Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs. David Warner’s commanding 163 and Adam Zampa’s impressive four-wicket haul guided Australia to a convincing 62-run victory over Pakistan in the 18th ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This win marked Australia’s second consecutive triumph in the tournament, while Pakistan suffered their second consecutive defeat.
Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs | ICC World Cup 2023
Pakistan remained competitive in the match until the 39th over of their chase. However, the dismissal of Iftikhar Ahmed marked the turning point as Pakistan lost their last five wickets for just 36 runs, eventually being bowled out for 305 in 45.3 overs. The opening pair of Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq had given Pakistan a solid start, forging a 134-run partnership for the first wicket.
Abdullah Shafique played a well-crafted innings of 64 from 61 balls, featuring seven boundaries and two sixes, while Imam-ul-Haq contributed 70 runs off 71 deliveries with 10 fours. Both batsmen were dismissed by Marcus Stoinis, which shifted the momentum in favor of Australia.
Despite Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, falling early after scoring 18 runs, the middle-order batsmen made decent contributions. However, none of Mohammad Rizwan (46 runs from 40 balls with five fours), Saud Shakeel (30 runs from 31 balls with five fours), and Iftikhar Ahmed (26 runs from 20 balls with three sixes) were able to build a substantial score.