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TAUNTON: David Warner was not in his same old harmful self however efficient however, his first world century since finishing the ball-tampering ban putting in place Australia's 41-run win over Pakistan within the World Cup on Wednesday.


Australia appeared set for a complete in excess of 350 while Warner and captain Aaron Finch (82) have been on the crease, however Mohammad Amir (5/30) staged a grand comeback along with his highest ODI bowling figures to bowl their opponents out for 307.

Pakistan's innings ended at 266 in 45.4 overs however not sooner than the duo of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz gave the Australians a scare with a rearguard motion that revived their hopes for a while.

Pakistan have been at one degree tottering at 160 for six within the 30th over.

Riaz smashed 45 off 39 balls with two fours and 3 sixes, while Sarfaraz made 40 off 48. The facet's top-scorer despite the fact that was opener Imam-ul-Haq (53), Mohammad Hafeez contributed 46 while Hasan Ali blazed away to 32 off best 15 balls sooner than Mitchell Starc closed out the sport on the dying.

Earlier, despatched into bat after the coin landed in Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed's favour, Australia have been off to a gradual start with Warner and Finch helping them to 50 in 10 overs.

Amir started with a maiden and going with best four mainline bowlers, Australia knew they needed to rating big to place Pakistan under drive.

The Aussies broke free towards Shaheen Afridi, with Finch hitting him over the deep sq. leg fence for a six and Warner using the pull shot to get a four. As Australia appeared for fast runs, Amir showed his magnificence through bowling some other maiden over.

Apart from the singles and twos, both controlled to seek out the ropes occasionally, sooner than Finch carted Mohammad Hafeez for 16 runs with the help of a six and two obstacles.

After a stand that yielded 146 runs in 22.1 overs, Amir equipped Pakistan the much-needed breakthrough when he had Finch hitting one prime up within the air against extra quilt.

Warner hit Hasan Ali for 2 consecutive fours, after which, there was a classy quilt pressure through Steve Smith. A couple of quiet overs was followed through a productive one from Australia's standpoint, with Warner smashing Shoaib Malik for a six over long-on and a four to pick 15 runs.

Sitting lovely at 189 for 2 within the 29th over, Smith attempted to up the ante however in doing so, ended up giving a catch to Asif Ali, who had dropped a sitter within the slips previous at The Cooper Associates County Ground.

Glenn Maxwell struck 20 in 10 balls even as Warner reached the three-figure mark when an edge flew between the keeper and the huge slip for a four. He were given out shortly after celebrating his century with gusto.

The show, then, belonged to Amir.

However, Amir's effort was not sufficient as Pakistan suffered their moment defeat of the showpiece.

Opener Imam-ul-Haq made 53 off 75 balls and steadied the innings with a 54-run second-wicket stand with Babar Azam (28) after the early dismissal of Fakhar Zaman.

For Australia, Pat Cummins was probably the most a success bowler with figures of 3/33 while there were two wickets apiece for Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson.

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