AUS-W v PAK-W Women's World Cup Highlights: Australia cruise to 7-wicket win over Pakistan, Bismah Maroof's cradle celebration goes viral

Women's World Cup 2022 AUS v PAK: Get live scores, commentary and updates from the CWC 2022 game between Australia and Pakistan in Tauranga on Tuesday.


Bismah Maroof registered her first World Cup half century in the game against Australia and dedicated her knock to her seven-month-old daughter Fatima watching from the dugout.   -  ICC/Getty Images

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the 2022 ODI Women's World Cup [CWC 2022]. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan bringing you the latest from the WC game between Australia and Pakistan in Tauranga on Tuesday.

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Alyssa Healy is the player of the match: 
Nice to get a win, did feel very good out there. The pitches have been tremendous. Gripped more than we thought but they have been amazing.

We are into Wellington next, hope we get a nice, fresh strip against the Kiwis. We have some time to rest, we'll probably watch the New Zealand game and see what they'll throw at us when we take them on.

Meg Lanning: A good performance all-round. Happy with the way we adapted and tackled spin. Pakistan did pose some problems. We want to take ten wickets to slow down the run-rate. Everyone is in really good form. We speak about match-winning not outs from top four and Ellyse Perry did that for us.

Bismah Maroof: We gave away too many wickets early on and gave away a few too many with the ball at the starts. The partnership between Aliya and me was a positive one, we talk about one of the top order batters batting deep. I want us to believe that we can win. We want to put up a good total for the bowlers to do well.

Bismah scored a fighting half century during the game to help steady Pakistan's innings. She marked the fifty, her first in World Cups, with a cradle gesture. Her daughter and mother were cheering her on from the pavilion.






Australia will need to repel Pakistan’s spin attack if they are to win a second straight game at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022

The 2013 winners got their campaign in neighbouring New Zealand off to the perfect start with a 12-run win over defending champions England.

The batters fired them to 310 for three in Hamilton but will now face a different test at Bay Oval in Tauranga against a Pakistan side whose slow bowlers impressed at the same venue despite yesterday’s 107-run defeat to India.

Pakistan’s spin trio of Anam Amin, Nida Dar and Nashra Sundhu took five for 124 between them against India with none going at more than 4.5 runs an over despite their opponents crossing the 300-barrier.

6:15AM: News from the middle - Javeria Khan is injured and will not feature in this game. Big blow to Pakistan ahead of a big fixture in this tournment.

Playing XI:

AUS: Healy, Haynes, Lanning, Perry, Mooney, Sutherland, Carey, Jonassen, King, Wellington, Schutt

PAK: Ameen, Khan, Maroof, Sohail, Dar, Riaz, Sana, Nawaz, Baig, Sandhu, Amin

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How teams have fared in WCs so far:


The most successful nation in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup history, Australia have lifted the trophy six times and won 70 of their 84 matches along the way.

Victory on home soil in 1988 was Australia’s third in a row and the star bowler from that all-conquering era, Lynn Fulston, remains the competition’s leading overall wicket-taker with 39 to her name.

More recently, Karen Rolton’s fine form with the bat in 2005 earned her the Player of the Tournament prize while Meg Lanning averaged 82.00 in 2017.


Pakistan have only once made it past the group stage, reaching the Super Six stage in 2009 and finishing fifth.

Sana Mir is Pakistan’s leading ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup wicket-taker with 17 while she sits behind only Nain Abidi (337) in her country’s run-scoring charts.

6 AM: Hello everyone! The 12th edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup is finally underway in New Zealand. The tournament which was initially scheduled to be played in February - March 2021, was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Match #6 will see tournament favourite Australia take on Pakistan.

Where to watch - Live Streaming details

The ICC Women's ODI World Cup will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.