Meg Lanning was declared the Player-of-the-match for her contribution of 46 not out © Getty Images (File Photo)
Meg Lanning was declared the Player-of-the-match for her contribution of 46 not out © Getty Images (File Photo)

Sep 5, 2014

Australia Women recorded a 20-run win in the final women’s Twenty20 International against Pakistan Women to make a clean sweep of the series 4-0 at the Kerrydale Oval on Friday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia posted 139 for the loss of three wickets from their quota of 20 overs which the visitors failed to chase down, finishing at 119 for six.

Meg Lanning was named player-of-the-match for her unbeaten knock of 46 while Elyse Villani was named player of the series for finishing as the leading run-scorer with 181 runs at an average of 60.33.

Openers Villani (42) and Delissa Kimmince (28) got their side off to a solid start, putting on a 64-run partnership before Villani was bowled by Anam Amin, who finished with figures of one for 18. Captain Lanning raced to an unbeaten 46 from 28 balls, including four fours and a six.

Pakistan put on a competitive run chase with Bismah Maroof (39) and Marina Iqbal (38) scoring the bulk of their side’s total. Rene Farrell (two for 20) and Kimmince (two for 26) claimed two wickets each while Erin Osborne (one for 25) was the leading wicket-taker for the series, finishing with seven scalps at 8.85.