A great day on the field for Australia as they hammer a 62-run win against Pakistan. Warner and Marsh smashed havoc, scoring a breathtaking 163 and a brilliant 121, respectively. Pakistan, despite a good start, failed to make it in the end and they succumbed to a 62-run loss against the five-time champions.
Australia registers their second win defeating Pakistan by 62 runs
Babar Azam won the toss and put Australia to bat first. It was a smashing start from Warner and Marsh, and the Pak bowlers seemed helpless while the duo was playing.
Marsh scored a terrific 108-ball 121 with nine sixes and ten fours. Warner was exceptional as he cantered a whopping 163 runs in 124 deliveries with nine sixes and fourteen fours.
After them, there wasn’t a great batting display from the remaining Aussie batters. However, the great start from the openers was enough to help Australia put a mammoth 367 runs on the board.
The Pak bowlers picked up quick wickets after the openers and it was a five-wicket haul for Afridi.
Coming to chase a gigantic target, Pakistan had a solid start, thanks to the openers Abdulsh Shafique and Imam-Ul-Haq as they respectively scored 64 and 70. They were looking great for the loss of none, with 133 runs on the board.
But, after their dismissal by Stoinis, the Pak batters failed to carry on the momentum. Adam Zampa was the game changer picking up Rizwan and Ahmed in crucial time and shifting the games completely towards Australia.
Post match interviews
Cummins sounded a happy captain as he praised his openers for setting the tone. He praised Stoinis and Zampa too for their performance and mentioned they’d try to keep the momentum from the last couple of games.
Babar Azam seemed disappointed as he mentioned they weren’t great with the ball. Talking about Warner’s missed catch he said, someone like him won’t spare if the fielders miss his catch. Talking about batting, he said they must improve in the middle overs and balling in the first ten overs.
Warner, the player of the match who suffered a little injury, said that there are little cramps at the moment, but that’s it. He praised Marsh and mentioned it was pleasing to deliver a performance like that on the field. Warner concluded saying that part of his DNA is to keep running between the wickets, and he has always done that and will keep doing that till he plays.