Having won the toss, Australia elected to bat but their top order soon fell apart with Alyssa Healy (16), Nicole Bolton (28) and Ellyse Perry (8) all dismissed, leaving the visitors 3-54 in the 18th over.

Meg Lanning (124) and vice-captain Rachael Haynes (79) came to the crease to help rescue Australia as they combined for a 181-run partnership. It was Lanning's 12th ODI century and first against Pakistan while Haynes brought up her ninth ODI half-century.

'Pakistan put us under pressure early with the ball and had a couple of wickets there," Lanning said.

"I think when Racheal Haynes came we got the innings going and gave me a lot of confidence as well," she said.

Defending 7-273, Australia made a strong start with the ball claiming three early wickets to have Pakistan 3-37. 

The wickets continued to fall at regular intervals as Sophie Molineux (4-14) and Ashleigh Gardner (2-4) spun their way through the Pakistan middle-order.

Fast bowler Megan Schutt (2-25) was also damaged with two wickets, while Perry finished with 1-33 as Australia bowled Pakistan out for 123.