Australia defeat Pakistan in World Cup warm-up match

HYDERABAD: Australia on Tuesday defeated Pakistan by 14 runs in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup warm-up match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Despite impressive performances from captain Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed, the team couldn’t successfully chase down the target of 352 runs, resulting in a defeat in their second practice match.

Read more: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in warm-up match

Earlier on Friday, New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an easy margin of 5 wickets, chasing down a target of 346 runs with ease.

The match took place in Hyderabad, India, where Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat. The New Zealand national cricket team managed to score 345 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

Pakistan national cricket team’s innings were highlighted by an outstanding performance from Mohammad Rizwan, who scored 103 runs before retiring. Babar Azam contributed 80 runs, while Saud Shakeel played a crucial innings of 75 runs.

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