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Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Lord's Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 30, 2019, 2:01 AM IST

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NZ vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

Match 37 ODI, Lord's, London, 29 June, 2019

Australia

243/9

(50.0) RR 4.86

v/s
New Zealand

157/10

(43.4) RR 3.59

Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 01:24 (IST)

    AUSTRALIA WIN: Santner tries to pull Starc but ends up giving a catch to Behrendorff. Starc has a fifer here. Excellent win here by the Aussies as Kiwis lose by a massive margin of 86 runs. 

  • 01:18 (IST)

    SIX, FOUR: Lyon starts a fresh over. Now it's the question of who gets the last wicket -- Lyon or Starc. Aussies have been brilliant with the ball today. Meanwhile Santner dispatches Lyon for a six. With this 150 comes up for New Zealand. And he doesn't stop there and gets a four too. It's 157/9. 

  • 01:09 (IST)

    OUT: Starc into his ninth over here. And he has bowled Ferguson for a duck. This is excellent bowling by the left-hander. Kiwis are now reduced to 144/9. 

  • 01:03 (IST)

    OUT: Starc has his third wicket here. Starc brings one back into Sodhi and the ball crashes in his pads. He is out for 5 and New Zealand are 141/8. 

  • 00:53 (IST)

    OUT: Here is the seventh wicket down for the Kiwis. Nathan Lyon castles Neesham for 9. This match is all but over for New Zealand as they slump to 131/7. 

  • 00:41 (IST)

    OUT: Mitchell Starc comes on for another over. It would be really difficult to get him away. And Starc has another one. This time he gets Tom Latham. Steve Smith takes an excellent catch. Kiwis are going down without a fight here. It's 125/6. 

  • 00:29 (IST)

    OUT: This is a disaster for New Zealand as they lose Colin de Granhomme on the first ball. And it's Steve Smith who has picked up the big wicket here. Kiwis are in all sorts of trouble. It's 119/5. 

  • 00:25 (IST)

    OUT! Cummins has gotten the big wicket of Taylor now as he gets him to top edge one that stays up in the air for what feels like an age before it is finally collected by Carey. Australia look favourites now. 

  • 00:00 (IST)

    OUT! Williamson is the man who has to depart and Starc - who was brought back into the attack for a breakthrough - has done just that. Edges one to Carey behind the stumps trying to go for a cute shot towards third man. 

  • 23:07 (IST)

    Nathan Lyon comes into the attack and begins with a decent over, giving away just the two runs. That man Behrendorff strikes again next over as he traps Guptill plumb. NZ in a bit of trouble now! 

  • 22:48 (IST)

    OUT! Behrendorff gets the breakthrough but not with a ball that will count among his best. Short and going down the leg side, Nicholls can't help but go for the short but gets a feather on it and Carey does the rest. 

01:31 (IST)
An easy win in the end
01:24 (IST)

AUSTRALIA WIN: Santner tries to pull Starc but ends up giving a catch to Behrendorff. Starc has a fifer here. Excellent win here by the Aussies as Kiwis lose by a massive margin of 86 runs. 

01:18 (IST)

SIX, FOUR: Lyon starts a fresh over. Now it's the question of who gets the last wicket -- Lyon or Starc. Aussies have been brilliant with the ball today. Meanwhile Santner dispatches Lyon for a six. With this 150 comes up for New Zealand. And he doesn't stop there and gets a four too. It's 157/9. 

01:14 (IST)
New Zealand certain to get through
01:09 (IST)

OUT: Starc into his ninth over here. And he has bowled Ferguson for a duck. This is excellent bowling by the left-hander. Kiwis are now reduced to 144/9. 

01:03 (IST)

OUT: Starc has his third wicket here. Starc brings one back into Sodhi and the ball crashes in his pads. He is out for 5 and New Zealand are 141/8. 

00:58 (IST)
New Zealand have a mountain to climb
00:53 (IST)

OUT: Here is the seventh wicket down for the Kiwis. Nathan Lyon castles Neesham for 9. This match is all but over for New Zealand as they slump to 131/7. 

00:47 (IST)

Nathan Lyon continues. Now it's just a matter of time before Aussie bowlers run over the New Zealand side. Lyon comes up with a great over and doesn't give anything away. Just four runs come off it. New Zealand are 130/6 in 37 overs. 

