Cricket fans all over the world were in for an exciting time as the Men’s and the Women’s cricket teams of Pakistan and Australia were battling against each other on the cricket field.
The men’s Australian team took on the Pakistan men’s cricket team in the first test at Rawalpindi. On the other hand, the Australian women’s team was playing against the Pakistan women’s team in the ICC Women’s world cup.
Interestingly, a husband-wife duo was playing simultaneously in these matches for Australia. Mitchell Starc was facing the Pakistan pacers in Rawalpindi, wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy was batting in the ICC Women’s World Cup match. Both Starc and Healy have been a vital cog in the wheel for their teams over the last few years.
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Mitchell Starc scored 13 runs off 45 deliveries, including a boundary, before getting lbw to Shaheen Afridi. Australia was bowled out for 459 runs, in response to Pakistan’s 476. Usman Khawaja (97) and Marnus Labuschange (90) missed out on their respective centuries.
The hosts took a 47 runs lead, in the first innings. The openers, Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq have provided Pakistan with a brilliant start. They are currently at 89 runs without a loss of wicket.
Alyssa Healy powers Australia to the second win of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
Alyssa Healy powered Australia to a 7 wicket win over Pakistan on Tuesday, in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. She slammed 72-runs off 79 deliveries, including seven boundaries, and won the Player of the Match award.
Earlier, Australia restricted Pakistan to 190 runs in 50 overs. Alana King was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets. Skipper Maroof and Aliya Riaz scored fifties each for Pakistan.
In reply, Australia chased down the target in 35 overs, with 7 wickets in hand. This registered Australia’s second win in the tournament. They are sitting comfortably on the top of the ICC Women’s Cup 2022 points table.