AUS W vs BAR W Live Scores: In yet another impressive performance at the ongoing edition of Commonwealth Games 2022, Australian Women stunned Barbados Women by nine wickets to steal their second victory at the prestigious event. Barbados failed to survive the sheer determination of the incumbent world champions.
Defending Champions bundles up Barbados for 64 runs
Australian skipper Meg Lanning won the toss and made a decisive call to field first on a bright sunny day at Edgbaston. Batting first, Barbados Women failed to survive the stellar bowling attack of Australian Women as they were bundled out for a mere total of 64.
Apart from skipper Hayley Mathews (18), no other batter from Barbados Women managed to cross the single-digit mark. A major batting order collapse at the top and the middle order cost Barbados Women the fixture who was off to a flying start after defeating Pakistan in their inaugural fixture of CWG 2022.
For Australia, Alana King starred in the bowling attack as she recorded a figure of 4/8. Tahlia McGrath (3/13) was also spectacular whereas Ashleigh Gardner (2/6) and Darcie Brown (1/22) settled for a wicket apiece.
Healy-Lanning’s 63-run stand got Australia over the line in 8 overs
Chasing a modest total of 65, Australian Women lost a quick wicket in the form of Beth Mooney (2). Since then, it was no looking back for the victorious side as opener Alyssa Healy (23) and Meg Lanning (36) put up a brilliant partnership of 63 runs to take Australia through.
Healy remained unbeaten at 23 in an innings laced with four fours while captain Meg Lanning remained unbeaten at 36 off 21 balls smashing five fours & two sixes. The duo guided Australai over the line in just 8.1 over.
For Barbados Women, Shanika Bruce was the lone wicket-taker as she registered a figure of 1/7.
With two wins from two fixtures at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, Australia leads the Group A standings and have qualified for the semifinals.
AUS W vs BAR W Live Scores: Australia will take on Pakistan in their final group stage fixture on Wednesday whereas Barbados will face India. Barbados is nearly out of the championship after a colossal defeat against Australia.
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