Pakistan and Australia have had some memorable clashes in the world cup over the years and both sets of fans are hoping for a similar story when they meet in Match 17 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Rain played spoilsport in Pakistan’s last game against Sri Lanka after they pulled off a stunning win over hosts England. Although their momentum may have been impacted, the unpredictability involving Pakistan’s game will wary Australia especially coming on the back of a defeat at the hands of India. If we look at the head to head record of the two teams, in 103 matches- Pakistan have won 32, Australia 67, 1 tie and 3 games producing no result. Let us have a look at their last five encounters. Australia vs Pakistan Cricket Score 17th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
Pakistan vs Australia – 31st March 2019 – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai – Australia won by 20 runs
Usman Khawaja missed his century by two runs, but his innings ensured Australia reach a total of 327/7 in their quota of 50 overs. Pakistan’s reply involved a brilliant century from Haris Sohail but he could not take his team across the line as they fell short by 20 runs. Jason Behrendorff was the pick of the bowler for the visitors with 3 wickets. Australia vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Amid Rain Scare in Taunton AUS Look to Bounce Back Against Rejuvenated PAK.
Pakistan vs Australia – 29th March 2019 – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai – Australia won by 6 runs
Australia batting first reached 277/7 on the back of a 98 from Glenn Maxwell who smashed an 82 ball 98 and was supported by a fifty from wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Pakistan fell short by 6 runs in their chase despite centuries from Abid Ali and Mohammad Rizwan. A flurry of wickets, in the end, proved to be fatal for them. Australia vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report of Taunton County Ground in Somerset.
Pakistan vs Australia – 27th March 2019 – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi – Australia won by 80 runs
Australian skipper Aaron Finch led his team by example scoring a patient 90 runs as Australia managed 266/6 on a slow turner in Abu Dhabi. Getting to 267 was always a tough ask for Pakistan and fall of wickets in periodic interval did not help their cause much. They lost the game by 80 runs in the end.
Pakistan vs Australia – 23rd March 2019 – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah – Australia won by 8 wickets
Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 153 along with Usman Khawaja’s 88 helped Australia chase down a target of 285 with 7 wickets to spare. Earlier Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant century had helped Pakistan get to 284/7 in their fifty overs. Pakistan vs Australia Betting Odds: Free Bet Odds, Predictions and Favourites During PAK vs AUS in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 17.
Pakistan vs Australia – 22nd March 2019 - Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah – Australia won by 8 wickets
A game on similar lines as the previous with Aaron Finch scoring a century in his team’s run chase helping them win the game by 8 wickets. Pakistan set Australia a target of 281 after a solid 101 from Haris Sohail but their bowling fell apart in the second innings as the visitors ran riot with Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch in the middle.
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Australia will be confident they can defeat Pakistan after the 5-0 whitewash in UAE a few months ago. Pakistan though in cup competitions is a dangerous team that can cause upsets setting which sets up for a good game of cricket.