00:41 (IST)

OUT: Mitchell Starc comes on for another over. It would be really difficult to get him away. And Starc has another one. This time he gets Tom Latham. Steve Smith takes an excellent catch. Kiwis are going down without a fight here. It's 125/6. 

00:33 (IST)
Australia on top
00:29 (IST)

OUT: This is a disaster for New Zealand as they lose Colin de Granhomme on the first ball. And it's Steve Smith who has picked up the big wicket here. Kiwis are in all sorts of trouble. It's 119/5. 

00:25 (IST)

OUT! Cummins has gotten the big wicket of Taylor now as he gets him to top edge one that stays up in the air for what feels like an age before it is finally collected by Carey. Australia look favourites now. 

00:20 (IST)

The required run rate is now touching 7. Australia are running through the overs. The next 19 overs will be quite interesting because sooner or later, Taylor and Latham will have to tee off. 

00:15 (IST)

Arguably the game changing moment. 

00:00 (IST)

OUT! Williamson is the man who has to depart and Starc - who was brought back into the attack for a breakthrough - has done just that. Edges one to Carey behind the stumps trying to go for a cute shot towards third man. 

23:55 (IST)

Stoinis is deposited into the stands by Williamson who hits a nice six over mid-wicket. He also brings up a career milestone in the next over: 6000 ODI runs. He then smacks Maxwell for a boundary, presumably as a way to celebrate. Halfway into the innings and NZ are cruising. 

23:47 (IST)

Well it's Part-time Central here at Lord's as Maxwell now comes on to roll his arm over. Decent over from him too, goes for just the 4 runs. Finch is trying everything he can to get a wicket here. 

23:44 (IST)

Stoinis now comes into the attack and gives away 5 runs. At this rate NZ are cruising but another wicket or two will really set the cat among the pigeons. Let's see if Australia cabstrike any time soon. 

23:40 (IST)

As if Smith bowling wasn't shocking enough, Aaron Finch (no, really) now comes on to bowl some of his left-arm orthodox. His over wasn't as economical though as Taylor slams one behind square for a boundary. 7 runs came off it overall. 

23:32 (IST)

Steve Smith (really) comes into the attack to bowl some leg-breaks now. Couple of full tosses in the over and Williamson and Taylor are only too happy to rotate the strike. 4 runs come off the over. 

23:29 (IST)

Uneventful first two overs after the drinks break except for Williamson somehow being dropped again. That's twice it's happened now; he'll likely make the Aussies pay for these reprieves. 

23:23 (IST)

Meanwhile, in an update related to the game earlier today... you'd think Pakistan would be done reliving the 1992 script by now but you'd be wrong! 

23:18 (IST)

Ross Taylor is the new man in. Once again it all depends on these two if New Zealand are to pull one out of the bag today. Williamson survives a scare as he edges one onto his pads but no one can hang on to it. 

23:07 (IST)

Nathan Lyon comes into the attack and begins with a decent over, giving away just the two runs. That man Behrendorff strikes again next over as he traps Guptill plumb. NZ in a bit of trouble now! 

23:01 (IST)

Williamson took his time but plays a wonderful drive between the point area and that is followed up by a well-run quick single. NZ are going along nicely despite the loss of Nicholls. 

22:57 (IST)

Kane Williamson is the new man in and the Kiwis need a big innings from their skipper now. A win today sees them go into the semi-finals but a loss will see them in a tricky situation. He and Guptill are keeping it steady for now. 

22:48 (IST)

OUT! Behrendorff gets the breakthrough but not with a ball that will count among his best. Short and going down the leg side, Nicholls can't help but go for the short but gets a feather on it and Carey does the rest. 

22:46 (IST)

Maiden over from Cummins but the issue here is that they're not close to getting a wicket. Both Guptill and Nicholls look well set and the longer they bat, the easier this chase will be for New Zealand. 

22:42 (IST)

Behrendorff comes back into the attack and nearly gets a breakthrough, trapping Guptill in front of the stumps. The umpire doesn't budge but replays show it was hitting but it would have been umpires call. Another quiet over as just the solitary run is taken. 

