New Zealand vs Australia Highlights, World Cup 2019: Starc’s fifer hands Australia 86-run win
World Cup 2019, New Zealand vs Australia: Mitchell Starc picked up five wickets as Australia bowled out New Zealand for 157 to defend 243.
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Highlights: Australia bowled out New Zealand for 157 in 244-run chase as they beat the Kiwis by 86 runs to maintain top spot in the table. Mitchell Starc starred with the bowling attack, picking up five wickets. He dismissed Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Kane Williamson and Tom Latham. Earlier, Trent Boult took a hat-trick as Australia posted 243/9 in 50 overs.
Follow New Zealand vs Australia Highlights:
Australia win by 86 runs
Mitchell Starc gets the final wicket and completes his five-wicket haul. Mitchell Santner goes big but holed out to deep backward square leg. NZ 157 all out. Australia win by 86 runs
Starc is having fun now
WOW! Starc completely cleans up Lockie Ferguson with a 150kph ripper of his own. Gives a wry smile as the batsman walks back. NZ 9 down for 144.
Ish Sodhi has been trapped by LBW. The umpire raises his finger in no time. The batsman called for a review. But that was hitting middle and leg. NZ 141/8
Neesham has skied it miles into the air. Lyon, the bowler, called it and took it comfortably. This is getting easy for the Aussies. NZ 131/7
Santner knocked on head
Mitchell Santner has been knocked on the head by a bouncer from Pat Cummins and he is getting some treatment. Meanwhile, the run rate has climbed over 9 now.
WHAT A CATCH!
Steve Smith has taken a blinder here! WHAT A CATCH! Latham flicked it and Steve Smith jumped and took a one-handed diving catch. This one definitely beats Guptill! NZ 125/6 in 35.3 overs
Steve Smith strikes!
Steve Smith gets a wicket! He bowls it outside off stump and Colin de Grandhomme plays it inside out straight to long-off fielder. NZ five down for 118. He departs first ball.
Ross Taylor tries to go for a big one - completely mistimed it, gets a top edge, and it flies high in the air. Carey comes under it and takes it comfortably. AUS 118/4
Ross Taylor slams a short one for a boundary through midwicket. A much-needed break for the Kiwis with the pressure building.
Cummins into the attack
Australia are going all in at the moment - Pat Cummins has come into the attack. He has given just 7 runs in his 4 overs. He would be eager to get one more wicket here.
Tom Latham in search of form
Tom Latham has not enjoyed good form this season and he will be eager to spend some time in the middle now. But Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc are not keeping it easy at the moment.
Kane Williamson nicks one from Mitchell Starc straight to the keeper. Soft dismissal, he departs for 40. NZ 97/3 in 25.4 overs.
Maxwell into the attack
Now, after Smith, Finch experiment, Glenn Maxwell has been given the ball and the task to break this partnership. 22 overs gone, NZ 73/2
20 overs gone
The pressure has well and truly now on New zealand. In 20 overs, the Kiwis have just score 61/2. At some point, the shackles have to be removed, and the contest would open up.
Shackles are on
The shackles are fully on New Zealand at the moment. In 16.5 overs, NZ have just reached 49/2. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are trying to find a new gear, but unable to so far.
Lyon into the attack
Nathan Lyon has come into the attack. He would be eager to get wickets and trouble the Kiwi batsmen. Ross and Kane, though, are two experienced campaigners.
Martin Guptill has been trapped by a swining back delivery. Full from the bowler and that is plumb. The umpire raises his fingers and Guptill walks back immediately. NZ 42/2
Jason Behrendorff missed his line, and Kane jumped a bit, and then punched it towards mid-off for a boundary. A little bit of width, and you are punished. Vintage Kane. 11.1 overs gone, NZ 37/1
A slight edged off the bat from Nicholls and Behrendorff draws first blood. That was pitched outside leg stump, and he rolls down to get a slight touch of the bat. The keeper takes it. AUS 29/1 in 9.2 overs
7 overs gone
New Zealand are treading cautiously at the moment. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are working smartly. 7 overs gone, NZ 28/0
Pat Cummins into the attack
Jason Behrendorff has been replaced by Pat Cummins and he has been hammered for a boundary first ball. He does not give any runs in the next five balls. 5 overs gone, AUS 18/0
Slow start for the Kiwis
New Zealand have got off to a slow start. The batsmen are spending their time on the field, looking to settle in. It is not a huge target, they can take their time off. 2.3 overs, NZ 4/0
Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill out to begin New Zealand’s chase. 244 is the target. Jason Behrendorff starts the attack with the new ball.
