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ICC World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan: As it happened

Australia defeated Pakistan by 41 runs in the 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Wednesday. While Australia recorded a defeat against India in their previous clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan's last game against Sri Lanka was called off due to rain.

ICC World Cup 2019, Australia vs Pakistan: As it happened
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Aaron Finch-led Australia defeated Pakistan by 41 runs in the 17th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Wednesday. 

Here are the highlights from the 17th match of the tournament between Australia and Pakistan:

# Australia win by 41 runs! 

# Pakistan have been bowled out for 266! 

# Wicket! Sarfaraz Ahmed has been adjudged run-out for 40 runs off 48 deliveries following a quick throw from Maxwell as Afridi and Ahmed attempt a quick run. Pakistan 266/10 (45.4 overs)

# Kane Richardson to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Need 42 runs from 30 deliveries! 

# Shaheen Afridi is the final batsman for Pakistan! Pakistan 266/9 (45 overs)

# Wicket! Mohammed Amir dismissed for a duck as he edges the ball on to the stumps following a fast delivery by Starc. Pakistan 265/9 (44.4 overs)

# Mohammed Amir is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Wahab Riaz dismissed for 45 runs off 39 deliveries as the batsman is sent back to the pavilion following a successful review by Australia. Riaz edged the ball to wicketkeeper Alex Carey, with Pakistan 264/8 (44.2 overs)

# Mitchell Starc to bowl his 9th over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over, Pakistan 263/7 (44 overs)

# Jhye Richardson to bowl his 8th over of the innings! 

# Three runs from the over, Pakistan 257/7 (43 overs)

# Mitchell Starc into the attack! 

# 10 runs from the over as Wahab Riaz scores his third six of the innings. Pakistan 254/7 (42 overs) 

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his ninth over of the bowling spell! 

# 14 runs from the over with Wahab Riaz smashing a six and a boundary off the first two deliveries over long-on. Pakistan 244/7 (41 overs) 

# Glenn Maxwell to bowl his 7th over! 

# Need 78 runs from 60 deliveries! 

# Just two runs from the over, Pakistan 230/7 (40 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# 11 runs from the over with Wahab Riaz scoring his first six of the innings over cow corner, following just five runs scored off the first five deliveries of the over. Pakistan 228/7 (39 overs) 

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his 8th over of the bowling spell! 

# Just three runs from the over, Pakistan 217/7 (38 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over as Wahab Riaz scores his first boundary of the innings past Steve Smith at slips, with Pakistan 214/7 (37 overs)

# Mitchell Starc to bowl his seventh over! 

# Just two runs off the over, Pakistan 207/7 (36 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his 8th over! 

# Five runs from the over, Pakistan 205/7 (35 overs)

# Mitchell Starc to bowl his sixth over! 

# Nine runs from the over with Hassan Ali dismissed following two consecutive boundaries, Pakistan 200/7 (34 overs)

# Wahab Riaz is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Hassan Ali dismissed for 32 runs off 15 deliveries as he attempted to smash a back of length delivery, resulting in a catch to Usman Khawaja. Pakistan 200/7 (33.5 overs)  

# Kane Richardson to bowl his 7th over of the innings! 

# Nine runs off the over as Hasan Ali scores his third six of the innings over long-on, with Pakistan 191/6 (33 overs)

# Glenn Maxwell to bowl his sixth over! 

# 14 runs from the over as Hassan Ali smashes two consecutive sixes over long-on, to help Pakistan reach 182/6 (32 overs)

# Kane Richardson to continue with the ball! 

# Eight runs from the over as Hasan Ali scores his first boundary of the innings following a edge past the keeper. Pakistan 168/6 (31 overs)

# Glenn Maxwell to bowl his fifth over! 

# Five runs and a wicket from the over, Pakistan 160/6 (30 overs)

# Hassan Ali is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Asif Ali dismissed for 5 runs off 8 deliveries following a cross seam delivery by Richardson which he edged to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Pakistan 160/6 (29.6 overs)

