On Sunday 23rd March, 2014 Bangladesh’s Sher-e-Bangla stadium will be packed with crowd when Australia take on Pakistan in their first match of ICC t20 world cup 2014 championship. Australian team is the strongest candidate this year to win twenty20 world cup trophy. In last ICC world t20 2012 meeting, Pakistan won match against Australia by 32 runs.
Since 2007 t20 world cup, we have watched 9 Pak vs Aus matches where Pakistan has great record and they have won 6 matches and only 2 matches went in Australia’s bag. So we can expect that Kangaroos might face defeat once again. But this time story is different and Australians are looking to win the title first time ever in history of 20-20 world cups.
Pakistan will play their first match against India on 21st March, just before two days of this match. Australia will play match against India, West Indies and one qualifier after this match. Let’s have a look at the team squads for this match.
|Mohammad Hafeez (Captain)||George Bailey (Captain)|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Brad Haddin|
|Umar Akmal||Glen Maxwell|
|Sharjeel Khan||Shane Watson|
|Shahid Khan Afridi||James Faulkner|
|Junaid Khan||James Muirhead|
|Sohail Tanvir||Brad Hodge|
|Ahmed Shehzad||Cameroon White|
|Shoaib Malik||Nathan Coulter Nile|
|Mohammad Talha||Mitchel Starc|
|Zulfiqar Babar||Dan Christian|
|Bilawal Bhatti||Brad Hogg|
|Umar Gul||Aaron Finch|
|Kamran Akmal||Mitchel Johnson|
|Saeed Ajmal||David Warner|
The match played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur on March 23rd 2014 and it’s the 16 match in the schedule of T20 World Cup. It starts sharp at 09:30 PM GMT or 15:00 IST or 15:30 local.
Result of the Match:
- Toss: Australia have won the toss and elect to bowl first!
|Day of Match||Batting First||Chasing Team||Result|
|23rd, March 2014||Pak- 191/5 (20 overs)||Aus- 175 all out (20 overs)||Pakistan won by 16 runs|
|15:00 IST (D/N)||U Akmal- 94 (54)||GJ Maxwell- 74 (33)||Player of the Match- U Akmal (Pakistan)|
|Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur||NM Coulter-Nile: 36/2 (4 overs)||Zulfiqar Babar- 26/2 (4 overs)||Umpires – RA Kettleborough and NJ Llong|
- Umpires – RA Kettleborough and NJ Llong
- TV umpire – HDPK Dharmasena
- Match referee – RS Madugalle
- Reserve umpire – RK Illingworth
Australia vs Pakistan Match-16 Scorecard
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