Usman Khawaja has been cleaned up by a yorker from Trent Boult. He departs for 88. AUS 243/7 in 49.3 overs. He cleans up Mitchell Starc with another yorker. He is on a hat-trick. AUS 243/8
THAT’S a HAT-TRICK! Another yorker and Behrendorff has been trapped. He went for the review - but it won’t save him!
NZ post 243/9 in 50 overs.
9 runs in the penutlimate over - involving a boundary from Pat Cummins in the final ball. Final over now - Australia are 241/6 in 50 overs. How many more runs can they add?
Khawaja on strike, finally
After 10 balls, Khawaja finally gets a strike. Still 3 overs left, he is batting on 80. Can he get to his hundred? Oh, that should help - the batsman flicks a straying delivery to backward square leg for a boundary.
Khawaja moves to 80s
Usman Khawaja has moved to 80s now. He hits two boundaries and now he will be looking to get his first World Cup ton. Still four overs left in the innings.
Alex Carey has pushed it to the fielder at short midwicket. Alex Carey departs for 72 and Kane gets a wicket. AUS 199/6 in 42.6 overs
Trent Boult has returned to the attack as New Zealand look to break this partnership, which is starting to becoming dangerous now.
Alex Carey flicks a slow one, gets an edge and it raced to the boundary fence. The batsman brings up his half century in 47 balls. AUS 168/5 in 35.5 overs
150 up for Australia
Alex Carey has regained the confidence in the middle order and he launched the counter-attack against Kiwi bowlers. In 33 overs, Australia reach 150-run mark.
Usman Khawaja brings up his half century in 80 balls. Australia are 147/5 in 32 overs.
30 overs gone
Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey have built a fantastic partnership and are now bringing Australia from the brink of a collapse. The duo are taking quick runs with a boundary here and there. 30 overs gone, AUS 136/5
Lockie Ferguson is back into the attack. He has been simply superb this match and he would hope to continue his form.
Usman Khawaja edged it to Tom Latham who has let it go. On a day with some superb catches, this should have been taken. Khawaja gets a third life.
Australia five down
WHAT A CATCH! Glenn Maxwell has been dismissed by Jimmy Neesham. The bowler caught and bowled brilliantly, putting his hat in the list of best catches. AUS 92/5 in 21.3 overs
Marcus Stoinis has edged a delivery outside off stump to the keeper and Neesham gets his man. Australia 81/4 in 20 overs.
Neesham into the attack
Lockie Ferguson has been pulled back and Jimmy Neesham has come into the attack. He has had a good tournament with the ball so far and would hope to break this partnership.
15 overs gone
Lockie Ferguson is putting the pressure on Aussies, but Marcus Stoinis is looking to counter-attack. 15 overs gone, NZ are 65/3
Marcus Stoinis goes cover drive on a delivery outside off stumps and that one will race to the boundary. He is looking good at the moment.
Steve Smith gone
Steve Smith has pulled a short one towards Martin Guptill at deep backward square and the fielder, who had dropped two catches earlier, takes a one-handed diving take. AUS 46/3
Ferguson strikes first ball
Lockie Ferguson has come into the attack. And he has surprised David Warner with extra bit of pace and bounce. Warner was surprised and the batsman get a glove on it. Easy catch behind the stumps. AUS 38/2 in 9.1 overs
Despite Trent Boult charging with the new ball and few hiccups along the way, Usman Khawaja and David Warner are now building a partnership. But run rate still a little low, which can change any moment now.
Extra bounce from Boult surprised Warner, who just top edges it to point. But the ball just went over the fielder. Missed opportunity. Australia living on the edge at the moment.
Usman Khawaja edged it to Guptill at second slips, but the ball just slipped out of his hands. Fantastic over from Boult, AUS 16/1 after 5 overs.
Aaron Finch has absolutely toppled Aaron Finch with a slow delivery. It kept real low and Finch was just not in a position to defend it. That was gone, and Finch did not go for a review. AUS 15/1
First four of the innings
David Warner hits the first boundary off the innings as he flicks a Trent Boult delivery towards mid wickets. Boult concedes 8 runs in the over as Australia are finally up and running in the contest.
Aaron Finch gave the full monty to a delivery from Colin de Grandhomme and the ball was flying through the covers. Martin Guptill, who was fielding at short cover tried to take a one-handed catch but the ball popped out of his hand as it was struck very hard. Back to back maidens to start the innings for New Zealand.
Trent Boult gets New Zealand off to a perfect start as Trent Boult bowls a maiden over to David Warner. Colin de Grandhomme will bowl the second over of the innings to Aaron Finch as New Zealand look for early wickets in the match.
National Anthem time
The players are out in the middle for their respective national anthems before the first ball of the day. Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch will once again be eyeing a flying start while New Zealand bowlers need early wickets if they are to stop the defending champions go past the 300-run mark on this track.
