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World Cup: Australia win by 41 runs against Pakistan

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June 12, 2019


23:16  World Cup: Australia win by 41 runs against Pakistan:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 266 all out (45.4 Ovs) | Scorecard

Shaheen Afridi is last man in. He is off the mark with a single. Pakistan need 42 from 30 balls. 

Richardson continues, Maxwell dismisses Sarfaraz Ahmed for 40. His one-handed throw is directed on the stumps and Sarfaraz is too short. 

Pakistan all out for 266.
22:26  World Cup: Pakistan 9 down, Aus inch closer to win:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 265-9 (44.4 Ovs) | Scorecard

Mohammad Amir is the new batsman. Starc bowls a wide. Amir struggles. Bowled! Starc removes Amir for a duck.
22:23  World Cup: Pakistan lose Wahab, in trouble:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 264-8 (44.2 Ovs) | Scorecard

Kane Richardson back into the attack. They need to get Wahab's wicket to be safe into the contest. Wahaz takes two quick singles. He dives to reach home in time. Four more single added. 

Pakistan need a big over and Australia need 1 more wicket. 

Starc is back. Sarfaraz takes a single. Boundaries have dried up. Big shout for Wahab's wicket. Starc and Carey feels they have got their man. Finch takes his time but finally goes for a review. There is a line on the ultra edge. Wahab has to walk back scoring 45 off 39 balls. Pakistan in trouble.
22:15  World Cup: Wahabs big hitting gives hope to Pakistan:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 257-7 (43 Ovs) | Scorecard

Glenn Maxwell is back into the attack. Wahab beats Carey to send the ball to the ropes. Smashes the next delivery into the stands. Four more singles from the over. 14 runs from the over. 

Nathan Coulter-Nile continues. Sarfaraz takes a single. Wahab hammers another six huge runs!10 runs from the over. Brilliant batting from Wahab! 

Finch goes to Starc to provide a breakthrough. A bouncer to Wahab, he nods. Just three runs from the over. Pakistan need 51 runs from 42 balls.
22:00  World Cup: Pakistan need 78 from 60 balls:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 230-7 (40 Ovs) | Scorecard

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back into the attack, Sarfaraz sends the ball behind backward point for a single. Wahab takes two quick singles. Another quick single from Sarfaraz. These two just hanging in there. Short ball sent into the stands for six runs by Wahab! 11 runs from the over. 

Cummins comes to bowl his final over, Sarfaraz takes a single. Single to end the over too. Just two runs. Cummins ends his 10 overs with three wickets. Brilliant bowling.
21:51  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 218-7 (38 Ovs) | Scorecard

Pat Cummins is brought back into the attack. Just two runs from the over. Pakistan need 101 runs from 14 overs to win. 

Starc continues, Sarfaraz takes a single. Wahaz Riaz finding it difficult to score against Australia's famed pace attack. Brilliant! He sends the ball to the ropes. Steve Smith who is at the slip has no chance to stop it. Seven runs from the over. required from 14 overs.

Inside edge! Just missed the stumps! Heartbreaking for Pat Cummins. Sarfaraz survives. Takes a single. Wahab sends the ball towards the leg side for another single. One more single added.
21:42  World Cup: Richardson removes Hasan; Pak in trouble:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 205-7 (35 Ovs) | Scorecard

Richardson continues. Hasan Ali is unstoppable. The hammers the ball over the covers for a boundary. More runs! Slams boundary over the covers. Richardson strikes! Bags the big hitting Hasan's wicket! Khawaja takes a brilliant catch at fine leg. Hasan Ali gone for 32 off 15 balls. 

Wahad Riaz is the new batsman. Strac returns into attack. Five runs from the over.asan Ali.
21:28  World Cup: Hasan Ali propels Pakistan:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 191-6 (33 Ovs) | Scorecard

Hasan Ali is the new batsman. 

Maxwell is brought back into the attack. He starts with a wide. Three more singles added to Pakistan total. Hasan then sends the ball to the ropes. No slip in place and Warner cannot chase it down.  

Richardson continues. Sarfaraz sends the ball back to the bowler. He then takes a single. Wide called. Hasan hammers six runs over square leg. Brilliant! Another six runs! 14 runs from the over. 

