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After breaking the 146-run opening stand between Finch and Warner, the Pakistani seamer stood up to his skipper's expectations when the responsibility was handed to him.

David Warner made highest 107 runs for Australia.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed warned his side to improve their fielding standards ahead of the marquee ICC World Cup 2019 clash against India at Old Trafford on Sunday.

West Indies polished off the low target for the loss of just three wickets in a mere 13.4 overs, with Pakistan seemingly completely demoralized by the drubbing.

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 second in the table. "It was a bit of relief in a way, but I still think I left a lot out there".

Pakistan have never beaten India in six World Cup matches dating back to 1992.

Australia captain Aaron Finch, who also impressed with a knock of 82, had backed Warner to return to his "dangerous best" in the build-up to the match.

'We committed more mistakes than Australia, ' said Sarfaraz. "I tried my best to try and see him out but to try and rotate strike is very hard on a wicket that offered something for the ball, which I think is fantastic for one-day cricket", he added.

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"As a pro, if you're winning matches for your country, that's the best thing".

"I am confident that with the successful holding of these events we will be able to send a positive message to the world that things have become conducive in Pakistan as far as the holding of global cricket matches is concerned", he said.

Despite not having a good record against Australia, Sarfaraz elucidated that his team will go with the same approach as they showed against England.

Useful contributions came from opener Iman-ul-Haq (53), Babar Azam (30), Hafeez (46), Safraz (40), Hasan Ali (32) and Wahab Riaz (45).

Pakistan had their tails up at one stage with Sarfaraz and Wahab at the crease and it was when Finch had to bowl either himself or Maxwell that you saw a sign of weakness.

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

His praise for Amir, who was not initially included in Pakistan's World Cup squad, did not end there.

Meanwhile, Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir will hope to enjoy another landmark occasion at Taunton when Pakistan face Australia there in a World Cup match on Wednesday.

  • Lawrence Cooper