Pakistan look to carry winning momentum against Australia

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2019 Cricket World Cup: Amir’s five-for breaks Australia’s back after Warner century

Sarfaraz's comments came after having a look at the Taunton pitch, where his team is now squaring off against Australia in match no.17 of of the World Cup.

David Warner celebrated his first century for Australia since returning from his 12-month for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.

Australia opener David Warner scored a magnificent 107 to lead his side to a 41-run win over Pakistan in their World Cup clash in Taunton.

Australia reduced Pakistan to 200-7 chasing a target of 308, with Cummins taking an economical 3-33 from his 10 overs. Mohammad Amir for Pakistan was the only positive as he scalped his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. "I was angry because Asif dropped a simple catch but I couldn't say anything to him because he recently came out of a family tragedy".

Sarfaraz did save some praise for the performance of Amir, originally left out of Pakistan's World Cup team but now the leading wicket taker at the tournament after his first-ever five wicket haul.

Near the end of the game ICC commentator Zainab Abbas did what most of us wanted to do - she found out who this viral fan is.

"Definitely I think the fielding needs improvement - the fielding is not up to the mark".

"We realize Australia will descend hard and with Smith and Warner back they are at their very best again and we offer regard to all opponents", the skipper said.

Imam-ul-Haq shared partnerships of 54 with Babar Azam (30), and 80 with Mohammad Hafeez (48) until he was caught behind off Cummins in the 26th over for 53.

"As a pro, if you're winning matches for your country, that's the best thing".

"We made some runs and got starts but we've got to convert them and go long", said Sarfaraz, whose team face India next.

The Black Caps, who have started the World Cup with three victories from as many games, could welcome back experienced seamer Tim Southee following his recovery from a calf injury. "It's a huge pressure game, obviously".

Sarfaraz added a rapid collapse that saw three wickets lost for 11 runs as Pakistan slumped to 147-5 had also proved costly.

"The fifth, and even the fourth, bowling option is looking like a slight concern for them", Border said.

They now have three points from four games, with two defeats, one win - a surprise success over tournament hosts and favourites England - and a no-result.

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