Fielding let Pakistan down against Australia, says captain Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan reached 136-2 in reply and then, after wickets tumbled, launched a late counter-attack before Australia wrapped up a third victory in four games to move to second in the table.

Australia will now take on Sri Lanka on Saturday at the Kennington Oval in London. "But to come out here, play the way I know I can play was awesome", explained Warner, who faced just 111 balls at Taunton.

"It happens quite a lot in the modern game where you see that right-hand, left-hand combination, especially if they've got a lot of spin".

"I've tried to stop caring about selection and just focussed on doing my best and playing cricket".

"There was no point crying about it".

"I could see [the ball] land in his hands and then he dropped it".

"It's good to know the guys think I've made progress and have confidence in me".

After making it clear that she supported Pakistan against Australia in yesterday's match, Shaniera said, "I love Australia and always will but I am with Pakistan all the way".

"(Shahid) Afridi was very good on the boundary, so something to look forward to", he said. At Taunton, he was impressive by both metrics, conceding just thirty runs in ten overs even as Australia ran up a total of 307.

"At the global level, regardless of how good a player you are, it's just going to take a little bit of time, especially as an opening batter, to find your feet".

Australian coaching member Ricky Ponting has defended David Warner's performance against India despite his team's first defeat at the World Cup. He pointed out that the ball was seaming and swinging, so Warner was justified in scoring at a slow rate.

It all started on the fourth ball of the 13th over when Aaron Finch got a thickish outside edge off a Wahab Riaz delivery which flew to Asif Ali at first slip. However, a middle-order collapse saw them losing 4 wickets for 24 runs.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Thursday that global cricket will return to Pakistan later this year when the country will be hosting matches for the Asian test championship against Sri Lanka in September and Bangladesh in January/February next year.

Amir did not bowl in the washed-out first match against England and missed the last four games with chicken pox.

The bowlers did the job up front. "When he's swinging it, it's very hard to try to get on top of him".

Cummins has enjoyed an impressive start to the World Cup, after former quick Brett Lee labelled him the kind of player who can win the tournament for Australia. Nathan Coulter-Nile bowled pretty well and got the big wicket of Babar, while Kane Richardson was a bit expensive.

"And still last game they (India) bowled really straight to me".

Although they still have more than half of their group games still to play, Sarfaraz Ahmed's side can not afford many more slip-ups if they are to finish among the top four that will qualify for the semi-finals.

  • Julie Sanders