamer Arlene Kelly, although, eliminated Healy for 10 within the fifth over, however that was about pretty much as good because it obtained for the younger Eire aspect because the regular head of Lanning got here to the crease to hitch Mooney. The pair batted sensibly for almost all of their unbeaten 68-run stand and dispatched the dangerous deliveries when required as they defeated Eire with relative ease.
Transient scores: Eire Girls 99/8 in 20 overs (Rebecca Stokell 22; Alana King 3/9, Darcie Brown 2/9) misplaced to Australia 103/1 in 12.5 overs (Beth Mooney 45 not out, Meg Lanning 39 not out) by 9 wickets.
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