The 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between Australia and Pakistan. The match will be played at the County Ground which is located in Taunton. Pakistan smashed England in their last match and will be at a stronger side in today’s game as Australia was defeated by India in their previous match and the team was unable to deliver satisfying performance in its last 2 matches played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Here are the squads for today’s game:

Australia

Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Jason Behrendorff/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa

Pakistan

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk/capt), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

Highlights

Wahab Riyaz gone!

Wahab Riyaz goes back after making 45 runs off 39 balls. Mohammad Amir is on the crease now with Sarfaraz Ahmed. Pakistan needs more 45 runs.

After 40 overs, 244/7

Wahab Riyaz is hitting some exceptional good shot. In 40th over Riyaz flicked Maxwell for a six. On the other hand, Sarfraz playing a mentor inning.54 more needed

After 39 overs,Australia 228/7

Sarfraz Ahmed is trying to make a partnership with tailenders. Ahmed is looking to give Australia a last fightback, as Pakistan now need 80 runs from 66 balls.

Hasan Ali gone after cameo

Hasan Ali is gone after playing a quick inning of 32 runs in just 15 runs. Pakistan is now 7 wickets down. Wahab Riaz came to the crease at no 9. Pakistan crossed 200 loosing 7 wickets after 34 overs.

After 29 overs, Pakistan 155/2

Pakistan middle-order collapsed as Australia hits back with quick 3 wickets in just 2 overs. At first, Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed Imam, then Aaron Finch dismissed Hafeez and Cummins removed Shoaib Malik for a duck.

Hafeez gone!

Mohammad Hafeez is gone this time. Dismissed by skipper Australian skipper Aaron Finch. Experienced Shoaib Malik is on the crease now at no 6.

Imam-ul-Haq gone!

Imam-ul-Haq is gone! Big blow for Pakistan. He was a set batsman on the crease and was building a solid partnership with experienced Hafeez. The new batsman is skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. Pakistan 138 runs for 3 wickets after 25 overs.

Pakistan 100 up!

Pakistan completed 100 runs in the 18 over. Mohammad Hafeez batting on 33 runs and Imam batting on 37 runs. This partnership is looking pretty promising. Pakistan 107 for 2 wickets after 19 over.

back to back Sixes!

Mohammad Hafeez is showing attacking intent as he targets maxwell for back to back sixes in the 17th over. Two tossed-up deliveries by Maxwell and Hafeez went down the crease and hit sixes. Pakistan 98/2 after 18 overs.

After 15 overs, Pakistan 74/2

Mohammad Hafeez is looking comfortable. After 15 overs Pakistan 74 for 2 wickets. Australia desperately looking for another wicket.

Babar Azam gone!

Nathan Coulter-Nile removes Babar Azam with a soft dismissal. Mohammad Hafeez is on the crease now with Imam Ul-Haq.Pakistan 60 for 2 wickets after 12 overs

Áfter 9 overs, Pakistan 46/1

Both Batsman is looking in control. Nathan Coulter-Nile finished his first over and conceded just 2 runs. Pakistan 46/1 after 9 overs.

Back to back boundaries!

Back to back boundaries by Imam-ul-Haq. Both batsmen are trying to set themselves on the crease. Babar Azam is looking in good touch as well. Pakistan 31/1 after 6 overs

After 3 overs, Pakistan 6/1

Babar Azam is on the crease. Azam is looking in good touch, played a beautiful square cut in his 3rd ball. after 2 overs Pakistan 6 for 1 wicket down.

Cummins strikes!

Patt Cummins strikes in the third over. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is gone for a duck. Australia is on fire.

Australia all out!

Australia all out after making 307 runs in 49 overs. Brilliant death over bowling performance by Australia. Mohammad Amir got 5-wicket haul for 30 runs.

One more wicket!

One more wicket for Pakistan. This time Mohammad Amir strikes. Australia's last recognised batsman Alex Carrey is gone after a cameo inning.

After 48 overs, Australia 302/8

Mitchell Starc came to the crease. Hasan Ali got one more wicket. Pakistani bowlers are looking in good control in death overs.

AUS 298/6

Hasan Ali back in attack, and here goes a boundary on the second ball of the 46th over by Carey. Hasan Ali trying his best to not give boundaries.

AUS 291/6

Amir back in action, and yeah, Shaun Marsh down at 23 runs caught by Shoaib Malik. What a brilliant performance by Amir. Coulter-Nile comes to bat.

AUS 286/5

Hasan Ali again in action, gave just 2 runs out of the first three balls of the 44th over, and here goes a boundary on the last ball of the 44th over by Carey.

AUS 278/5

Amir delivering high voltage performance, took a wicket on the very first ball of the 43rd over and gave n run in the first four balls of the over.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!

Amir back in action, and ohh, again a wicket, this time its Usman Khawaja, down at 18 runs, caught by Riaz. Alex Carey comes to bat now.

