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Beth Mooney's scintillating century sinks Pakistan Women

image-ld5m2804Mooney scored 133 [Source: Twitter]

Beth Mooney scored her career-best score of 133 as Australia thumped Pakistan women by x runs in the final ODI game to seal the series 3-0.

Pakistan women were never really in the hunt as they allowed Australia to score freely and the home side took advantage of it, scoring a mammoth 336.

Mooney bludgeons Pakistan

Beth Mooney was at her imperial best as the southpaw continued her sizzling form and notched up her third century in ODIs.

She looked a bit scratchy at the start, and at one stage was 16 off 37. But she soon switched gears and racked up 117 from her next 68 deliveries.

She took a special liking towards Tuba Hassan, smashing her for three sixes in a row, out of which one landed on the roof-top.

Despite losing Phoebe Litchfield for just 9, the onslaught continued for the home side as the flow of runs never stopped for the Aussies.

Skipper Meg Lanning, who has looked in ominous touch ever-since her comeback, continued from where she left in the last game and gave ample support to Mooney.

Lanning, scored a brisk 70-ball 72 and alongside Mooney 133 off 105, piled on 336 for 9.

Pakistan crumble under pressure

The visitors started on a brighte note, with Sadaf Shamas, and Sidra Ameen biding their time, but played everything on the merit.

The required run-rate climbed up as the game progressed, and Shamas eventually departed for 30.

Pakistan women's skipper, Bismah Maroof joined hands with Ameen, but the duo never caught up with the required rate and struggled to get quick runs on the board.

It wasn't until Nida Dar came to the crease that the innings got a little life. She played with aggression and gave a mini heart-attack to the Aussie attack. But her controversial dismissal brought an end to the Pakistan hopes.

Wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals and the visitors lost the plot and the game and were eventually dismissed for x

Brief Score

Australia Women: 336-9 (50)

Beth Mooney 133 (105), Meg Lanning 72 (70);

Fatima Sana 3-53 (10), Nida Dar 2-50 (10)

Pakistan Women: 235-7 (50)

Ashleigh Gardner 3-31 (10), Jess Jonassen 2-25 (5)

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