Maxwell continues. Sarfaraz takes a single. Hasan Ali smashes a maximum over long on. Nine runs from the over.
21:16  World Cup: Asif Ali departs, Pakistan 6 down:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 160-6 (30 Ovs) | Scorecard

Asif Ali is the new batsman. Finch in aggressive mood. Two slips for Asif. After beaten twice Asif takes two quick singles. Warner was in pursuit of the ball. Sends it quick to Carey. Three runs and a wicket from the over.

The game has turned into Australia's favour in quick time. Only these two batsmen can rescue Pakistan. But they need to go all guns blazing as the required rate is 7 now. 

Finch continues. Starts with wide, Sarfaraz takes two quick singles. Four more singles from the over. Kane Richardson returns into the attack. Sarfaraz steals a single. These two have been striking the ball well.  

Oh no! Asif Ali caught behind! Brilliant catch from Carey. Richardson strikes! Asif is gone scoring 5 off 8 balls.
21:06  World Cup: Shoaib gone for duck; Pakistan in trouble:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 147-5 (27.3 Ovs) | Scorecard

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman. Run out chance missed. Shoaib could have been on his way back without facing a ball. He was slow going back. Cummins strikes! Malik goes for a duck. Big inside edge and brilliant diving catch from Carey. Pakistan in trouble.
21:03  World Cup: Big blow for Pakistan, Hafeez out for 46:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 146-4 (27 Ovs) | Scorecard

Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is the new batsman. He is off the mark rightaway. Three runs and a wicket from the over. Finch comes in to bowl. Sarfaraz hammers a boundary. The Pakistan skipper is beaten. Finch strikes. Full toss was supposed to go for six but it is caught by Starc at the fence. Hafeez gone for 46 off 49 balls.
20:54  World Cup: Imam out for 53, Pakistan 3 down:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 136-3 (25.1 Ovs) | Scorecard

Cummins is brought back into the attack. Imam-ul-Haq takes a single. Hafeez sends the ball to cover point for a single. Three dot balls on a trot. Just two runs from the over. 

Coulter-Nile continues. Australia desperate for a wicket. Ball flew over Hafeez's head. No runs taken. The then takes two quick singles. Hafeez takes a single. Imam misses the next delivery. He lofts the ball for one bounce boundary. With that half century comes up for Imam.
Single to end the over.

Cummins strikes! Carey takes a brilliant catch on the leg side. Imam gone for 53 off 75 balls.


20:45  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 126-2 (23 Ovs) | Scorecard

Nathan Coulter-Nile is back in the attack. Two wides from the over. Australia gifting runs to Pakistan. Five runs from the over. 

Starc  continues. Hafeez takes a single. Imam defends the next delivery. Imam the hammers the boundary over backward point! Six runs off the over. 

Coulter-Nile is back. Five runs from the over.
20:30  World Cup: 100 comes up for Pakistan:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 110-2 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard

Richardson continues after drinks. Imam takes a single. Hafeez and Imam take few more singles and that brings up 100 runs for Pakistan. Imam slams a boundary. Cummins could not stop the runs. 10 runs from the over. 

Starc is back in the attack. Wide called. He backs it with a bouncer, Imam ducks. Yorker to finish the over. Just three runs from the over.
20:20  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 97-2 (18 Ovs) | Scorecard

Hafeez has taken matters into his hands. The run rate was bordering almost 7 per over and he goes all guns blazing. He starts the over with two quick singles. Hafeez sweeps and lofts the ball towards the boundary. He backs it up with six runs! 14 runs from the over. 

Drinks are called.
20:14  World Cup: Hafeez, Imam keep scoreboard ticking:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 83-2 (17 Ovs) | Scorecard

Excellent over from Maxwell. Just one run given away. 

Richardson is brought back into the attack. After two singles, Hafeez drives the ball to the boundary. Single to end the over.
20:09  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 76-2 (15 Ovs) | Scorecard

Maxwell continues. Hafeez and Imam take a single each. Hafeez slams a boundary through the covers to end the over. 

