Warner hits century as Australia beat Pakistan

Australia's David Warner

Australia's David Warner

Mohammad Akhtar's picture of looking utterly disappointed with Pakistan's fielding during the match against Australia went viral on social media.

Both the batsmen scored half-centuries, with Rohit also becoming the fourth batsman to score 2,000 runs in ODIs against Australia.

That they didn't manage to get there was thanks nearly exclusively to one man, Amir needing to come up with career-best figures - including a first ever five-wicket haul in ODI cricket - to bowl Australia out for 307 in 49 overs.

He was the first bowler to break the Australian opening partnership of 146 runs between Finch (82) and David Warner (107) and did a decent job later as Australia slumped to 307 all out from 189 for 1 in the 29th over.

He might have narrowly missed a place in Pakistan's the World Cup squad but Junaid Khan is following the tournament closely and congratulate the side when it bowled well against Australia in Taunton on Wednesday.

When Warner, who was superb in posting a 15th ODI century, departed, Australia were 242-4 from 37.5 overs but Pakistan limited the damage with Amir in superb form.

"We should have been around 340-50, but credit to Pakistan, their second spells were fantastic and made it hard for us to hit down the ground", he said.

Prosecutors Drop Charges In Flint Water Crisis
State government separately has spent millions of dollars to provide defence lawyers to public employees charged in the case. Although prosecutors cautioned that Lyon and others could be charged again, Chamberlain said he's not anxious .

"Obviously to be part of that kind of game, it's great", Imam said.

With six overs and three wickets in hand, Riaz had scored 45 in 39 balls with Sarfaraz well set as Pakistan reached 264-7.

But the turning point came when Riaz was caught behind by Alex Carey off the bowling of Mitchell Starc.

"We made some runs and got starts but we've got to convert them and go long", said Sarfaraz, whose team face India next.

At the end of the over, Finch was 35 not out and left-hander David Warner 33 not out.

Amir did not deserve to be on the losing side - the left-armer beat Finch and Warner's bat frequently early on and finally engineered the initial breakthrough when Finch skied him to cover.

Pakistan's run chase didn't get off to a good start as it lost its first wicket in the third over to Pat Cummins. When Babar got out (for 30), it was then my responsibility and I was going well but it was not a good ball that got me out, the same as I did against the West Indies.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.