ODI World Cup 2023: Australia scored 367 runs against Pakistan
David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored centuries as Australia scored 367 runs against Pakistan. Here is a recap of the first innings.
Chinnaswamy Stadium hosted its first match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and it was a run-fest as David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored centuries. Pakistan named one change to their playing XI as they won the toss opting to bowl first replacing Shadab Khan with Usama Mir.
Australia scored 367 runs in the first innings. Here is a recap of the first innings.
Australia dominate the powerplay
Pakistan started the innings in the worst way possible by wasting a review off the first ball of the match. Shaheen Afridi bowling the first ball appealed for LBW against David Warner but replays showed a huge inside edge. Mitchell Marsh in the same over smashed a six to begin the shower of boundaries. Hasan Ali in just his second over was on the receiving end of a six from Warner and a four from Marsh. In the following over, Warner was dropped by Usama Mir at mid-on. Warner was batting at 11 at the time of the drop of the catch. Shaheen bowled a maiden in the 7th over. Haris Rauf replaced Shaheen in the 9th over and conceded 24 runs in his first over. The Pakistani speedster was hit for a six and a four by Warner and was hit for three consecutive fours by Marsh. Iftikhar Ahmed bowled the last over of the powerplay and was hit for a six by Warner on the first ball while Marsh hit two fours to end the 15-run over. Australia scored 82 runs in the powerplay without losing any wickets.
Australia continue their aggressive style
Both Warner and Marsh found a boundary each in the 11th and 12th over. With a four in the 13th over, Warner brought up his half-century in 39 balls and 100 for Australia. Rauf proved to be expensive as he conceded 16 runs in his third over with both batters hitting a six each. Marsh brought up his second consecutive half-century in 40 balls. In the same over Marsh hit another six as drinks break was called. Mohammad Nawaz came into the attack and along with Iftikhar kept things tight conceding just 19 runs in five overs (18-22).
After some quiet overs from Nawaz, Warner brought up his 4th consecutive ODI hundred against Pakistan in the 31st over. On the following ball Marsh with a four brought his century as well. Rauf came back into the attack and conceded 12 runs in his first over of the spell. Warner was dropped once again in the 32nd over and he made an instant impact after being dropped hitting a six and two fours in the next three balls.
Shaheen came back into the attack and finally broke the 259-run opening stand by dismissing Marsh but not before he was hit for two sixes by the Australian all-rounder. He dismissed Glenn Maxwell on the next ball and ended his over with two wickets. Steve Smith too didn’t stay too long on the pitch and was dismissed by Usama.
Warner continued attacking and brought up his 150 with a six. Rauf after having a horrible day with the ball finally had something to show with the wicket of Warner. Warner scored 163 runs in 124 balls. Rauf dismissed Josh Inglis in his next over after a successful review from the Babar Azam-led side. Shaheen picked up a five-wicket haul by dismissing Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in the last over.