Imam and Hafeez rotate the strike well in Coulter-Nile's over. Two quick singles taken off the last ball of the over. Seven runs from the over.
20:01  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 62-2 (13 Ovs) | Scorecard

Mohammad Hafeez is the new batsman. Finch throws the ball to Maxwell now. Imam takes a single. Hafeez is also off to a start with a single. Two more singles added in Pakistan's tally. 

Coulter-Nile continues. Brilliant bowling. Just two runs off that over.
19:54  World Cup: Coulter-Nile strikes, removes well-set Babar:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 56-2 (10.5 Ovs) | Scorecard

At the end of Powerplay, Pakistan seems to be in good position. They have wickets in hand. Babar and Imam have rotated the strike well.

Impressive from Babar. Pushes through the line to the rope. He seems unstoppable. 

Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes! Bowls short and Richardson takes a fine catch on the fence. Babar is gone for 30 off 28 balls.
19:48  World Cup: 50 comes up for Pakistan:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 51-1 (10 Ovs) | Scorecard

Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new bowler. Babar steals a single. Boundaries flowing in for Pakistan. Imam hammers a boundary over the covers. Three dot balls and then single to end the over. 

Richardson continues. Starts with two dot balls. Imam takes a single. Babar is trouble with the bounce that Richardson produces. Boundary to end the over. With that 50 comes up for Pakistan.
19:40  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 40-1 (8 Ovs) | Scorecard

Sensational batting from Pakistan. Four runs to Babar. Four dot ball on the trot. Pakistan batmen only scoring runs in boundaries. 

Change in bowling, Richardson is here. Edge but doesn't carry. Imam is lucky. Aussie skipper still has two slips in place. Imam steals a single. Babar is in control, hammers another boundary. Dot ball to end the over.
19:35  World Cup: Babar, Imam give Pakistan good start:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 30-1 (6 Ovs) | Scorecard

Babar Azam slams Cummins' first delivery to the ropes. He blocks the next three deliveries. No runs taken. Lovely drive from Babar through the covers, four runs to end the over. 

Starc starts with two dot balls. Imam gets top edge and four runs! Beautifully timed, four more runs! Leaves the next delivery! Excellent batting from Imam. Four more to end the over.
19:33  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 10-1 (4 Ovs) | Scorecard

Babar Azam is the new batsman, he blocks the first delivery. Babar leaves the next ball. Brilliant movement of wrist, four runs towards point boundary! Blocks the last ball of the over. 

Starc starts with two dot balls. Imam is getting restless, hammers the short ball for four runs. Much needed boundary for Pakistan. Three dot balls follow.
19:17  World Cup Updates: Pakistan lose early wicket:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 2-1 (2.1 Ovs) | Scorecard   

Imam faces Starc now. He means business. He is quick and fierce. Maiden over! Cummins strikes!  Fakhar Zaman steps put to go for a big hit, he is trapped and gone for a duck! Richardson takes a brilliant catch at third man.
19:11  World Cup Updates: Pakistan off to a slow start:  

Australia 307 all out  (49 Ovs) vs Pakistan 2-0 (1 Ovs) | Scorecard   

As we start the chase, it's game on at Taunton! Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are out there and Pat Cummins starts with the ball. Starts with a no ball. Harsh call! No runs off the free hit. Three slips for Imam-ul-Haq. Australia have come in with an aggressive mind-set.

First run off the bat, Imam puts Fakhar on strike now. He leaves the first Cummins delivery. Two runs from the first over.
18:43  World Cup: Pakistan restrict Australia to 307:  

Australia 307-10  (48.6 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Never write off Pakistan. Australia were on a roll and were mounting big runs. A huge score was expected. 350 plus. But their bowlers never gave up. They bagged wickets every over and reduced Australia to 307- all out.

What a spell from Amir. His first five for! 
18:38  World Cup Updates: 5-wicket haul for Amir:  

Australia 307-10  (48.6 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Starc and Kane Richardson at the crease. 

Three runs scored. Starc goes for big runs but Malik takes another brilliant catch at long on.

