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Joel Gould

Australia restrict Pakistan to 160 in ODI

Australia have kept Pakistan to 8-160 in their rain-affected ODI clash at Allan Border Field. (Jason O'BRIEN/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

Australia's spinners put the brakes on and took wickets to restrict Pakistan to 8-160 in the women's ODI at Brisbane's Allan Border Field.

Pakistan were invited to bat by Australian captain Meg Lanning and made heavy going in their reduced 40-over innings after rain interrupted play.

Spinners Jess Jonassen (2-23), Ash Gardner (1-15) and Alana King (1-21) all found a perfect length in the 19 overs they bowled between them.

Wicketkeeper Beth Mooney was outstanding behind the stumps to back them up.

Pakistan looked solid at 3-84 in the 18th over when Mooney took a slick legside catch to remove set skipper Bismah Maroof (28) from the bowling of offspinner Gardner.

King was in the groove with her legspinners and frustrated Aliya Riaz (11) into a wild swipe, allowing Mooney to whip the bails off in a flash.

Veteran Pakistan allrounder Nida Dar (59) played a composed and stylish knock but lacked support.

Phoebe Litchfield makes her T20 debut for Australia in Monday's game against Pakistan in Brisbane. (Jason O'BRIEN/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

Exciting batter Phoebe Litchfield is making her Australian ODI in the match.

The 19-year-old, who made her T20 international debut last month in India, had her debut cap presented to her by veteran Mooney before play.

Litchfield is slated to open with Mooney in a new ODI opening partnership for Australia.

The last time Australia played an ODI was in the World Cup final in Christchurch last year when Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes opened the innings.

Haynes has since retired and Healy is out of the Pakistan series with a calf injury.

At the toss Lanning said Litchfield "thoroughly deserves her opportunity".

"She has been dominating at domestic level, is a really exciting talent and can't wait to see her do her thing," she said.

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