Australia vs Pakistan: The 18th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 was played today between Australia and Pakistan at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where Australia earned its second win of this tournament. In the 18th match played in Chinnaswamy, Pat Cummins and company earned a 62-run win against the Green Army. In this post, we will provide Australia vs Pakistan Match Highlights, Check the Updated Points Table of ICC World Cup 2023.
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Australia vs Pakistan Match Highlights
Pakistani captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru this afternoon. In reply, Kangaroo batted first and scored 367 runs in the stipulated 50 overs. There was a historic partnership of 259 runs between David Warner and Mitchell Marsh for the first wicket. Despite a good start, the Australian team could score only 367 runs.
Opener David Warner, playing his last World Cup, played a brilliant inning of 163 runs in 124 balls with the help of 14 fours and nine sixes. Apart from him, his fellow batsman Mitchell Marsh scored 121 runs in 108 balls with the help of ten fours and nine sixes. Played an innings of. On behalf of the team, Marcus Stoinis could score only 21 runs and Josh Inglis could score only 13 runs. Apart from these four batsmen, no other player was able to score even in double digits, as a result of which the Australian team was all out for only 367 runs.
In bowling action, Shaheen Afridi took the most wickets for Pakistan. He took five wickets for 54 runs in ten overs; this was his second five-wicket haul of this tournament. Apart from Afridi, Haris Rauf took three wickets for 83 runs in eight overs, while Usama Mir took one wicket.
Chasing the target of 367 runs, the Pakistan team was all out for 305 runs in 45.3 overs. Opener batsman Abdullah Shafique scored 64 runs in 61 balls, while his opening partner Imam-ul-Haq scored 70 runs in 71 balls. Pakistan’s most promising player, Babar Azam, again did not live up to his team’s expectations today; he got out for just 18 runs in this big run chase. Mohammad Rizwan stood at the wicket for some time but failed to lead his team to victory. Rizwan played an inning of 46 runs in 40 balls.
For Australia, Adam Zampa took the maximum of four wickets, while Marcus Stoinis and Pat Cummins took two wickets each. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc also took one wicket each.
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