A spirited Australian team bounced back after their loss against India as they beat Pakistan by 41 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Taunton on Wednesday. This win was possible due to David Warner's patient knock of a 111-ball 107 which helped the reigning World Champions get to a good total of 307. Both Warner and skipper Aaron Finch started on a watchful note after being put into bat by Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, but accelerated later on to add 146 runs for the opening wicket. Warner scored his 15th ODI ton as he continued his superb run in the ongoing World Cup. Warner was adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning knock.
However, the southpaw showed a kind gesture as he gave away his Man of the Match award to a young Australian fan.
The video of Warner's heartwarming ac was posted by Cricket World Cup on their official Twitter handle. Watch the video here.
The swashbuckling Aussie opener received bouquets from social media.
In reply, Pakistan were off to a disastrous start as they lost Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam early. However, an 80-run stand between Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez steadied their run chase. Once these two departed, the 1992 winners lost the wickets of veteran Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali in quick succession as Pakistan were staring down the barrel. But, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed along with lower-order batsmen Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz took the Men In Green on the cusp of victory.
Just when it looked like Pakistan will pull off an unlikely win, Mitchell Starc dismissed Wahab and Mohammad Amir. In the end, Sarfaraz was run out by a brilliant athleticism from Glenn Maxwell as the five-time champions registered their third win of the tournament.