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Pakistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match in Taunton Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 13, 2019, 7:09 AM IST

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AUS vs PAK Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 17 ODI, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, 12 June, 2019

Australia

307/10

(49.0) RR 6.26

v/s
Pakistan

266/10

(45.4) RR 5.82

Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:30 (IST)

    AUSTRALIA WIN: It's all over for Pakistan as Sarfaraz is run out for 40. What a disastrous end for Pakistan as they are all out for 266 and fall short by 41 runs in the end. With this, Australia register their third win of the tournament.

  • 22:25 (IST)

    OUT: It's all but over for Pakistan as Starc gets a perfect yorker in. Amir plays it on to his stumps. Pakistan are nine down now. It's 265/9 now. 

  • 22:21 (IST)

    OUT: What a close shout. Wahab gets the faintest of edges off Starc and Carey takes the catch. After a lot of contemplation Finch goes for the review. Wahab goes for 45 from 39. It's 264/8. 

  • 21:33 (IST)

    OUT: Hassan Ali plays a few shots to the boundary but unfortunately he gets too ambitious and gives a simple catch to Khawaja in the end. Richardson has another wicket. Pakistan are staring at a big defeat. It's 200/7 now. 

  • 21:15 (IST)

    OUT: Pakistan are going down without a fight now. Asif Ali edges one from Kane Richardson and Carey has no trouble in taking a simple catch. After 30 overs Pakistan are 160/6. 

  • 21:05 (IST)

    OUT: Cummins has second wicket. The match has completely changed in a span of two overs. Cummins induces an edge from Malik and Carey takes a good catch diving to his left. It;s 147/5. 

  • 21:01 (IST)

    OUT: Hafeez has committed a big error here. Finch has a wicket here. He tosses the ball up and Hafeez goes for a big one. Starc takes a good catch at the boundary. After 27 overs it's 146/4. 

  • 20:53 (IST)

    OUT: Imam charges down to Coulter-Nile and plays a shot over long off. That brings up another fifty for the opener. Still a long way to go. And he has played a bad shot off Cummins in the next over. He gives a simple catch to Carey for 53. Pakistan are 136/3 in 25.1 overs. 

  • 20:25 (IST)

    FOUR: Pakistan are keeping the required run-rate in check and are scoring odd boundary every over. But wickets will be the key for Pakistan in this chase. After 19 overs it's 107/2. 

  • 20:17 (IST)

    FOUR, SIX: A good over coming Pakistan's way as Hafeez gets four and a six off consecutive deliveries. Pakistan are slowly making a progress in this chase. After 18 overs Pakistan are 97/2. 

  • 19:52 (IST)

    OUT: And Babar, who was playing so well, has just thrown his wicket away. He gets over-ambitious and gives a simple catch to Richardson in the deep. Coulter-Nile has his first wicket here. Pakistan are 56/2. 

  • 19:38 (IST)

    FOUR: Babar is looking in supreme touch at the moment. Any width, and he is pouncing on it. This is the way to go for it. Another good over for Pakistan comes to an end and Pakistan are now 34/1. 

  • 19:30 (IST)

    FOUR, FOUR: Pakistan seem to have made a good recovery as Azam hits two fours in one Cummins over. He has been handed out the responsibility of scoring quick runs for his team. Now Pakistan are 22/1. 

  • 19:24 (IST)

    FOUR: Imam finally gets going as he pulls a short one from Starc for a four. 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. 

22:30 (IST)

AUSTRALIA WIN: It's all over for Pakistan as Sarfaraz is run out for 40. What a disastrous end for Pakistan as they are all out for 266 and fall short by 41 runs in the end. With this, Australia register their third win of the tournament.

22:25 (IST)

OUT: It's all but over for Pakistan as Starc gets a perfect yorker in. Amir plays it on to his stumps. Pakistan are nine down now. It's 265/9 now. 

22:21 (IST)

OUT: What a close shout. Wahab gets the faintest of edges off Starc and Carey takes the catch. After a lot of contemplation Finch goes for the review. Wahab goes for 45 from 39. It's 264/8. 

22:16 (IST)

What this partnership has done is, that it has frustrated the Aussie bowlers. They certainly look rattled and aren't bowling at their best. After 43.3 overs Pakistan move to 261/7. 

22:12 (IST)
Wahab is emerging a hero against Australia at WC again
22:06 (IST)

Maxwell comes back for another over. Wahab goes for a big one. The ball misses the stumps by a whisker and the ball goes for four byes. On the very next ball Wahab clears his front leg and smashes a six. The match is getting close for Pakistan. It's 254/7.

21:55 (IST)

Big over for Pakistan here! 11 runs of Coulter-Nile's over. Sarfaraz has realised he need to let Riaz go for the big shots and the skipper is content with taking the singles and keep rotating the strike. Riaz took his chance and hammered Coulter-Nile for a massive six over the square-leg boundary. Pakistan are 228/7.

21:50 (IST)

Pakistan should not lose hope just yet. The asking rate is not out of reach for them, but it is the wickets that they have to preserve. If they can do that, a come back in the match, with Sarfaraz around, is still possible. Pakistan are 217/7 after 38 overs. 

21:39 (IST)

Yet another over comes to an end for Australia and with each passing ball they are moving closer to a win. Pakistan, on the other hand have no batsmen left. After 35 overs it's 205/7. 

21:33 (IST)

OUT: Hassan Ali plays a few shots to the boundary but unfortunately he gets too ambitious and gives a simple catch to Khawaja in the end. Richardson has another wicket. Pakistan are staring at a big defeat. It's 200/7 now. 

21:15 (IST)

OUT: Pakistan are going down without a fight now. Asif Ali edges one from Kane Richardson and Carey has no trouble in taking a simple catch. After 30 overs Pakistan are 160/6. 

21:10 (IST)
Pakistan are to blame for their this collapse
21:05 (IST)

OUT: Cummins has second wicket. The match has completely changed in a span of two overs. Cummins induces an edge from Malik and Carey takes a good catch diving to his left. It;s 147/5. 

21:01 (IST)

OUT: Hafeez has committed a big error here. Finch has a wicket here. He tosses the ball up and Hafeez goes for a big one. Starc takes a good catch at the boundary. After 27 overs it's 146/4. 

20:53 (IST)

OUT: Imam charges down to Coulter-Nile and plays a shot over long off. That brings up another fifty for the opener. Still a long way to go. And he has played a bad shot off Cummins in the next over. He gives a simple catch to Carey for 53. Pakistan are 136/3 in 25.1 overs. 

20:49 (IST)
Trouble calling for the Aussies.
20:44 (IST)

Australia need to find a way to comeback in the match or things will slip out of the their hand quiet quickly. Another over comes to an end and Pakistan have reached 126/2 after 23 overs. 

20:33 (IST)

Australia are bowling well but they need wickets to turn the tables on Pakistan. But for now it's too easy for the Pakistanis at the moment. Having said that a wicket here could change the complexion of the match. It's 113/2. 

20:25 (IST)

FOUR: Pakistan are keeping the required run-rate in check and are scoring odd boundary every over. But wickets will be the key for Pakistan in this chase. After 19 overs it's 107/2. 

20:17 (IST)

FOUR, SIX: A good over coming Pakistan's way as Hafeez gets four and a six off consecutive deliveries. Pakistan are slowly making a progress in this chase. After 18 overs Pakistan are 97/2. 

20:14 (IST)

So there is a small partnership brewing now. This pair has already added 27 runs. But Pakistan will have to keep their wicket intact now. That will be the key in this chase. Pakistan are now 83/2 in 17 overs. 

20:10 (IST)
That fans emotion says it all after Azam dismissal
20:05 (IST)

Australia must be sniffing wickets here after the departure of Babar. But till now Pakistan have not pressed the panic button, which is a good sign. After 14.2 overs it's 72/2. 

19:52 (IST)

OUT: And Babar, who was playing so well, has just thrown his wicket away. He gets over-ambitious and gives a simple catch to Richardson in the deep. Coulter-Nile has his first wicket here. Pakistan are 56/2. 

