On Wednesday, in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Australia and Pakistan clashed. In the match, the Australian team had to bat first. Despite David Warner ‘107’s brilliant century and Aron Finch’s (82) half-century and a partnership of 147 for the first wicket, the Aussies scored only 307 runs before the all-out in 49 overs. After that, Chasing a victory target of 308 runs set by Australia Pakistan was bundled out for 266 runs in 45.4 overs and Australia won by 41 runs. This is Australia’s third win in the tournament. This is Pakistan’s second defeat.
Chasing a victory target of 308 runs, Pakistan was bundled out for 308 runs. On the first ball of the third over of the innings, Cummins returned the pavilion without opening an account to Fakhar Zaman. He was caught in the hands of Kane Richardson and Pakistan lost the first wicket on a score of 2.
Another setback to Pakistan was Babar Azam. Nathan Coulter was trapped in the hands of Ferguson on Nile’s ball after making Babur’s 30 runs in the form. Mohammed Hafeez and Imam ul Haq then took over the Pakistani innings and crossed the 100 runs. Between the two, the half-century partnership for the third wicket in 48 balls was completed.
Imam Half-Century and Fall of Wickets
After this, Imam completed his half-century with 7 fours in 73 balls, after which he was caught by Alex Carey at the ball of Pat Cummins on the next ball. Imam played 53 off 75 balls. After Imam’s dismissal, his second partner Mohammad Hafeez was also caught in the hands of Starc at Finch’s Ball. He scored 46 runs.
Shoaib Malik, who came to bat after Hafeez, was caught in the hands of the wicketkeeper at the Cummins ball without opening the account. In the 30th over, Asif Ali (5 runs) also caught the wicket of wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the Richardson’s delivery and got the sixth blow to Australia.
Century Warner Returns to The Pavilion, Then A Slew Of Wickets
Starting the innings, Warner completed his 15th ODI career century in 102 balls and the second century in the World Cup. After completing the century, Warner was found a lifeline by drop a simple catch on the boundary by Asif. But after that, he could not move the innings, and this time Imam-ul Haq grabbed the catch of Warner at Shaheen Afridi’s ball. Warner played 107 off 111 balls. During this, he hit 11 fours and one six.
After Warner’s outing, Usman Khawaja returned to the pavilion after catching to Riaz at Amir’s ball. Khawaja played 18 runs in 13 balls. After Khwaja, Shaun Marsh also returned to the pavilion at Amir’s ball. After this Nile was also caught by Wahab Riaz’s ball at the hands of Sarfaraz behind the wicket. It was the seventh blow to the Kangaroo team.
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