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That's it! A scientific efficiency from Australia as they defeated Pakistan by 41 runs to check in their 3rd win in 4 video games. Defending 308, Pat Cummins (3/33), Mitchell Starc (2/43) and Kane Richardson (2/62) helped Australia bowl Pakistan out for 266 in 45.4 overs. While, Pakistan suffered their 2nd defeat of the tournament.




Overs 45.4: OUT! Sarfaraz Ahmed run out for 40. Pakistan 266 all-out, lose by 41 runs

Overs 45: PAK 266/9
Brilliant over from Mitchell Starc -- two wickets and three runs in it.

Overs 44.4: OUT! Mitchell Starc cleans up Mohammad Amir for a duck. Pakistan 265/9
Two within the over for Starc.

Overs 44.2: OUT! Mitchell Starc removes Wahab Riaz (45). Pakistan 264/8
Massive wicket at this stage. Wahab was going strong within the middle, hitting three sixes and two fours all through his 39-ball knock. Wahab also added 64 runs for the 8th wicket.

Overs 44: PAK 263/7, want 45 off 36 balls. Sarfaraz Ahmed 39* & Wahab Riaz 45*
Good over from Kane Richardson too, gave away just six runs in it.

Overs 43: PAK 257/7
Brilliant over from Mitchell Starc, gave away just three singles in it.

Overs 42: PAK 254/7, want 54 off 48 balls
Nathan Coulter-Nile conceded 10 runs in it, with Wahab Riaz (39*) hitting a six within the over. And fifty-run partnership between Wahab and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed (36*). The chase is on!

Overs 41: PAK 244/7, want 64 off 54 balls
14 RUNS! 4, 6, 1, 1, 1, 1
- Wahab Riaz (31*) smacked a 4 and a six in consecutive balls off Glenn Maxwell. Big over for Pakistan.

Overs 40: PAK 230/7, want 78 off 60 balls
Pat Cummins completed his quota of overs with a tidy one, leaking just two singles in it. Cummins' ultimate figures: 10-0-33-3

Overs 39: PAK 228/7
11 RUNS!
Pakistan want more such overs from here on. Wahab Riaz (18*) smacked a six off Nathan Coulter-Nile within the last ball.

Overs 38: PAK 217/7, want 91 off 72 balls
Good, tidy over from Pat Cummins, gave away just three singles in it.

Overs 35: PAK 205/7, want 103 more to win. Sarfaraz Ahmed 24*, Wahab Riaz 2*

Overs 33.five: OUT! Kane Richardson strikes again, dismisses Hassan Ali (32). Pakistan 200/7
Hassan Ali played too many photographs for his personal excellent, and skied one to positive leg after hitting back-to-back fours within the previous two balls. Usman Khawaja took a simple catch to send the harmful Ali again to pavilion. Ali hit three sixes and three fours all through his quick-fire 15-ball cameo.

* 200 comes up for Pakistan in 33.4 overs. Hassan Ali 32* & Sarfaraz Ahmed 21*

Overs 33: PAK 191/6. Time for ultimate drinks damage

Overs 32.4: SIX! This time Hassan Ali (23*) smashes Glenn Maxwell for a 87-meter six. Pakistan 189/6

Overs 31.five: SIXES! Hassan Ali (17*) smacks Kane Richardson for back-to-back sixes. Pakistan 182/6

Overs 30: OUT! Kane Richardson dismisses Asif Ali (five). Pakistan 160/6
Pakistan lost 4 wickets within the last 5 overs. It may have a big affect on their run chase.

* 150 comes up for Pakistan in 28 overs, thru two wides.

Overs 27.3: OUT! Pat Cummins strikes again, dismisses Shoaib Malik for duck. Pakistan 147/five
Third wicket for Cummins, pushed aside veteran Malik to dent Pakistan run chase.

Overs 27: OUT! Aaron Finch strikes to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez (46). Pakistan 146/4
Another big wicket for Australia. Skipper Finch struck in his first over, and sent again well-set Hafeez. Hafeez hit a six and three fours all through his 49-ball knock.

Overs 25.1: OUT! Pat Cummins removes Imam-ul-Haq (53). Pakistan 136/3
Timely step forward for Australia. Imam was playing the anchor position effectively for Pakistan, scoring 53 off 75 balls with the assistance of seven fours, before he gloved one to wicketkeeper Alex Carey on the leg aspect. Imam added a the most important 80 runs for the 3rd wicket with Mohammad Hafeez.



* FIFTY for Imam-ul-Haq off 73 balls, his sixth in ODIs. Pakistan 135/2 in 24.five overs

Overs 24: PAK 128/2
Brilliant over from Pat Cummins, who came again into the attack, conceded just two singles in it.

Overs 22: PAK 121/2
Imam-ul-Haq (45*) hit a 4 off Mitchell Starc within the over as Pakistan stable their run chase by playing risk-free photographs.

Overs 20: PAK 110/2, want 198 more to win
Good, tidy over from Mitchell Starc, conceded just three runs in it including a large.

Overs 19: PAK 107/2
Fifty-run partnership for the 3rd wicket between Imam-ul-Haq (38*) and Mohammad Hafeez (33*).

Overs 18.five: FOUR! Imam played it positive towards backward point for a boundary. PAK 105/2

100 comes up for Pakistan in 18.3 overs

TIME FOR DRINKS BREAK!

Overs 18: PAK 97/2
14 runs from the Maxwell over take Pakistan closer to 100-run mark .

Overs 17.3: SIX! It's a biggie by Hafeez this time without work Maxwell. PAK 95/2

Overs 17.2: FOUR!
Hafeez picked up Maxwell for a boundary this time. PAK 89/2

Overs 16.3: FOUR! Hafeez hit a positive 4 off Richardson. PAK 82/2

Overs 16: PAK 76/2
Fine over by Maxwell. Just two runs from it.

Overs 15: PAK 74/2. Imam-ul-Haq 28* & Mohammad Hafeez 11*

Overs 14: PAK 69/2
Mohammad Hafeez (8*) ended Glenn Maxwell over with a 4.

Overs 12: PAK 60/2
Glenn Maxwell began his spell with a tidy over, gave away just 4 singles in it.



Overs 10.five: OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes to dismiss Babar Azam (30). Pakistan 56/2
Big Wicket for Australia. Babar Azam is the in-form batsman for Pakistan. Babar hit seven fours all through his 28-ball innings and added 54 runs for the second one wicket with Imam-ul-Haq.

* 50 comes up for Pakistan in 10 overs - 51/1. Babar Azam 26* & Imam-ul-Haq 20*

Overs 8: PAK 40/1. Imam-ul-Haq 18* & Babar Azam 21*

Overs 6: PAK 30/1
12 RUNS!
Big over for Pakistan. Imam-ul-Haq (17*) is gaining confidence within the middle, hit Mitchell Starc for 3 fours within the over including two in successive deliveries.

Overs five: PAK 18/1
Babar Azam (12*) began and ended the Pat Cummins over with a 4 each and every. Good one for Pakistan.

Overs 3.3: FOUR! Imam-ul-Haq opens his boundary rely, hits a 4 off Mitchell Starc. Pakistan 10/1

Overs 2.five: FOUR! Babar Azam opens his account with a 4 off Pat Cummins. Pakistan 6/1

Overs 2.1: OUT! Pat Cummins strikes early to dismiss Fakhar Zaman for duck. Pakistan 2/1

Overs 2: PAK 2/0
Mitchell Starc began his spell with a maiden over.

Over 1: PAK 2/0
Pat Cummins began with a no-ball, a harsh name by the umpire, however ended up conceding just two runs within the over.

Welcome Back! Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq to start out the Pakistan run chase. Pat Cummins with the ball for Australia.

David Warner: "I think I left a few out there to be honest, and getting out with 70 balls to go was disappointing for me. 140-0 was good as an opening partnership, but Amir bowled really well, especially coming here and bowling a Test line and length was very brave and he got his rewards for it. There was a leak here about a week ago, but that's out of our control. We were a bit too short early in the previous games according to the pitchmaps, so we need to make them drive early on. We have to respect the opposition and bowl well."

* What an excellent comeback by Pakistan and their bowlers led by proficient Mohammad Amir. From 277/4 in 42 overs, Australia had been bowled out for 307 in 49 overs -- that's six wickets for 30 runs in seven overs. Amir bagged his maiden ODI five-wicket haul to go back figures of 5 for 30 in 10 overs including two maidens. Australia innings was set by their openers, David Warner (107) and Aaron Finch (82), who added 146 runs for the hole wicket in 22.1 overs. Thereafter, Australia at all times glance excellent for 350 or so until the 42nd over.



Overs 49: OUT! Fifer for Mohammad Amir, dismisses Mitchell Starc for 3. Australia 307 all-out

Overs 48.3: OUT! Fourth wicket for Mohammad Amir, scalps Alex Carey (20). Australia 304/9

Overs 48: AUS 302/8
Brilliant over from Hassan Ali, 1 for 67 in 10 overs, took a wicket and conceded just two singles in it.

Overs 47.3: OUT! Hassan Ali dismisses Pat Cummins (2). Australia 302/8

* 300 comes up for Australia in 47 overs

Overs 46.2: OUT! Wahab Riaz strikes to dismiss Nathan Coulter-Nile (2). Australia 299/7

Overs 46: AUS 298/6
Tidy over at this stage from Hassan Ali, conceded just seven runs in it.

Overs 45: AUS 291/6
Brilliant over from Mohammad Amir - a wicket and just 5 singles in it.

Overs 44.3: OUT! Mohammad Amir strikes again, dismisses Shaun Marsh (23). Australia 288/6

Overs 44: AUS 286/five
Alex Carey (8*) ended the Hassan Ali over with a 4 as Australia scored 8 runs in it.

Overs 42.1: OUT! Second wicket for Mohammad Amir, Usman Khawaja gone for 18. Australia 277/five
Amir came again into the attack and struck right away again. Khawaja failed to transparent the mid-off as Wahab Riaz took a excellent catch to sent the Aussies again.

Overs 41: AUS 269/4
13 RUNS!
Usman Khawaja (13*) hit back-to-back fours off Wahab Riaz within the over. Australia eye big general.

Overs 40: Australia 256/4 (Shaun Marsh 16* & Usman Khawaja 4*). Is 350 on the card for the Aussies?

* 250 comes up for Australia in 39.3 overs

Overs 37.five: OUT! Shaheen Afridi strikes again, dismisses David Warner (107). Australia 242/4
Big Wicket and a well timed one for Pakistan. Warner was taking a look to change gears after achieving hundred. Warner mistimed the Afridi delivery and the ball balooned up high and this time Imam-ul-Haq made no mistake. Warner hit a six and 11 fours all through his sensible 111-ball knock.

Overs 36.1: DROPPED! David Warner, on 104*, will get a life, with Asif Ali messing up a law catch at 3rd man house. Wahab Riaz, the unlucky bowler. Australia 237/3



* HUNDRED for David Warner off 102 balls, his 15th in ODIs. Australia 232/3 in 35.1 overs
Brilliant knock from Australia opener, his first hundred after getting back from ban. Warner hit a six and 11 fours to achieve the landmark.

Overs 33.4: OUT! Shaheen Afridi cleans up Glenn Maxwell (20). Australia 223/3
Big wicket for the teen. Afridi hit Maxwell's middle and off-stumps to finish the fiery knock. Maxwell smacked a six and two fours in his 10-ball innings.

Overs 33: AUS 218/2. Time for another drinks damage
16 RUNS! Glenn Maxwell (20* off 8 balls) began the Mohammad Hafeez over with a 4 and ended it with a 4 and a six in successive balls. Big over for Australia.

* 200 comes up for Australia in 31.4 overs

Overs 31: AUS 196/2. David Warner 86* & Glenn Maxwell 2*

Overs 28.4: OUT! Mohammad Hafeez strikes to dismiss Steve Smith (10). Australia 189/2
Big step forward for Pakistan. Hafeez broke the threatening 43-run partnership between Warner and Smith. Smith hit a 4 for his 10 off 13 balls.

Overs 27.five: SIX! David Warner (78*) hits the free-hit for a maximum over long-on off Shoaib Malik. Australia 185/1

Overs 27: AUS 172/1. David Warner 67* & Steve Smith 8*

Overs 24.five: NOT OUT! Big attraction from Pakistan, adopted by a evaluation however they lost it. The ball hit David Warner's pad outside the road. Australia 165/1

Overs 24: AUS 163/1
14 RUNS!
After David Warner began the over with two successive fours, Steve Smith also opened his boundary rely with a 4 off Hassan Ali in it.

Overs 23.2: FOURS! David Warner (60*) smashes Hassan Ali for back-toback fours. Australia 157/1

Overs 22.1: OUT! Mohammad Amir strikes to dismiss Aaron Finch (82). Australia 146/1
Big Wicket. Amir came again into the attack and struck right away. Finch mistimed it and Mohammad Hafeez took a excellent catch at further cover. Australia skipper departed after scoring 82 off 84 balls with the assistance of 4 maximums and six fours, and after including a forged 146 runs for the hole wicket with David Warner.

