Southern Stars clean sweep ODI series

29 Aug 2014

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

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 anchored the Australian innings with an unbeaten knock of 47*, 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.

Sarah Coyte was supurb bowling at the death as she cleaned up the tail-end, finishing with figures of 3-32.

Osborne was named player-of-the-match for her all-round performance which included 47* runs and two wickets.

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.

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