Warner and Marsh makes it 2nd for Australia

David Warner and Mitchell Marsh centuries helped the Aussies to post a huge total and then Zampa’s outstanding bowling made it 62 runs win against Pakistan. 

Australia posted 367/9 in 50 overs and Pakistan scored 305/10 in 45.3 overs. 

Pakistan after winning the toss elected to bowl first. 

David Warner (163 runs) and Mitchell Marsh (121 runs) gave the team a destructive start. They built a partnership of 259 runs for the 1st wicket. Warner was dropped earlier by Usama Mir in the 5th over which was the main point of the match and then afterwards he didn’t look back and scored his 4th century of the World Cup. He hit 14 fours and 9 sixes in his destructive knock while Marsh hit 10 fours and 9 sixes in his innings. 

When both of them departed it seemed like the team would touch the 400 mark easily, but then the wickets just started falling and eventually it ended with 367 runs in 50 overs by losing 9 wickets. 

Pakistan bowlers after some lame bowling at the start ended brilliantly due to which the 400 mark didn’t touch. Shaheen Afridi led the way with 5 wickets haul. Haris Rauf was highly expensive in his spell but took 3 wickets at the end. Usama Mir settled with 1 wicket

Pakistan also started the way as required and their openers Abdullah Shafique (64 runs) and Imam-ul-Haq (70 runs) put 134 runs in 22nd overs. Shafique is in tremendous form and he continues here also and hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. Imam on the other hand hit his first half century in this tournament which includes 10 boundaries. 

Some middle order batters Mohammad Rizwan (46 runs) and Saud Shakeel (30 runs) tried to pull up the things but the required rate went up with every single delivery. At the end they posted 305 runs in 45.3 overs by losing all the wickets.

Adam Zampa continued his outstanding performance and grabbed 4 wickets back to back. Pat Cummins and Marcus Soinis both got 2 wickets each. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood took 1 wicket each.

David Warner, Australia, Player of the Match.

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