Having already faced Pakistan during a One-Day International and T20 series last month, Australia knew what to expect from them.

Wicketkeeper and batter Alyssa Healy shone in the win, scoring 48 runs from 29 balls faced beforeĀ being involved inĀ four dismissals and assisted in a fifth.Ā 

She made an aggressive start with the bat as she stuck a six down the ground from the fifth ballĀ and found the boundary five timesĀ to race to 31 from 16.Ā 

This helped Australia to 0-58 at the end of the Power Play.

However, Healy wouldn't get a half-century to her name with one of the Pakistani fielders picking out her ball to depart in the eighth over.Ā 

Healy wasn't the only player to miss out on making 50 runs with Beth Mooney (48) and captain Meg Lanning (41) also just falling short.Ā 

With the ball, Australia was ruthless as Megan Schutt (2-13) struck in her first over before Delissa Kimmince (1-21) produced some brilliance in the field then with the ball to have Pakistan 3-31.

Australia's bowlers continued to take wickets and restrict the scoring, with spin trio Georgia Wareham (2-18), Sophie Molineux (1-21), and Ashleigh Gardner (1-23) also among the wickets, helping restrict Pakistan to 8-113.Ā 

Speaking after the match, Healy said that momentum was key to their win.Ā 

"I've been saying all along that momentum is key in T20 cricket so to carry on from a pretty convincingĀ series against Pakistan in Malaysia then to come over here I think it was nice," she said.Ā Ā 

Australia will meet Ireland next on Monday 7am AEDT (4pm local).Ā