Pak vs Aus: Pakistan Concede Highest-Ever World Cup Total
In a rather undesirable development, Pakistan conceded their highest total in one-day internationals (ODIs) World Cup history after Australian batters took Green Shirts’ bowlers to the cleaners on Friday.
Dominant Duo – Warner and Marsh
With openers, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh smashing centuries, the Kangaroos — beating Sri Lanka’s 344-run total against Pakistan on October 10 earlier in the tournament — piled up a massive total of 367 runs, becoming the highest runs conceded by Green Shirts in their World Cup history.
Setting the Stage on Fire
The match, which was played at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium, witnessed an extraordinary performance by the Australian openers. They scored a record-breaking 259-run partnership, the highest ever against Men in Green in World Cup history.
Babar Azam’s Early Hopes
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and put Australia in to bat. Skipper Babar Azam’s hopes of picking up early wickets quickly evaporated when Warner and Marsh went all guns blazing to put on a remarkable opening stand.
Australia’s David Warner and Mitchell Marsh put on a power-hitting masterclass against Pakistan as the five-time champions posted a daunting total of 367-9. Warner entertained the crowd with a blistering knock of 163 off 124 balls, while Marsh walked off with a career-best 121. The pair combined for 24 boundaries and 18 sixes, leaving Pakistan’s bowlers stunned.
Shaheen Shah Afridi’s Lone Stand
In the midst of an Australian onslaught, Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi managed to pick up five wickets, showing remarkable resilience in the face of a batting onslaught. However, his efforts couldn’t prevent Australia from setting a formidable total.
The match at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium will be remembered for Australia’s extraordinary batting performance, particularly the dominant duo of Warner and Marsh. Pakistan’s bowlers struggled to contain the Australian juggernaut, resulting in their highest conceded total in World Cup history.
1. What is the highest total conceded by Pakistan in a World Cup match?
Pakistan conceded their highest total in one-day internationals (ODIs) World Cup history when Australia piled up a massive total of 367 runs in a match at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
2. Who were the standout performers for Australia in this match?
David Warner and Mitchell Marsh were the standout performers for Australia, both smashing centuries and setting a new partnership record against Pakistan in World Cup history.
3. How many boundaries and sixes did Warner and Marsh hit in this match?
The dominant duo of Warner and Marsh combined for 24 boundaries and 18 sixes, showcasing a power-hitting masterclass.
4. Did Pakistan have any success in this match?
Despite the onslaught, Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up five wickets, demonstrating remarkable resilience in a challenging situation.
5. Where was this record-breaking match played?
This record-breaking match took place at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.