Getting knocked out by India, Australia showed their prowess in the game against Pakistan as the defending champions posted a stunning comeback to take the second position at points table of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Kangaroos, after being invited to bat first, amassed 307 runs which proved too much for a team which traditionally struggled while chasing totals.
The biggest talking point of the day was the superb innings of dynamic opening batsman David Warner who looked at his best. After scoring sluggish half-centuries against Afghanistan and India, the 32-year old smashed 11 fours and a six to produce an iconic innings scored at a brisk rate.
The New South Wales-born amassed 107 runs while consuming 111 balls to register his 15th ODI century which aided his team in posting a challenging total against Pakistan. Warner’s impactful innings subdued Mohammad Amir’s five-wicket haul to help him grab the player of the match award.
While the boys in green did record a comeback by picking the last 8 wickets at the expense of 84 runs but the batting department failed to impress as the late order's fireworks didn’t cover the gruesome outing of the middle-order. The thrilling encounter was dearly welcomed by fans after two consecutive washouts.