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Warner hits century as Australia beat Pakistan

  • Published at 03:34 pm June 12th, 2019
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Australia's David Warner plays a shot during their World Cup match against Pakistan in Taunton Wednesday AFP

The opener, back after serving a 12-month suspension for his part in last year's ball-tampering scandal, struck 107 in Australia's 307 all out in 49 overs

David Warner scored his first century since returning from his ban as holder Australia ran out comfortable 41-run winner over Pakistan in the World Cup in Taunton Wednesday.

The opener, back after serving a 12-month suspension for his part in last year's ball-tampering scandal, struck 107 in Australia's 307 all out in 49 overs.

Mohammad Amir took five wickets as Pakistan recovered from a poor start to limit Australia's total, and they were well in contention as they reached 136/2 in reply.

When Imam-ul-Haq was caught down the leg side off a wide delivery having just reached his half century and Mohammad Hafeez fell just short of his when he hit a Finch full toss straight to deep square leg, Pakistan's chances faded.

But a thrilling counter-attack started by Hasan Ali and continued by skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz put them right back in contention at 264/7 with six overs left.

Mitchell Starc settled Australian nerves when he had Riaz caught behind for 45 and two balls later bowled Amir before Sarfaraz was run out for 40 as Pakistan were dismissed for 266.

MATCH 17

AUSTRALIA INNINGS            R    B

Finch c Hafeez b Amir            82    84

Warner c Imam b Shaheen         107    111

Smith c Asif b Hafeez            10    13

Maxwell b Shaheen             20    10

Shaun c Malik b Amir            23    26

Khawaja c Wahab b Amir        18    16

Carey lbw b Amir            20    21

Coulter-Nile c Sarfaraz b Wahab     2    3

Cummins c Sarfaraz b Hasan         2    6

Starc c Malik b Amir            3    6

Richardson not out            1    1

Extras (lb 10, nb 3, w 6)        19 

Total (49 Overs)            307 

Fall Of Wickets

1-146 (Finch), 2-189 (Smith), 3-223 (Maxwell), 4-242 (Warner), 5-277 (Khawaja), 6-288 (Shaun), 7-299 (Coulter-Nile), 8-302 (Cummins), 9-304 (Carey), 10-307 (Starc)

Bowling

Amir 10-2-30-5, Shaheen 10-0-70-2, Hasan 10-0-67-1, Wahab 8-0-44-1, Hafeez 7-0-60-1, Malik 4-0-26-0

PAKISTAN INNINGS            R    B

Imam c Carey b Cummins        53    75

Fakhar c Richardson b Cummins    0    3

Babar c Richardson b Coulter-Nile    30    28

Hafeez c Starc b Finch            46    49

Sarfaraz run out (Maxwell)        40    48

Malik c Carey b Cummins        0    2

Asif c Carey b Richardson        5    8

Hasan c Khawaja b Richardson    32    15

Wahab c Carey b Starc        45    39

Amir b Starc                0    2

Shaheen not out            1    6

Extras (lb 4, nb 1, w 9)            14 

Total (45.4 Overs)            266 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-2 (Fakhar), 2-56 (Babar), 3-136 (Imam), 4-146 (Hafeez), 5-147 (Malik), 6-160 (Asif), 7-200 (Hasan), 8-264 (Wahab), 9-265 (Amir), 10-266 (Sarfaraz)

Bowling

Cummins 10-0-33-3, Starc 9-1-43-2, Richardson 8.4-0-62-2, Coulter-Nile 9-0-53-1, Maxwell 7-0-58-0, Finch 2-0-13-1

Australia won by 41 runs

MoM: David Warner