277/4

Hasan Ali back in attack, and here goes a boundary on the first ball of his over by Khawaja, Australia will very easily cross the 300 runs mark now. Wide ball on the fifth ball of the over.

AUS 269/4

Riaz back in attack, and here goes a boundary on the second ball of the over by Khawaja and again a boundary on the third ball of the over, and by Khawaja and again a boundary on the fifth ball of the over by Marsh.

AUS 256/4

Shaheen Afridi back in attack, gave just three runs out of the first three balls of the over. And here goes a boundary on the fourth ball of the over by Shaun Marsh.

AUS 247/4

Riaz back in attack, Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja can still make Australia cross the 300 runs marks. No boundaries in the over. Australia under pressure.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaheen Afridi back in attack, Shaun Marsh and David Warner looking for a gap to hit a boundary. Again a blow to Australia, David Warner down at 107 runs, caught by Imam. This is going to change the game.

AUS 239/3

Shaheen Afridi again in action, but ohh, here goes a boundary on the first ball of the over and through this Warner completes his century. Australia at a score of 239 runs with a loss of 3 wickets after 37 overs.

AUS 228/3

Hafeez back in attack, gave just 2 runs out of the first three balls of the over. Warner and Marsh struggling for boundaries.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaheen Afridi back in action, but ohh, here goes a boundary on the first ball of the 34th over by Warner. And another blow for Australia, Maxwell down at a score of 20 runs.

AUS 218/2

Hafeez back in attack, and here goes a boundary on the first ball of the 33rd over by Maxwell, and again a boundary on the fifth ball of the over, and again a SIX on the last ball by Maxwell.

AUS 202/1

Shoaib Malik back in action, gave just three runs out of the first three balls of the 32nd over. Maxwell and Warner struggling to hit a boundary.

AUS 196/2

Hafeez back in attack, gave just 5 runs out of the 31st over. Australian batsmen trying their best to score boundaries.

AUS 191/2

Glen Maxwell comes to bat. Shoaib back in attack, gave no run till the first five balls of the over. Just one run out of the 30th over. Australia under little pressure.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hafeez back in attack, and oohhh, a major blow to Australia, Smith down at a mere score of 10 runs, caught by Asif Ali. This can be a game-changing point.

AUS 187/1

Shoaib Malik back in attack, and here goes a boundary on the third ball of the over by David Warner. Ohh, a no-ball on the fifth ball of the over, and here goes a SIX on the fifth ball of the over, what a shot by Warner.

AUS 172/1

Amir back in attack, trying his best to restrict boundaries, gave no run in the first balls of the 27th over. Amir gave just three runs out of the 27th over.

AUS 169/1

Shoaib comes into attack, gave just 2 runs out of the first three balls of the over. Smith and Warner struggling to get a boundary out of the over but unable.

AUS 165/1

Amir back in attack, gave just 2 runs out of the first four balls of the over. Pakistan has asked for a review of LBW, not out. This is going to be termed as one of the worst LBW appeals.

AUS 163/1

Hasan Ali back in action, and ohh, here goes a boundary on the first ball of his over by Warner, and again a boundary by Warner on the second ball of the over. And again a boundary on the fifth ball of the over by Steven Smith.

AUS 149/1

High expectations from Smith, Now the game is not one-sided. Australia at a score of 149 runs after 23 overs at a loss of one wicket.

Wicket!!!!!

Amir back in action, and ohh, first blow to Australia, Finch down at a score of 82, caught by Hafeez. Amir provides a much-needed wicket to Pakistan at it was very necessary to break the partnership. Steven Smith comes to bat.

AUS 146/0

Hasan Ali again in action, ohh, a no ball. Warner and Finch unable to score a boundary in this over. And here goes a boundary on the last ball of the over by David Warner.

AUS 136/0

Mohammed Hafeez back into attack, but ohh, Finch hits an outstanding SIX on the third ball of the over. What a shot by Finch, and again a SIX on the fourth ball of the over.

AUS 123/0

Hasan Ali back in action, gave just 3 runs in the first four balls of the over. No boundaries in the over. Australia at a score of 122 runs without any loss after 20 overs.

Aus 113/0

Play resumes after the drinks. Shaheen Afridi continues to bowl his speedy balls. David Warner and Aaron Finch have given a strong start, which may take them towards a big total.

AUS 107/0

Mohammad Hafeez comes into attack, and here goes a boundary on the third ball of his over by Finch, again a boundary on the fourth ball of the over, and ohhh here goes a SIX on the fifth ball of the over, Finch in action.

AUS 91/0

Shaheen Afridi back in attack, Finch struggling to hit the ball. No runs made till the fourth ball of the over. And here goes a boundary on the last ball of the over by Finch.

AUS 87/0

Riaz back in attack, showing an excellent set of bowling skills, gave no runs in the first three balls of the 15th over. What an over by Wahab Riaz, gave just 3 runs out of the 15th over.

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