Bengaluru: Australia have taken firm control against Pakistan in the ongoing World Cup 2023 match at Bengaluru. The dynamic opening duo of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh slammed blazing tons, propelling Australia to a commanding 214/0 after 31 overs.
Australia, fresh off their victory over Sri Lanka, is looking to secure a second consecutive win in the tournament and bounce back from their initial two defeats. Pakistan, on the other hand, is facing a significant challenge after their impressive winning streak came to an abrupt end last week with a humiliating defeat to India in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first, but Australia made the most of the opportunity, batting with great discipline and control. Warner, in particular, has been in scintillating form, striking the ball cleanly and fluently. Marsh has also played a solid supporting role, rotating the strike and chipping in with regular boundaries.
Australia is now firmly in control of the match, and Pakistan will need to produce a special bowling performance to stay in the contest. However, with the pitch offering good batting conditions, it is unlikely that Australia will be bowled out for a low score.