In the 17th match of the CWC 2019, Pakistan looked to keep up their winning streak after defeating England and Australia aimed to get back on track after a loss against India. But at the end of the day, Australia had the last laugh as they posted a total of 307 runs. Aaron Finch and men defeated Pakistan by 41 runs at Taunton. After winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bowl first. David Warner and Aaron Finch gave a watchful start to the team but later converted the same into a great partnership. Warner scored and century. AUS beat PAK by 41 runs.
Aaron Finch missed out on his century as he got out on 82 after Mohammad Amir broke the partnership. None of the batsmen from the team could go beyond the score of 23 runs. Amir continued to create havoc as he snapped five wickets and bowled his career-best figures. Titbits from others helped the team reach a total of 307 runs. Pakistan, on the other hand, lost opener Fakhar Zaman on a duck. Imam-Ul-Haq became the highest scorer of the team with 53 runs. Babar Azam (30) and Mohammad Hafeez (46) tried to stabilise the innings but could not help the team. Shoaib Malik also made his way back into the pavilion on 0. In the end, Australia won the game by 41 runs. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Points Table Updated: Australia Jumps on Number 2, After Beating Pakistan by 45 Runs in CWC 2019 Round-Robin Match.
Now, let’s have a look at a few stats of the match.
# David Warner scores his third consecutive century in the World Cup 2019.
# Mohammad Amir got his career-best figures as he snapped his first five-wicket haul in the World Cup. He gave away 30 runs from 10 overs.
# The 55 run stand between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz is now Pakistan's highest 8th wicket partnership in Cricket World Cup history.
# Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile has claimed his 50th ODI wicket. This was his eighth wicket against Pakistan.
With this win, Australia is now on number two spot of the ICC Cricket 2019 World Cup points table with six points in their kitty. Whereas, Pakistan remains on position eight of the points table. Australia will next play against Sri Lanka on June 15, whereas, Pakistan will battle it out with India on June 16 at the Lord's.