Bengaluru: In a spectacular display of cricket prowess, Australia amassed a commanding total of 367/9 in their 50 overs, thanks to the extraordinary centuries achieved by the dynamic duo of Mitchell Marsh and David Warner. This formidable partnership etched their names in the record books, becoming only the fourth opening pair to achieve such a feat in a World Cup match.
The outstanding performance unfolded during their intense clash with Pakistan, where records tumbled like a house of cards. David Warner reached a well-deserved century with a single, followed by Mitchell Marsh, who marked his 32nd birthday in grand style by achieving a hundred of his own.
This monumental effort with the bat undoubtedly left the Australian team brimming with satisfaction, as they showcased their formidable batting skills. However, Pakistan’s resolute comeback in the final 10 overs of the innings thwarted Australia’s pursuit of breaching the 400-run milestone.
The standout star for Pakistan was Shaheen Afridi, whose incredible bowling prowess secured a remarkable five-wicket haul, conceding a mere 54 runs.
Brief Scores: Australia: 367/9 in 50 overs (David Warner 163, Mitchell Marsh 121; Shaheen Afridi 5/54, Haris Rauf 3/83)