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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.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    FOUR! Maxwell returns into the attack and almost gets a wicket. Riaz swings his bat and the inside edge takes the ball past the boundary rope.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    BIG SIX! Wahab goes big as Pakistan near 230.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE AUS vs PAK: Pakistan 200/7 versus Australia, chasing 308: Hassan Ali had a good swing with the bat but his cameo has come to an end as Pakistan lose their seventh wicket. Australia inching closer to victory.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    ANOTHER ONE! Hassan Ali is making merry. Maxwell just looks back and grins. Hassan Ali is taking on everyone here.

  • 9:23 PM IST

    TWO SIXES! Hassan Ali goes big as Pakistan move past 180. He is swinging his bat.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    WICKET! Richardson joins the wicket-taking party as Asif Ali departs. Pakistan are in disarray.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    OUT! Pakistan crumbling. Cummins strikes for the third time and Shoaib Malik departs. Pakistan five down.

  • 9:01 PM IST

    OUT! Finch strikes. A full toss and Hafeez has given a sitter of a catch to Starc at deep mid-wicket. Pakistan have lost two wickets in quick succession.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    MISSED STUMPING! Finch almost strikes immediately had it not for Carey’s fumble. Sarfaraz would have been stumped there.

  • 8:58 PM IST

    FOUR! Skipper to skipper! Sarfaraz welcomes Finch with a four. Swept for four.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    OUT! Imam throws it away. Not that great a delivery, to be honest. But Imam edges one to the wicketkeeper.

  • 8:52 PM IST

    FIFTY! Imam dances down the track and hits one over the infield for four and brings up his sixth ODI fifty.

  • 8:37 PM IST

    FOUR! Starc goes short and wide and Imam unleashes it past the point fieldsman to move closer to fifty.

  • 8:24 PM IST

    FOUR! Richardson bowls one short, with width on offer, and Imam just smashes it past the point boundary for four. Cummins dives but in vain.

  • 8:23 PM IST

    HUNDRED! Pakistan cross the three-figure mark in the 19th over. While they are two down, the Sarfara Ahmed-led side has kept itself in the game.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    FOUR AND SIX! Hafeez is in a mood here. First a sweep for four and then a dance down the track to smack one straight. Pakistan have moved past 90 with that six.

  • 8:12 PM IST

    FOUR! Overpitched from Richardson and Hafeez times one through the covers. Pakistan move past 82.

  • 8:11 PM IST

    Cricket World Cup 2019 live cricket score AUS vs PAK: Pakistan 76/2 after 16 overs, chasing 308 versus Australia: After losing Fakhar early, Babar and Imam counterattacked and added 54 runs together. However, just when it looked that the two will go on, Coulter-Nile broke the stand with Babar’s wicket. The onus now is on Imam and the experienced middle-order of Hafeez, Sarfaraz and Malik.

  • 7:53 PM IST

    WICKET! End of Babar show as Coulter-Nile strikes. A shot too many. He tries to take on the Australian pacer. Mistimes the pull and Richardson does the rest.

  • 7:50 PM IST

    FOUR! SHOT! Delightful! Babar is at it again! Mid-on can’t do much about it. The ball races past the long-on boundary rope.

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.