The Final Word, World Cup 2019 Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins focus on Australia's win over Pakistan on Day 14

Day 14 on the World Cup: David Warner scored his first worldwide century since finishing a ball-tampering ban as Australia returned to profitable methods on the World Cup with a 41-run victory over Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday.

Warner made 107 and, with Australia captain Aaron Finch (82), received the defending champions off to a flying begin with a gap stand of 146 – the best partnership for any wicket at this World Cup so far.

Mohammad Amir dragged Pakistan again into the sport with career-best figures of 5 for 30 in 10 overs however Australia nonetheless managed to publish a difficult rating of 307, which in the end proved past their opponents.

“It means a lot to a batter to get a century,” stated man-of-the-match Warner. “It was a great effort from Pakistan in the end but our bowlers bowled excellent. They probably got closer than we expected.”

Pakistan, after a middle-order collapse that noticed them lose three wickets for 11 runs in 15 balls, had been all however overwhelmed at 200 for seven within the 34th over.

But captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (40) and the big-hitting Wahab Riaz (45) gave them renewed hope with a stand of 64.

Australia, who misplaced to India on Sunday, had been once more trying to Mitchell Starc to get them out of a decent spot, as had achieved in an earlier win over the West Indies and the quick bowler duly delivered with 2-43.

He had Wahab caught behind received off a skinny edge, though it wanted an Australia evaluation of an unique not out determination to go away Pakistan 264-8

Two balls later, Amir performed on for a duck earlier than Glenn Maxwell ended the match with a superb direct hit run out of Sarfaraz.

Pakistan chase

Pakistan’s chase began badly when Fakhar Zaman fell for a duck uppercutting Cummins to Kane Richardson at third man.

Babar Azam was in excellent contact, with 28 of his 30 runs coming in fours, earlier than he mishooked Nathan Coulter-Nile to deep backward sq. leg.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq was upping the tempo in his 53 when he gloved Pat Cummins (3-33) down the legside to wicket-keeper Alex Carey.

Finch, an occasional sluggish bowler, grabbed an actual bonus wicket when Mohammad Hafeez (46) hit a rank full toss straight to Starc at deep sq. leg.

And when Shoaib Malik was brilliantly caught for nought by a diving Carey after inside edging Cummins, Pakistan had been in dire straits at 147-5.

Both Warner and Steve Smith, additionally getting back from a year-long ban for ball-tampering, had been jeered by followers in earlier video games however Pakistan followers largely heeded an enchantment from Sarfaraz to not boo the pair, preferring to roar chants of “Amir!, Amir!”.

Warner accomplished his 15th one-day worldwide hundred when an edge off Shaheen Shah Afridi flew previous slip for 4.

An elated Warner leapt within the air in celebration however his 111-ball innings ended quickly afterwards when he was caught at level off Shaheen, having gone previous fifty for the third time in 4 innings at this World Cup.

“I’m very disappointed,” stated Sarfaraz. “We misplaced three wickets in 15 balls and that is why we misplaced.

“We conceded too many runs within the first 20 overs other than Mohammad Amir. We got here again and restricted them nicely nevertheless it was a 270-280 pitch.

“We made some runs and got starts but we’ve got to convert them and go long. If you want to win matches your top four must score runs.”

Australia have three wins in 4 matches whereas Pakistan are struggling, with only one victory of their 4 video games thus far.

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Published Date: June 13, 2019

| Updated Date: June 13, 2019


Updated Date: Jun 13, 2019 10:19:39 IST