1.4 C
New York
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Warner, Marsh and Zampa lead Australia to morale-boosting win over Pakistan

Australia rode on punishing centuries from openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh to beat Pakistan by 62 runs of their World Cup sport in Bengaluru on Friday.

Australia’s complete of 367-9 was constructed on Warner’s 163 with Marsh, on his thirty second birthday, hitting 121.

Pakistan had been undone by poor bowling and fielding which noticed Warner dropped when he had made simply 10.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa then ripped by way of the middle-order with figures of 4-53 as Pakistan had been bowled out for 305 in 45.3 overs, leaving each groups on two wins and as many losses.

Mohammad Rizwan (46) and Saud Shakeel (30) added 57 for the fourth wicket as Pakistan wanted 168 from the final 20 overs however Pat Cummins dismissed Saud Shakeel whereas Zampa accounted for Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed (26) and Mohammad Nawaz (14) to finish their resistance.

Pakistan got a stable begin of 134 – solely their second hundred opening stand this 12 months – by Imam-ul-Haq (70) and Abdullah Shafique (64).

Australia dropped Shafique with substitute Sean Abbott spilling a easy probability over the boundary off Cummins when the opener had made 27 whereas the skipper then dropped Imam off Zampa when the batsman was on 48.

However Marcus Stoinis’s short-pitched deliveries claimed each the openers throughout the house of 20 runs whereas Cummins pulled off a splendid catch at mid-wicket off Adam Zampa to dismiss opposing captain Babar Azam for 18.

Earlier, Warner and Marsh arrange Australia’s imposing complete.

Warner survived a leg-before enchantment off the very first ball of the match and was then dropped on 10 within the fifth over, earlier than cracking a punishing 124-ball 163 after Australia had been despatched in to bat on a flat Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch.

Marsh clobbered a 108-ball 121 because the pair raced to an Australian World Cup opening stand report of 259 by the thirty fourth over, a lot to the delight of a 30,000 crowd.

Warner’s innings had 14 boundaries and 9 towering sixes as he and Marsh spared not one of the Pakistan bowlers. Marsh’s knock was spiced with ten boundaries and 9 sixes.

Their stand – simply 23 in need of the World Cup opening report of 282 by Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan in opposition to Zimbabwe at Pallekele in 2011 – was helped by a weak efficiency by Pakistan within the area.

Warner dropped on 10

It was the innings-turning second when Warner’s miscued shot off Shaheen Shah Afridi ballooned within the air, however Usama Mir – changing Shadab Khan within the aspect – let the ball slip between shaking fingers.

Warner made essentially the most of his reprieve as he and Marsh hit 4 boundaries and a six off pacer Haris Rauf’s first over, taking 24 in all.

Australia smashed 82 within the first power-play and accomplished 200 runs within the thirtieth over.

Warner accomplished his second World Cup century – and twenty first general – with a single off spinner Mohammad Nawaz off 85 balls whereas Marsh reached his second ODI hundred with a six in the identical over, taking 100 balls.

Satirically, it was Mir who caught Marsh off Shaheen to interrupt the stand within the thirty fourth over.

Glenn Maxwell, despatched in at three to maintain up the momentum, fell first ball, caught by Babar Azam off Shaheen whereas Steve Smith was caught and bowled by Mir for seven.

Warner continued the carnage with three extra sixes earlier than falling to Rauf, holing out at long-on.

Australia’s earlier highest World Cup opening stand was 183 set by Brad Haddin and Shane Watson in opposition to Canada at this similar venue in 2011.

Shaheen, who completed with 5-54, helped Pakistan come again within the final ten overs with six wickets falling for 70 runs. Rauf took 3-83.

Pakistan subsequent face Afghanistan in Chennai on Monday whereas Australia’s subsequent opponents are the Netherlands in New Delhi two days later.

Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles