1 — Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir on Wednesday grabbed 5-30 against Australia at Taunton during their World Cup match and it was his first five-wicket haul in one-day internationals. Amir’s previous best bowling figure in ODI was against Sri Lanka when he took 4-28 at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in 2009.
2 — Australian opener David Warner on Wednesday struck 107 off 111 balls and became only the second Australian batsman to score a World Cup hundred against Pakistan. Previously, Andrew Symonds made unbeaten 143 off 125 balls against Pakistan during their 2003 World Cup match in Johannesburg. This was also Warner’s second World Cup hundred after he made 178 runs off 133 balls against Afghanistan in Perth in 2015.
27 — With his maiden five-wicket haul, Mohammad Amir became Pakistan’s seventh bowler after Shahid Afridi, Wasim Akram, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Qadir, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan to take five-for for Pakistan in World Cups. Only Afridi did it it twice for them in previous editions of the World Cup.
146 — Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner put up a 146-run stand against Pakistan which is the highest ever partnership against Pakistan in any wicket for their country. Earlier, Steve Waugh and Michael Bevan’s fifth-wicket stand of 113 runs in the 1999 World Cup at Leeds was the previous highest partnership against Pakistan for the Aussies.
307 — Australia posted 307 runs against Pakistan at Taunton on Wednesday which was their second highest innings total against Pakistan in a World Cup match. Australia’s highest World Cup total against Pakistan is 310-8 which they scored during 2003 World Cup in Johannesburg. — New Age
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