Australia beats Pakistan by 62 runs

 Srinagar, Oct 20(KNS): Australia moved to fourth on the points table after defeating Pakistan by 62 runs in a World Cup match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

Spinner Adam Zampa snapped up four wickets after openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh scored centuries as Australia got home despite a fine fightback shown by Pakistan.

Earlier, openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh hit swashbuckling hundreds against a sloppy Pakistan to lift Australia to 367-9.

Warner survived a leg-before appeal off the very first ball of the match and was then dropped on 10 in the fifth over, before cracking a punishing 124-ball 163 after Australia were sent in to bat on a flat Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch.

Marsh, celebrating his 32nd birthday, clobbered a 108-ball 121 as the pair raced to an Australian World Cup opening stand record of 259 by the 34th over, much to the delight of a 30,000 crowd.

Pakistan's successful 345-run chase against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad 10 days ago is the highest in World Cup history.(KNS).

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