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Australia Defeats Pakistan in Thrilling World Cup Match

Australia defeated Pakistan by 62 runs in a thrilling World Cup encounter at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

In a thrilling World Cup match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Australia emerged victorious, defeating Pakistan by 62 runs. 

Spinner Adam Zampa was the star for Australia, claiming four wickets to seal the win. The victory propelled Australia to fourth place on the points table.

Warner and Marsh Lead Australia to 367-9:

Australia’s openers, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, delivered standout performances, with both batsmen scoring centuries. Warner’s swashbuckling 163 off 124 balls included 14 boundaries and nine towering sixes. 

Marsh, celebrating his 32nd birthday, clobbered 121 off 108 balls. The duo’s opening partnership reached 259 runs, setting an Australian World Cup record for an opening stand.

Despite some early chances and a poor fielding display from Pakistan, Warner and Marsh’s remarkable partnership was instrumental in Australia’s commanding total of 367-9. 

Pakistan’s bowlers struggled to contain the onslaught, and the Australian team took full advantage of the flat Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Pakistan’s standout bowler, broke the partnership when Marsh was caught in the 34th over. However, the damage had been done, with Warner and Marsh setting a formidable target.

Late Fightback from Pakistan:

Despite the daunting target, Pakistan displayed a spirited fightback. The team’s pacers, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf, picked up crucial wickets to slow Australia’s run rate. Shaheen Shah Afridi finished with impressive figures of 5-54.

However, it was too late for Pakistan to mount a successful chase, and Australia secured the win by 62 runs. 

Pakistan had previously achieved the most successful World Cup chase of 345 runs, but they couldn’t replicate that feat against Australia’s strong total.

With this victory, Australia climbed to fourth place on the World Cup points table, positioning themselves well for the rest of the tournament.

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