TAUNTON (AFP) - Australia rapid bowler Pat Cummins said Pakistan s overdue rally with the bat was a well timed caution for the protecting champions despite the fact that his facet again to prevailing approaches at the arena Cup.

Aaron Finch s side gained by way of forty one runs at Taunton on Wednesday as they recorded their 0.33 win of the campaign in England and Wales following their defeat to India.


Australia reduced Pakistan to 2 hundred-7 chasing a target of 308, with Cummins taking an economical three-33 from his 10 overs.

but an eighth-wicket stand of sixty four among Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz, who hit a speedy forty five, furnished Australia with some demanding moments earlier than a overdue disintegrate saw the very last three wickets fall for just runs.

"It goes to show that everyone can bat in recent times," said Cummins. "It became a chunk nearer than we might have preferred, so it become excellent to get those couple of wickets and finish it off.

"We gave them a piece an excessive amount of width and they had been back in the sport," the 26-12 months-antique introduced. "It s a very good lesson to study."

New South Wales brief Cummins struck early against Pakistan, removing Fakhar Zaman, after which made every other crucial leap forward when he had Imam-ul-Haq stuck in the back of for fifty three.

however what pleases the quick bowler maximum about his current shape in one-day internationals is the increasing variety of dot balls -- deliveries off which no runs are scored -- that he's sending down.

"That s the large improvement in my game inside the ultimate couple of years, the ability to preserve a duration and make it difficult to get runs," Cummins defined.

"in case you provide away clean singles then three hundred becomes pretty an attainable score. Slicing out the singles is massive, it approach if you give away a boundary it may not be that huge over of 10 or eleven, it could just be a five or a six."

David Warner had earlier scored his first worldwide century because finishing a year-lengthy ban for his element in a ball-tampering scandal.

Warner have been uncharacteristically sluggish in scoring fifty six off 84 balls in opposition to India on the Oval however he become back to his fluent great in opposition to Pakistan, dealing with simply 111 balls in overall.

"We have been so pumped for him, he changed into truely open and honest after the Oval recreation," said Cummins. "He was gambling extra timidly than regular however we saw his mindset trade from the start right here."