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Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2019 Match at Lord's Highlights: As it Happened

Australia vs New Zealand (AUS vs NZ) Live Score and Latest Updates From Lord's: AUSTRALIA WIN: Santner tries to pull Starc but ends up giving a catch to Behrendorff. Starc has a fifer here. Excellent win here by the Aussies as Kiwis lose by a massive margin of 86 runs.

New Zealand vs Australia in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 29 (Saturday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at Lord's, London and will begin at 1800 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog (NZ vs AUS).

Trans-Tasmanian rivals - New Zealand and Australia - who are at the top of their game will come face to face in a high-octane World Cup 2019 encounter at the historic Lord's cricket ground on Saturday (June 29).

The Aaron Finch-led side is so far the only team who has officially qualified for the semifinals. Meanwhile, New Zealand's unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday in Birmingham where they were taken down by Pakistan. However the Black Caps, who are placed third, are just a point away from confirming their spot in the semifinals and will look to seal the deal on Saturday.

Kane Williamson's men had the best possible start to the marquee event as they were unbeaten in their initial six games before losing to Pakistan. It is their bowling attack which has performed in every game but their batting looks a bit average.

Paceman Lockie Ferguson has led their pace attack after bagging 15 wickets from six games. Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Colin de Grandhomme have not been among wickets, however, but they have handed good support to Ferguson by bowling economically. Boult, Henry and Grandhomme have nine, eight and five wickets from six games but they have a decent economy of 4.45, 5.18 and 4.46 respectively. The trio will once again need to replicate their show against an in-form Australian top-order.

In batting, New Zealand have heavily relied on skipper Williamson in this tournament. In their game against Pakistan, batting-all-rounder James Neesham also gave a glimpse of how handy he can be with the bat. The Black Caps were once reeling at 46 for 4 before Neesham's 112-ball 97 propelled them to a fighting total.

With 414 runs from five innings, Williamson averages 138 and is at the fifth place in the list of leading run-getters. A lot will depend on him against a lethal Aussie pace attack as their top-order have disappointed so far.

Meanwhile, Australia are yet to have that perfect game but have managed to win all their matches, except against India. Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner are in superb form and except for the match against West Indies, Australia haven't lost a single wicket in the first 10 overs. Both Warner and Finch are currently the leading run-getters.

The only thing Australia will be worried about is they haven't been able to capitalise in the last 10-15 overs. Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Alex Carey have played some cameos but haven't really set the stage on fire in that period. This might hurt Australia in coming games.

The bowling has been amazing so far as their two pacers - Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins - have been in outstanding form. Starc has 19 wickets from seven games while Cummins has scalped 11 from as many games. Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon have further added some extra depth in their bowling. Behrendorff took five wickets in the last match and along with Starc dismantled England's batting unit.

Last Five ODIs

New Zealand: L W W NR W

The Kiwis have only lost one match in this tournament and will look to get back to winning ways when they take on Australia. New Zealand are almost through to the semifinals because of their superior Net Run Rate but they can't be complacent about it.

Australia: W W W W L

Australia have won all of their last four games after they were beaten by India. Finch's men would want this winning run to continue and won't take anything for granted in their last two group games.

Players to watch out for

Lockie Ferguson: The right-arm pacer has been Williamson's go-to man whenever New Zealand are in need of wickets. The likes of Warner, Finch and Steve Smith will offer a tough challenge to Ferguson but if he can manage to keep his form going, the 28-year-old will force everyone to sit up and take notice.

Mitchell Starc: The leading wicket-taker of this tournament has 41 wickets in 15 World Cup games (including the 2015 edition). The left-arm paceman is once again doing the job for Australia and has picked up at least one wicket in every game. While Cummins and Behrendorff are difficult to handle as well, New Zealand will be most worried about this man.

Team News/Availability

New Zealand: Colin Munro has struggled to get going in this tournament and New Zealand might bring in Henry Nicholls. The same could be said about Tom Latham and they an option in Tom Blundell. Ish Sodhi is someone who will bring variety into the attack and the legspinner will surely be included in the XI in the coming games.

Australia: The XI they played against England was their best. They looked balanced and Australia will continue with Lyon over Adam Zampa.

Squads

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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