Australia managed to nick the victory in opposition to Pakistan in a high-scoring World Cup warm-up fixture whereas India has not managed to get any recreation time in the warm-ups resulting from rains.
Australia managed to set a whole of 351-7 in their quota of 50 overs and Glenn Maxwell unleashed his wrath on the Pakistani bowlers.
Maxwell cracked 77 off 71 balls with 4 boundaries and 6 sixes.
Cameron Green was undefeated on 50, David Warner clubbed three sixes in his 48 whereas Josh Inglis additionally made 48.
Marnus Labuschagne, a late call-up by the five-time World Cup winners, contributed 40.
Pakistan leg-spinner Usama Mir impressed with 2-31 as he dismissed Warner and Mitchell Marsh after the openers had placed on 83 for the primary wicket.
Mir’s leg-spinning companion Shadab Khan was costly along with his one wicket costing 69 runs.
In reply, Pakistan, who misplaced by 5 wickets to New Zealand in their opening warm-up, have been dismissed for 337 in the 48th over.
Captain Babar Azam hit a fluent, unbeaten 90 off 59 balls with 11 boundaries and two sixes and shared a 144-run partnership with Iftikhar Ahmed who made 83 off 85 deliveries.
Mohammad Nawaz contributed 50 however Pakistan fell simply quick.
At Guwahati, Kusal Mendis scored a breathtaking 158 as Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 294 by Afghanistan earlier than slipping to a six-wicket defeat in a rain-hit match.
Mendis, captain for the day with Dasun Shanaka sitting out the ultimate warm-up, made his runs off solely 87 balls.
He hit 19 fours and 9 sixes as Afghanistan struggled to use the brakes with solely former skipper Mohammad Nabi having fun with sustained success with 4-44.
Afghanistan have been sitting comfortably on 118-1 in the 21st over in reply when rain stopped play.
They have been then set an adjusted goal of 257 off 42 overs and cruised dwelling with 23 balls to spare.
Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed 119 from 92 balls with eight fours and 9 sixes, sharing a 212-run second-wicket partnership with Rahmat Shah.
Rahmat’s 93 was made off 82 balls and featured 10 fours and three sixes.
Meanwhile, India’s celebrity cricketers endured a 3,400km (2,170 miles) cross-country journey to play a warm-up just for the match to be deserted with out a ball being bowled.
India have been to face the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram, on the southern tip of India, however they have been left kicking their heels in the rain.
On Saturday, their scheduled recreation in opposition to defending champions England up in the northeastern metropolis of Guwahati was additionally washed out.
In whole, the moist climate pressured three warm-up matches to be deserted whereas 4 others have been rain-affected, leaving groups and gamers pissed off forward of Thursday’s World Cup begin.
However, the climate forecast for the remainder of the week in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Dharamsala — venues for the primary three days of the event — is optimistic with sunshine as a substitute of showers.
England will play New Zealand in the event opener on the world’s greatest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Pakistan conflict with the Netherlands in Hyderabad on Friday, whereas Afghanistan and Bangladesh play in Dharamsala on Saturday.
(This story has not been edited by News18 employees and is revealed from a syndicated information company feed – AFP)