BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s hopes of gaining satisfactory apply earlier than the beginning of the ICC Champions Trophy have been dampened by rain which ruined the nice and cozy-up match towards Australia right here on Monday.
Australia, who defeated Sri Lanka of their first heat-up, had superior to fifty seven-1 within the eleventh over when the match got here to a untimely conclusion at Edgbaston.
After profitable the toss, Australia began brightly as Aaron Finch and David Warner raced to 30 earlier than Mohammad Amir broke by means of. The left-armer, who was rested from the Bangladesh recreation on Saturday, had Warner caught behind by skipper Sarfraz Ahmed for eleven.
Finch, nevertheless, appeared in good contact by stroking seven boundaries in an enterprising innings of 36 from as many deliveries.
Steve Smith, the Australian captain, had barely settled in when the climate intervened. He made eight off 17 balls.
Australia, who gained the title in 2006 and 2009, open their Group ‘A’ marketing campaign towards New Zealand on Friday at Edgbaston which additionally hosts the event’s largest fixture when Pakistan tackle previous foes India on Sunday.
The event begins from Thursday when hosts England entertain Bangladesh at The Oval. South Africa and Sri Lanka, who’re in Group ‘B’ alongside Pakistan and India, meet one another on the similar venue on Saturday.
D.A. Warner c Sarfraz b Amir eleven
A.J. Finch not out 36
S.P.D. Smith not out eight
EXTRAS (LB-2) 2
TOTAL (for one wkt, 10.2 overs) fifty seven
FALL OF WKT: 1-30.
DID NOT BAT: T.M. Head, C.A. Lynn, G.J. Maxwell, M.P. Stoinis, M.S. Wade, M.A. Starc, M.C. Henriques, A. Zampa, J.L. Pattinson, J.R. Hazlewood, P.J. Cummins, J.W. Hastings.
BOWLING: Mohammad Amir four-zero-9-1; Fahim Ashraf three-zero-30-zero; Imad Wasim 2-zero-12-zero; Junaid Khan 1.2-zero-four-zero.
PAKISTAN: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz.
UMPIRES: R.Okay. Illingworth (England) and H.D.P.Okay. Dharmasena (Sri Lanka).
MATCH REFEREE: B.C. Broad (England).
NOTE: 15 gamers per aspect (eleven batting, eleven fielding).
Revealed in Daybreak, Might thirtieth, 2017
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