# Jhye Richardson to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over, Pakistan 155/5 (29 overs)

# Aaron Finch to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket from the over, Pakistan 149/5 (28 overs)

# Asif Ali is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shoaib Malik dismissed for a duck as he edges an in-swinger from Cummins to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Pakistan 147/5 (27.3 overs)

# Pat Cummins into the attack! 

# Seven runs and a wicket from the over, Pakistan 146/4 (27 overs)

# Shoaib Malik is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Mohammed Hafeez departs for 46 runs off 49 deliveries as he hits a full toss straight into the hands of Mitchell Starc. Pakistan 146/4 (26.6 overs)

# Skipper Aaron Finch into the attack!  

# Three runs and a wicket from the over, Pakistan 139/3 (26 overs)

# Sarfaraz Ahmed is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Imam-ul-Haq dismissed for 53 runs off 75 deliveries as he edges a short delivery from Cummins to wicketkeeper Alex Carey. Pakistan 136/3 (25.1 overs) 

# Pat Cummins to bowl his sixth over! 

# Eight runs off the over, as Imam Ul-Haq scores his seventh boundary of the innings to complete his half-century, with Pakistan 136/2 (25 overs) 

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his seventh over! 

# Just two runs from the over, Pakistan 128/2 (24 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over, Pakistan 126/2 (23 overs)

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over as Imam Ul Haq hit the ball through backward point following a short and wide delivery. Pakistan 121/2 (22 overs) 

# Mitchell Starc to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over, Pakistan 115/2 (21 overs) 

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Three runs from the over, Pakistan 110/2 (20 overs)

# Mitchell Starc is back in the attack! 

# 10 runs from the over as Imam-Ul Haq scoring his fifth boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to third man. Pakistan 107/2 (19 overs) 

# Kane Richardson to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Pakistan need 211 runs from 32 overs! 

# 14 runs from the over as Mohammed Hafeez scores a boundary and a six off consecutive deliveries, hitting the ball to square leg. Pakistan 97/2 (18 overs) 

# Glenn Maxwell to continue with the ball! 

# Seven runs from the over as Mohammad Hafeez scores his second boundary of the innings through extra cover. Pakistan 83/2 (17 overs)

# Jhye Richardson is set to bowl his third over! 

# Just two singles off the over, Pakistan 76/2 (16 overs)

# Glenn Maxwell to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over, Pakistan 74/2 (15 overs)

# Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl his fourth over! 

# Seven runs from the over with Mohammed Hafeez scoring his first boundary of the innings off the final delivery, Pakistan 69/2 (14 overs)  

# Glenn Maxwell set to continue with the ball! 

# Just two runs from the over, Pakistan 62/2 (13 overs)

# Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Four runs off the over, Pakistan 60/2 (12 overs)

# Glenn Maxwell into the attack! 

# Five runs and a wicket off the over, Pakistan 56/2 (11 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Babar Azam departs for 30 runs off 28 deliveries following a short delivery by Coulter-Nile which he hits straight to Kane Richardson. Pakistan 56/2 (10.5 overs)

# Nathan Coulter Nile to bowl his second over of the bowling spell! 

# Five runs off the over with a boundary off the final delivery down the leg side by Babar Azam. Pakistan 51/1 (10 overs)

# Richardson to continue with the ball! 

# Six runs off the over with Imam Ul Haq scoring his fourth boundary of the innings, directing the ball to the fine leg fence. Pakistan 46/1 (9 overs)

# Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack! 

# Six runs off the over as Babar Azam scores his fifth boundary of the innings, nudging the ball beyond the fielder. Pakistan 40/1 (8 overs)

# Kane Richardson into the attack! 

# Four runs off the over as Babar Azam hits his fourth boundary of the innings following a full delivery, which he hit to the left of the mid-off. Pakistan 34/1 (7 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his fourth over of the bowling spell! 

