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Cricket - 28. August 2014.

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars clean sweep ODI series

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The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars have recorded a 37-run win over Pakistan in the fourth One Day International (ODI) of the Commonwealth Bank International Women’s Series in Brisbane today.

Batting first the hosts set a total of 9-220 from their 50 overs, which Pakistan failed to chase down as they were bowled out for 183 in the final over. Erin Osborne was named player-of-the-match for her all-round performance which included 47* runs and two wickets.

Erin Osborne anchored the Australian innings with an unbeaten knock of 47*, which is her highest international score to date. Osborne worked hard in the middle order with Delissa Kimmince (42), who came into the side for her first match of this series, to put on a 41-run partnership and push their side’s total to 9-220 from their 50 overs. Pakistan captain Sana Mir (3-44) was the pick of the bowlers, snaring three key wickets.

Pakistan’s top-order again proved solid with Javeria Khan (54) and Bismah Maroof (26) putting on a 79-run stand and leading the run-scorers for their side. Both succumbed to Osborne, who finished with figures of 2-25 to cap off an impressive all-round performance today. Sarah Coyte was supurb bowling at the death as she cleaned up the tail-end, finishing with figures of 3-32.

Nicole Bolton was named player-of-the-series as the leading run-scorer with 152 runs, which included an unbeaten knock of 81* in the third ODI. Jess Jonassen’s 10-wicket haul saw her top the list of wicket-takers for the series.

After the match Erin Osborne spoke to the media. Audio from this interview is available on the CA Media Centre, details below.
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