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Thatscricket - Women's - News - Southern Stars finishes tour with cent per cent success

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2001, 21:33 [IST]
 
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Australia completed its tour of Ireland by winning both One-dayers on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.On Saturday, Ireland won the toss and once again elected to bat first. It, however, managed yet another poor showing to end up with 119 runs of 50 overs. The day belonged to Cathryn Fitzpatrick who dominated the proceeding to return with figures of 5 for 14, which incidentally is her best bowling in One-dayers and her 2nd career five wicket haul, making her Australia's leading wicket taker in ODIs with 81. Julie Hayes took the other two wickets to also record her best bowling of 2 for 14.In reply, Australia rattled up the runs in the 28th over with Lisa Keightley and Karen Rolton - making her debut as captain, both making 51not out (Rolton faced just 34 balls for her 50). Michelle Goszko was the only wicket to fall for 17.On Sunday, Australia won the toss and batted. Belinda Clark and Sally Cooper opened the innings and put on a record stand versus Ireland with 157. Clark was dismissed for 80 while Cooper top scored with 85 (her best).In reply, Ireland struggled miserably to be all out in the 23rd over for 46, its lowest score against Australia. Therese McGregor was the most successful with 4 for 8, while Fitzpatrick took 3 and Charmaine Mason 1.This was Charmaine Mason's last game for Australia. She has played 46 ODIs, taking 83 wickets (second highest for Australia) at 13.86 and scoring 66 runs at 6.00. She currently holds the record for the best bowling by an Australian in ODIs with 5 for 9 against England at Newcastle. She also played 5 Tests, taking 13 wickets at 26.08.The Aussies completed their tour of England and Ireland with a perfect record of 11 wins from 11 matches.

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