Match Details

AUS vs PAK 18th Match, ODI WC 2023

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Australia won by 62 runs 🏆
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H Rauf Logo
H Rauf Jersy



H Rauf
4s: 0
6s: 0
S Afridi Logo
S Afridi Jersy
4s: 2
6s: 0
P Cummins Logo
P Cummins Jersy



P Cummins

Econ: 8.27
43rd Over:
= 10
44th Over:
= 5
Last Over:
= 9
This Over:
= 4
PAKPAK - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5959
15 Over 8994
20 Over 130131
25 Over 165169
30 Over 201200
35 Over 236232
40 Over 264272
AUSAUS - 1st Innings
10 Over 6282
20 Over 148149
30 Over 217208
35 Over 246264
40 Over 302297
45 Over 349340
50 Over 391367


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it from our coverage of this game. Do join us tomorrow for a double header in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 when Netherlands takes on Sri Lanka and England takes on South Africa. Do stick around for all the other cricketing actions across the globe across formats. For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Akshay Bhide, AkshayaKrishna Polya, alongside scorer/analyst Raju Khariya. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and Cheers!  
Most wickets in World Cups:

71 - Glenn McGrath

68 - Muttiah Muralitharan

56 - Lasith Malinga

55 - Wasim Akram

55 - Mitchell Starc*
Highest opening partnership in an ODI (Both innings added in total):

398 - SL vs ZIM, Pallekele, 2011

393 - AUS vs PAK, Bengaluru, Today

377 - IRE vs WI, Dublin, 2019

368 - ENG vs SL, Leeds, 2006

341 - IND vs SL, Rajkot, 2009
Gary Gilmour (1975), Shane Warne (1999), Mitchell Johnson (2011), Brett Lee (2011), Mitchell Starc (2019) and Adam Zampa (2023) are the Australian bowlers with consecutive 4-plus wicket hauls in World Cups.

Pat Cummins (Australia Captain): "Great to get the win. Playing at Chinnaswamy and winning defending a score was great to see. Yes, those two were special and Davey playing till the end made the difference.

At the end of the day, it's all about someone staying till the end and playing a big innings. We stuck at it really well and got the win.

The bowlers as a whole bowled well and Zampa getting those crucial breakthroughs was great for us. He has been terrific for us in the last two games.

Going into the next game, it's all about trusting the process and doing the basics right. I feel we have to continue this intensity going forward.

4-day break and we will look forward to getting 2 days off and then practise and play the game."    
Babar Azam (Pakistan Captain): "Yes, if you ask, and to be honest, yes, we were not up to the park. And if you drop the catch of David Warner, then they won't spare you.

This is a big scoring ground. The margin of error is very less on these grounds, and if you don't bowl on good lines and lengths, you are gonna get hit. 

Yeah, we came back really well with the ball in the last 15 overs. Credit goes to our bowlers. Both spinners and fast bowlers bowled well and tried to attack the stumps.

The message is simple to the batters. Under the lights, the ball comes nicely onto the bat. We started well but couldn't continue the momentum. We need big partnerships. We had it for the first wicket, but we weren't building big partnerships later on. We could only build small partnerships, and that we can't afford, chasing in excess of 300.

Going to Chennai, we need to improve a lot. We need to be much better for the first 10 overs with the ball and have to bat well during the middle phase."
With the victory, Australia, the five-time champions, move to fourth in the points tally.
How about this one for aggression?? 👇👇
Sidharth: Australia are back on track. Once Travis Head returns, they'll be even more dominant.
David Warner (Player of the Match): "Yeah. It's a little bit sore (groin). Suffered cramps but it is good.

We knew the first 5-6 overs were going to be tough. As we progressed, we got to play the strokes freely. The bowlers then bowled brilliantly and backed it up.

I had a good hit yesterday here. I was lucky with the dropped catch but you have to cash on the opportunity while batting here at this venue.

Me and Mitch talked about batting till the 35th over and going big in the back half. It's about throwing the bowlers off their lines and lengths. We will look to improve our batting in the last part of the innings.

It's for the team. Every run is valuable. It's part of my DNA to keep running hard between the wickets and I love doing it and I'll continue doing it"
Player of the Match: David Warner
10:06 PM IST and Local Time: A solid day at the office and performance from Australia as they beat Pakistan by 62 runs in this high scoring encounter. They batted brilliantly earlier in the day and then with the ball, they did well in these conditions to defend this score in the end. Pakistan with work to do moving forward in this competition.   

Chasing a world record score of 368 for the win, Pakistan much like their opponents got off to a great opening start. The duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique put on 134 for the first wicket. Shafique scored 64 off 61 balls. Imam top scored with 70 off 71 balls. Skipper Babar Azam missed out again as he fell for 18. Mohammad Rizwan looked good for his 46 off 40 balls. Saud Shakeel scored 30 off 31 balls. Iftikhar Ahmed scored 26 off 20 balls. Mohammad Nawaz scored 14 off 16 balls. Shaheen Afridi scored 10 off 8 balls as the innings fell away as it was a bridge too far. Pakistan finished with 305 in 45.3 overs. 19 extras were given by the fielding side. 

Australian bowlers bowled well on this flat deck. Marcus Stoinis initially provided the breakthrough as he got a couple of wickets to kickstart things. But the pick of the bowlers was Adam Zampa as he finished his day with excellent figures of 4/53 in 10 overs. A couple of wickets for skipper Pat Cummins. Josh Hazlewood kept it tight and got a wicket to his name while Mitchell Starc got a wicket despite being expensive. A solid bowling display by the Aussies. 

Earlier in the game, Australia were put into bat by Babar Azam and it was the David Warner-Mitchell Marsh show from thereon. Pakistan helped Australia as Usama Mir put down David Warner at 10 and there was no looking back after that. The duo put on 259 for the first wicket with David Warner top scoring with 163 off 124 balls while birthday boy Mitchell Marsh scored 121 off 108 balls. After that they fell away towards the end. Marcus Stoinis scored 21 off 24 balls while Josh Inglis scored 13 off 9 balls. 25 extras contributed to the total as Australia were pulled back to 367/9 in 50 overs. 

Pakistan bowlers were shoddy with the ball and in the field but they came back well with the ball. Amidst the ruins, Shaheen Shah Afridi stood tall with his second five wicket haul in World Cups as he finished with 5/54 in 10 overs. Haris Rauf was taken to the cleaners but came back to pick up 3 wickets for 83 runs in 8 overs. A wicket to Usama Mir as well. The rest of the bowlers had a day to forget today as they were taken to the cleaners. 

So, Australia wins this game by 62 runs and climb to 4th in the points table. Stick around for the presentations.   
45.3 P Cummins to S Afridi
W Pulled away straight into the hands of Labuschagne at deep mid wicket. Excellent catch and Australia win two games in a row. The five-time champions are back on track. Cummins picks the final wicket and helps his side win the game comprehensively. Bangs it short again on the stumps, Afridi charges down the track and pulls it hard and flat but finds Labuschagne at deep mid wicket who takes a good catch with a reverse cup. With this, Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs.
45.2 P Cummins to S Afridi
4 FOUR!!!! Pulled over in disdain. Cummins bangs it short on the stumps, Afridi uses his height to good effect as he stands tall and pulls it nicely over the mid wicket fielder for a boundary. Falls just short of the boundary ropes.
45.1 P Cummins to S Afridi
0 Cummins starts his eighth over with a slower delivery on the stumps, Afridi goes for a big heave across the line but misses and the ball bounces just over the stumps.