24/05/2024

Elyse Villani and Georgia Redmayne put up an unbeaten opening partnership as Australia A sealed up the T20 league of their series vs England A with a win (Photo: Australian Women's Cricket Team/Twitter)

Australia A women picked up their second victory against England A at Karen Rolton Oval, with veteran Elyse Villani starring with the bat as they chased down 150 with more than two overs to spare.

Australia A women picked up their second victory against England A at Karen Rolton Oval, with veteran Elyse Villani starring with the bat as they chased down 150 with more than two overs to spare.

Opening the batting with keeper Georgia Redmayne, Villani was on fire from the word go, hitting 13 fours and a six in her superb innings.

Her opening partnership with Redmayne would stay unbroken in their thumping 10-wicket victory, sealing up the T20 league of the A series.

“Great to have a partnership there, to get some time out in the middle is always nice and it’s a beautiful place to bat so can’t complain,” Villani said post match.

Redmayne and Villani missed out in their previous win, with both failing to go past double digits in their thriller victory yesterday.

“You’ve just got to be really brave, stick to your processes and when you know your game and you believe in it and you back it you just gotta keep doing that time and time again knowing that if you stick to that it’ll give you the best chance to be successful,” she said.

“But T20 it’s impossible to make a score every game and it’s important not to chase anything and to stick fat to your processes, do that and know that it’ll come off more times than it won’t.”

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She wasn’t the only star performance for the Aussies, with Amanda-Jade Wellington continuing her red hot form. Wellington finished with figures of 2-22 following her 3-15 performance yesterday morning.

“Both games when she’s been thrown the ball she’s slowed the run rate down significantly. Wellington’s bowling incredibly well, she’s really clear on her plans and she’s executing those really well,” she said.

However, Villani has been impressed with all of the Australia A bowling attack

“At different times each of the bowlers have stepped up and we know they’ll continue to do so, we’ve got some incredibly talented cricketers”.

They’ve sealed up the T20 leg of the series with one game to spare, but Villani said they won’t hold back in the final T20 on Sunday.

“We really want to play as well as we can and make sure that we finish off the series. We’re not gonna let up in that third game, we want to come out and win that as well and take it 3-0.”

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