The match between Pakistan and Australia was a highly anticipated clash in the ICC World Cup 2023. Both teams are among the best in the world and have a rich history of rivalry. Pakistan were the defending champions, while Australia were the five-time champions.
The match was played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, India on October 20, 2023. The stadium was packed to the rafters with fans of both teams. The atmosphere was electric, and the match was a thrilling contest from start to finish
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl in the ICC World Cup 2023 match between Australia and Pakistan on October 20, 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Australia Batting Performance
Fall of Wickets
259/1 (M. Marsh, 33.5 ov) · 259/2 (G. Maxwell, 33.6 ov) · 284/3 (S. Smith, 38.1 ov) · 325/4 (D. Warner, 42.2 ov) · 339/5 (J. Inglis, 44.2 ov) · 354/6 (M. Stoinis, 47.1 ov) · 360/7 (M. Labuschagne, 48.3 ov) · 363/8 (M. Starc, 49.1 ov) · 363/9 (J. Hazlewood, 49.2 ov)
Pakistan Batting Performance
Fall of Wickets
134/1 (A. Shafique, 21.1 ov) · 154/2 (Imam-ul-Haq, 23.4 ov) · 175/3 (B. Azam, 26.2 ov) · 232/4 (S. Shakeel, 34.2 ov) · 269/5 (I. Ahmed, 38.5 ov) · 274/6 (M. Rizwan, 40.5 ov) · 277/7 (U. Mir, 41.5 ov) · 287/8 (M. Nawaz, 42.6 ov) · 301/9 (H. Ali, 44.5 ov) · 305/10 (S. Afridi, 45.3 ov)
Pakistan Bowling Performance
In a recent match, the Pakistani bowlers displayed varying levels of effectiveness.
Shaheen Afridi stood out with an impressive performance, bowling 10 overs, conceding only 54 runs, and taking a remarkable 5 wickets at an economy rate of 5.40.
Haris Rauf, although expensive, managed to secure 3 wickets in his 8 overs, while Usama Mir contributed with a solitary wicket.
However, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Mohammad Nawaz had less impactful outings, going wicketless and conceding runs at differen rates.
Overall, the bowling attack showcased a mix of skill and challenges during the match.
Australia Bowling Performance
In a recent match, the Australian bowlers displayed varying levels of effectiveness.
- Mitchell Starc, in his 8 overs, conceded 65 runs and managed to take 1 wicket at an economy rate of 8.13.
- Josh Hazlewood, bowling 10 overs, was economical, giving away only 37 runs and securing 1 wicket with an impressive economy rate of 3.70.
- Captain Pat Cummins, in his 7.3 overs, conceded 62 runs and claimed 2 wickets at an economy rate of 8.27.
- Adam Zampa, bowling the full quota of 10 overs, performed exceptionally well, conceding only 53 runs and taking an impressive 4 wickets at an economy rate of 5.30.
- All-rounder Glenn Maxwell, in his 5 overs, remained wicketless but conceded 40 runs at an economy rate of 8.00.
- Similarly, Marcus Stoinis, also bowling 5 overs, secured 2 wickets but gave away 40 runs at an economy rate of 8.00.
Overall, the Australian bowlers showcased a mix of effectiveness and challenges during the match.
Man of match
Australian opener David Warner was named the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance in the ICC World Cup 2023 match against Pakistan on October 20, 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
. His remarkable innings of 163 runs off 124 balls, including 9 fours and 9 sixes, at a striking rate of 131.45, played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of the match. Warner’s aggressive yet controlled approach made him the standout performer, earning him this well-deserved title.
The conclusion of the match between Pakistan and Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 was a disappointing one for Pakistan fans. Australia were simply too good for them on the day, and they deserved their victory.
Australia’s batting lineup was in devastating form, amassing a mammoth total of 367-9 in their 50 overs. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh both scored centuries, while Marnus Labuschagne and Alex Carey chipped in with half-centuries.
Pakistan’s bowlers struggled to contain the Australian batsmen, with only Shaheen Shah Afridi picking up more than two wickets.
In reply, Pakistan got off to a solid start, with their openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq putting on a 100-run partnership. However, once they were both dismissed, the Pakistan innings fell apart.
Adam Zampa was the pick of the Australian bowlers, picking up four wickets for 53 runs. Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Marcus Stoinis also picked up two wickets apiece.
Pakistan were eventually bowled out for 305 runs in the 46th over, to lose the match by 62 runs.
The victory was Australia’s second in the tournament and lifted them to the fourth position in the points table. Pakistan, on the other hand, slumped to the sixth position after their second consecutive defeat.
The conclusion of the match was also a reminder of the gulf in class between Australia and Pakistan at the moment. Australia are one of the best teams in the world, and they have a lot of experience in playing in big tournaments. Pakistan, on the other hand, are still a young team, and they are still learning.
However, Pakistan fans should not be too disheartened. The team has a lot of potential, and they are sure to improve in the future. They will need to learn from their mistakes in this tournament, and come back stronger in the next one.