Australia Coast To Easy Win Over Ireland

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Australia Coast To Easy Win Over IrelandAlana King picked 3 for 9) and triggered a dramatic collapse

A disciplined bowling effort, followed by an unbeaten 45 from Beth Mooney saw Australia romp home to a convincing nine-wicket win over Ireland in Game 2 of the tri-series on Sunday.

Put in to bat first, hosts Ireland could muster only 98/9 from their allotted overs at the Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland as Alana King (3 for 9) and Darcie Brown (2 for 9) triggered a dramatic collapse. It was Brown's double-wicket fourth over that ripped apart the Irish middle-over. Skipper Laura Delany and Orla Prendergast were both dismissed four balls apart as the hosts slipped to 16 for 3.

Alana King, who was the pick of the bowlers, sprang to action just after powerplay, removing Rachel Delaney. In under five overs, the leggie also sent the top-scorer, Rebecca Stokell, packing after a 33-ball 22. It were the vital lower-order contributions of Ava Canning (14*) and Leah Paul (12), that helped Ireland to a respectable 98 from their allotted overs.

That, however, was never going to be enough to challenge the mighty Australians. Despite losing the dangerous Alyssa Healy early, the reigning T20 champions cruised home inside 13 overs. Mooney, who hit four boundaries and a six in her 45, and skipper Meg Lanning (39 not out) forged a 68-run unbroken stand to help Australia to their first win of the series after a washout against Pakistan on Saturday.

Brief scores: Ireland Women 99/8 in 20 overs (Rebecca Stokell 22; Alana King 3-9, Darcie Bown 2-9) lost to Australia Women 103/1 in 12.5 overs (Beth Mooney 45*, Meg Lanning 39*; Arlene Kelly 1-19) by 9 wickets

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