[caption id="attachment_855931" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-855931" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/David-Warner-celebrates-his-hundred.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="453" /> David Warner notched up his 15th ODI ton to set up Australia s third win of World Cup 2019. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/david-warner">David Warner</a> was not his usual destructive self but effective nevertheless, his first international century since completing the ball-tampering ban setting up <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia">Australia</a>'s 41-run win over Pakistan in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019">World Cup</a> in Tauton on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>Australia looked set for a total in excess of 350 while Warner and captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/aaron-finch">Aaron Finch</a> (82) were at the crease, but <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-amir-five-for-after-warner-hundred-limits-australia-to-307-855828">Mohammad Amir (5/30) staged a grand comeback</a> with his best ODI bowling figures to bowl their opponents out for 307. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan's innings ended at 266 in 45.4 overs overs but not before the duo of Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz gave the Australians a scare with a rearguard action that revived their hopes for a while. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan were at one stage tottering at 160 for six in the 30th over. <p></p> <p></p>Riaz smashed 45 off 39 balls with two fours and three sixes, while Sarfaraz made 40 off 48. The side's top-scorer though was opener Imam-ul-Haq (53), Mohammad Hafeez contributed 46 while Hasan Ali blazed away to 32 off only 15 balls before Mitchell Starc closed out the game at the death. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, sent into bat after the coin landed in Pakistan skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sarfaraz-ahmed">Sarfaraz Ahmed</a>'s favour, Australia were off to a steady start with Warner and Finch helping them to 50 in 10 overs. <p></p> <p></p>Amir started with a maiden and going with only four mainline bowlers, Australia knew they needed to score big to put Pakistan under pressure. <p></p> <p></p>The Aussies broke free against Shaheen Afridi, with Finch hitting him over the deep square leg fence for a six and Warner employing the pull shot to get a four. As Australia looked for quick runs, Amir showed his class by bowling another maiden over. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/match-highlights-australia-vs-pakistan-cricket-world-cup-2019-match-17-david-warners-hundred-sets-up-australias-41-run-win-over-pakistan-855584">Cricket World Cup 2019, AUS vs PAK: As it happened</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Apart from the singles and twos, both managed to find the ropes occasionally, before Finch carted Mohammad Hafeez for 16 runs with the help of a six and two boundaries. <p></p> <p></p>After a stand that yielded 146 runs in 22.1 overs, Amir provided Pakistan the much-needed breakthrough when he had Finch hitting one high up in the air towards extra cover. <p></p> <p></p>Warner hit Hasan Ali for two consecutive fours, and then, there was a classy cover drive by Steve Smith. A couple of quiet overs was followed by a productive one from Australia's point of view, with Warner smashing Shoaib Malik for a six over long-on and a four to pick 15 runs. <p></p> <p></p>Sitting pretty at 189 for two in the 29th over, Smith tried to up the ante but in doing so, ended up giving a catch to Asif Ali, who had dropped a sitter in the slips earlier at The Cooper Associates County Ground. <p></p> <p></p>Glenn Maxwell struck 20 in 10 balls even as Warner reached the three-figure mark when an edge flew between the keeper and the wide slip for a four. He got out shortly after celebrating his century with gusto. <p></p> <p></p>The show, then, belonged to Amir. However, Amir's effort was not not enough as Pakistan suffered their second defeat of the showpiece. <p></p> <p></p>Opener Imam-ul-Haq made 53 off 75 balls and steadied the innings with a 54-run second-wicket with Babar Azam (28) after the early dismissal of Fakhar Zaman. <p></p> <p></p>For Australia, Pat Cummins was the most successful bowler with figures of 3/33 while there two wickets apiece for Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson.