In the 17th match of the World Cup, Pakistan won the toss against Australia and decided to bowl on Wednesday. Australian Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner are on the crease. Both of them had a century partnership for the first wicket. Finch completed the half-century during this period. Earlier, Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Aamir bowled superb on the fast pitch. He threw two of his first three out of Maiden.
Earlier, Australia made two changes in the team. Shaun Marsh and Ken Richardson are included in the squad instead of Marx Stoney’s and Adam Jampa. At the same time, Pakistan took Shahin Afridi in place of Shadab Khan in the team.
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Kerry (wicketkeeper), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ken Richardson.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain, wicketkeeper), Imam ul Haq, Fakhr Jamia, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraj Ahmed, Shoaib Malika, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shahin Afridi, Mohammad Aamir
In England both teams face face-to-face after 14 years
Both teams are face-to-face on the England ground after 14 years. The last time the two teams met on September 4, 2004 on the Lords grounds. Then Australia defeated Pakistan by 10 runs. On the England ground, Pakistan got their last win against Australia on the ground of Nottingham on June 19, 2001. Then Pakistan defeated Australia by 36 runs. In England, Australia and Pakistan have so far played 8 ODIs. In this Australia has 5 and Pakistan has won 3 matches
Pakistan got the last win against Australia in ODIs 29 months ago
There are 103 ODIs between Australia and Pakistan so far. Of these, the Australian team has won 67 out of them. In 32 he had to face defeat. A match was tied up, while 3 matches remained unchanged. Pakistan’s last win against Australia was on 15 January 2017 on the Melbourne ground. Then he defeated Australia by 6 wickets.
Pakistan not won against World Cup in 8 years
There have been 9 matches between the two world cups so far. In 5 of these, Australia has succeeded in winning. In the World Cup, Pakistan got the last win against Australia on March 19, 2011. Then he defeated Australia by 4 wickets.