19:48 (IST)

Pakistan have already gotten to the fifty in just the 10th over. This is an excellent recovery after losing Fakhar early. This partnership holds the key for the Asian side. After 10 overs it's 51/1. 

19:45 (IST)
Pakistan have started their chase on a positive note
19:38 (IST)

FOUR: Babar is looking in supreme touch at the moment. Any width, and he is pouncing on it. This is the way to go for it. Another good over for Pakistan comes to an end and Pakistan are now 34/1. 

19:30 (IST)

FOUR, FOUR: Pakistan seem to have made a good recovery as Azam hits two fours in one Cummins over. He has been handed out the responsibility of scoring quick runs for his team. Now Pakistan are 22/1. 

19:24 (IST)

FOUR: Imam finally gets going as he pulls a short one from Starc for a four. 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. 

19:20 (IST)
Just what the doctor ordered for the Aussies

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Australia vs Pakistan Live Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match at Taunton Latest Updates: AUSTRALIA WIN: It's all over for Pakistan as Sarfaraz is run out for 40. What a disastrous end for Pakistan as they are all out for 266 and fall short by 41 runs in the end. With this, Australia register their third win of the tournament.

Australia vs Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 12 (Wednesday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. (AUS vs PAK Live). You can also follow all the action on our live blog.

Injuries and weather have been the two major talking points over the last two days of the World Cup. It isn't ideal but that's how things stand with the weather largely calling the shots in the UK. The two encounters at Southampton and Bristol respectively over the last two days have both been washed out and as the tourney heads to Taunton where Australia and Pakistan are set to face off, the forecast once again isn't promising.

Rain is expected to make a continuous appearance when the two sides clash in The Cooper Associates County Ground but we could expect some play with the radar likely to clear later in the day.

Australia, after their 36-run loss at the hands of India, will hope to return to winning ways while Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan, who have already suffered a washout game against Sri Lanka earlier will want to build on the good form that saw them defeat England by 14 runs in Nottingham.

Pakistan have been left frustrated as they would have harboured hopes of a win against a depleted Sri Lanka unit. They will have their task cut out against a full-strength Australian unit but will certainly fancy their chances as they did against England. It was a clinical all-round show from Pakistan right from their batsmen to the fast bowlers in Nottingham.

But that's the thing with Pakistan. It usually is unclear which team might turn up on the day. The same team which was bundled out for 105 in their opening encounter against West Indies hammered 348/8 in their very next game. The Pakistan fans and team management will desperately hope the latter turns up come Wednesday.

Pakistan might have just won one their last 14 One-Day Internationals against Australia but captain Aaron Finch was in no mood to take them lightly.

"Pakistan are obviously a very dangerous side," Finch said. "We've seen consistently throughout, especially ICC tournaments, that they win a lot of games and they get themselves in a position to win the tournament.

"They had a great Champions Trophy. So regardless of what kind of form Pakistan go in with, they're always incredibly dangerous."

Australia might not have been on the right side of the result against India but they can take heart from their performance of the batsmen who gave India a tough fight chasing 353. The bowling though left a lot to be desired especially that of Mitchell Starc's, who went for runs aplenty in the backend.

However, under overcast conditions and on a surface which had a greenish tinge on first glance, the Australian pace unit will hope for a better show. There was absolutely no swing for the fast bowlers at Trent Bridge which is likely to change when the two teams battle it out in Taunton.

The Pakistan pace trio will also be a handful in case the conditions remain overcast but for now captains from both sides are just hoping the clouds don't open up and spoil the party for a straight third game.

"The weather might play a huge part in the next few days," Finch said. "Next week it starts fine and looks good across the country for the remainder of the tournament."

Australia will be without Marcus Stoinis for Wednesday's encounter with the all-rounder ruled out due to a side strain. Conditions are likely to dictate who Australia might play tomorrow in Stoinis' place. If it is indeed overcast, Jason Behrendorff might be slotted in else Australia might go with Shaun Marsh in a bid to strengthen their middle-order.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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