Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has stated the close loss to Australia as the turning point for Pakistan in the World Cup. Pakistan had Aaron Finch’s men under pressure during their chase before a spectacular collapse broke their back and derailed their pursuit of Australia’s total of 307.
“The turning point was the loss against Australia. We were in a better position to win that game but lost the way in the middle overs,” Sarfaraz claimed.
Pakistan had entered into the contest against Australia fresh from a surprise victory over tournament hosts England but their momentum soon met a huge obstacle as the 41-run defeat to the defending champions dampened their spirits. Pakistan were cruising at one stage with the set pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez guiding them smoothly before they threw their wickets away.