Pakistan fall short against Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Taunton – Match Highlights
After picking to bowl, Pakistan didn’t do justice to these conditions, allowing Australia to cash in on some poor bowling early on. Their lengths were too brief, and sloppy fielding didn’t assist, with Asif Ali guilty of missing two sitters. David Warner scored a century, Aaron Finch that an 82, and Australia looked good for a lot more compared to 307 they handled. That Australia restricted to that score had a lot to do with Mohammad Amir. He returned an excellent 5/30 to surge to the top of the tournament wicket-takers’ graphs.
Moreover, going into the second innings, there was real hope. Nevertheless, it wasn’t to be. Mitchell Starc induced the thinnest edge off Riaz, and it did not take long for the innings to be wrapped up, but before Starc’s Wicket Wahad Riaz and Sarfaraz Ahmed came together great. Something burned inside Riaz as it has before against Australia in World Cup 2015, he scored a 39-ball 45, connecting with each of his two fours and three sixes with a delightful bat swing. He added 64 using Ahmed for the eighth wicket, and until the partnership lasted, Pakistan believed. The middle order collapsed, despite some massive hits from Mohammad Hafeez (46), and for all the optimism of a sizeable part of the lovers, Pakistan looked just like they would collapse without a fight.
In a variety of stages within the match at Taunton on Wednesday, 12 June, Pakistan exhibited their most beautiful as well as their worst. Their worst was too costly, however, since Australia secured a 41-run success, bundling out Pakistan for 266 in 45.4 overs. However, once again, the inconsistent side of Pakistan resurfaced. Fakhar Zaman didn’t bother the scorers, Babar Azam looked solid but needlessly holed out, and in light of this, Imam-ul-Haq had to do over the 75-ball 53 he handled. It made for a thrilling cricket game.
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