Follow Live updates: Australia vs Pakistan, CWC 2019
Australia bowled out for 307 runs with six balls remaining
David Warner: 107(111) [4s-11 ; 6s-1] | Aaron Finch: 82(84) [4s-6 ; 6s-4]
Mohammad Amir: 10-2-30-5
Amir picks up his second
Usman Khawaja c Wahab Riaz b Mohammad Amir 18 (16)
After 40 overs, AUS 256/4
- Usman Khawaja: 4(6)
- Shaun Marsh: 16(19)
Shaheen Afridi takes his second wicket of the day!
David Warner c Imam-ul-Haq b Shaheen Shah Afridi 107 (111) [4s-11 ; 6s-1]
David Warner hits his first century since the ban and his 15th in ODI cricket
Glen Maxwell gone for 20(10)
Shaheen Afridi bowled him out with an 141kph, full and straight delivery
FOW: AUS 223/3 (33.4)
Australia cross 200 run mark with a loss of 2 wickets
Pakistan picks up second wicket
Steve Smith c Asif Ali b Mohammad Hafeez 10 (13)
ICC World Cup’s official Twitter handle posted Aaron Finch’s last six ODI innings against Pakistan.
Aaron Finch’s last six ODI innings against Pakistan:
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
Australia are 165/1 after 25 overs; Warner and Smith on the crease
Mohammad Amir to Aaron Finch, OUT caught by Hafeez 82(84) [4s-6 ; 6s-4]
FOW: 146/1 (22.1)
Over 21.6 | Fifty for David Warner
After 20 overs: AUS 122/0 | RR: 6.10
- Aaron Finch 66 (76)
- David Warner 43 (45)
Australia are showing no signs of stopping
Aaron Finch scores his second half century of the tournament which also brings up the 100-run partnership between the two openers- (AJ Finch 52, DA Warner 38) AUS 100 (16.4)
After 10 overs, AUS 56/0
David Warner and Aaron Finch are on the crease and produced a decent start to the Australian innings
10th 50+ opening stand for Australia in ODIs this year in 17 inns
Pakistan win the toss and elect to bowl first
The 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Australia and Pakistan at the County Ground Taunton in Taunton on Wednesday, 12 June.
While the defending champions have looked stronger than they ever have in the last year and a half, Australia were, nevertheless, outplayed by the Indian batsmen and never looked on course to chasing down the target of 353.
Australia’s batting unit is purring with Steve Smith scoring consecutive half centuries in their last two matches. The rest of the top order consisting of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja have all looked in good touch while Alex Carey has upped his game lower down the order.
Pakistan, however, will need to show the same intensity they did against England to pull off a win on Wednesday. Against England, Pakistan looked an entirely different team from the one that turned up against the West Indies. There were healthy partnerships all the way down the top six and they were backed up by the bowlers who never let the mighty England batting line-up off the hook.
With all 10 teams at the World Cup part of the round-robin group stage, each team will play a total of nine matches before the knockout stages, starting July 9. The top four teams will qualify for the knockout stages.
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson.
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir