World Cup 2019: Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

World Cup 2019: Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

Taunton (Agencies): Australia registered a 41-run win over Pakistan in the 18th encounter of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Taunton on Wednesday.

Australia set 308-run target after Pakistan won the toss and elected field first against five-time champions.

Earlier, Australian cricket team defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets and then edging the Windies out for 15 runs.

On the other side, Pakistani cricket team had lost its opening match to the West Indies by seven wickets but came back to the winning lines by defeating hosts by 14 runs.

Pakistan’s squad

Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

Australia’s squad

Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxell, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson