pak vs aus 2023 World Cup clash: Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs

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pak vs aus 2023 World Cup clash: Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs
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Pak vs Aus 2023 World Cup fixture was held today at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Australian Team successfully managed to take down Green Shirts by 62 runs.

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It was the second victory for the Australia Team and the second loss for Pakistan in the World Cup.

Australia set a massive target of 368 runs for Pakistan. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh played exceptionally well, forming a 259-run partnership, which was Australia’s highest-ever opening stand in World Cup history.

This partnership was also the first time Pakistan conceded more than a 200-run partnership in a World Cup match.

Pakistan’s innings got off to a promising start with a 134-run partnership between their openers, Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique.

However, Abdullah was dismissed after scoring 64 runs, and shortly after, Imam also lost his wicket, managing 70 runs.

Despite this, Pakistan needed a significant partnership to recover. Unfortunately, their captain Babar Azam was removed for just 18 runs due to an excellent catch by Pat Cummins. Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

Iftikhar Ahmed showed some promise by hitting boundaries, but Adam Zampa provided Australia with crucial breakthroughs by removing Iftikhar and Mohammad Rizwan in consecutive overs. Eventually, Pakistan was all out for 305 runs in 45.3 overs.

In their innings, Australia scored 367 runs, the highest total against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Warner and Marsh’s partnership was historic, with Warner scoring 163 runs, the highest individual score against Pakistan in World Cup cricket.

Shaheen Afridi was the standout bowler for Pakistan, taking five wickets, which was his second World Cup five-wicket haul.

Meanwhile, Positions Changed in the ICC Points Table after this game.

Pakistan vs Australia Squad

Pakistan Squad:

  1. Abdullah Shafiuqe
  2. Imam ul Haq
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Usama Mir
  8. Haris Rauf
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Hasan Ali
  11. Mohammad Nawaz

Australia Squad:

  1. Mitchell Marsh
  2. David Warner
  3. Steve Smith
  4. Marnus Labuschagne
  5. Josh Inglis (wk)
  6. Glenn Maxwell
  7. Marcus Stoinis
  8. Mitchell Starc
  9. Pat Cummins (c)
  10. Adam Zampa
  11. Josh Hazlewood
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