Five for Amir as Starc is gone for 3 off 10 balls.
18:34  World Cup: Australia lose Carey, 9 down:  

Australia 304-9 (48.3 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Mohammad Amir is back to bowl is last over. Yorker! Big shout for LBW, given!!! But Carey reviews. Ball tracking shows it hitting in line, smashing leg stump! Carey has to walk back scoring 20 off 21 balls. Amir bags 4th wicket!
18:29  World Cup: Australia lose quick wickets:  

Australia 302-8 (47.3 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Pat Cummins is the new batsman. Three dot balls on a trot. Riaz is on fire. Cummins takes a single and with that 300 comes up for Australia. 

Hasan Ali continues. With a single, Cummins puts Carey on strike. Another single from Carey. Edge and gone! Another brilliant catch from Sarfaraz. Cummins gone for 2 off six balls.  

What a come back from Pakistan!
18:22  World Cup: Riaz sends Coulter-Nile back; Aus 7 down:  

Australia 299-7 (46.2 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Nathan Coulter-Nile is the new batsman. He is off the mark with a single. Five singles and a wicket for Amir. What a performance. He has bagged three wickets so far. 

Hasan Ali continues. Carey pulls and the ball bounces a couple of times for a boundary over the midwicket. Seven runs from the over. 

Wahab Riaz is back. Carey takes a quick single. Edge and gone! Excellent catch from Sarfaraz. Coulter-Nile has to go scoring 2 off 3 balls.
18:15  World Cup: Amir strikes again, dismisses Marsh:  

Australia 288-6 (44.3 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Alex Carey is the new batsman. Amir's pace surprises Carey. Brilliant over from Amir. Just a single and a wicket from the over. 

Hasan Ali continues, Carey takes two quick singles. After two dot balls, Carey outs Marsh on strike. Marsh does well to rotate the strike. Carey hammers the ball between cover and mid off for a boundary. Hasan is not pleased. 

Amir continues. Can he provide another breakthrough? He has done it! Shoaib Malik takes a stunning catch at long off! Marsh is gone for 23 off 26 balls.
18:13  World Cup: Amir removes Khawaja; Aus 5 down:  

Australia 277-5 (42.1 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Amir is back! Whoa!!! What a brilliant catch from Wahab at mid off. Khawaja has to go scoring 18 off 16.
18:00  

Australia 277-4 (42 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Khawaja hammers a powerful boundary over mid on. He glides the next ball fine of third man for another four runs. Khawaja is using the pace well for his well timed shots. It is Marsh's turn now to score the big runs. The short ball is sent to third man for a boundary. 13 runs from the over.

Hasan Ali is back in the attack. Marsh slams the ball for four runs. Two dot balls follow. Marsh steals a single. Wide called, Khawaja is unable to reach. Single to end the over.
17:53  World Cup: Aus in control, eye huge score:  

Australia 256-4 (40 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Usman Khawaja is the new batsman at No 6. Very unusual. Wahab Riaz is here again, he has been unlucky today. He should have had a few wickets against his name. Four runs from his over. 

Shaheen Afridi continues. Marsh slams a boundary, Malik is sloppy near the ropes. Nine runs from the over.
17:48  World Cup: Shaheen strikes again; Warner departs:  

Australia 243-4 (38 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Unbelievable! Warner dropped at third man. Asif Ali is the culprit again. Ball ops out of his hands. Wahab Riaz is aghast! Four runs from the over. 

Shaheen Afridi  is back. The youngster strikes again! Warner finally departs. Warner tried to send the ball down the ground but Imam-ul-Haq ran from the ropes and took a brilliant catch. Warner gone for scoring 107 off 111 balls.
17:43  World Cup Updates: Warner slams century:  

Australia 235-3 (36 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

New batsman Shaun Marsh is sent up the order. Mohammad Hafeez continues. Warner inching closer to his century. Four singles from the over. 

Shaheen Shah continues. Warner hammers a boundary between the keeper and first slip. What a magnificent way to bring up his century! What a player!!! Three more singles from the over.
17:39  World Cup: Shaheen dismisses Maxwell; Aus 3 down:  

Australia 224-3 (34 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Shaheen Afridi  is brought into the attack. Many would have liked Wahab Riaz. Warner slams a boundary. Many heads shaking now. With a single Maxwell on strike now. Shaheen strikes!!! Bowled!!! The quick scoring, big hitting Maxwell is dismissed for 20 off 10 balls.
17:21  World Cup Updates: Australia poised for big total:  

Australia 218-2 (33 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

One bounce boundary to Maxwell off Mohammad Hafeez delivery. They rotate the strike and then Maxwell goes for big runs. Shorts ball is hammered for a boundary. Brilliant timing. Six runs to end the over. 

Australia 218-2 after 33 overs. 

Drinks are called.
17:17  World Cup Updates: Australia poised for big score:  

Australia 202-2 (32 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Mohammad Hafeez bowls a tight line. He tries to build the pressure but flow of singles continue. Five singles form the over. 

Shoaib Malik continues. Warner is beaten, no run. Warner takes two quick singles. Maxwell sends the ball to backward point. Two runs taken. Dot ball to end the over. Six runs from Malik over. Pakistan need a wicket.
17:12  

Australia 191-2 (30 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman. 

Shoaib Malik after lekaing 15 runs in the last over has come back stronger. Five dot balls on a trot. Warner sends the ball to the co-vers for a single. Just one runs from the over.
17:07  World Cup Updates: Smith out for 10; Pakistan 2 down:  

Australia 189-2 (28.4 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Mohammad Hafeez  is back. And strikes! Brilliant catch from Asif Ali at mid wicket. Smith gone for 10 off 13 balls.
17:03  World Cup Updates: Australia is unstoppable :  

Australia 187-1 (28 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Mohammad Amir is looking for another wicket here. He is bowling short and it is swinging well. Warner having a lot of trouble. Three dot balls. Sloppy fielding. Pakistan gift extra run to Australia. Three runs from the Amir over. 

Shoaib Malik starts with two dot balls. Against, fielder not too quick. Boundary to Warner, it could have been avoided. Warner takes a single. Malik over steps (terrible). Smith takes two quick singles. Warner hammers the ball for six runs. Two runs to end the over. 15 runs from the over!
16:56  

Australia 169-1 (26 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Amir continues, he has been brilliant. He bagged a wikcet too. Can he do more here? Starts with two dot balls. Smith and Warner rotate the strike. Warner faces Amir, big shout for LBW, umpire not interested. Amir is convinced, they go for a review. TV camera's show ball's impact outside the off stump. Review wasted. Warner has to face Amir's wrath. 

Shoaib Malik  is brought into the attack. After a dot ball, Smith steals a single. These two are rotating the strike well. Malik gives away four runs.
16:50  

Australia 163-1 (24 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Brilliant innings from the captain. Steve Smith is the new batsman. With a single, he is off the mark. Warner is troubled with Amir's pace. Few outside edges but he manages to survive. Single to end the over. Three runs and a wicket from the over. 

Warner welcomes Hasan Ali with a boundary over the long off. Brilliant innings from Warner, another boundary. Pressure on Hasan, bowls a wide. Brilliant shot through the c0vers for a boundary. Dot ball to end the over. But an expensive over with 14 runs.
16:41  World Cup: Amir strikes, removes Finch for 82:  

Australia 146-1 (22.1 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Amir is back into attack and he strikes! Finch smashes the ball high and hard, Mohammad Hafeez runs and takes a good catch. Finch is gone for 82 off 84 balls.
16:35  World Cup Updates: Now, Warner slams half century:  

Australia 146-0 (22 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Mohammad Hafeez  is here. Can he provide a breakthrough? Finch can't be kept quiet. Sends the ball into the stands for maximum. Hammers the next delivery for another six runs. 14 runs from the over. 

It is getting frustating for Pakistan bowlers. While the Australian batsmen seem to be enjoying themselves. 

Did Pakistan make a mistake by opting to bowl? 

Hasan Ali to Finch, the Aussie skipper steals a single. No ball called, 2 runs taken, free hit coming for Australia. Luckily, just a single taken. Boundary to end the over and with that Warner's half century comes up.
16:30  

Australia 122-0 (20 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Shaheen Afridi continues, over-steps, no ball called. Finch is unstoppable, takes two quick singles. Six runs from the over. 

Mohammad Hafeez is here, four runs from his over. 

Can Pakistan get a wicket here? 

Hasan Ali is back in attack. Warner and Finch have no trouble in attacking him. Five runs from the over.
16:16  World Cup Updates: Finch slams half century:  

Australia 107-0 (17 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Pakistan need a wicket here. Finch faces Riaz, takes two quick singles. Huge appeal for LBW, umpire not interested. Pakistan goes for a review. Ball just  just clipping the stumps. So, it's umpire's call. Not Out! Riaz's bouncer hits Finch on his shoulder. There is so much happening in this over. Warner was in trouble, Finch sends him back in time. Run out avoided. Four runs from the over. 

Shaheen Afridi continues. Finch faces him, BIG shout for LBW, turned down. Finch slams a boundary to end the over. 

Mohammad Hafeez  is brought into the attack. Edge and another dropped catch! The culprit is skipper Safrafarz. Finch looks in good position here. He slams a boundary. Back it with another terrific drive, and with that his half century comes up. The next delivery is slammed over long on for six runs! Single to end the over. Brilliant over for Australia. 16 runs came from it and also 100 came up for the five time World Champs!
16:03  World Cup Updates: Asif drops Finch!:  

Australia 83-0 (14 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard  

Wahab Riaz starts with three dot balls. Four runs from the over. 

Shaheen is back in attack. Five runs from the over. Not bad. 

Oh horror! Finch is dropped by Asif Ali at slip! The ball bursts through his hands for four runs.Finch hammers to back-to-back boundaries. 11 runs from Wahab's over.

Warner slams another boundary off Shaheen's over. Seven more runs for Australia. 
15:44  World Cup: 50 comes up for Australia:  

Australia 56-0 (10 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard 

Hasan Ali starts with a wide, Warner then takes a quick single. Finch slams a boundary towards the square leg. After a single, it is Warner's turn to hammer a boundary. 11 runs from the over. 

Pakistan is looking for a wicket. The impactful Wahab Riaz is brought into attack. Just two runs from his over. 

Hasan Ali continues. Warner takes two quick singles. With those runs, 50 comes up for Australia. Short ball and Warner jumps to send it to the boundary. Three dot balls on the trot.
15:33  World Cup: Finch, Warner looking to build partnership:  

Australia 36-0 (7 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard 

Amir puts a stop to the flow of the runs. Another maiden over from the speedster. After five overs, Australia are 27 without loss. 

Shaheen is replaced after his disastrous 17 runs from the last over. Hasan Ali is the new bowler. Very impressive bowling. Just a single from that over. 

Mohammad Amir starts with a wide, Warner then times the ball well to send it for a boundary. Three more singles from the over. Eight runs coming from the over.
15:28  

Australia 27-0 (4 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard 

Another good over from Mohammad Amir. Just three runs form the over.

Shaheen Afridi's first delivery is sent for the maximum over square leg. He is hammered all over the park. After few more singles. Warner then slams a boundary over the midwicket.
15:12  World Cup: Australia off to a cautious start:  

Australia 7-0 (2 Ovs) vs Pakistan | Scorecard 

Australia's openers Aaron Finch and David Warner are out there. Amir has the new ball and Finch will face him. With the green top a lively first hour is predicted. 

Mohammed Amir starts off with a maiden.  

Shaheen Afridi comes from the other end. Warner gets off the mark with a boundary to square leg. Easy pick, and good boundary to Australia. Warner then takes a quick single. Wide is called and single to end the over. 


Here's why Pakistan players are wearing black arm bands- Pakistan will be wearing black armbands in memory of two fellow countrymen, the f In the memory of former player, Akhtar Sarfraz, who died at the age of 43 and the former Test umpire Riazuddin, who stood in 12 Tests between 1990 and 2002.


14:49  World Cup: Pakistan win toss; opt to bowl:  

Pakistan have won the toss and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has opted to bowl first in Taunton.

"A bit of grass, looks like a green pitch, a bit of moisture. Unfortunately we didn't play the last game, but worked hard with lots of practice," said Sarfaraz Ahmed.

"One-off games in different conditions, you expect to come up against the best," said Aaron Finch. 

Pakistan have left out leg-spinner Shadab Khan and included Shaheen Afridi into the playing XI.

Richardson gets in as Zampa sits out.

Playing XI: 

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (capt), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith,  Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins,  Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz,  Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
14:44  

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