Cricket World Cup matchday 14: Warner lays foundations for Australian win
The left-handed opener is back in action following a 12-month suspension.
David Warner smashed his first international century since returning from a ball-tampering ban to lay the foundations for Australia’s convincing 41-run World Cup win over Pakistan.
The left-handed opener, who served a 12-month suspension for his part in the sandpaper scandal against South Africa in March 2018, hit 107 off 111 balls as his side finished 307 all out.
Mohammad Amir’s five for 30 and Imam-ul-Haq’s assured half-century threatened to derail the defending champions’ bid to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to India.
But Pakistan’s chase eventually fell well short on 266 all out with 26 balls remaining, partly due to Pat Cummins’ three for 33.
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Australia’s third victory from four matches was built on the highest partnership of the tournament so far. Captain Aaron Finch and Warner shared a 147-run opening-wicket stand, surpassing the total reached by Bangladesh duo Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim in their victory over South Africa on June 2. Meanwhile, Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir became the competition’s top wicket taker with 10 after finishing with figures of five for 30.
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