The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia and Pakistan at Taunton witnessed a huge century. In the 17th over bowled by offspinner and Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, Finch slog-swept a full and flatter delivery to the deep midwicket fence for a six. The six by Finch off Hafeez was the 100th six in the tournament as Australia got off to a great start against Pakistan. Both Finch and Warner strung a brilliant 100-plus partnership for the opening wicket, with the Australian skipper notching up his 23rd fifty. Finch has been in great form against Pakistan, hammering two consecutive fifties, including his highest individual score of 153 in the series in which Australia whitewashed them 5-0.
Finch and Warner were in great form on a green pitch and overcast conditions but they were helped by some inconsistent bowling from Pakistan and poor fielding. Finch was dropped on 26 by Asif Ali at slip off Wahab Riaz and both the openers took full toll. With Finch also reaching his 23rd fifty, Warner also slammed his third fifty in four games but Mohammad Amir got the breakthrough when Finch fell for 82 and the 142-run stand was broken.
Australia suffered a 36-run loss against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at The Oval. Shikhar Dhawan blasted a century and Virat Kohli notched up his 50th fifty as India made 352, which was the highest score ever conceded by Australia in the history of the World Cups. Despite fifties from Warner and Smith, Australia put up a fight but still fell short.
The weather has been playing havoc in England, with three matches getting abandoned. The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka clash was abandoned while Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh game was also abandoned without a ball bowled. South Africa vs West Indies clash was also affected by rain in Southampton. There are chances of rain in Taunton while India vs New Zealand clash in Trent Bridge is also under a threat from rain.
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