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Cricket World Cup: David Warner hits century as Aussies hold off Pakistan

New Zealand Herald – David Warner erased any lingering doubt about his batting since his comeback to the Australian team from a 12-month ban with an almost run-a-ball century to help the defending World Cup champions hold off Pakistan by 41 runs on Wednesday.

Summary

  • David Warner erased any lingering doubt about his batting since his comeback to the Australian team from a 12-month ban with an almost run-a-ball century to help the defending World Cup champions hold off Pakistan by 41 runs on Wednesday.
  • He launched the innings with a 146-run opening stand with skipper Aaron Finch (82) that set the foundation for a big total at Somerset’s County Ground, although Australia’s last six wickets fell for 30 as Pakistan rallied to restrict the total to 307.
  • Left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir led the Pakistan attack and completed a career-best haul of 5-30 when Mitchell Starc was caught at long-on to end Australia’s innings in the 49th over.
  • Pakistan lost its first wicket in the third over to Pat Cummins (3-33) but kept the run chase tense with a series of batting contributions until skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (40) was run out to end the innings at 266.
  • In the end, there were no interruptions for rain and Australia extended its ODI winning streak against Pakistan to nine, and improved to 3-1 from four games at the World Cup.


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