Pakistan were cornered after the centuries of the two openers. However, Babar Azam’s team returned to the fight by picking up 3 wickets in a short period of time. However, Australia is on the way to a big collection. As of writing this report, after 39 overs, Australia has accumulated 291 runs for 3 wickets.
David Warner is 144 and Marcus Stoinis is unbeaten on 2 runs. 259 runs in 33.4 overs in the opening. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner scored a double century with the batting in Marquette. Pakistan was literally crying out for a wicket. Finally Shaheen Shah Afridi broke the marathon opening pair. Marsh caught Usama Mir at short fine leg. Marsh hit 10 boundaries and 9 sixes in an innings of 121 runs off 108 balls.
This is also his career best innings. Shaheen Afridi picked up another wicket after breaking the devastating opening pair. Glenn Maxwell (1 ball 0) was caught by Babar Azam while he was being bowled at mid-on. Usama Mir did not let Steven Smith, another batting pillar of Australia, settle the innings. The right-hander returned this batter by making a return catch on the legspin (7). Warner brought up his 21st career ODI century, Mitchell Marsh’s century was the second of his career.