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Twitter Reactions: Georgia Wareham stars as Australia women thrash Bangladesh to gain an unassailable lead in T20I series

Georgia Wareham (Photo Source: MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images)

Georgia Wareham’s all-round performance saw Australia outclass Bangladesh by 58 runs in the second T20I held at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, on Tuesday, April 2. The Alyssa Healy-led side extended their lead to 2-0 in the three-match series, following their earlier 10-wicket win in the opening game.

After opting to bat first upon winning the toss, Australia encountered an early setback when opener Phoebe Litchfield fell to Fariha Trisna’s delivery in the third over. Nonetheless, Grace Harris and Wareham led the charge and forged a 91-run partnership for the second wicket. Wareham’s aggressive knock of 57 off 30 deliveries, studded with 10 boundaries, was brought to an end by left-arm spinner, Nahida Akter. Harris, on the other hand, contributed with 47 off 36 balls before being dismissed by Fahima Khatun. 

As the game progressed, Ellyse Perry scored a brisk 29 off 22 balls as Australia posted a competitive total of 161 runs. Trisna was the pick of bowlers for Bangladesh, claiming three more wickets to end with impressive figures of 4/19, while Akter and Khatun added one wicket each to their tally.

Following that, Bangladesh’s batting lineup crumbled from the beginning of their chase, encountering a relentless attack from Australian bowlers.  Ashleigh Gardner and Sophie Molineux wreaked havoc, claiming three-wicket hauls each and shattering Bangladesh’s aspirations of winning the game. Australia thereby restricted Bangladesh to a below-par 103 runs, ultimately clinching victory by a significant margin of 58 runs. Megan Schutt and Georgia Wareham also showcased their bowling prowess, claiming two and one wickets, respectively. Notably, none of Bangladesh’s batters managed to score at least 30 runs, resulting in the upset they faced. 

Here’s how the fans reacted to Australia’s win over Bangladesh in the second T20I:

19.4 Ellyse Perry
19.5 Sophie Molineux
19.6 Beth Mooney

Fariha Trisna the star from Bangladesh picked up a hat trick against the mighty aussies🎉🎉. She is the only third woman to pick up a hat trick, twice in T20I’s👏👏. She is only 21 years old🙌🙌.#BanwvsAusw #EllysePerry… pic.twitter.com/Aj3DR4gCMK

— Criclytics (@Criclytics_1) April 2, 2024

Hattrick for Fariha Trisna. Gets Perry, Molineux & Mooney in the last three balls of the innings.#BANWvsAUSW

— Ripson Lobo (@Ripsylobo12) April 2, 2024

These overrated bitches like #Perry and #McGrath should be kicked out of team
What kind of muggery is this?

Literally killed everything
Proper proper shitshow this #BANWvsAUSW

— troll me if you can (@cricket130996) April 2, 2024

Bowlers to take hat-trick against Australia in women’s T20Is :-

Anna Peterson 🇳🇿 in 2017
Fariha Trisna 🇧🇩 today#BANvAUS

— Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@rhitankar8616) April 2, 2024

Bowlers to take multiple hat-tricks in women’s T20Is :-

Concy Aweko 🇺🇬 v Kenya, 2019
Concy Aweko 🇺🇬 v Cameroon, 2021

Kary Chan 🇭🇰 v China, 2019
Kary Chan 🇭🇰 v Japan, 2023

Fariha Trisna 🇧🇩 v Malaysia, 2022
Fariha Trisna 🇧🇩 v Australia, today#BANvAUS

— Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@rhitankar8616) April 2, 2024

Ellyse Perry is back in the top 5 of the ICC ODI batting rankings

Perry was Australia’s best batter in the ODI series v Bangladesh & moves up a spot to be ranked 5#BANvAUS

— Mohit Shah (@mohit_shah17) April 2, 2024

While Australia was cruising with Grace and Georgia firing, a magical spell by Fariha Trisna converted things back into Bangladesh’s favour, which included a hattrick (4/19)#BANvAUS

— Vaishali Bhutda (@Iam_Vaishali) April 2, 2024

4-1-19-4

What a spell from Fariha Trisna

She takes the best figures ever by a Bangladesh bowler v Australia in T20Is

1st woman ever to bowl a maiden as well as take a hat trick in the same T20I v Australia#BANvAUS

— Mohit Shah (@mohit_shah17) April 2, 2024

Fariha Trisna Hattrick in T20I for Bangladesh

1st Hattrick vs Malaysia, 2022

WA Duraisingam bowled❌
Mas Elysa lbw ❌
Mahirah Izzati Ismail bowled ❌

2nd Hattrick vs Australia, TODAY

Ellyse Perry caught ❌
Sophie Molineux caught❌
Beth Mooney bowled❌#BANvAUS pic.twitter.com/jnz2IrDi0H

— Vishwesh Gaur (@iumvishwesh) April 2, 2024

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