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Australia get massive 367 despite late collapse

Australia have got a mountain-like total against Pakistan in the 18th game of the World Cup in Bengaluru despite falling into a batting collapse at the end.

The five-time world champions posted 367 runs losing nine wickets after the full 50 overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday.

Being asked to bat, two openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh propelled Australia to a fantastic start making a huge 259-run stand between them.

They remained on the crease till 33.5 overs as both of the batters reached their individual three-digit milestone one after another in two successive balls.

Marsh departed for 121 from 108 balls while Warner carried his innings through 163 runs and went back in the 43rd over.

It seemed that Australia would easily cross the 400 mark in the match but no further Aussie batters could hold their nerves after the duo departed to the pavilion, resulting in Australia to a collapse at the end of the innings. They lost their nine wickets within just 104 runs.

Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers taking a fifer by conceding just 54 runs in 10 overs quota while another fast bowler Haris Rauf got three wickets.

Playing XIs

Australia: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.