The 18th match of the World Cup-2023 is being played between Australia and Pakistan at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first. Batting first, Australia scored 231 runs without loss in 32.2 overs. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh are at the crease. There has been a partnership of 200+ runs between the two.
David Warner has completed the 21st century of his ODI career. This is his 5th World Cup century. Mitchell Marsh completed his second century. Warner has got 2 life chances. Abdullah Shafiq dropped the catch of Usama Mir’s ball in the 33rd over. Earlier, Usama had dropped a catch on Shaheen’s ball in the 5th over.
Pakistani pace attack remained ineffective in powerplay, life to Warner
The fast bowling of the Pakistani team, which won the toss and chose to field, was ineffective. Except Shaheen, Haris Rauf and Hasan Ali gave away a lot of runs. Scored 24 runs from Rauf’s first over. Earlier, Australian opener David Warner got a lease of life on a personal score of 10 runs. Usama Mir took an easy catch on Shaheen’s ball in the 5th over of the innings. Taking advantage of this, the Kangaroo openers took an explosive form. Warner has reached fifty. The team scored 82 runs without loss after 10 overs.
Usama Mir gets a chance in place of Shadab
The Pakistani team has given a chance to Usama Mir in place of Shadab Khan, while Australia has entered without any change.
Playing eleven of both the teams
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.
Australia has won the last two World Cup matches against Pakistan, meaning if Australia wins, it will be its third consecutive win against Pakistan in the World Cup. The Kangaroos had won against Pakistan by 6 wickets in the ODI World Cup played in 2015 and by 41 runs in 2019.
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