The PAK vs AUS match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore was attended by a huge amount of crowd. By evening it felt that the stadium was filled over 80 percent, which is a massive turnout for a non-India game.
The match lived up to its expectations to the extent of being a high-scoring game as both teams crossed 300 runs with Australia winning by 62 runs and shooting up in the points table to acquire the number 4 spot.
During the game, a very interesting event happened as an Australian fan started the chants of “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”. This act by an Australian fan was thrilling to witness for the Indian fans who reciprocated and supported him in his chants. It was a wonderful moment for the Indian fans sitting near and surrounding him at the Chinnaswamy during the PAK vs AUS match.
Watch: Australian fan chants Bharat Mata Ki Jai during PAK vs AUS at Chinnaswamy
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s campaign at the World Cup 2023 is now hanging by a thread. After wins in the first two matches against Netherlands and Sri Lanka, they have suffered losses to India and Australia.
With the help of centuries from David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, Australia scored 367 runs. Pakistan made a comeback with the ball through Shaheen Afridi’s five-fer and Haris Rauf’s three-for. With the bat, they started well through fifties from Shafique and Imam. After that, though, their batting derailed with Babar Azam scoring only 18 runs.
Iftikhar Ahmed’s three sixes brought a spark in their chase but once he was dismissed by Adam Zampa, who took a four-wicket haul, Australia squeezed Pakistan to win by 62 runs.
After the loss in PAK vs AUS, Babar Azam said: We were not up to the mark with the ball. And if you drop the catch of someone like Warner, he won’t spare you. This is a big scoring ground, margin of error is very less. Whole credit to fast bowlers and spinners for the way we pulled it back in last few overs. Just tried to hit the length and hit the stumps. Message was simple – we can do it, we’ve done it in the past. Ball came on well under lights. Couldn’t get big partnerships in the middle overs. Need to be better in the first 10 overs with the ball, and better in the middle overs with the bat.