In Hyderabad, Glenn Maxwell roared to form for Australia with 77 runs in 71 balls as his side scored 351-7 in the tournament warmup after opting to bat first. Maxwell hit four fours and six sixes to rescue Australia from 172-5 in 29.1 overs.
Cameron Green was 50 not out in 40 balls, and Josh Inglis enjoyed a 30-ball 48. Opener David Warner also hit 48, off 33, while Marnus Labuschagne scored 40. Mitchell Marsh (31) and Steve Smith (27) also contributed in what turned into a show of batting strength by the Australians.
Pakistan replied with 337 all out in 47.4 overs. Skipper Babar Azam led the way with 90 off 59 balls. He came in to bat at No. 6, with Pakistan 83-4 at one stage.
Azam enjoyed a good final workout, hitting 11 fours and two sixes. He added 144 runs with Iftikhar Ahmed, who scored 83 off 85, to make the chase a real threat to Australia.
Ahmed hit six fours and four sixes as Australia often deployed spin as it looks to provide support for wrist-spinner Adam Zampa.
Mitchell Marsh got 2-43, while Labuschagne took 3-78 in 8.4 overs.
Warner and Smith sent down six overs between them, with Pakistan catching up despite the early loss of wickets. After Azam retired out, Mohammad Nawaz smacked 50 off 42 balls. Pakistan couldn’t quite finish the job at hand, though, and has lost both its warmups, the first to New Zealand at the same ground.