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  • 10:55 PM IST

    Aaron Finch: Certainly did put us under pressure. Guys like Hassan and Wahab are good strikers of the ball. Hard to stop when they’re on a roll. Just had to bowl our best ball, whether it’s a length ball or yorker. When you’re slightly off, on a small ground like this, you’re punished. Didn’t bat out our fifty overs which was disappointing. When you go with an extra batter, you back the batsmen to do the job. Probably tried to go a little too hard too early. It was a tough call to leave out Zampa. When you lose your all-rounder to injury, have to choose one or the other. An extra batter or extra bowler. Went with the extra batter today. Backed Maxwell to bowl the overs. Was a tough call on Zampa. Has been bowling nicely.

  • 10:55 PM IST

    Sarfaraz Ahmed: Definitely very disappointing. Lost three wickets in 15 balls from 140/3. To take positives, Hassan Ali batted well, Wahab batted well. Fought in the end but could not finish it off well. Except Amir, others did not bowl well. For me, this was a 270-280 pitch. To win matches, top four has to perform. Made runs but couldn’t convert. To win matches, top four must score runs. India-Pakistan is a big match so we’ll try our level best.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    David Warner: When I got out, we had 70 balls to go. As a batter, you want to bat 50 overs. We should’ve been around 340-350, credit to Pakistan’s bowlers. Their second spells were outstanding and they made it hard for us. It was a used wicket; it was a tad dry and they bowled very straight lines to me and gave me no width. There was a bit of movement early on, so it was difficult to score. This century means a lot to as a batsman. Some great efforts from Pakistan. Our bowlers were fantastic but it was a great game.

  • 10:30 PM IST

    IT’S OVER! Australia have beaten Pakistan by 41 runs. The Aaron Finch-led unit has returned to winning ways after a defeat against India.

  • 10:29 PM IST

    RUN OUT! Maxwell brilliance ends the match and Pakistan’s hopes. Sarfaraz Ahmed gets out run out.

  • 10:24 PM IST

    WICKET! Chopped on. Starc gets his second wicket of the over as Amir drags the ball back onto the stumps. Pakistan nine down.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    OUT! The Wahab-Sarfaraz partnership is broken. Australia’s decision to opt for a review does the trick. Riaz’s innings comes to an end. He scored 45.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    AUS vs PAK live score: Pakistan 254/7, chasing 308, against Australia: Wahab Riaz and Sarfaraz Ahmed have kept the Pakistani hopes alive. The two have added 54 runs from 49 balls.

  • 10:05 PM IST

    SIX! Now he takes on the pacer, Wahab Riaz. In the slot from Coulter-Nile and Wahab picks that slower one really well and sends it into the stands. Pakistan need 57 off 51 balls now.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    SIX! In the slot and Riaz goes big. Pakistan are not giving up on this yet, it seems.

Match highlights, Australia vs Pakistan, Match 17: David Warner’s hundred sets up Australia’s 41-run win over Pakistan

Check Match 17 AUS vs PAK live score ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 17 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Pakistan at the The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Wednesday.

Bruised after their 36-run defeat to India, defending champions Australia lock horns with an unpredictable Pakistan in Match 17 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday.

Australia kick-started their campaign with a clinical seven-wicket win over Afghanistan and followed it up with a 15-run drubbing against West Indies, but their winning momentum was halted against a strong India outfit that saw Shikhar Dhawan slam a century in 95 balls that reiterated his form in ICC tournaments. It was also the first time Australia have lost a World Cup game while chasing since 1999.

Pakistan, meanwhile, have a topsy-turvy campaign so far. They were humbled against West Indies by seven wickets but bounced back to pull off an upset against hosts England, winning that match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham by 14 runs. Their next match against Sri Lanka at Bristol was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Australia’s bowling attack – armed with the likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins– looked clueless against India, who batted them out of the game in the first half at The Oval on June 9. It were the batsmen who tried to keep them in the hunt for the most part of the game. However, they can take some heart from that fact that they swept their opponents 5-0 two months ago in the UAE.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.