Butter-fingered Pakistan back in drop zone against Australia | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: When Usama Mir missed a simple catch off David Warner through the World Cup match in Bengaluru final Friday, he perpetuated Pakistan’s unlucky development of dropping catches towards Australia in Bengaluru.
Warner mishit a lofted shot from pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi within the fifth over, however the ball someway slipped via a baffled Mir’s palms at mid-on.
At that second, Warner was solely on 10 runs, however Pakistan paid dearly for the lapse as he went on to smash his twenty first ODI century, marking his fifth in all World Cup matches, finally amassing an excellent 163 in Australia’s whole of 367-9.

Australia vs Pakistan, ICC World Cup: Twin centuries by Warner, Marsh enable Australia to publish 367

This incident with Warner’s catch continued Pakistan’s historical past of expensive errors in essential matches towards Australia, which dates again to the 2015 World Cup.
Through the quarter-final in Adelaide, Pakistan discovered themselves defending a modest goal of 214 runs.
Australia had been in a spot of hassle at 83-3 when Rahat Ali grassed a easy catch off Shane Watson’s miscued hook off pacer Wahab Riaz.
Watson recovered to hit 64 not out in Australia’s six-wicket win on the way in which to lifting the World Cup for the fifth time.
4 years later in Taunton, Asif Ali dropped Aaron Finch off Riaz within the slips with the opener on 37. Finch went on to attain 82 in Australia’s 41-run win.
Within the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup semi-final in Dubai, Pakistan’s Hasan Ali dropped Matthew Wade at deep mid-wicket when Australia wanted 22 off the final two overs.
(With AFP Inputs)

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