In the ICC World Cup group match between Australia and Pakistan, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh put on an awe-inspiring display of power-hitting, propelling Australia to an imposing total of 367-9. This partnership shattered records and left the Pakistan bowlers in disarray.
Amidst the stellar batting exhibition, Shaheen Afridi emerged as a beacon of hope among the Pakistan bowlers. He secured an impressive five-wicket haul, giving up 54 runs. This remarkable achievement not only underscores his potential but also places him on par with an extraordinary record.Shaheen Afridi’s count of 95 wickets in 48 ODIs approaches that of the renowned Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who achieved the same milestone in the same number of matches.
Also, Shaheen Afridi’s five-wicket haul against Australia On the World Cup match in Bengaluru drew him level with the record held by cricket legend Shahid Afridi for the most five-wicket pulls in World Cup matches for Pakistan. This individual accomplishment highlights his prowess on the international stage.
However, in the face of these individual accomplishments, Pakistan found themselves on the wrong side of some unfortunate records, largely due to the brilliance of Warner and Marsh. Their extraordinary partnership of 259 runs for the first wicket not only stood as Australia’s highest-ever opening stand in World Cup history but also marked the first instance in World Cup cricket where Pakistan conceded over 200 runs for a partnership. This record-breaking performance by Warner and Marsh underscored Australia’s dominance with the bat in the match.