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ICC World Cup 2023 Australia vs Pakistan, 18th Match Highlights: AUS won by 62 runs

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl. Australia set an formidable target of 368 runs in 50 overs, which Pakistan failed to chase down. They were all out after only 45.3 overs, managing to score 305 runs.

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ODI World Cup 2023 Australia vs Pakistan 18th Match Live Score at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

The ICC World Cup 2023 is in full swing, and the 18th match is set to take place between Australia (AUS) and Pakistan (PAK) at Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday, October 20. Both teams are eager to secure a victory and strengthen their positions in the tournament. Australia comes into this match with confidence after a convincing win over Sri Lanka, while Pakistan aims to bounce back from a defeat against arch-rivals India.

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  Australia vs Pakistan 18th Match
  publive-image  AUS won by 62 runs
publive-imageAUS   367/9 (50)
publive-imagePAK   305/10 (45.3)
  Venue   M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 
  Date & Time   Fri, Oct 20, 02:00 PM IST
  Toss   PAK opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   David Warner


World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

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AUS vs PAK Match Highlights

Australia Inning:

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Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first. Australia began their innings with great momentum, adding a remarkable 82 runs during the powerplay without losing any wicket. David Warner played a brilliant knock of 40 runs off just 29 deliveries, hitting 3 boundaries and clearing the ropes thrice. Mitchell Marsh also contributed with his impressive batting, scoring 35 runs off 31 balls, including 7 fours and a six.

The Australian openers showcased an outstanding performance, setting the stage ablaze with their remarkable centuries in just 31 overs of the game. David Warner displayed his exceptional batting skills, scoring a century in a mere 85 balls. Similarly, Mitchell Marsh achieved the feat of reaching 101 runs in exactly 101 balls. By the end of the 31st over, Australia had accumulated an impressive score of 214/0.

After delivering a commendable innings of 121 runs off 108 balls, Mitchell Marsh was eventually dismissed and made his way back to the pavilion. His innings included an impressive tally of 10 fours and 9 sixes. Unfortunately, Glenn Maxwell failed to make an impact as he returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs.

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After delivering an astounding performance, Davind Warner scored an impressive 163 runs off 124 balls before being dismissed and returning to the pavilion. Throughout his inning, Warner hit 14 fours and 9 sixes, showcasing his exceptional batting skills. Additionally, Stoinis was also dismissed by lbw after contributing 21 runs off 24 balls. Shaheen Afridi, showcased his exceptional skill by taking a remarkable 5-wicket haul.

After delivering an impressive performance, the Australian cricket team, managed to rack up an impressive total of 367 runs in just 50 overs. Despite losing 9 wickets in the process, their commendable efforts allowed them to secure a strong position in the game. 

 

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Pakistan Inning:

In their pursuit of a challenging target of 368 runs, the Pakistan's openers got off to a promising start. During the powerplay, they accumulated an impressive total of 59 runs without losing any wicket. Shafique demonstrated his prowess by scoring a brilliant 64 runs off just 61 balls, which included 7 fours and 2 sixes. Similarly, Imam contributed significantly with a well-played innings of 70 runs off 71 deliveries, comprising of 10 boundaries. Unfortunately, Babar's contribution was limited as he managed to score only 18 runs off 14 balls before being caught out by Cummins. Rizwan showed glimpses of brilliance with his knock of 46 runs off just 40 balls; however, he fell short of reaching the fifty-run milestone as he was dismissed lbw. It is worth noting that Australia's Adam Zampa also made an impact by claiming four crucial wickets during Pakistan's innings.

 

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Top Performers of the Match
 

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  David Warner   AUS   163   124   14   9   131.45
  Mitchell Marsh   AUS   121   108   10   9   112.04
  Shafique    PAK   64    61     7    2   104.92
  Imam   PAK   70   71   10   0    98.59

 

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  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Afridi   PAK   10   1   54   5   0   3   5.40
  Zampa   AUS    10   0   53   4   0   1   5.30

 

 

Match Details

The Australia vs Pakistan match is scheduled to take place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Friday, October 20, at 2:00 PM (IST). Fans can catch all the action live on the Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app, and website.


Australia's Momentum

Australia's World Cup journey gained momentum as they secured a significant victory over Sri Lanka in their previous match. Opting to field first, the Australian bowlers, led by Adam Zampa, put up an outstanding performance by claiming four crucial wickets to restrict Sri Lanka to a mere 209 runs. In the second innings, Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis both notched up half-centuries, propelling the team to surpass the target in just 35.2 overs. It was a convincing win for the Aussies, showcasing their dominance in all aspects of the game.

 

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023


Pakistan's Setback

On the other hand, Pakistan enters this contest fresh from a substantial defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals, India. Despite a promising start with the bat, Pakistan's middle-order woes saw them posting a meagre total of 191 runs. In India's innings, Shaheen Afridi claimed a brace of wickets, while Hasan Ali chipped in with one scalp. However, it was a tough outing for the Pakistani side as they were unable to contain India's strong batting lineup.

 

M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report

Bengaluru's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is known for offering one of India's most batter-friendly tracks. It provides a favorable blend of pace and bounce, catering to the stroke-makers. The pitch, coupled with a speedy outfield and shorter boundaries, creates an ideal setting for batters to showcase their skills. However, as the game progresses, spinners possessing the ability to extract turn and employ a range of variations may find themselves influential in the proceedings.

 

Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 40,000 Flat Batting-Friendly 232 Chase

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


AUS vs PAK Head-to-Head Record

Australia and Pakistan have a long-standing history in cricket, and their head-to-head record reflects their competitive encounters. Out of the 107 matches played between the two teams, Australia has emerged victorious in 69 matches, while Pakistan has won 34 matches. Three matches ended in no result, and one match was tied. The first encounter between the two teams took place on June 7, 1975, and their most recent clash was on April 2, 2022.


AUS vs PAK Probable Playing XI

Both teams have a pool of talented players, and selecting the best playing XI becomes crucial for their success in the match. Here are the probable playing XIs for Australia and Pakistan:

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Sean Abbott, Travis Head, Alex Carey, Cameron Green

Support Staff: Andrew McDonald, Andre Borovec, Daniel Vettori, Michael Di Venuto, Andy Flower


Pakistan Playing XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

Bench: Agha Salman, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan

Support Staff: Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, Andrew Puttick, Morne Morkel

 

Probable Best Performers

In a match of such significance, certain players have stood out in their previous encounters and are likely to make an impact once again. Let's take a look at the probable best performers for Australia and Pakistan:


Probable Best Batter: Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Glenn Maxwell shines as Australia's top run-scorer against Pakistan, accumulating 735 runs in 18 matches. With seven half-centuries and a brisk strike rate of 125.42, Maxwell has consistently delivered with the bat. Additionally, he has also made significant contributions in the bowling department, securing nine wickets with an economy rate under 6. With his remarkable all-round abilities, Maxwell assumes pivotal importance for Australia in their impending encounter with Pakistan.


Probable Best Bowler: Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Mitchell Starc has emerged as Australia's leading wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup campaign, notching up a commendable tally of five crucial dismissals. Known for his lethal pace and swing, Starc has troubled batsmen with his ability to generate movement off the pitch. Moreover, Starc has maintained his consistency against Pakistan in past World Cup encounters, claiming two wickets in each of those matches. As Australia's spearhead, Starc will play a crucial role in dismantling Pakistan's batting lineup.

 

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule


Today's Match Prediction

Considering the current form and the strengths of both teams, Australia holds the edge in this encounter. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and Pakistan has the potential to bounce back strongly. The match is anticipated to be an intense battle between bat and ball, showcasing the skills and competitive spirit of both teams.


Conclusion

The Australia vs Pakistan match in the ICC World Cup 2023 promises to be a thrilling encounter between two cricketing powerhouses. With Australia gaining momentum and Pakistan looking to bounce back, fans can expect an exhilarating display of cricketing skills. The M Chinnaswamy Stadium's batter-friendly pitch adds to the excitement, with both teams striving to secure a crucial win in the tournament. So, mark your calendars for Friday, October 20, and get ready for a captivating showdown between Australia and Pakistan!

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