KARNATAKA: Pakistan beat Australia by 147 runs in their Blind World Twenty20 encounter on Thursday to clinch their ninth consecutive win of the tournament, ARY News reported.
Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat.
Pakistan amassed a mammoth total of 321/3 in their 20 overs with Riasat Khan scoring an unbeaten century while Mati Ullah and Nisar Ali also made half centuries.
Riasat Khan remained not out 114 from 47 balls with the help of 16 boundaries and a six.
Mati Ullah scored 80 runs off 31 balls with 15 boundaries to his name while Nisar Ali scored 78 runs for the side.
Australia’s Daniel James Pritchard, Vaughan James Roles and Lindsay David Heaven got one wicket each.
Australia, chasing 322 runs to win in 20 overs, could only manage 174/9.
Matthew James Cameron made 38 runs from 22 balls with the help of six boundaries while Steffan Francesco Nero scored 24 runs 21 balls with the help of two fours.
Lindsay David Heaven and Stephen Leo Palmer contributed 20 runs each with the blade.
Pakistan’s Muhammad Idrees Saleem grabbed three wickets while Israr Hassan and Badar Munir dismissed two Australian batsmen each.
This is Pakistan’s ninth consecutive win in the tournament. They started their campaign by beating New Zealand by 10 wickets and went on to defeat England by 97 runs.
The team’s biggest victory came against India as they won the match by seven wickets. They beat Sri Lanka by five wickets. Their fifth victory came against Nepal as they won their match by 10 wickets.
Pakistan beat South Africa by nine wickets, defeated Bangladesh by 151 runs and thumped West Indies by 182 runs.