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David Warner bats 163 as Australia defeats Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup 2023.

Before Pakistan came back, Warner and Mitchell Marsh shared a 259-run first-wicket stand.

Shaheen Afridi took 5-54 to help limit Australia to 367-9.

Pakistan got off to a good start thanks to Imam-ul-Haq (70) and Abdullah Shafique (64), but Australia closed the game out when Mohammad Rizwan was bowled for 46 by Adam Zampa.

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Pakistan had already chased a World Cup record score of 345 against Sri Lanka earlier in the competition, but fell short here.

In a World Cup that has been devoid of close games, this one threatened to go to the wire before Pakistan’s batting crumbled.

A 134-run opening partnership from Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq set the tone, but both men succumbed to the medium pace of Marcus Stoinis (2-40).

Australia skipper Pat Cummins atoned for an earlier blunder with a fine catch to dismiss rival Babar Azam (18), before Rizwan’s dismissal, stranded in front of the remarkable Zampa, virtually signaled the end of the match as a fight.

Warner and Marsh had earlier batted with vigour, which had been missing from Australia’s efforts in the competition thus far.


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