IRE vs AUS 3rd ODI: Annabel Sutherland-Pheobe Litchfield Score Tons; Australia Seal The Series

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Australia register a comfortable win. (Image: Getty)

IRE vs AUS: The series which had a not-so-clear start, has ended on a high note for Australia, as they have secured 2 out of 3 games scheduled. The abandonment of the first match was disappointing news indeed for the two teams and the global fans. But Australia successfully secured all two games, played in their entirety, and have sealed the deal against the Irish.

The third game at Dublin was a decisive one. With Australia having secured the recent game, Ireland was expected to make a strong comeback. If at all, Ireland would have been able to win the game, the series would have been tied between the two teams.

While Australia won the toss and decided to field, the Irish team opened the bat with Gaby Lewis and Leah Paul on the field. A sad quick hit wicket for Leah Paul, but Gaby Lewis continued to play. Lewis batted for a total of 35 runs and then Orla Prendergast continued the play for the Irish team.

Prendergast batted for a total score of 71. Her contribution was major for the team to cross the 200 runs’ mark. She played a steady, reliable game, contributing the required runs for the team at a strike rate of 65.

Prendergast was assisted by Laura Delany, as she secured 36 runs. Rebecca Stokel also added a few runs to the scoreboard, and the team was led to a total score of 217. The lower order wasn’t able to secure any major runs for the team. The team wrapped up at a score, easy for Australia to chase, but also defendable, if bowled well.

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The Australian side bowled amazingly well. Kim Garth picked the major three wickets in the form of batters like Amy Hunter, and Georgina Dempsey, whom she caught and bowled at the same time and later picked Ava Canning. Ashleigh Gardener also picked 3 wickets in all. She cleared off the lower-order batters from Ireland and finished the inning for the Irish on a low score.

Brown, Georgia Wareham and Tahlia McGrath picked a wicket each. The Irish side was bowled out in 49 overs itself. Australia needed 218 runs to win the game in 50 overs. The openers Pheobe Litchfield and Annabel Sutherland did the major task for the team. The two batted for a partnership of 221 runs. A fantastic inning by the Australian openers, one to be remembered forever. Grand, skilful batting, leading the team to a well-deserved win.

Both players secured their centuries. While Litchfield batted for 106 not out in 114 deliveries at a strike rate of 93, Annabel Sutherland batted at a strike rate of 107. She secured 109 runs in all in 101 deliveries and the two together played for a partnership of 221 runs in merely 35.5 overs. An impressive inning from the Australian openers, help them seal the series by a lead of 2-0. Australia won the game by 10 wickets with 85 more deliveries to spare.

Pheobe Litchfield was named the Player of the Match, whereas, Ashleigh Gardener for her 65 runs and 4 wickets was named the Player of the Series.

IRE vs AUS 3rd ODI: Brief Score

Ireland 217/10 (Orla Prendergast 71 (109), Ashleigh Gardener 3/38, Kim Garth 3/34) lost against Australia 221/0 (Annabel Sutherland 109 (101), Pheobe Litchfield 106 (114)) by 10 wickets.

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