# Two consecutive boundaries off the third, fourth deliveries of the over by Imam Ul Haq followed by a boundary off the final delivery. 12 runs from the over, Pakistan 30/1 (6 overs)  

# Mitchell Starc to continue with the ball! 

# Eight runs off the over as Babar Azam scores two boundaries through cover and to deep extra cover. Pakistan 18/1 (5 overs)

# Pat Cummins to bowl his third over of the bowling spell! 

# Four runs off the over as Imam-Ul Haq scores his first boundary of the innings, hitting the ball over mid-wicket. Pakistan 10/1 (4 overs) 

# Mitchell Starc to continue with the ball! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over as Babar Azam gets off the mark with a boundary to square third man. Pakistan 6/1 (3 overs)

# Babar Azam is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Fakhar Zaman departs for a duck as he hits the ball to Kane Richardson following a swinging delivery by Cummins. Pakistan 2/1 (2.1 overs)

# Cummins to continue with the ball! 

# Maiden over by Starc, Pakistan 2/0 (2 overs)

# Mitchell Starc to share the new ball! 

# Just two runs from the over, Pakistan 2/0 (1 over)

# Pat Cummins to bowl the opening over! 

# Pakistan openers Imam Ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman are set to kick off the chase of 308! 

# Pakistan need 308 runs to win! 

# Australia have been bowled out for 307! 

# Wicket! Mitchell Starc departs for 3 runs off 6 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit straight down the ground with Shoaib Malik completing the catch. Australia 307/10 (49 overs)

# Kane Richardson is the final batsman for Australia! 

# Wicket! Alex Carey departs for 20 runs off 20 deliveries in an innings comprising of two boundaries after being adjudged lbw following a swinging delivery by Mohammed Amir. Australia 304/9 (48.3 overs) 

# Mohammed Amir to bowl the 49th over of the innings! 

# Two runs and a wicket off the over, Australia 302/8 (48 overs)

# Mitchell Starc is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Pat Cummins departs for 2 runs off 6 deliveries after edging a short ball from Hasan Ali to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed. Australia 302/8 (47.3 overs)

# Hassan Ali to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Two runs and a wicket from the over, Australia 300/7 (47 overs)

# Pat Cummins is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Nathan Coulter Nile departs for 2 runs off 3 deliveries as he edges the ball to wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed off a seaming delivery. Australia 299/7 (46.2 overs) 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Seven runs off the over as Alex Carey scores his first boundary of the innings to cow corner. Australia 298/6 (46 overs)

# Hasan Ali to bowl his ninth over of the bowling spell! 

# Five runs and a wicket off the over, Australia 291/6 (45 overs)

# Nathan Coulter Nile is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shaun Marsh departs for 23 runs off 26 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a slower delivery by Amir, with Shoaib Malik completing the catch. Australia 288/6 (44.3 overs) 

# Mohammed Amir to bowl his ninth over of the innings! 

# Eight runs off the over as Alex Carey scores a boundary off the final delivery to long-off, Australia 286/5 (44 overs)

# Hasan Ali to bowl the 44th over of the innings!  

# Just a single and a wicket off the over, Australia 278/5 (43 overs)

# Alex Carey is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Usman Khawaja dismissed for 18 runs off 16 deliveries as he hits the ball straight down the ground to Wahab Riaz. Australia 277/5 (42.1 overs)

# Mohammed Amir to bowl his eighth over of the innings! 

# Eight runs off the over following a boundary by Khawaja off the first delivery past the keeper, with Australia 277/4 (42 overs) 

# Hassan Ali to bowl his 7th over of the innings! 

# 13 runs off the over following two consecutive boundaries by Usman Khawaja and a boundary by Shaun Marsh, Australia 269/4 (41 overs) 

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Seven runs off the over as Shaun Marsh scores his first boundary of the innings, Australia 256/4 (40 overs) 

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his final over of the innings! 

# Just four runs off the over as Australia reach 247/4 (39 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl the 39th over of the innings! 

# Four runs and a wicket off the over, Australia 243/4 (38 overs)

# Usman Khawaja is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! David Warner departs for 107 runs off 111 deliveries as he hands a catch to Imam Ul Haq off a slow delivery by Afridi, Australia 242/4 (37.5 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to continue with the ball! 

# Four runs off the over as Asif Ali drops Warner at third man off the first delivery. Australia 239/3 (37 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Seven runs from the over as David Warner completes his 15th ODI century with a boundary off the first delivery. Australia 235/3 (36 overs) 

# Shaheen Afridi to continue with the ball! 

# Four runs off the over, as David Warner finishes the over unbeaten on 97. Australia 228/3 (35 overs)

# Mohammad Hafeez to bowl his 7th over of the innings! 

# Six runs and a wicket off the over, following a boundary by Warner off the first delivery through slips. Australia 224/3 (34 overs)

# Shaun Marsh is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Glenn Maxwell departs for 20 runs off 10 deliveries in an innings comprising of two boundaries and a six as he misses the ball which goes on to hit the stumps. Australia 223/3 (33.4 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# 16 runs from the over as Glenn Maxwell scores two boundaries and a six off the over. Maxwell scored a boundary through mid-wicket and square leg before finishing the over with a six to long-off. Australia 218/2 (33 overs) 

# Mohammad Hafeez to continue with the ball! 

# Six runs from the over as Australia cross the 200-run mark. Australia 202/2 (32 overs)

# Shoaib Malik to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Five runs from the over, Australia 196/2 (31 overs)

# Mohammed Hafeez to continue with the ball! 

# Just a single off the over, Australia 191/2 (30 overs)

# Shoaib Malik to bowl his third over of the bowling spell! 

# Three runs and a wicket off the over, Australia 190/2 (29 overs)

# Glenn Maxwell is the next batsman in! 

# Wicket! Steve Smith dismissed for 10 runs off 13 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a slow delivery bowled across the line, as Asif Ali completes the catch. Australia 189/2 (28.4 overs)

# Mohammed Hafeez to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Fifteen runs from the over as David Warner smashes a boundary and a six through extra cover and over long-on. Australia 187/1 (28 overs)

# Shoaib Malik to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Just three runs off the over, Australia 172/1 (27 overs)

# Mohammed Amir to bowl his seventh over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over, Australia 169/1 (26 overs) 

# Spinner Shoaib Malik into the attack and is set to bowl from the River End! 

# Just two runs off the over as Pakistan lose a review following a leg-before-wicket appeal by skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed. Australia 165/1 (25 overs)  

# Mohammed Amir to continue with the ball! 

# 14 runs off the over as David Warner scores two consecutive boundaries off the opening two deliveries, with Smith further following it with a boundary through cover. Australia 163/1 (24 overs) 

# Hassan Ali to bowl his sixth over of the innings! 

# Three runs and a wicket from the over, Australia 149/1 (23 overs)

# Steve Smith is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Aaron Finch departs for 82 runs off 84 deliveries following a slower ball by Amir which Finch ends up slicing to Mohammed Hafeez at extra cover. Australia 146/1 (22.1 overs)

# Mohammed Amir is back in the attack! 

# 10 runs off the over, as David Warner scores his third half-century of the ICC World Cup 2019 from four games following the boundary off the final delivery. Australia 146/0 (22 overs) 

# Hassan Ali to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# 14 runs from the over as Aaron Finch smashes two consecutive sixes off the over with the second six over deep square leg. Australia 136/0 (21 overs)  

# Mohammad Hafeez is set to bowl his third over of the bowling spell! 

# Five runs off the over, Australia 122/0 (20 overs)

# Hassan Ali to bowl his fourth over of the innings! 

# Four runs from the over, Australia 117/0 (19 overs)

# Hafeez to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Six runs from the over as Australia reach 113/0 (18 overs) 

# Shaheen Afridi is set to continue with the ball! 

# Sixteen runs from the over as Aaron Finch smashes two boundaries and a six off the over. Finch further completes his half-century as Australia get across the 100 run mark. Australia 107/0 (17 overs) 

# Mohammed Hafeez into the attack! 

# No runs off the over till the fifth delivery of the over. However, David Warner smashed a boundary off the final delivery to long-on, as Australia reach 91/0 (16 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his fifth over of the innings! 

