Twitter reactions: Beth Mooney's timely knock extends Australia's unbeaten run in Women's World Cup 2022

Batter Beth Mooney was adjudged as player of the match for her contributions with the bat

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Beth Mooney (Photo Source: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
Pranchal Srivastava

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Team Australia’s winning run in the ongoing 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup continued with a seventh straight win over Bangladesh in a rain-affected match at the Basin Reserve, Wellington. The group stage match between Australia and Bangladesh was reduced to 43-overs-per-side due to showers. After two hours of wait, the weather cleared and Australia after winning the toss opted to field first.

Team Bangladesh had a steady start with openers Murshida Khatun and Sharmin Akhter playing cautiously. However, the Women in Yellow managed to get their first breakthrough at the score of 33 in 8.1 overs. The batting side was jolted with three quick blows with Fargana Hoque (8 off 22 balls), opener Sharmin Akhter (24 off 56 balls), and skipper Nigar Sultana (7 off 30 balls) removed in a span of 14 runs. Bangladesh were 62/4 in 22.3 overs.

Bangladesh’s innings was steadied by Rumana Ahmed (15 off 45 balls) and Lata Mondal (33 off 63 balls), as both batters took their team’s score near the 100-run mark. However, the Women in Green failed to get a quick finish as they ended up scoring 135/6 in their allotted 43 overs. For Australia, Ashleigh Gardner and Jess Jonassen scalped two wickets each. Megan Schutt and Annabel Sutherland also managed to get one wicket apiece.

Chasing 136, Australia were reduced to 41/4

In reply, Australian openers Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes stitched a partnership of 22 runs, before Healy was dismissed by Salma Khatun. Skipper Meg Lanning failed to open her account as she was cleaned up by Khatun. Other opener, Haynes also followed the suit getting dismissed on a score of seven runs. Off-spinner Salma Khatun wreaked havoc on Australian top-order as she bagged three wickets.

All-rounder Tahila McGrath was also dismissed quickly as Australia were reduced to 41/4 in 12.5 overs. However, Beth Mooney (66 off 75 balls) and Annabel Sutherland (26 off 39 balls) ensured that Australia chase the target within 32.1 overs and  register their seventh win in the tournament. For Bangladesh, Khatun scalped three wickets. At the same time, Nahida Akter and Rumana Ahmed managed to get one wicket each.  Batter Beth Mooney was adjudged as Player of the Match for her contributions with the bat.

Meanwhile, here are some Twitter reactions: