Australia vs Pakistan Highlights, World Cup 2023: After a strong opening stand of 134 runs, Pakistan kept losing wickets regularly. They have been bowled out for 302 runs in the 45th over, thereby losing the match by 62 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi was the last man to fall, as he was caught at the boundary line while trying to smash one over the covers.
Earlier, despite getting an opening partnership of 259 runs, Australia failed to capitalize on it well as the rest of batting order collapsed under Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf’s fiery pace. Australia scored 367/9 after 50 overs and Pakistan has shown the ability to chase high targets.
Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi provided the team with a breakthrough as he dismissed Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell on back-to-back balls and these wickets will restrict Australian batters for some time. Steve Smith is the new batter on the ground, and Pakistan must increase the pressure now.
Australian openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh have started well and are punishing Pakistan bowling now. Pakistan bowling line up is getting too desperate for wicket, which is providing more edge to the batters on the flat pitch of Bengaluru.
Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both the teams are in desperate need of a win in order to cement their place at the ICC World Cup 2023 points table.
Australia have finally clinched a win at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 after suffering crushing defeats to India and South Africa in their opening matches. The Kangaroos had beaten Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in their previous encounter. The Pat Cummins-led side chased 209 runs in less than 45 overs after a superb bowling performance from Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc helped restrict their Asian rivals to a low total.
Pakistan, on the other hand, are coming into this match on the back of a crushing defeat at the hands of India in Ahmedabad, where they were bowled out for a paltry 191 runs. Pakistan’s bowling attack, which hasn’t looked at its best in this tournament, will be put to the test in Bengaluru with the flat track likely to help the batsmen.
Australia and Pakistan Playing XI:
Australia Playing XI
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (w/k), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan Playing XI
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (w/k), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
When and where to watch the Australia vs Pakistan encounter?
The Australia vs Pakistan match will air live on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. Social media giant Meta has also partnered with the ICC for World Cup 2023 coverage on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Threads. The match will start at 2 PM.
Head to Head records:
Australia have played 107 ODIs so far with Pakistan and won 69 of those. Three matches had no results and one ended in a tie while Pakistan won 34 of those. In the last 3 ODIs played between these two teams, Pakistan won 2 and Australia 1.
Australia and Pakistan have clashed 10 times in World Cups so far. Australia won 6 (1975, 1987, 1999, 2003, 2015, 2019) of those and Pakistan 4 (1979, 1992, 1999, 2011)