‘ICC World Cup 2019’, Australia thrashes Pakistan by 41 runs
TAUNTON: Australia thrashed Pakistan by 41 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Taunton.
Pakistan all-out on 266 runs. Imam-ul-Haq was the highest scorer with 53 runs.
Pakistan lost six wickets only at 160 but later in the inning, Hassan Ali punched 32 runs only on 15 balls.
But the climax of the game was the partnership by captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz that put Pakistan on top and their 64 runs again live the Pakistan hopes.
However, after losing Wahab Riaz on 45 with two fours and three mighty sixes game turned again in slipped to Australian hands.
Pat Cummins took three while Michal Starc and Richardson grabbed two each.
Muhammad Amir’s five-wicket haul protect Pakistan to face huge Australian target and bundled out Kangaroos at 307.
Australian openers set a solid start with the 146 runs partnership for the Australian innings.
Finch played captain’s inning and scored 82, on 84 balls and David Warner continued with his brilliant batting and posted 107 runs on 111 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six.
However, later part of the innings Muhammad Amir and Wahab Riaz restricted the Australian batting, Muhammad Amir grabbed five wickets only in the expense of 30 runs while Shaheen Afridi looked expensive and took two wickets with the cost of 70 runs.
Pakistan decided to field first after winning the toss against Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Sarfaraz Ahmed said that the Pakistani team would give its best performances to win the match against Australia.
He added, team, is well prepared and trained for beating down Australia.
According to details, front line spinner Shahdab Khan replaces left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi in the match.