Women’s World Cup: Australia thrash Pakistan by 159 runs

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Pakistan wasn't able to gain momentum in their chase, losing wickets regularly. — Courtesy: ICC
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It was misery yet again for the Pakistan who went on to lose their fourth consecutive ICC Women’s World Cup match as defending champions Australia thrashed them by 159 runs on Wednesday at Leicester.

Pakistan captain Sana Mir, with 45 off 85, showed some resilience as other batters kept falling on regular instances in pursuit of a mammoth 291 runs — with Iram Javed (21) and Asmavia Iqbal (10) the two others scoring in double figures.

Earlier, Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy plundered the Pakistan bowlers for 66 and 63 not out respectively while Elyse Villani added a precious 59 runs.

Mir shone with the ball too, bagging 3-46 in 10 overs.

Pakistan suffered the defeat after getting blown by South Africa, England and India in their first three matches.

Mir’s side’s prospects of qualifying for the semi-finals are more or less over as they face New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka in their remaining matches.