Australia defeated Pakistan in a high-scoring World Cup warm-up match, setting a total of 351-7. Glenn Maxwell was the standout performer, smashing 77 off 71 balls. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 90, but his team fell short and were dismissed for 337. In another warm-up match, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. Kusal Mendis scored a stunning 158 for Sri Lanka, but Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s century and Rahmat Shah’s 93 helped Afghanistan secure the win. India, on the other hand, had their warm-up matches against the Netherlands and England abandoned due to rain.