Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Pakistan were in the hunt till the end with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (40) and Wahab Riaz (45) sharing a 64-run eighth wicket partnership. But Mitchell Starc got Wahab out and it was downhill from there on as Pakistan lost by 41 runs.
Earlier, Pakistan were 136/2 at one stage but then lost three wickets for just 11 runs. On the field, they were poor, to say the least, as they dropped sitters.
Pakistan will take on arch-rivals India in a crunch tie on Sunday, and fans would hope they can get their house in order then.
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