* FIFTY for David Warner off 51 balls, his 20th in ODIs. Australia 146/0 in 22 overs

Overs 20.4: BOOM! Aaron Finch (78*) smacks Mohammad Hafeez for back-to-back sixes. AUS 135/0

Overs 20: AUS 122/0
Aaron Finch 66* and David Warner 43* taking Australia forward.

18 overs: AUS 113/0
Back-to-back tidy overs from Shaheen Afridi, conceded just six runs in it.

16.4 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back limitations for Aaron Finch as he brings up his 23rd fifty in style. Crunches Mohammad Hafeez thru covers as he reaches his half-century of just 63 balls. 100 comes up for Australia as effectively! AUS 100/0



End of 15 overs: Australia are going strong with 87 runs on the board without any loss. After struggling within the initial overs both Aaron Finch (40*) and David Warner (38*) at the moment are taking a look comfortable in opposition to the Pakistan pace attack.

13.five overs: FOUR! Short pitched delivery from Shaheen Afridi and David Warner was in position for it. Pulls the ball in style to gather his fifth boundary. AUS 83/0

12.4 overs: DROPPED! Asif Ali drops a simple catch of Aaron Finch at first slip off Wahab Riaz. Goes for it with a opposite cup and the ball is going thru his fingers. Finch survives!

End of 12th over: Five runs from Shaheen Afridi's comeback over. Wahab Riaz will proceed from the opposite end. AUS 65/0


50 up for Australia! David Warner punches Hassan Ali's delivery drown the ground and collects a few runs. Fifty comes up for Australia in 9.1 overs. Warner is batting on 26 along Aaron Finch on 22.

End of ninth over:
Tidy first over from Wahab Ria. Just two runs from it. AUS 49/0

7.2 overs: FOUR! Poor delivery from Hassan Ali. Short and outside off and Aaron Finch hits it thru covers to gather his first 4 of the match. AUS 42/0



End of 5th over: Maiden! Another one from Mohammad Amir. Second from him in his three overs. Aaron Finch is taking a look uncomfortable in opposition to him. Bowling trade for Pakistan on the different end! Hassan Ali comes in to exchange Afridi. AUS 27/0

End of 4th over: Expensive over from Shaheen Afridi involves an end. 17 runs from it including a 4 and a six from it. Mohammad Amir will proceed from the opposite end. AUS 27/0



3.1 overs: SIX! Super strike from Aaron Finch. Short pitched delivery from Shaheen Afridi and Finch rocks directly to the back-foot and hits the ball to deep square leg for the utmost. AUS 16/0

1.2 overs: FOUR! David Warner and Australia are off the mark with a boundary. On the pads from Shaheen Afridi and Warner flicks the ball superbly thru square leg area to gather 4 runs. AUS 4/0

End of 1st over: Maiden! Cracking get started from Mohammad Amir. A few play and misses from Aaron Finch within the over however Amir was spot on. Shaheen Afridi will bowl from the opposite end. AUS 0/0

Aaron Finch and David Warner are out within the middle for Australia. Mohammad Amir will get started the proceedings for Pakistan. Here we move!



Playing XI for both groups

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(wk/c), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Captains on the toss

Aaron Finch: Would've bowled first too. A tinge of inexperienced and a few moisture within the wicket. In a global cup, winning so many in opposition to Pakistan does not truly matter a lot. We have to attend and notice what the wicket plays like. I expect some swing and seam-movement. It is dependent upon the game. India bowled truly effectively to us as, as did Afghanistan. Marcus Stoinis is out with a side-strain, Shaun Marsh comes in for him, and Kane Richardson comes in for Adam Zampa.

Sarfaraz Ahmed: We are going to bowl first today. There's just a little of grass and moisture on the pitch, so we need to profit from that. Unfortunately we could not play the last game, however we practised arduous in the previous few days so the momentum is very high for us. Shadab Khan will take a seat out today and Shaheen Afridi comes again in for us. One of our Test umpires (Riazuddin) has passed away, and in honour of him, we're all going to put on black bands today.


Team information: One trade in Pakistan playing XI. Shadab Khan sits out and Shaheen Afridi makes a comes again. Australia have two changes. Marcus Stoinis is out with a side-strain, Shaun Marsh replaces him. Kane Richardson comes rather than Adam Zampa.



Toss information: Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed calls it right on the toss, opts to box first in opposition to Australia.


Hello and welcome to the are living updates of ICC Cricket World Cup Match 17 between Australia and Pakistan on the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

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