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AUS vs PAK Pitch Report: How will track at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru play for World Cup's 18th match?

Australia vs Bangladesh pitch report for 20th October: Australia will take on Pakistan in their fourth match of the ongoing World Cup at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Australia just have a solitary win in their three matches thus far whereas Pakistan have won two out of their three games.

Written By: Kumar Rupesh @afiestysoul New Delhi Updated on: October 20, 2023 21:36 IST
Pat Cummins (left) and Babar Azam (right)
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Pat Cummins (left) and Babar Azam (right)

The Pat Cummins-led Australia will take on Babar Azam's Pakistan in match No. 18 of the World Cup 2023 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, October 20. The two teams have suffered hiccups in their short journey in the tournament so far and that's what makes the contest between them a must-watch.

While Pakistan's unbeaten streak in the tournament was snapped by India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Australia, on the other hand, claimed their first win of the edition after they emerged victorious against Sri Lanka in Lucknow.

Pakistan are fourth on the points table with four points to their credit and a Net Run Rate (NRR) of -0.137 whereas the five-time ODI world champions Australia only have two points and a net run rate of -0.734. Both teams have not played an ODI against each other lately and hence it might turn out to be a riveting clash.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Pitch Report

The wicket at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is traditionally known to assist batters. With short boundary dimensions, batters are expected to dominate the contest yet again and bowlers might have to grind really hard to get the results in their favour. The ball tends to fly off the willow at the venue and hence it is one of the high-scoring grounds in India.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Records and Stats

Total ODI Matches: 38

Matches won batting first: 14

Matches won bowling first: 20

Average first innings score: 232

Average second innings score: 215

Highest total scored: 383/6 by India vs Australia

Highest score chased: 329/7 by Ireland vs England

Lowest total recorded: 114 all out by India women vs South Africa women

Lowest total defended: 166/4 by India vs England

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