# Just four runs off the over as Wahab Riaz bowls a short bouncer which hits Finch awkwardly on the shoulder. Australia 87/0 (15 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his fourth over of the bowling spell! 

# Seven runs off the over as David Warner scores his fifth boundary of the innings following a short delivery. Australia 83/0 (14 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his fourth over! 

# 11 runs off the over as Aaron Finch scores two consecutive boundaries. The first boundary was conceded following a thick outside edge which Asif Ali fails to grab with the ball going on to the boundary. Finch scored the second boundary to fine leg. Australia 76/0 (13 overs) 

# Wahab Riaz to continue with the ball! 

# Five runs from the over as Australia reach 65/0 (12 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his third over of the innings! 

# Four runs off the over, Australia 60/0 (11 overs)

# Wahab Riaz to bowl his second over of the bowling spell! 

# Seven runs off the over with David Warner scoring his fourth boundary of the innings towards fine-leg. Australia 56/0 (10 overs)

# Hasan Ali is set to bowl his third over of the bowling spell! 

# Just two runs off the over as Wahab Riaz delivers a tidy opening over, Australia 49/0 (9 overs)

# Wahab Riaz into the attack! 

# 11 runs from the over as David Warner and Aaron Finch score a boundary apiece off the over. Finch hits the ball behind point for a boundary following a boundary by Warner through the covers. Australia 47/0 (8 overs) 

# Hassan Ali to bowl his second over of the innings! 

# Eight runs off the over with a third boundary by David Warner who hits the ball behind deep square leg for a boundary. Australia 36/0 (7 overs)

# Mohammed Amir to bowl his fourth over of the bowling spell! 

# Just a single off Ali's opening over, Australia 28/0 (6 overs)

# Hassan Ali into the attack! 

# Second maiden by Amir, Australia 27/0 (5 overs)

# Mohammed Amir set to continue with the ball! 

# 17 runs from the over making it the most expensive over of the innings so far. Aaron Finch scores the first six of the Australian innings, hitting the ball in front of deep square leg. David Warner scores his second boundary of the innings, hitting the ball to deep mid-wicket. Australia 27/0 (4 overs) 

# Shaheen Afridi to bowl his second over of the innings!

# Just three runs off the over, Australia 10/0 (3 overs)

# Mohammed Amir to continue with the ball! 

# Seven runs off the over as David Warner gets off the mark with a boundary behind square leg. Australian skipper Aaron Finch further gets off the mark with a single off the final delivery, Australia 7/0 (2 overs)

# Shaheen Afridi to share the new ball! 

# Maiden over by Mohammed Amir, Australia 0/0 (1 over)

Left-arm pacer Mohammed Amir to bowl the opening over! 

# Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch are set to kick off the innings!

The clash is set to commence in a few minutes with both the teams on the field for the national anthem ceremony!

# Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has won the toss and opted to field! 

Australia have been in good form recently with an excellent performance against India in their last clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, they failed to get across the finishing line after being handed a target of 353 runs. 

Pakistan, on the other hand, bounced back following a seven-wicket loss against West Indies recording a 14-run win against hosts England. They will be looking to ensure more of the same against Australia after their last match against Sri Lanka was washed out. 

Wahab Riaz delivered a memorable performance against Australia when the two sides faced off in the 2015 World Cup and will be looking to deliver a similar performance. 

While Australia will look to get back to winning ways following a defeat against India, they need to be wary of the Pakistan pace-bowling attack led by Mohammad Amir who has been in good form lately.  

Lineups: 

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson.

Pakistan: Imam ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.