He will have to be till the end if Pakistan want to win this match. Another over comes to an end as Pakistan are now 10/1 after 4 overs.
Just what the doctor ordered for the Aussies
Pat Cummins gets the early breakthrough!Fakhar Zaman swings hard but his edge carries to Kane Richardson at third man.A strong start for Australia. #AUSvPAK LIVE 👇 https://t.co/eEmVwQQPYP pic.twitter.com/kJtUZ5v2bf
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
OUT: Starc starts the second over and its an excellent over. He starts with a maiden and Pakistan stay at 2/0. Aussies have their tails up at the moment. Pakistan will have to be really careful here. And Fakhar in the meanwhile, has edged one straight into the hands of Richardson at third man. Cummins has the first wicket. Its 2/1 now.
So on to the second innings now. Imam and Fakhar Zaman willl open the innings for Pakistan while Pat Cummins will start the bowling duties. And Cummins starts with a no ball. But Imam plays a dot on the free hit. Its 2/0 after 1 over.
Pakistan will be extremely pleased with the way things have ended for them in this innings. At one stage, Australia were looking set for a total above 350, but ended up getting only 307. With this performance, they would fancy their chances of winning the match too.
Australia, despite getting runs on the board, havent been at their best
Number of times Australia have been bowled out in a World Cup innings:2003 World Cup, 2007 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, and 2015 World Cup combined - twice2019 World Cup - three times#CWC19
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) June 12, 2019
Excellent bowling by Amir has now put Pakistan on top.
@iamamirofficial Brilliant line & length bowling by amir #AUSvPAK Pak fav 4 today game
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) June 12, 2019
ALL OUT: Amir has a fifer here. He has completely changed the course of this match and Aussies are now bundled out for only 307. Pakistan have the momentum on their side and need to just apply themselves here to win the game.
OUT: Amir has fourth wicket here. He bowls a yorker. And Carey is LBW. This is not looking good for the Aussies. Aussies take a review but replays show that the ball is crashing into the stumps.
OUT: Another one bites the dust. This time Cummins departs for only 2. Australia are now suddenly struggling at 302/8.
OUT: And now Wahab has a wicket. A full ball sees Coulter-Nile goes for a big one, but ends up edging one to the keeper. This is excellent bowling by Pakistan. Australia are now 299/7.
Pakistan have pulled things back and major reason for that has been Amir.
Mohd Aamir has turned things around for Pak with some marvellous bowling. Other bowlers not quite in the same league, compounded by poor fielding
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 12, 2019
OUT: Another wicket goes down for Australia. Pakistan have made a good recovery here. This time Marsh goes for 23. Australia are in a spot of bother at 288/6.
OUT: Amir comes back into the attack. Khawaja plays a drive on the up. And Wahab takes a simple catch at mid off. He departs for a quickfire 18. Australia are now 277/5.
FOUR, FOUR, FOUR: Wahab comes for another over and hes been taken to the cleaners by Khawaja and Marsh. Three boundaries come from the over and that means 13 runs come from the over. After 41 overs its 269/4.
Shaheen Afridi has come back well after a difficult opening spell.
Shaheen Afridi has come back welll aftert a difficult opening spell. Hes bowled progressively fuller, been far more economical and has taken the prize wickets of Warner and Maxwell. #CWC19 #AusvPak pic.twitter.com/6x5veJcTrb
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) June 12, 2019
OUT: And finally Pakistan hold on to a catch. This time Warner takes the aerial route and Imam makes no mistake. Warner goes for 107 as Australia are now 242/4.
DROP: Asif Ali drops yet another catch in the deep. A short ball and Warner goes for a cut. But Asif puts down a sitter. This is ordinary stuff from the Pakistanis. Australia look set for a total over 350. After 37 overs Pakistan are 239/3.
100 FOR WARNER: Afridi continues. And he manages to induce an edge off Warner, but the ball goes for a four. And with that he brings up yet another ton. Well played, Warner. This has been an exceptional innings from him. Its 234/3.
Hafeez comes back into the attack. On first two balls, the two batsmen pick up easy singles. This is still a good over from Pakistans point of view. Just four runs come from the over. Its 228/3 after 35 overs.
WICKET! Maxwell departs, beautiful delivery from Shaheen Afridi and Maxwell sees his off-stump go for a toss. Fantastic delivery and thats the end of Maxwell. Some hope for Pakistan here. They are now 223/3. Maxwell departs for 20 off 10 balls.
FOUR FOUR SIX! Glenn Maxwell absolutely tearing into Hafeez here, really pedestrian bowling to say the least here from Pakistan. Maxwell making full use of it. 16 runs from the over and Australia are now 218/2
Glenn Maxwell has come out to join David Warner here,his role will be crucial here, especially to accelerate late in the innings. If Maxwell can settle down here, then we could be in for some entertainment!
The ball also taking a bit of turn here, that makes you question the decision to drop Shadab Khan even more! Pakistan might have messed up here when it came to their team selection. They somehow need to restric Australia to around 320
Surely thats a bit harsh!
Watching Steve Smith try and up the scoring rate in the middle overs of an ODI is like watching your grandparents use Skype for the first time. #CWC19 #AusvPak
— Patrick Noone (@PatrickNoone08) June 12, 2019
WICKET! Steve Smith departs now, he comes down the track and looks to hit straight down the ground. Gets a top edge and this time Asif Ali comes underneath the ball to take a sharp catch. Australia are 189/1 after 28.3 overs.
SIX! Last thing you want from Shoaib Malik is a no ball, Warner makes full use of the free hit as he deposits one into the stands. Excellent shot that and it goes deep into the stands Australia are 187/1 after 28 overs
Amir really bowling superbly, but Pakistan just seem a bit lacklustre in the field here. The ball is coming on nicely onto the bat at the moment, but still Amir showing his class with some top quality bowling. He needs some support from the other end though
In all seriousness - Sarfaraz needs to get his bowlers to reset here. Australia have four genuine bowlers in this side, and the ball is coming onto the bat nicely. They need to scrap, because a big chase isnt impossible on this pitch. #CWC19 https://t.co/ZWEsjt1fdM
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) June 12, 2019
Talking about horror reviews, Pakistan have just taken one of the worst reviews ever. Amir with a loud appeal there, but the impact was well outside the stumps. Sarfaraz is really forced to take the review by Amir and thats just poor captaincy. He loses the review in the end. Good over though from Amir as he concedes only 2 runs there. Australia are 165/1 after 25 overs