Pakistan’s bowlers faced a brutal assault from Australian batsmen in their recent ODI during the World Cup, conceding the highest total in their tournament history.
The relentless Australian opening duo, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh delivered stunning centuries, driving their team to 367 runs. This score shattered previous records, positioning Australia at the pinnacle of the highest totals against the Green Shirts in World Cup chronicles.
A Record-Breaking Spree at Bengaluru
The match, staged at Bengaluru’s iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium, was a spectacle of record-smashing performances. Warner and Marsh orchestrated a staggering 259-run partnership, the highest ever tallied against the Men in Green in the tournament’s history. This partnership laid the foundation for what turned out to be a nightmarish day for Pakistan’s bowling squad.
Having won the toss, Pakistan opted to field first, aiming to disrupt Australia’s batting lineup early in the game. However, this strategy backfired spectacularly. Captain Babar Azam’s aspirations of gaining an early advantage were dashed as Warner and Marsh unleashed a full-scale offensive. Their formidable collaboration at the crease set the stage for a historical total in the tournament.
Australia’s Batting Carnage: Warner and Marsh’s Show
The Australian pair were in exceptional form, with Warner’s electrifying 163 off 124 deliveries and Marsh’s impressive career-best 121 leaving the crowd in awe. Their partnership, a symphony of 24 boundaries and 18 sky-high sixes, showcased a masterclass in aggressive batting. Amidst this onslaught, Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi emerged as a solitary figure of resistance, claiming five wickets in a commendable personal performance, albeit in a losing cause.