Australia secured a 62-run triumph against Pakistan in a World Cup match, propelling them into the fourth spot on the points table.
In the contest at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, spinner Adam Zampa secured four wickets, while opening batsmen David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored centuries, laying the foundation for Australia’s victory. David Warner’s explosive 163 runs followed his survival of a leg-before appeal on the very first ball of the match and a dropped catch at 10 runs. His innings included 14 boundaries and nine Grand sixes. . Marsh contributed ten boundaries and nine sixes during his impressive innings.
The partnership between Warner and Marsh, falling just 23 runs short of the World Cup opening record, received some assistance from Pakistan’s lackluster bowling and fielding. Pakistan had a potential chance to break the partnership when Warner mishit a shot, but they dropped the catch. Australia managed to amass a total of 367-9, surpassing their prior highest World Cup opening stand of 183, established in 2011.
Despite the remarkable performances of Shaheen Shah Afridi, who bagged five wickets for Pakistan, and Haris Rauf, who took three, Pakistan couldn’t bridge the gap to Australia’s total.