Australia 336 for 9 (Mooney 133, Lanning 72, Sana 3-53) Pakistan 235/7 (Bismah 44, Gardner 3-30) by 101 runs
After being sent in, Mooney scored 133 off 105 balls while Lanning scored 72 off 70 balls to help Australia post 336 for 9 in Saturday’s match at the North Sydney Oval.
The win completed a 3–0 series win for Australia, who have now won 11 of their last 12 bilateral ODI series. With the T20 World Cup in South Africa next month, Mooney’s ferocious hitting display will have put Australia’s rivals there on alert.
The spinner had another six down the order as he completed his third ODI century when he edged Hasan behind square. This came after Mooney scored 16 runs in his first 37 balls, followed by 117 runs in the next 68 balls.
Mooney was not the only one to inflict punishment as Hasan took 0 for 69 in six overs. Lanning brought up his 50 by smashing the 22-year-old into the window of the commentary box. Australia’s captain was also against the fast bowlers, cutting the ball whenever he was offered any width as Pakistan’s bowling weakened after a tight start.
His 72 bodes well for Australia in this week’s T20I series against Pakistan and the upcoming World Cup, his first series after a five-month personal break.
Teenage Australian opener Phoebe Litchfield was dismissed for the first time in her ODI career when she was bowled for nine by Fatima Sana after scores of 78 and 67 not out in Brisbane.
There was confusion with Nida Dar on 5 when she pulled a ball from Tahlia McGrath at the last moment and it hit her stumps. The ball was adjudged dead and Dar was able to continue batting, before she fell to Annabel Sutherland for 29 runs later.