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12:00 AM, February 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:06 AM, February 25, 2020

ICC Women’s T20 WC

Australia keep hopes alive

Rachael Haynes and Meg Lanning revived Australia's stuttering women's Twenty20 World Cup title defence with a match-turning 95-run partnership in the home side's tense five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Perth on Monday.

The four-time champions were on the brink of elimination at 10 for three chasing 123 before vice-captain Haynes made 60 and skipper Lanning managed 41 not out to rescue the home side, who lost their opener against India on Friday.

"Hopefully it settles our group down," player of the match Haynes told reporters.

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