278: Average 1st innings score at this venue extrapolated over the last 10 completed ODIs.
1/8: Tosses won for Australia in their last 8 World Cup matches.
3/6: 3 of the last 6 matches at this venue have alternatively been won by the team batting first, then chasing.
13.92: Mitchell Starc’s bowling average in the World Cup, the best by any bowler given a minimum of 20 wickets.
1: New Zealand are the only side to have used the same XI throughout this World Cup.
6: Wickets for Trent Boult to overtake Jacob Oram & Dan Vettori as the leading New Zealand bowler in the World Cup.
53: runs for Martin Guptill to record 1,000 runs in the World Cup. He will be the second NZ player to this landmark after Stephen Fleming (1075).
26: More runs to overtake Martin Crowe and break into the top-5 run scorers for NZ in the World Cup.
1: More 50+ score for Steve Smith to join Adam Gilchrist as Australia’s second-most prolific 50+ scorer in the World Cup. Smith has 8 50+ scores (level with Clarke & Mark Waugh), whereas Gilchrist has 9.
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand. Skipper Aaron Finch reveals during the toss that they are playing the same squad while New Zealand have made couple of changes owing to the conditions (as Kane Williamson said during the toss)
Finch ahead of the contest
“I think it has been a great spirit out on the field, regardless of results,” Finch said at Lord’s on Friday. “I know the last one was quite an aggressive World Cup on the field, mainly from us. We were quite aggressive in our approach and how we went about things. This one has been absolutely brilliant, and I think that’s been really pleasing as well.”
Top player battles
Martin Guptill vs Jason Behrendorff: Opener Martin Guptill hasn’t been at his best and will look to get back in form as the tournament approaches the business end. But things aren’t going to be easy for the right-hander as he will have to come up against Jason Behrendorff, who picked up a five-for in Australia’s last match.
David Warner vs Trent Boult: Opener David Warner is one of the top-scorers of the tournament and the task of stopping him fall to New Zealand’s pace spearhead Trent Boult. The two have faced each other many times in the past, with Warner scoring 117 off 119 deliveries from Boult in ODIs. But the left-arm pacer will take heart from the fact that he has dismissed Warner twice in the 50-over format.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Tom Latham, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson,Jason Behrendorff
Kiwis expects feisty Lord’s
“Pakistan was very loud. Bangladesh, very loud. India, we didn’t even play (the match was a washout) and they were very loud,” a smiling Williamson said at Lord’s on Friday. “Usually you come to Lord’s and there’s sort of a quiet murmur when you play England, but I guess playing Australia it might be a little bit different when you have Kiwis and Australians filling out the seats. It will be a really good atmosphere.”
New Zealand will again rely heavily on captain Kane Williamson who has scored 414 runs at 138 in five innings. His lone century against Australia came when they last met, at the Champions Trophy in 2017, a contest that was washed out. His overall record against Australia (416 runs at 41.6 in 12 ODIs) is, though, not as great as his overall career average of 48.12.
Australia’s bowling prowess
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc is topping the bowling charts with 19 wickets at 18.26. He’s caused New Zealand batsmen headaches before with his bounce, swing and pace. Jason Behrendorff also came good with the new Kookaburra ball in the win over England as the left-armer took 5/44. Pat Cummins too has been in good rhythm and would be keen to show his prowess against the Kiwis.
Australia in top form
Australia swept past hosts and world number one England by 64 runs in their last match and currently look like one of the two sides most likely to lift the trophy, the other being India. Finch and David Warner have been the dominant opening duo of this tournament and are on track to become the greatest ever pair at the top in a World Cup. They rank first and second in the run-scoring lists, and have put on a record-equalling three century stands with two league games still to go.
Trans-Tasman rivalry at WC
They met in the 2015 final at the MCG and with memories of that game still fresh, Saturday’s match may turn out to be a cracker. The Trans-Tasman rivalry is heavily skewed against New Zealand with Australia having won all but one of the 20 ODIs played outside the two countries. The only win for the Black Caps in a neutral venue have come in the 1999 World Cup match at Sophia Gardens. That win in 1999 has also been the lone victory for New Zealand in seven World Cup matches between the two sides.
What Kiwis need to do
The Black Caps -- who have amazingly retained the same side for all their seven matches -- have secured 11 points and need at least a win from their remaining two outings -- against Australia and England (July 3) -- to be assured of a fourth straight World Cup semi-finals berth.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the match between New Zealand and Australia. The defending champions have already secured a place in the semis and the Kiwis need just one win to seal a spot in the final four. New Zealand go into the match after suffering a defeat against Pakistan, which snapped their unbeaten streak in the tournament.