ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Australia vs Pakistan – Warner’s record ton, an Amir special, Shaheen’s embarrassing feat and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Australia’s close victory against Pakistan in Taunton.

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia were quick to bounce back from their defeat against India as they clinched a 41-run win against Pakistan in Taunton. David Warner (107) and Aaron Finch (82) made merry of Pakistan’s directionless opening spell in tricky conditions. By the time the Pakistan bowlers made a comeback, the Aussies cruised to 223/2 by 34th over. However, they lost their last six wickets in the space of seven overs for 30 runs.

Mohammad Amir’s 5-wicket haul played a key role in restricting the defending champions to just 307/10 in 49 overs. At halfway stage, Pakistan were going well at 136/2 in the 308-run chase but lost four wickets in next five overs for 24 runs. Sarfaraz Ahmed got some support from Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz to bring down the equation to 45 from 36 balls. At this stage, Pakistan lost their last three wickets in nine deliveries to end up on the losing side.


All the statistical highlights from Australia’s close victory against Pakistan in Taunton:

Australia continue their domination:

9 – Australia won each of their last nine ODI matches against Pakistan. Only South Africa (14 between 1995 and 2000) and New Zealand (12 between 2014 and 2018) won more consecutive ODIs than the nine by the Aussies against Pakistan.

A new record under Warner’s name:

1 – David Warner became the first player to score three consecutive centuries in ODI cricket against Pakistan. During the 2017 home series against Pakistan, Warner scored 130 and 179 respectively in 4th and 5th matches.

A first for Australia:

3 – Australia got bowled out for the third time in three matches. They were bundled out for 288 against the Windies and made 316 against India in the previous game before losing their last wicket on the final ball of the innings. The Aussies never got bowled out in back to back matches in the World Cup before this CWC edition.

A special effort from Amir:

5/30 – Mohammad Amir’s figures of 5/30 in this game are the 3rd best bowling figures in a World Cup defeat. Shane Bond recorded figures of 6/23 against Australia in the 2003 edition while Mitchell Starc’s figures against New Zealand in 2015 during their 1-wicket defeat read 6/28 in nine overs.

5/30 – Amir’s figures of 5/30 are the 4th best bowling figures in a World Cup game for Pakistan and the best against a full member nation. Overall, Amir became only the 7th player to claim a 5-fer for Pakistan in the CWC.

30 – Runs conceded by Mohammad Amir in his ten overs in this game; the fewest by a Pakistan pacer in an ODI since the 2015 World Cup. Rahat Ali was the last Pakistan pacer to concede 30 or fewer runs in ten overs in an ODI. The left-arm pacer had figures of 1/30 in his ten overs against UAE in the 2015 CWC.

A big start followed by a collapse:

146 – The partnership of 146 by Aaron Finch and David Warner is the 5th highest opening stand in an ODI inning where a team got bowled out. This is also the highest such stand for the Australians surpassing the 129 between Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke during the 2009 Port Elizabeth ODI against South Africa where they were all out for 256.

Runs in a game of wickets:

573 – The match aggregate of 573 runs is the 2nd highest in an ODI where all the 20 wickets fell. The highest is 642 during the 2017 ODI between Afghanistan and Ireland in Greater Noida.

In fact, the Australia-Pakistan game is only the 2nd CWC game where 500+ runs have been collectively scored by both sides despite getting bowled out. The 2011 CWC Ireland-Windies game had an aggregate of 506 runs despite both teams got all out.

307 – Australia’s total of 307 is only the 2nd 300+ total in a World Cup game where the team got bowled out playing 49 or fewer overs. Sri Lanka posted 312 in 46.2 in the 2015 CWC against Australia during a chase before being bundled out.

Another tough game for Shaheen:

4 – Shaheen Shah Afridi conceded 70 and more runs in each of his last four ODI innings making him the first such player. Adil Rashid gave away 70+ runs in three successive ODIs in 2015.

In the three games prior to the CWC 19, Shaheen conceded 80+ every time that made him the first player to concede 80+ runs in three successive ODI innings.