What an epic face-off between Pakistan & Australia in the 18th match of the ICC World Cup tournament.
Not Less than a roller-coaster ride filled with emotion, incredible moments, brilliant performances, and twist-turns that tugged at the heartstrings of cricket fans out there.
Australia Vs Pakistan Match Summary
The match started with Australia stepping up to bat first and did so well with full determination. David Warner played his masterclass innings and scored 163 runs from just 124 balls. But that was just the beginning of the inning Mitchell Marsh too, showed his brilliance performance and scored 121 runs from 108 balls. Their magnificent partnership set the stage for a challenging total of 367 runs, for Pakistan.
In the second inning, Pakistan showed great determination when they came to chase the daunting score. The match had begun with a strong partnership between Shafique and Imam, putting Pakistan up well. Although they couldn’t reach centuries like Warner and Marsh, they provided a solid start which was required, Abdullah Shafique played brilliantly and scored 64 runs from 61 balls. Imam-ul-Haq also added crucial 70 runs with bat. Pakistan was in a good position, needing just 103 runs from 12 overs with Iftikhar and Rizwan playing well. The excitement was building high as it seemed like a smooth chase.
But wait…. Here is a twist.
Then, Adam Zampa stepped up and changed the whole game. He had been impressive with the ball, taking out Babar’s wicket and putting the brakes on Pakistan’s progress. His spell was extraordinary, cleverly dismissed both Iftikhar and Rizwan, leaving Pakistan in a tough spot. Zampa’s brilliance was on fire as he also stumped Nawaz, securing the win for Australia.
In the end, Pakistan fell short, getting all out in just 305 runs. It was an incredible match filled with great performances and exciting moments. Australia won by 62 runs, but the match was a fantastic show of cricket’s spirit. It showed the never-give-up attitude of both teams.
It was clear that this World Cup was living up to its reputation as the most epic cricket event. Today’s Innings left fans with lasting memories of a match that had it all – drama, records, and unforgettable moments.
Australia Won the match by 62 runs
Australia Innings: 367/9 (50 Overs)
|Batsman (Dismissal)||Runs||Balls||4s||6s||Strike Rate|
|Warner (c(sub) Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf)||163||124||14||9||131.45|
|Mitchell Marsh (b Shaheen Afridi)||121||108||10||9||112.04|
|Maxwell (b Shaheen Afridi)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Steven Smith (c and b Usama Mir)||7||9||0||0||77.78|
|Stoinis (lbw b Shaheen Afridi)||21||24||1||1||87.50|
|Josh Inglis (wk) (c Rizwan b Haris Rauf)||13||9||3||0||144.44|
|Labuschagne (c Shadab Khan b Haris Rauf)||8||12||1||0||66.67|
|Cummins (Not out)||6||8||0||0||75.00|
|Starc (c Saud Shakeel b Shaheen Afridi)||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Hazlewood (c Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Zampa (Not out)||1||1||0||0||100.00|
Extras: 25 (b 1, lb 10, w 14)
Powerplays: Overs 0.1-10: 82 runs
Australia Fall of Wickets:
259-1 (Mitchell Marsh, 33.5)
259-2 (Maxwell, 33.6)
284-3 (Steven Smith, 38.1)
325-4 (Warner, 42.2)
339-5 (Josh Inglis, 44.2)
354-6 (Stoinis, 47.1)
360-7 (Labuschagne, 48.3)
363-8 (Starc, 49.1)
363-9 (Hazlewood, 49.2)
Pakistan Bowling Figures:
Pakistan Innings: 305/10 (45.3 Overs)
|Abdullah Shafique (c Maxwell b Stoinis)||64||61||6||2||104.92|
|Imam-ul-Haq (c Starc b Stoinis)||70||71||10||0||98.59|
|Babar Azam (c Cummins b Zampa)||18||14||3||0||128.57|
|Mohammad Rizwan (wk) (lbw b Zampa)||46||40||5||0||115.00|
|Saud Shakeel (c Stoinis b Cummins)||30||31||5||0||96.77|
|Iftikhar Ahmed (lbw b Zampa)||26||20||3||0||130.00|
|Mohammad Nawaz (st Josh Inglis b Zampa)||14||16||0||1||87.50|
|Usama Mir (c Starc b Hazlewood)||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Shaheen Afridi (c Labuschagne b Cummins)||10||8||2||0||125.00|
|Hasan Ali (c Josh Inglis b Starc)||8||8||2||0||100.00|
|Haris Rauf (Not out)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
Extras: 19 (b 1, lb 7, w 11)
Powerplays: Overs 0.1-10: 59 runs
Fall of Wickets:
134-1 (Abdullah Shafique, 21.1)
154-2 (Imam-ul-Haq, 23.4)
175-3 (Babar Azam, 26.2)
232-4 (Saud Shakeel, 34.2)
269-5 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 38.5)
274-6 (Mohammad Rizwan, 40.5)
277-7 (Usama Mir, 41.5)
287-8 (Mohammad Nawaz, 42.6)
301-9 (Hasan Ali, 44.5)
305-10 (Shaheen Afridi, 45.3)
|Pat Cummins (c)||7.3||0||62||2||8.30|