Australia will host Pakistan in the second T20I of the three-match series on Thursday, January 26 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
Australia will host Pakistan in the second T20I of the three-match series on Thursday, January 26 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The Aussies will be flying high after a dominant victory in the first T20I, looking to seal the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead. Pakistan will attempt to defeat the Women in Yellow as well as the series. Australia won the first game by an eight-wicket margin, chasing down a meagre 119-run total with 86 balls remaining. Megan Schutt recovered her form after being out of form during the India series and returned with a five-wicket haul. In her four-over period, she got 5/15 statistics, which helped Australia limit Pakistan to 118 runs in their 20 overs.
In recent times, the Women in Yellow have been in excellent form in the shortest version of the game, defeating India 4-1 in their previous T20I series. They will try to extend their winning streak in the T20s when they face Pakistan Women, who they have a strong head-to-head record against. Meanwhile, Pakistan Women, who are now ranked eighth in the Women’s T20I rankings, are on a losing streak. They come into this series having lost their previous series against Ireland. The visitors will now face the top-ranked team away from home as underdogs in this series. Unless Pakistan comes up with a surprise, Australia will be the clear favourite to win this match and the series.
Hobart’s pitch is usually good for batting because it has an even bounce and is flat. The pacers will be a threat in the first few overs and will be essential with the new ball. The batters will benefit from the fast outfield on this surface. The teams chasing have done exceptionally well in recent games on this soil, therefore the skipper who wins the toss may choose to chase.
|Known as||Blundstone Arena|
|Dimensions||175m long, 135.5m wide|
|Ends||Church Street End, River End|
|Time Zone||UTC +11:00|
Australia Women and Pakistan Women have played each other 12 times, where Australia Women have emerged victorious in 12 games and Pakistan Women has won 0 games.
|Matches won batting first||6|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||153|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||138|
|Highest total recorded||213/4 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG|
|Lowest total recorded||118/10 (18.3 Ov) by WI vs SCO|
|Highest score chased||180/4 (19 Ov) by IRE vs SCO|
|Lowest score defended||144/8 (20 Ov) by BAN vs NED|