CWC 2019 Match 18: Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

  • Green Shirts will face arch-rival India in next match on Sunday (June 16)
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TAUNTON – Australia registered a 41-run win over Pakistan in the 18th encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Taunton on Wednesday.

Shaheen Shinwari was the last man standing when skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was run out for 40. It was a disastrous end for Pakistan as they are all out for 266 and fall short by 41 runs in the end. With this, Australia register their third win of the tournament.

Earlier, Australia set a target of 308 runs against Pakistan, who won the toss and decided to bowl first against five-time champions.

Green Shirts did not bag early wicket; David Warner scored 107 runs while Skipper Aaron Finch contributed 82 to the total in 49 overs.

On the other hand, Mohammed Aamir took 5 wickets while Shaheen Afridi sent two to the pavilion; Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hafiz took one wicket each.

Shadab Khan was replaced by Shaheen Afridi during the latest encounter that began at 02:30 pm according to Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

Earlier, Australian cricket team defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets and then edging the Windies out for 15 runs.

On the other side, Pakistani cricket team had lost its opening match to the West Indies by seven wickets but came back to the winning lines by defeating hosts by 14 runs.

Pakistani team will reply on quality spinners like Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan for potential bowling attack, while in batting, players like Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed have to play their vital roles in helping the team to make a good score.

Pakistan’s squad for World Cup 2019

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain.

Australia’s squad for World Cup 2019

Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxell, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson.