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New Zealand Vs Australia Live Score (ODI)

Date: Saturday, 29 June, 2019 18:00 IST Venue: Lord's, London Match Status: Match Ended

Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs

243/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.86
Fours
24
Sixes
0
Extras
10
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Pat Cummins not out 23 19 1 0
Nathan Lyon not out 0 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Trent Boult 10 1 51 4
Colin de Grandhomme 8 1 29 0
157/10
Overs
43.4
R/R
3.62
Fours
9
Sixes
2
Extras
17
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Trent Boult not out 2 7 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Behrendorff 9 0 31 2
Mitchell Starc 9.4 1 26 5
  • Now then, the target seems to be a stiff one! Also, the wicket is not that easy to bat on. Australia have an excellent bowling line-up and New Zealand's batting except for Kane Williamson, has not been that great. A cracking chase awaits. Do join us in a while.
  • Also, a word of praise for New Zealand's fielding! Yes, they did drop a few catches but all of them were not easy chances. If you keep that aside, they did manage to grab a few blinders. Their ground fielding was exceptional and they have easily saved around 10-15 runs in the field.
  • The New Zealand bowling was excellent to begin with! Boult was excellent with his lines and lengths. Ferguson bowled extremely well, he bowled quick and was intimidating at time. Neesham stuck to his plans of keeping it tight. Even Williamson, who brought himself on as there were two-left handers, was very handy. What New Zealand will be disappointed with is the effort from their frontline spinners. Both Santner and Sodhi went wicketless and were also a touch expensive. They still though will be happy at the end of the innings.
  • Australia, after winning the toss and opting to bat, got off to the worst possible starts. They lost their best batters, Finch, Smith and Warner within Powerplay 1. Stoinis and Khawaja then did try to steady the ship but the former perished after getting off to a start. Maxwell then did not deliver when his team needed him too. At 92 for 5 and with Australia's batting not that deep, 150 is what everybody felt they would have been bundled out for. That was not the case though as Carey and Khawaja put up a brilliant 100-plus run stand. The former played an extremely fluent innings. He counter-attacked right from the outset and scored a brilliant half ton. He was the mainstay of that partnership and Khawaja played as the perfect foil to him. When the two were batting, it seemed Australia would get past 250. However, once Carey perished, it was time for Khawaja to step on the gas but he failed to do so and Boult's hat-trick in his last over, ensured they fall short of 250.
  • WHAT A RECOVERY FROM AUSTRALIA! At 92 for 5, if you would have given them 243, they would have taken it with both hands. They have ended up with a total which is more than competitive on this wicket and they have two people to thank, Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey.
  • 49.6 A dot on the final ball. Almost another yorker, but this is outside off. Lyon gets across to paddle but misses. Cummins wants a single but Lyon is not aware. Then he turns to look to Cummins but then by that time, Latham has under-armed his throw. Would have been out had he hit but he misses. Boult then tries to come forward and knock the bails off but Lyon gets back in. AUSTRALIA FINISH ON 243/9!
  • Nathan Lyon is the last man in.
  • 49.5 OUT! LBW! IT IS A HAT-TRICK! History has been created by Trent Boult. He becomes the first Kiwi to take a hat-trick in an ODI World Cup. What a ball to get the hat-trick. It is an inswinger, not exactly a yorker, but right on the full mark. Behrendorff looks to flick but misses and is hit on the back pad. Boult screams, the umpire takes his time but then raises his finger! Expectantly, Jason takes the review. There is no inside edge and the ball is hitting the pads in line of the stumps and then crashing into middle! Well bowled, Trent Boult!
  • Jason Behrendorff has been adjudged LBW! But he has taken the review. Looks dead plumb. Hit the pads on the full. Seems to be crashing into the stumps. Yes. Ball Tracker agrees. It is a hat-trick!
  • Jason Behrendorff comes out to face the hat-trick ball. Can Boult emulate Shami?
  • 49.4 OUT! BOWLED! That has gone right under! Forget the boundary, he cannot even stay for more than a ball! Superb bowling by Boult and he is now on a hat-trick. A perfect yorker, right at the base of the stumps, Starc cannot even have the time to hit the ball through the line and the bat comes down late. Boom. Right at the base of middle.
  • Mitchell Starc comes in at number 9, with 3 balls left. Can he get a boundary or two?
  • 49.3 OUT! BOWLED AROUND HIS LEGS! Khawaja has been playing fine shots all through the day but this time he is beaten. Full and straight at the pads, Usman gets across and looks to help it fine but misses. The ball hits the leg stump. End of a fine, fine knock by Uzzie. Cannot say whether it is match-winning but has certainly given Australia something to bowl at.
  • 49.2 Backs away down the leg side, Boult follows him, Cummins ekes it wide of mid on but is just a run.
  • 49.1 Full and outside off, pushed down to long off for just a single.
  • 48.6 FOUR! THUNDEROUS! Cummins gets a boundary at last. And in some fashion. A length ball outside off, slightly slower in pace, Cummins picks that, backs away a touch and crashes it over cover for a boundary! Ferguson is done for the day - 10-0-49-2. 241/6
  • 48.5 A full toss outside off, played over point for a couple.
  • 48.4 A short ball, down the leg side, Usman pulls it towards long leg for just a run.
  • 48.3 A short ball, on middle, Khawaja looks to pull but misses.
  • 48.2 Very full and wide outside off, Cummins reaches out and squeezes it through point for a run.
  • 48.1 Full and around middle and leg, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 47.6 Clever from Cummins and well done by Lockie Ferguson. A length ball outside off, Pat backs away and ramps it over the vacant slip cordon. The ball nearly trickles away to the fence but Ferguson quickly gets to his left from third man, slides and stops the ball. Two runs taken. They check for the boundary but replays show that he is fine. 232/6
  • 47.5 Flicks this behind square leg for a single.
  • 47.4 Short and outside off, Khawaja looks to play the upper cut but misses.
  • 47.3 FOUR! Off the inside edge! A yorker, around leg, Khawaja looks to dig it out but the ball takes the inside edge and scoots past the leg stump and then the keeper to the fine leg fence!
  • 47.2 Excellent delivery, a perfect yorker, well dug out.
  • 47.1 Pushes this through the covers for a single.
  • Trent Boult returns. 8-1-41-1 so far.
  • 46.6 Outside off, Cummins looks to punch, would have been a wide if he had left it alone but the ball goes off the inner half down to long off. Just a single. 9 from the over. 224/6
  • 46.5 Excellent stop! Full and outside off, Cummins connects the slog sweep well this time. But Neesham manning the mid-wicket fence runs to his right and deflects the ball away! Two more to the total once more.
  • 46.4 High but safe again! Full and outside off, PC looks to play the slog this time but miscues it high in the air. Trent Boult comes in from long on but cannot get there again!
  • 46.3 High, high, high in the air but not for long enough. Full and outside off, Pat looks to go inside out but skies it high in the air. Long off tries to get across to his left but Santner cannot get there! Two runs taken.
  • 46.2 Terrific stop in the deep! A short ball, outside off, Cummins pulls this over mid-wicket. Jimmy Neesham runs to his left and dives full stretch to save the boundary. Fumbles while returning the ball but no extra run conceded. Two overall.
  • 46.1 Full and outside off, Cummins goes back and looks to cut but is beaten due to the away turn. Surprisingly, no wide signalled.
  • 45.6 Perfect result for New Zealand. A single to keep Cummins on strike for the next over. Full and outside off, Cummins reaches out and drives it through the covers for one. 215/6
  • Mid on drops back now.
  • 45.5 Another bouncer, ducked under again.
  • 45.4 Outside off, Pat looks to run it down to third man but is beaten. He has been dismissed trying to play that shot a few times of late.
  • 45.3 A bouncer outside off, Cummins sways away from the line.
  • 45.2 Full on middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 45.1 FOUR! Two boundaries in three balls for Khawaja. Is he planning to cut loose? Short and outside off, Khawaja cuts it wide of point and gets a boundary!
  • 44.6 Down the leg side, helped through square leg for a single. Cummins wants the second but Usman denies. 209/6
  • 44.5 FOUR! Very, very super shot from Usman Khawaja. Full and outside off, Khawaja gets down and reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary!
  • 44.4 Full and outside off, Cummins reaches out and drives it wide of long off for a run.
  • 44.3 Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 44.2 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 44.1 A googly to start, pitched outside off, pushed towards point.
  • Ish Sodhi to bowl now. 4-0-19-0 so far.
  • 43.6 Full and outside off, UK leans and drives it past cover, to keep the strike with one. Just 3 from the over. 6 more to go. 202/6
  • 43.5 Another bouncer, right at the head, Usman ducks out of harm's way.
  • 43.4 Full and around off, pushed to the off side.
  • 43.3 A bouncer, around leg, Khawaja ducks.
  • 43.2 Outside off, tapped behind point for a run to get off the mark.
  • 43.1 Landed outside off, steered towards third man for a single. 200 UP FOR AUSTRALIA.
  • Australia down to their bowlers now. Pat Cummins is the first of them. He can hold the willow alright but has not done much in this tournament. Lockie Ferguson returns as well. 7-0-31-2 so far.
  • 42.6 OUT! Caught! A wicket out of nowhere and Williamson has his first. Beautiful loop from Williamson, outside off, Carey stays leg side of the ball and looks to go inside out. However, he cannot keep the ball down and cannot go over the infield either. A simple catch for Martin Guptill who has had a mixed day so far. A couple dropped, a couple taken. This will put a big dent on Australia's final total. 260 cut down to 230-240? 199/6
  • 42.5 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for another single.
  • 42.4 Short and outside off, cut through point for one more.
  • 42.3 Full and around middle, Khawaja gets down and gently paddles it past the keeper through fine leg. One run taken.
  • 42.2 Outside off, cut through the covers for a run.
  • 42.1 Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
  • 41.6 Pushes this through point for a single. 194/5
  • 41.5 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.
  • 41.4 Wrists this through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 41.3 100-RUN STAND IS UP! Fantastic recovery by Australia. Though, this can be also viewed as the pitch getting better for batting. It has taken 120 balls and now, the Aussies will be looking to explode. But can they? There is not much batting left. Landed outside off, Alex lofts it over covers and comes back for the second. Carey has scored more than double of Khawaja's contribution in this stand.
  • 41.2 Outside off, Carey looks to punch but mistimes it back to the bowler.
  • 41.1 Landed outside off, punched towards point.
  • 40.6 Short and outside off again, Khawaja looks to cut but is defeated by the extra bounce. 190/5
  • 40.5 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • 40.4 Full and outside off, Carey gets low and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 40.3 Outside off, pushed through point for a quick single.
  • 40.2 Full and around off, plenty of loop, Khawaja looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat back to the bowler.
  • 40.1 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end. How much can Australia reach? 260?
  • 39.6 Down the leg side, Khawaja misses his tuck and the ball goes off his pads through square leg. A leg bye taken. 188/5
  • 39.5 Outside off, pushed through point for a run.
  • 39.4 Outside off, driven towards mid off.
  • 39.3 FOUR! MARVELLOUS! Carey has gone past Khawaja now. Full and outside off, Alex reaches out and drives it wide of mid off. Kane Williamson dives to his right but the ball goes away from him and races to the boundary!
  • 39.2 Full and around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 39.1 An LBW appeal first up. Full and around middle, Carey looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Looks to be missing leg.
  • Ferguson was coming in but at the last moment, Williamson turns to Boult. 6-1-32-1 so far.
  • 38.6 Short and outside off, cut through point for a brace. 182/5
  • 38.5 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 38.4 Full and around off, driven straight to cover.
  • 38.3 On middle, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 38.2 DROPPED! That should have been taken. Full and outside off, Carey reaches out to drive but the ball spins away and takes the outside edge. Latham reaches out to his left but puts it down.
  • 38.1 Full and outside off, Khawaja drives it to long off for a single.
  • 37.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 178/5
  • 37.5 FOUR! That is a terrific shot. A length ball, around off, Carey just plays short-arm jab over mid-wicket. The ball races away!
  • 37.4 Landed outside off, played straight to point.
  • 37.3 Excellent stop by Guptill. Landed outside off, Carey cuts it through point where Martin Guptill dives to his right and parries it to third man. The fielder is a touch square and Latham himself runs after it. Two runs taken.
  • 37.2 A short ball, around off, pulled straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 37.1 Outside leg, Carey looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball goes to cover.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on. 6-0-25-2 so far. New Zealand need a wicket desperately.
  • 36.6 Full and around off, Carey stays leg side of the ball and drives it through extra cover for one. Just 2 from the over. The skipper is doing a fabulous job. 4-0-14-0 so far. 172/5
  • 36.5 Tossed up around off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 36.4 Full and around off, defended watchfully.
  • 36.3 Outside off, punched straight to point.
  • 36.2 Landed outside off, a touch slower, this time Usman looks to run it down to third man but misses due to lack of pace.
  • 36.1 Full and outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but is beaten as the ball spins away a long way.
  • 35.6 A short ball, around middle and leg, pulled through mid-wicket for a run. 10 from the over! 170/5
  • 35.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 35.4 FOUR! Fortuitous but Carey will take it. His THIRD HALF CENTURY IN ODIS. Second in this tournament. And I daresay, probably his best knock so far. Full and outside off, Carey reaches out to drive but the ball swings in, takes the inside edge and just misses the stumps. Latham dives to his right but cannot stop it. Well played, Alex. He has got some luck but has done well.
  • 35.3 Landed outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 35.2 Outside off, worked towards mid-wicket.
  • 35.1 FOUR! THUMP! This bloke is a real talent. Short and outside off, Carey welcomes Neesham in style, by pulling this one over mid-wicket!
  • Jimmy Neesham returns. 5-0-18-2 so far.
  • 34.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 160/5
  • 34.5 Outside off, driven through mid off for one.
  • 34.4 Looks to turn this to the leg side but gets a leading edge towards cover.
  • 34.3 Outside off, punched through covers for a run.
  • 34.2 RUN OUT MISSED! Khawaja was gone for all money. Outside off, Usman punches it through the covers and sets off for a single. Martin Guptill dives to his right and makes a spectacular stop. He gets up in a flash and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Had he hit, Khawaja would have been gone!
  • 34.1 Landed outside off, cut towards point. There is a slight misfield and Khawaja wants the single but is sent back.
  • 33.6 Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a run. 156/5
  • 33.5 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • 33.4 FOUR! What a shot. A fraction short around off, Carey whips it between mid on and mid-wicket, finding the wide long on fence!
  • 33.3 Third dot on the trot. Around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
  • 33.2 Landed outside off, played straight to point.
  • 33.1 Outside off, punched to the off side.
  • 32.6 Full and outside off, Alex reaches out and drives it through the covers for one. 150/5
  • 32.5 Tossed up outside off, Carey reaches out to drive but misses.
  • 32.4 Short and outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 32.3 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • 32.2 Goes for the sweep again and this time gets it past the man at short mid-wicket. A single taken.
  • 32.1 A full toss outside off, Carey reaches out and sweeps it through mid-wicket.
  • DRINKS! Australia are trying their level best to get back in the game. They have lost all their big names and now it is up to Carey and Khawaja. They are playing really well and are amidst a 50-plus run stand but they need to continue. New Zealand know, one wicket more and they are into the bowling all-rounders. However, their bowlers, probably for the first time in the day are not looking threatening enough. An interesting passage of play lies ahead.
  • 31.6 Outside off, punched through mid off for a run. 147/5
  • 31.5 Another easy single through the covers, a gentle push.
  • 31.4 Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.
  • 31.3 Down the leg side, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 31.2 Around off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 31.1 50 FOR KHAWAJA, 50-STAND UP AS WELL! Australia are slowly trying to rebuild. A length ball, down the leg side, Usman flicks it through mid-wicket and comes back for the second. It has been a gritty knock and the team will hope that he stays till the end.
  • 30.6 Pushes this through mid on for one. 141/5
  • 30.5 Full and outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge. The ball does not carry to short third man!
  • 30.4 Gets the paddle now, through fine leg for a run.
  • 30.3 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
  • 30.2 EDGED, NO SLIP! Full and outside off, Khawaja reaches out to drive but gets a thick outside edge. There is no slip present and the ball goes to third man! The short third man runs back and slides near the fence to pull it back in. Two runs taken.
  • 30.1 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • Another bowler! Kane Williamson into the attack now.
  • 29.6 FOUR! Up and over! Another cracking shot by Carey. This is slightly full and on off, Carey leans into it and hits it uppishly but well wide of mid off for another boundary. His 6th boundary in the 31 he has scored. 136/5
  • 29.5 Well bowled! This is just outside off, in the corridor of uncertainty. Carey looks to defend but is beaten. He tried playing inside the line there.
  • 29.4 A single for Khawaja now as he strokes it through covers.
  • 29.3 On middle, Khawaja works it towards mid-wicket.
  • WORLD CUP UPDATE - Meanwhile, the Afghanistan-Pakistan clash is turning into a good encounter. The 1992 World Cup champions have just lost Imam-ul-Haq. They are 81/2 in 17 overs, chasing 228 in Leeds.
  • 29.2 Full and on off, Khawaja hits it to mid off.
  • 29.1 On off, this is pushed to covers.
  • 28.6 FOUR! Easy pickings for Carey! This is on the pads, Carey flicks it behind square and bags another boundary. He has raced onto 27. 131/5
  • 28.5 Another nasty delivery! Short and on the body, Carey keeps it out.
  • 28.4 Once again on the shorter side, Carey guides it to point.
  • 28.3 Brute of a delivery and equally well played! Short and on middle, Carey just in time, evades it.
  • 28.2 Back of a length and on middle, Carey stands tall and keeps it out.
  • 28.1 Shorter and on the body, Khawaja works this to fine leg and takes one.
  • 27.6 Another one on the stumps, Carey pushes it back to the bowler. Just the two runs from the over. Another good one from Colin. 126/5
  • 27.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 27.4 Outside off this time, UK pushes it through covers for one.
  • 27.3 On the stumps, this is pushed to mid on.
  • 27.2 Back of a length around off, Carey pushes it towards mid off for a quick run.
  • 27.1 Fuller and outside off, Carey looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
  • Colin de Grandhomme is back now. His figures so far are 4-1-10-0. Also, he has the keeper upto the stumps.
  • 26.6 Back of a length and on off, Khawaja stands tall and keeps it out. 6 from the over. 124/5
  • 26.5 On the pads, this is tucked around the corner for one.
  • 26.4 Back of a length on middle, Carey defends it out.
  • 26.3 FOUR! Like I said early on, you keep bowling there to him and he will keep driving you. Ferguson goes full and outside off, Carey says thank you very much and hits it through covers for a boundary.
  • 26.2 Back of a length now and on off, Khawaja guides it down to third man and takes one.
  • 26.1 Starts off with a yorker on off, this is jammed out to mid off.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on! He was brilliant in his first spell. Can he do the same again?
  • 25.6 FOUR! Beautiful! Full and on off, it is a half-volley. Carey creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Carey is dealing in boundaries. Spoils the over somewhat. 118/5
  • 25.5 On the body, Khawaja pulls it with one leg up in the air through square leg for one.
  • 25.4 Good length and just outside off, Khawaja looks to guide it down to third man but ends up chopping it to the keeper.
  • 25.3 On the fuller side again outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to the bowler.
  • 25.2 Uppish but safe! This is on a length and around off, Carey looks to push at it but the ball sticks in the surface. It goes uppishly but wide of cover for one.
  • 25.1 Good length and around off, Carey defends it.
  • 24.6 Another sweep shot by Carey. This time he drags it from outside off through square leg for one. 112/5
  • 24.5 Carey uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He keeps it out.
  • 24.4 Close! This is very full on middle, Carey just about gets bat on it as he looks to play the sweep. It goes towards short fine leg.
  • 24.3 Santner gives it a little more air and bowls it full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
  • 24.2 Good running! This time he gets the reverse sweep through point and takes two.
  • 24.1 Khawaja plays the reverse sweep this time but finds backward point.
  • 23.6 Another single as Khawaja flicks this through square leg. 108/5
  • 23.5 On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 23.4 Back of a length on off, this is kept out.
  • 23.3 Outside off, the batter leaves it alone.
  • 23.2 DROPPED! Another one put down by New Zealand. Yes, it is tough but you expect your keeper to take those. Also this is a poor shot from Khawaja. Neesham bowls another one outside off, Khawaja loosely throws his bat at it. The ball flies off the outside edge to the left of Latham who dives and looks to take it with one hand but the ball does not stick in the webbing. Another life for Khawaja. Is it his day today?
  • 23.1 Full and wide outside off, Khawaja looks to drive but misses.
  • 22.6 Floats it up outside off, this one turns back in. Carey looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A dot to end but a good over for Australia. 8 from it. 105/5
  • 22.5 FOUR! Lovely from Carey! He plays the reverse sweep this time, gets it behind point and away from the man in the deep. There is a dive from that fielder after he runs to his right but fails to stop it.
  • 22.4 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 22.3 A huge appeal has been turned down! This is floated up on off and it comes back in. Khawaja looks to drive but misses to get hit high on the pads. A huge appeal but it is going over.
  • 22.2 This is flatter and outside off, Khawaja guides it through short third man for two. 100 up for Australia. They would need a lot more.
  • 22.1 Plays the sweep, the risk in the shot is not a lot as it is with the spin. It goes through square leg for one.
  • 21.6 On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one. 5 runs and a wicket from the over. 97/5
  • 21.5 FOUR! Class, pure class! What a way to get off the mark! This is full and outside off, Carey leans into it and caresses it through covers for a boundary. He loves it there and would hit those for a boundary all day long.
  • 21.4 Good length and on off, this is defended.
  • Alex Carey walks out to bat next.
  • 21.3 OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! That is some catch! WOW! He is delighted and why not? He has taken a blinder to get rid of Maxwell. The Big Show does not trouble the scorers a lot. This is short and outside off, Maxwell shuffles across and then looks to pull it on the leg side. The ball comes slow off the surface. Maxwell is already into his shot. It goes off the bottom part to the right of the bowler. Neesham gets down low, stretches his left hand out and takes it. Half the side back in the hut for Australia and they haven't even crossed 100.
  • 21.2 Once again Maxwell hits it to mid on.
  • 21.1 Fuller and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
  • 20.6 A run to end a good over for Australia. This is fired on the pads, Maxwell looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards short fine leg for one. Maxwell is off the mark. 92/4
  • 20.5 Bowls this on middle, Maxwell keeps it out.
  • 20.4 Works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
  • 20.3 Full and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 20.3 FIVE WIDES! Santner has not started off well here! He bowls this one down the leg side, Khawaja looks to sweep but misses. Latham fails to collect it and it races to the fence. Bonus runs for Australia.
  • 20.2 FOUR! Poor ball, it is hit towards the shorter side and there is no chance for the fielder! Shorter and outside off, Khawaja cuts it through point. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives but fails to stop it.
  • 20.1 On the stumps, this is kept out.
  • Mitchell Santner is into the attack.
  • Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. The Big Show needs to put on a show for his team here.
  • 19.6 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Neesham gets one! Stoinis fails to make an impact with the bat once again. The budding stand comes to an end. A good delivery this. It lands around off and then straightens. Stoinis lunges and defends but ends up playing inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the hands of the keeper. New Zealand continue to be on top here. 81/4
  • 19.5 Khawaja comes down the track and pushes it through covers for one.
  • 19.4 The idea was good but the execution was not right! Sees Khawaja shuffle across and looks to bowl it on the leg stump. Misses it by just. Not given as a wide.
  • 19.3 Outside off, Khawaja looks to drive it on the up but it goes off the inner half back towards the bowler.
  • 19.3 Way too wide outside off. Left alone. Wided.
  • 19.2 Back of a length around off, Stoinis guides it past point for one.
  • 19.1 Walks right across his stumps, Neesham bowls it outside off. Khawaja looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Rolls on the leg side. A leg bye.
  • 18.6 Down the leg side, this is swept to fine leg for one. 77/3
  • 18.5 Another googly around off, Khawaj does not pick it, he adjusts in the end and guides it to point.
  • 18.4 Floated around off, Stoinis hits it down to long off for one.
  • 18.3 Khawaja works it with the turn through square leg for one.
  • 18.2 Flatter one and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
  • 18.1 Slower through the air around off, Stoinis waits for the ball to do its bit and then guides it to point.
  • 17.6 Fullish again on off, Khawaja once again finds mid off. Just the single from the over, good start by Neesham. 73/3
  • 17.5 Keeps bowling full and on off, Khawaja hits it to mid off. Just the single from the over so far.
  • 17.4 Continues bowling it outside off, this is a little too wide. Khawaja shoulders arms to it.
  • 17.3 Another one outside off, Khawaja hits it to covers.
  • 17.2 Fuller and around off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 17.1 Starts off with one on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Jimmy Neesham is into the attack.
  • 16.6 Very full on off, Stoinis jams it past the bowler and down to long off for one. 72/3
  • 16.5 Sharp turn! The googly, it lands on middle and turns back in. Stoinis does not pick it. He looks to flick but is late in the shot. It hits him on the thigh pad.
  • 16.4 This is shorter and outside off, Khawaja pushes it through covers for one.
  • 16.3 Floats it up on off, this is hit back to the bowler.
  • 16.2 Flighted delivery on leg, Khawaja sweeps it towards fine leg. Colin de Grandhomme fumbles. The batsmen get two runs.
  • 16.1 Googly on off, Khawaja plays it to covers.
  • DRINKS! It has been all New Zealand till now! They have got rid of Australia's best batsmen, Finch, Warner and Smith and are bowling really well too. However, Australia are trying to fight back. Khawaja and Stoinis have started positively especially the latter. They would need to continue though. Will New Zealand keep dominating after the break or will Australia show some resurgence?
  • 15.6 A fuller one this time, Stoinis pushes it to mid off. A pacey over from Ferguson. 68/3
  • 15.5 A good short one now and on middle, Stoinis evades it.
  • 15.4 Just short! Stoinis is flirting with danger here! This is on a length and around off, Stoinis looks to hit it on the up but it does so uppishly, just short of Williamson who dives forward to take it.
  • 15.3 Outside off, Khawaja slashes at it, it goes off the outside edge down to third man.
  • 15.2 This is on middle, Khawaja works it to mid-wicket.
  • 15.1 Another good short one! Khawaja ducks under it.
  • 14.6 Flatter and on off, MS pushes it to covers. So a good comeback by Sodhi after going for a boundary early on. 67/3
  • 14.5 Loops it up on off, Stoinis finds the man at covers.
  • 14.4 Well bowled! The googly and on off, Stoinis stays back and keeps it out.
  • 14.3 Drags this one down on middle, Khawaja goes back and pulls it through square leg for one.
  • 14.2 Floats it up on off, Sodhi gives it air once again. Stoinis this time eases it to long off for one.
  • 14.1 FOUR! Just over! Stoinis would have surely had his heart in his mouth for a moment there. He has come out with the mind-set of playing his shots here. He sees flight on this delivery, it lands on middle. Stoinis looks to go big, he does not get it right off the middle but hits it just over the outstretched hand of mid on for a boundary.
  • 13.6 Another short one and on the body, Khawaja ducks under it. 61/3
  • 13.5 Safe! Nasty delivery! This is short and on off, gets big on the batsman. Stoinis hops and tries to defend but it goes off the top portion towards third man for one.
  • 13.4 Length ball and outside off, Stoinis lets it be.
  • 13.3 FOUR! Nailed! That goes to the fence in a jiffy! Fuller and on off, Stoinis creams it through covers and it races away.
  • 13.2 Good length and on off, this is kept out.
  • 13.1 Good length and on off, Khawaja pushes it to mid off for one.
  • 12.6 Floated on off, Khawaja plays it against the spin to sweeper cover and keeps the strike. 5 easy singles off the over. 55/3
  • 12.5 Loopy leg spinner outside off, Stoinis punches it to sweeper cover and rotates the strike.
  • 12.4 Fuller on off, Khawaja nudges it to long on for another single.
  • 12.3 Leg spinner on off, Stoinis milks it to long off and gets a single.
  • 12.2 Brings the sweep shot out, plays it through backward square leg for one.
  • 12.1 Sodhi starts with a googly outside off, Khawaja looks to defend but gets beaten on this one due to the away turn.
  • Ish Sodhi is into the attack. He would look to make an impact and justify his selection.
  • 11.6 A dot to end! On a good length and around off, this is kept out. 5 runs and a wicket from this over. 50/3
  • 11.5 FOUR! Poor fielding! Something New Zealand won't like at the moment, especially when they have their tails up. This is short and outside off, Stoinis cuts it towards third man. Boult runs to his right. The ball bounces just in front of him. He looks to push it back in but the ball hits the higher part of the hand. The momentum takes Boult over the ropes and it trickles back onto the ropes.
  • 11.4 Outside off again, Stoinis shoulders arms to this one.
  • 11.3 Good length and on off, this is kept out.
  • Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman in. He has not had a good World Cup with the bat but today he has a golden opportunity to shine.
  • 11.2 OUT! WHAT A CATCH! An absolute blinder! It is Guptill. The man who dropped two early on has picked one out from thin air. A huge wicket this as Smith could have batted for a long time. New Zealand all over Australia at the moment. The short ball once again does the trick for Ferguson but credit here has to be given to Guptill. It is on the body, Smith pulls it hard but does not keep it down. Guptill at backward square leg dives to his left, sticks one hand out and the ball stays in. Smith can't believe it but he has to walk back. New Zealand are ecstatic. They are now into the fragile middle order of Australia.
  • 11.1 This is on the pads, Khawaja works it behind square on the leg side and a run is taken.
  • 10.6 On middle, this is kept out. 45/2
  • 10.5 Goes short and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
  • 10.4 Excellent cricket all-around! Boult goes fuller from around the wicket, he looks to hit the pads of Smith. SS strokes it to the left of the bowler, Boult dives and gets a hand to it. It still races towards the long on fence. Williamson from mid off hares after it and at the very end, slides and pushes the ball back in. Saves a run for his side.
  • 10.3 Fuller and on the pads, Khawaja works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 10.2 BEATEN! This is on a length and around off, shapes away further. Khawaja hangs his bat out and gets beaten.
  • 10.1 OHHH! Short and outside off, Khawaja looks to drag his pull but is beaten. There was some extra bounce there.
  • Powerplay 2 is signaled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Another one on a length and around off, SS defends it. A successful first over by Ferguson. New Zealand's Powerplay. Australia are 40 for 2 after the first 10. 40/2
  • 9.5 Back of a length on off, Smith stands tall and keeps it out.
  • 9.4 Smith is off the mark! This is fuller and around off, SS hits it through cover-point for a brace.
  • 9.3 Another length ball around off, Smith once again keeps it out.
  • 9.2 Hits the bat hard there! It is on a length and around off, this is kept out.
  • Steve Smith walks out to bat next.
  • 9.1 OUT! Warner is a goner! Ferguson strikes on his first ball. What a bowling change by Williamson. Australia's openers, who have been so influential in the tournament so far, have been dismissed within Powerplay 1. New Zealand on top at the moment. This is bowled at 142 KPH. It is short and on middle, Warner shuffles and then looks to leave it but he does so with an angled bat. The ball kisses the gloves and goes into the hands of the keeper.
  • Lockie Ferguson is into the attack.
  • 8.6 A dot to end! Good length and on off, this is blocked. 8 runs from the over. Another expensive one by Boult. 38/1
  • 8.5 Misfield! From Kane Williamson! Don't see that often! Fuller and on off, Khawaja hits it to the right of Williamson. He moves there but lets it through, recovers well and keeps it down to two.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Easy pickings! This is on the pads, Khawaja says thank you very much and works it through backward square leg for a boundary. Boult is looking to swing the ball away from the leg pole but the swing seems to have disappeared.
  • 8.3 Goes full and wide outside off, Khawaja opens the face of the bat and drives it to point.
  • 8.2 A little too straight and this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
  • 8.1 Back of a length on off, Khawaja keeps it out.
  • 7.6 Extra bounce now! Nicely played by Warner. This is on off and takes off after pitching. Warner keeps it out by taking one hand off the handle. Testing times for Warner this. 30/1
  • 7.5 Better! On a length and around off, this one comes back in. Also, does not bounce a lot. Warner looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. This seems a very difficult wicket to bat on. A good toss for Australia to win.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Powered! Too full and around off, first ball probably which de Grandhomme has overpitched and Warner makes him pay. He smashes it past mid off and bags a boundary.
  • Warner pulls out right at the end! He probably was not ready.
  • 7.3 Good length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one.
  • 7.2 Well fielded! On the fuller side, Khawaja advances and hits it towards covers. Santner there dives to his right and saves a certain boundary.
  • 7.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 6.6 Good length and on off, Warner defends it out. 25/1
  • 6.5 Goes back to bowling length and outside off, Warner lets it be.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Too short and put away! A half-tracker, bounces at a good height for the batsman. Warner goes back and drags it through mid-wicket.
  • 6.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 6.2 In the air... just over! Warner is lucky there! Boult bends his back on this one and bangs it a touch short. It takes off after pitching. Warner is surprised by it. He initially looks to cut but then looks to bail out. Too late though. The ball hits the higher part of the bat and lobs over point for two.
  • 6.1 This is angled into the pads, Warner works it to mid-wicket.
  • 5.6 Very full and on the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, slides and saves two for his side. 19/1
  • 5.5 BEATEN! Loose shot though. This is outside off and on a length, Khawaja has a tentative poke at it but gets beaten.
  • 5.4 Takes a few steps down the track, does take it on the full but finds the man at mid off.
  • 5.4 WIDE! Down the leg side, Khawaja looks to flick but misses. Wided.
  • 5.3 On the fuller side around off, Khawaja strokes it to covers.
  • 5.2 Full on off, Usman drives it to mid off.
  • 5.1 On a good length on off, Khawaja drives it to mid off.
  • 4.6 Gets away with one there does Boult! This is short and outside off, Warner slaps it to cover-point. End of a successful over by Boult. He could have easily had two wickets though. 16/1
  • 4.5 EDGED AND DROPPED! It is Guptill again! You expect Guptill to take these. The sucker ball almost does the trick for Boult. It is full and outside off, shaping away. Khawaja goes for the booming drive but it goes off the outside edge in between first and second slip. It is quite low and hence Guptill knows he has to go for it since it won't carry. He does get two hands to it but fails to hang on. The ball then deflects to fine leg for one. A life for Khawaja, can he make use of it?
  • 4.4 Good length and on off, this is kept out.
  • Usman Khawaja is the new batsman in.
  • 4.3 OUT! LBW! THAT IS PLUMB IN FRONT! Boult has his revenge! Massive wicket this as Finch was in real good form. Also, ideal start for New Zealand as they have got an early wicket. This is just behind a fuller length, starts from off and then comes back in. Stays a touch low and also skids through. Finch fails to get bat on ball and is hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Finch walks off as he knows he is a goner.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Lovely timing! You need not run for those! Full and around middle, Finch plays it with a straight bat and hits it past mid on for his first boundary.
  • 4.1 On a good length and around off, this is pushed to covers.
  • 3.6 A dot to end another tidy over by Colin. Fuller on off, this is hit to mid off. 11/0
  • 3.5 This is on the pads, Finch looks to flick but misses. Gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • 3.4 A little too straight, this is worked through square leg for one.
  • 3.3 Good fielding! This is fuller and outside off, Warner hits it hard towards cover. The fielder dives to his right and stops it.
  • 3.2 This is on the pads, Warner looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 3.1 Continues landing it on a length and around off, Finch goes hard at it, it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.
  • 2.6 FOUR! No swing and Boult ends up bowling it on the pads! He starts from leg hoping for the ball to swing away. It does not and Warner flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Expensive second over from Boult. 8/0
  • 2.5 A single now! This is on off, Finch opens the face and guides it down to third man for one.
  • 2.4 Good length again and on middle, it is kept out.
  • 2.3 Well fielded! A full toss, Finch flicks it through mid-wicket. Neesham runs after it from that position, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side.
  • 2.2 Good length and just outside off, this is left alone.
  • 2.1 Australia are underway! Warner too is off the mark. This is a little too straight, Warner works it towards mid-wicket for one.
  • 1.6 12 dots now! Another maiden! Also, there is some extra bounce this time. Length and around off, this shoots after pitching. Finch does well to play it by taking one hand off the handle. 0/0
  • 1.5 On the fuller side but no swing. Finch strokes it to mid off. 11 dots to begin Australia's innings.
  • 1.4 Another length ball around off, Finch pushes it to covers.
  • 1.3 DROPPED! A tough, tough chance! Guptill has taken quite a few blinders but this time it did not stick. Colin de Grandhomme goes fuller and bowls it around off. Finch creams it but uppishly towards short covers. Guptill dives to his right, sticks one hand out but the ball does not stick. Superb effort.
  • 1.2 Shorter in length and just outside off, Finch pushes it to covers.
  • 1.1 On a good length and around off, Finch keeps it out.
  • Colin de Grandhomme to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. It will be interesting how Aaron Finch plays him. Will he go after him?
  • 0.6 EDGED AND SHORT! Boult ends the over brilliantly! Once again the length is perfect, it is around off and then shapes away late. Warner ends up pushing at it inside the line. He does so with soft hands though. The ball goes off the outside edge but well short of third slip. A maiden to begin with for New Zealand. 0/0
  • 0.5 Leading edge! Safe though! This is angled into the pads, swings away late. Warner looks to work it on the leg side, against the movement. He gets a leading edge to point. Boult has started really well here.
  • 0.4 Boult now angles this one into the batsman, Warner stays back and defends it out.
  • 0.3 Nice stroke! Fuller and on off, Warner pushes it firmly but straight to mid off.
  • 0.2 This time it is on a length and outside off, swings away. Warner lets it be.
  • 0.1 Some swing early on for Boult and the length is also good. He goes full, starts this from middle and gets it to shape away. Warner watches if carefully and plays it late towards cover.
  • Done and dusted with the National Anthems! It is time for some cricket now! The Kiwis are in a huddle and now make their way to the middle. The Australian openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner follow. The left-hander will be on strike and he will be facing Trent Boult who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
  • Time for the National Anthems! The players make their way out to the middle. Australia will sing their first and then it will be New Zealand's turn.
  • PITCH REPORT - Ian Smith says this looks a belter, it is nice and brown, there are some foot marks and Ish Sodhi who has come into the side will probably enjoy it. Further adds Australia will be looking to score above 300 or it will be difficult defending something under that.
  • NEW ZEALAND (PLAYING XI) - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls (IN FOR COLIN MUNRO), Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi (IN FOR MATT HENRY), Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
  • AUSTRALIA (UNCHANGED PLAYING XI) - Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff.
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says they wanted to bat too as it is a used surface and it seems dry. Informs Sodhi comes in for Henry because of the nature of the surface and Nicholls comes in for Munro. Mentions today is a new day and they want to put up a good performance. Ends by saying the Trans-Tasman game brings in a lot of crowd and they are up for it.
  • Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says it is a used wicket and it should probably get slower later on and he hopes to make use of the early conditions. States the wicket is completely different than what it was in the last game, it was damp and it had a little bit more in it. Informs they are unchanged and everybody are doing their roles well. Ends by saying they are up for this match.
  • TOSS - Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Aaron Finch! AUSTRALIA WILL BAT FIRST!
  • Trans-Tasman Rivals lock horns for the second game of the double header in the Home of Cricket, Lord's. The two teams that are riding high on the table, no. 1 and no. 3 respectively. One has already qualified and the other can seal its place in the semi-finals with a win here. The last time the two sides met in a World Cup was the 2015 final which Australia won quite easily. New Zealand however, will look to get the better of them this time. This promises to be a mouth-watering clash. Stay tuned for the toss and teams.

New Zealand Vs Australia Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That ends the game. Australia stay on top, with 14 points while New Zealand are tied with India on 11 points. Sunday, June 30, 2019, sees two of the potential tournament favourites taking on other. Though, whether those tags are still relevant or not, is a different question. India and England clash at Edgbaston and the game begins at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious Australian captain, Aaron Finch, says that he is feeling very happy at the moment, to see his side recover from 92/5. Jokingly says that it is nice to see the middle order get some hit in the middle but then is serious enough to quickly point out that it was not the matter they intended to give them that. Praises Carey's knock and all his bowlers. On Australia's improved bowling performance, Finch says that in the past, they have been defensive in overs 20-40, where they have observed other teams take wickets. Of late, they have been doing that and it has resulted in a change of fortune. On being asked whose idea was it to give Steve Smith the ball, Aaron says that he looked up at the team's balcony and was getting some indications from Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting while Smith himself was keen to bowl.
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that it was a challenging pitch to bat and as a bowler, if you hit the right areas, you could pick up wickets. Admits that they were in a position of strength for the first half but then credits the Aussies for rebuilding their innings. On the possibility of Trent Boult coming back earlier for his final spell, Williamson says that the match-ups kind of dictated the bowling changes. For instance, he says, that spin was proving to be a bigger threat and hence, Kane decided to continue with spin. Praises Carey for taking the game away from them. On his own team's batting, Williamson sportingly admits that Australia adapted better to this surface than the Kiwis. Stresses that the New Zealand batsmen struggled to get partnerships. Wants his side to forget this match quickly and move forward. On the final league game against England, Kane says that the playing surface will be key. Wants to take a day's break for now and then look ahead to the next game.
  • ALEX CAREY HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On Australia's poor start with the bat, Carey says it was not the start they wanted. Further adds he just wanted to spend time, assess conditions and bat as deep as possible. States the wicket was towards the slower side, there was turn and Kane Williamson was bowling well. Tells he though stuck to his strengths and it turned out to be a nice day for him. Credits Khawaja for the way he played and also praises Starc for the way he bowled. Informs he is enjoying batting at the moment and likes spending time in the middle. Further adds he is happy with how he is keeping as well. Ends by saying they go to Manchester now and that is also a big game and they would look to work on their weak areas.
  • What is wrong with New Zealand? Peaking too early? They were well on course to make it to the semi-final but two successive losses have pegged them back a touch. If England lose to India on Sunday, the Kiwis will confirm their semi-final berth automatically. They will be hoping that happens. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • 24 wickets in this World Cup for Mitchell Starc. Yards ahead of the next best, Lockie Ferguson, who has 17 scalps. He becomes the FIRST PLAYER WITH 3 5-FERS IN ODI WORLD CUPS. The bowling attack was just too good and guess India and Australia are the only two teams in this competition who believe that if they get anything over 200, they have the bowling attack to defend that.
  • Back-to-back losses for the Black Caps. However, in this game, they looked totally at sea while batting. They got off to a quick start but then surprisingly, fell back. Once they got defensive, Australia got an opening and they pounced. Starc, Behrendorff and Cummins then choked the Black Caps and Nathan Lyon did his bit.
  • A walk in the park for Australia. At the halfway mark, probably felt that 243 was 20 runs shy but the bowling just stepped up a notch. The Kiwis barely got going and and leave aside a brief half century stand between Taylor and Williamson, they were never in the chase.
  • 43.4 OUT! CAUGHT! A huge smile on Starc's face and why not? He has picked a fifer. Second in this World Cup and his 7th in ODIs. He bangs it short and down the leg side. Santner helps it on its way but does not keep it down and the ball ends up landing into the hands of Behrendorff at fine leg. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 86 RUNS!
  • 43.3 Santner backs away and Starc follows him with a low full toss. Santner mistimes it to mid off.
  • Seems like the leather of the ball has come off. Maxwell throws it to Finch who shows it to the umpire. Joel Wilson takes out a pair of scissors and cuts off the thread.
  • 43.2 A yorker on the pads, Santner looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards fine leg but no runs taken.
  • 43.1 Good length and around off, Santner backs away and looks to go over the off side but misses.
  • 42.6 Once again uses his feet and looks to go big. It goes off the inner half through mid-wicket. Santner does not want a run. 13 from the over. Don't think that makes a difference to Australia at the moment. 157/9
  • 42.5 Boult comes down the track and looks to swing, it goes off the inner half towards fine leg for two.
  • 42.4 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
  • 42.3 FOUR BYES! Flatter and down the leg side, Santner looks to pull but misses it goes past the keeper and into the fine leg fence.
  • Now then, not seen this happened often! The ball seems to have gone missing. However, they have found it but it seems like Warner and the security guard were searching for it at the wrong place. Warner though, takes some time out and eats some chips offered by one of the spectators. Finch looks at that and smiles.
  • 42.2 SIX! Santner will probably look to have some fun now! He shuffles in and brings in the slog sweep, hits it right off the middle and it goes into the stands at the mid-wicket region.
  • 42.1 That does not bounce! Santner takes a few steps ahead but then sees the length is short and outside off. He goes back and tries to slap but is beaten by the low bounce.
  • 41.6 This is shorter and on the body, Boult looks to heave it but it goes off the inside edge to the keeper. 144/9
  • 41.5 TB makes room again and Starc follows him with a yorker, this is jammed out.
  • 41.4 Boult moves around his crease in the attempt to disturb the length and line of the bowler. Starc sticks to bowling it on the stumps. Boult hits it back to the bowler.
  • 41.3 Goes short and outside off, Boult clears his front leg and looks to flat-bat it but misses.
  • 41.2 Boult keeps it out! Not hat-trick! On the stumps, Boult blocks it.
  • Trent Boult is the last man in. Can he save the hat-trick?
  • 41.1 OUT! TIMBER! Starc gets his fourth! This is trademark Mitchell Starc. He comes running in from around the wicket, bowls it slightly fuller on middle and off. It pitches and straightens. Also skids through. Ferguson is not only late in bringing his bat down but also plays down the wrong line. The furniture behind is disturbed. Can he take a fifer in this over? Also, he is on a hat-trick. We have already seen one today, will we see another?
  • 40.6 On off again, Santner guides it to point. 144/8
  • 40.6 WIDE! Down the leg side, Ferguson lets it be. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and a run is taken.
  • 40.5 On off again and LF guides it to point.
  • 40.4 Ferguson dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.
  • 40.3 DROPPED! Difficult to call that a drop catch though. It would have been another blinder today. Santner comes down the track and hits it uppishly towards mid on. Warner there leaps, sticks his left hand up and tries to take it but the ball does not stay in. The ball rolls behind him for a run.
  • 40.2 On off again and Santner pushes it to covers.
  • 40.1 Flatter and outside off, Santner looks to push it through the off side but misses.
  • POWERPLAY 3 time. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. However, will Finch make any changes? Lockie Ferguson is the next man in.
  • 39.6 OUT! Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the top middle which means it is umpire's call and Sodhi has to continue walking. He does not take the review with him though. This is slightly fuller and it is fast, angling into middle from around the wicket. Sodhi looks to defend but misses to get hit on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Sodhi walks upto his partner and reviews just in the nick of time. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is the right one. The extra ball works for Australia. Starc gets his third. The defending champions two wickets away now. 141/8
  • A review taken in the nick of time! Ish Sodhi has been adjudged LBW to Starc. He has a discussion with Santner and then takes the review. No inside edge while Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the top of middle stump. Good bye, Ish.
  • 39.6 An appeal but the umpire turns it down! He signals is as a wide in the end. This is down the leg side, Sodhi looks to flick but it goes off something to the keeper. Carey takes it and appeals but the umpire signals it as a wide. Replays show it was an harsh call as it had kissed the thigh pad.
  • 39.6 Short but down the leg side, Santner misses the pull shot. Carey dives to his right and gets a hand to it. He saves three runs as he deflects it towards fine leg. A single taken. Wided.
  • 39.5 A yorker on middle, Sodhi gets his bat down in time and works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 39.4 This is on the pads, Santner works it through square leg and a run is taken.
  • 39.3 A yorker on off, Santner jams it out to covers.
  • 39.2 On the shorter side outside off, Santner looks to defend but then bails out.
  • 39.1 On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.
  • 38.6 FOUR! Nice way to get off the mark! A half-tracker and it is down the leg side. Sodhi pulls it over short fine leg and bags a boundary. 136/7
  • 38.5 Fired on the stumps, Sodhi works it to mid-wicket.
  • 38.4 On off, Santner goes back and pushes it to long off for one.
  • 38.3 On the stumps again, the batsman defends it again.
  • 38.2 On the stumps, this is kept out.
  • Ish Sodhi walks out to the middle.
  • 38.1 OUT! Caught and bowled! Another one bites the dust! Australia are into the bowling all-rounders now. This was always going to be a risky shot. Lyon tosses it up outside off, it is turning away. Neesham looks to hit it against the turn as he tries to slog sweep. The ball takes the top edge and goes up in the air towards the bowler. Lyon calls for it and takes it.
  • The physio comes out to check if Santner is fine and he is.
  • 37.6 Right on the badge! This is short and it gets big on the batsman. Santner looks to defend but the ball hits the glove and then the helmet. The Australian players gather around MS to ask if he is fine. 131/6
  • 37.5 This is on middle, Santner works it towards mid-wicket. He sets off for a run but is sent back. Smith picks the ball up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Would not have made a difference had he hit as Santner was in.
  • 37.4 Full and outside off, Santner mistimes it to mid off.
  • 37.3 Neesham works this with the angle through mid-wicket for one.
  • 37.2 On the stumps this time, Neesham guides it to point.
  • 37.1 OHHH! This is just outside off, it is bowled on a length. Neesham looks to defend but ends up playing inside the line. Gets beaten.
  • 36.6 On off, this is pushed down to long off for one. 130/6
  • 36.5 Floats it up outside off, Neesham goes against the turn, hits it over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.
  • 36.4 This is shorter and outside off, Santner pushes it through covers for one.
  • 36.3 Almost! This is flatter and around off, it skids through and keeps coming in with the angle. Santner at the very end gets his bat down and ends up chopping it to the keeper, on the bounce.
  • 36.2 This is on the stumps, it is kept out.
  • 36.1 Flatter and on middle, Santner hits it to the left of Lyon, he gets there but does not stop it cleanly but no runs conceded.
  • Nathan Lyon is back on!
  • 35.6 Outside off, punched in front of cover for a single to get off the mark. 2 runs and a wicket from the over, Starc's figures read 6-0-20-2. 126/6
  • 35.5 Outside off, another one let through to the keeper.
  • 35.4 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • Mitchell Santner walks in at number 8, replacing Latham. New Zealand need a partnership. A big one.
  • 35.3 OUT! Caught! Steve Smith, you beauty! Boy, he has plucked out an absolute blinder here. Full and on the pads, Latham flicks it uppishly. For a second, it seems like the ball is travelling to the mid-wicket fence. But there is someone else also travelling. In fact, he is flying. Superman Steve Peter Devereux Smith. He flings himself to his right at short mid-wicket and takes it one-handed. Starc runs to his left and hugs his former skipper. Next, Warner comes, beaming all along. Slowly, the entire team envelopes him. What a catch. Earlier in the day, when Smith was batting, Guptill had picked up a blinder. That time Smith was perplexed. Nature has given him a chance to get even.
  • 35.2 Similar ball, Latham punches it straight to point.
  • 35.1 On a length outside off, Neesham waits for the ball to come to him and guides it to third man for a single. 119 more needed from 89 balls.
  • Mitchell Starc returns. Can he finish things off? 5-0-18-1 so far.
  • 34.6 A single to end as Neesham works it through mid-wicket. 124/5
  • 34.5 Outside off, Latham drags his sweep through mid-wicket for one.
  • 34.4 Very full and on middle, this is jammed out to long on for one.
  • 34.3 Fires it on the stumps, Neesham pushes it back to the bowler who quickly picks the ball up and rushes to his mark to bowl the next ball quickly.
  • 34.2 Flatter and around off, Neesham goes back and keeps it out.
  • 34.1 Flatter and on off, this is guided towards point. Latham wanted a run but is sent back.
  • Glenn Maxwell is back on!
  • 33.6 A single to end so no maiden! Flatter and on off, Neesham pushes it down to long off for one. 121/5
  • 33.5 This is flatter and outside off, Neesham guides it to point.
  • 33.4 On the stumps, this is blocked.
  • 33.3 Floats it up around off, Neesham looks to drive but it goes off the outer half to point.
  • 33.2 Landed outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 33.1 Full and outside off, turning away, pushed towards point.
  • Nathan Lyon is back! His figures so far are 5-0-14-0. He also has two left-handers out there so he would fancy his chances of getting a wicket here.
  • 32.6 Shorter and outside off, Neesham looks to cut but ends up chopping it towards point. He gets off the mark. Just the two runs and a wicket from the over. Brilliant from Smith. He has probably done his job with the ball. 120/5
  • 32.5 Flatter and on off, this is defended.
  • 32.4 Another one on the stumps, Neesham once again defends it out.
  • 32.3 On the stumps, this is kept out.
  • 32.2 Full and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Jimmy Neesham is the new man in. He played a brilliant knock in New Zealand's last game. Need something similar here.
  • 32.1 OUT! Colin de Grandhomme holes out! With all due respect to Smith, out of all the quality bowlers Australia have in their ranks, it is Steve Smith who gets him. Masterstroke from Aaron Finch. A golden duck for de Grandhomme. Smith floats this up and lands it around off. Colin needs no sighters and he straightaway looks to clear the ropes. That is probably what he was sent out for but does not get the timing right. It goes down Khawaja's throat who makes no mistake at long off. The big-hitter is gone and New Zealand slip further.
  • Steve Smith is back again. 1-0-4-0 so far.
  • 31.6 On a length and around off, Taylor guides it to point. So what looked like would be a good over for New Zealand, turns out to be the perfect one for Australia. 118/4
  • 31.5 Bangs this short and on middle, Latham ducks under it.
  • Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in. He played a wonderful knock against Pakistan. Something of the same is needed here.
  • 31.4 OUT! In the air... taken! Carey does not look confident under it, he though takes it in the end. End of Ross Taylor and New Zealand's chances of chasing this down have been dented big time. Taylor had to go for it, the pressure of the increasing run rate was getting to him. He shuffles across and aims for the shorter side, looking to slog this length delivery on middle. There is extra bounce and hence the top edge is induced. It goes up in the air towards the left of the keeper. Carey seems to have not judged it well but in the end, does manage to take it. Cummins gets his first and it is a big one. 126 needed in 110.
  • 31.3 Length delivery and outside off, Latham guides it down to third man and takes one.
  • 31.2 A single now as Taylor works it towards mid-wicket. The fielder did have a shy but misses. Sensible batting.
  • 31.1 FOUR! Poor ball! Cummins bowls it short, inviting Taylor to hit towards the shorter side. Ross does that as he pulls it behind square and bags a boundary, a welcome one.
  • 30.6 Another single as Taylor eases it down to long on for one. 112/3
  • 30.5 Latham looks to cut loose now as he comes down the track. Swings but does not get the desired connection. It goes towards mid on for a quick run.
  • 30.4 Tries to innovate, looks to play the reverse sweep. Does not come off though as it goes off the top edge, well short of short third man for one.
  • 30.3 Another dot! This is flatter and on off, it is kept out.
  • 30.2 Extremely full and outside off, Taylor looks to hit it through the off side but misses.
  • 30.1 This is fuller and on the pads, Latham works it through mid-wicket for one.
  • Glenn Maxwell is back again. 2-0-11-0 so far.
  • 29.6 Extra bounce! Well played in the end! This is on off and takes off after pitching. Taylor does well to defend it by taking one hand off the handle. Another excellent over. Run rate needed almost 7 now. 108/3
  • 29.5 This is around off, Latham guides it down to third man for one.
  • 29.4 Good length and on off, Latham lunges and keeps it out.
  • 29.3 Shorter in length again on off, Latham defends it off the back foot.
  • 29.2 Ouch! Cummins goes short and on the body, Latham looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body.
  • 29.1 Good fielding again! This is angled across from the off pole. Latham looks to put bat on ball but it goes off the outer half towards cover where Warner dives to his right and saves a run.
  • Pat Cummins comes back on. 4-1-7-0 so far.
  • 28.6 Latham now works it through mid-wicket and takes one. Just the three from the over. 137 needed in 126. 107/3
  • 28.5 NOT OUT! Latham's dive has saved him. This is floated up on off, Taylor works it towards mid-wicket and wants a single. Latham obliges. Maxwell gets to the ball quickly and hits bull's eye at the striker's end. An appeal and it is taken upstairs. Replays show that Latham's dive ensures he made his ground.
  • Have Australia pulled off something brilliant or has Latham's dive saved him? An appeal for a run out has been taken upstairs. Looks close.
  • 28.4 This is tossed up outside off, Taylor hits it back to the bowler.
  • 28.3 Top edge but safe! Taylor looks to sweep this ball which pitches outside off. There is extra bounce though. It hits the glove and lobs towards short fine leg. Falls well short though.
  • 28.2 Poor ball! Short and outside off, Latham slaps it through covers but only for a run.
  • 28.1 On off, Latham keeps it out.
  • 27.6 The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. 104/3
  • 27.5 Shorter and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
  • 27.4 Another soft leading edge! This is angled into the pads, Latham looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. It goes off the leading edge to mid off.
  • 27.3 Slightly short this time, Latham stands tall and keeps it out. Three dots.
  • 27.2 Outside off now and Latham shoulders arms to this one.
  • 27.1 Bowls this on a length and around off, Latham keeps it out.
  • 26.6 Inside edge! This lands outside off, Taylor looks to hit it through the off side but the ball hits the inside edge and then onto the pads. 103/3
  • 26.5 Floats it up outside off, Latham works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
  • 26.4 This is bowled outside off, Latham lets it be.
  • 26.3 Well played! Plays the paddle sweep, hits it fine on the leg side and takes two.
  • 26.2 Floats it up outside off, Taylor strokes it through covers for one. 100 up for New Zealand.
  • 26.1 Leading edge! Causes problems straightaway! This lands on middle, straightens. Latham looks to play it against the turn but gets a soft leading edge through covers for one.
  • Nathan Lyon is back! Finch has probably brought him back to bowl to the left-handed Latham.
  • 25.6 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 98/3
  • 25.5 A short ball, right at the body, Latham has no idea as he looks to fend. The ball goes off the glove, onto the shoulder and lobs towards point but falls short.
  • Tom Latham walks in at number 5, replacing Williamson.
  • 25.4 OUT! Caught behind! Finch gets Starc back for a wicket and a wicket is what he gets. A big one at that. Kane Williamson. It is on a length outside off, Kane looks to guide it towards third man but ends up feathering it too fine. Simple catch for the keeper and Kane arches back, looking at the sky in disappointment. Australia breathe again. A rare flop show for Willy. The 55-run stand is broken and New Zealand need 147 from 146 balls.
  • 25.3 Safe as a house. On middle, Kane flicks it through mid-wicket and calls for two again. He gets those comfortably but the throw is at the bowler's end. Starc tries to deflect the bails but Taylor is well in.
  • There is a run out appeal. It is against Taylor. Seems to be well in.
  • 25.2 Short and outside off, Williamson cuts it behind point. Glenn Maxwell dives to his left and parries it behind. Jason Behrendorff has some distance to cover to his right and by the time he gets there, two runs are taken.
  • 25.1 Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Mitchell Starc is back on. 3-0-12-0 so far. Australia need a wicket.
  • 24.6 A dot to end! This is on off, it is blocked. 7 from this over and 15 came from the last two. 92/2
  • 24.5 FOUR! Runs starting to come now for New Zealand. A little too full this time on off, Williamson leans into it and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. Also, the 50-run stand is up. They have taken their time but the key is they have hung out there. They joined association when New Zealand were in trouble. They have yet not bailed them out but surely getting things back on track slowly.
  • 24.4 On off, this is kept out.
  • 24.3 Down the leg side, this is worked towards square leg for one.
  • 24.2 200 singles in the tournament for Williamson now and also he brings up 6000 runs in ODIs. This is full and outside off, Williamson hits it towards cover where the fielder misfields and a run is taken.
  • 24.1 Taylor works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
  • 23.6 Another one on a good length around off, Williamson guides it on the off side. 8 from the over. 85/2
  • 23.5 A brace off the bottom edge! Fuller and outside off, Williamson looks to drive it through the off side. It goes off the bottom edge down towards third man for two.
  • 23.4 Looks to guide it down to third man and follow the biggie with a six but can't get past the fielder at gully.
  • 23.3 SIX! Top shot to release a lot of pressure! First six of the game! Williamson shuffles across and this is bowled on the pads. Williamson flicks it and it sails into the mid-wicket stands.
  • 23.2 Inside edge! Just outside off, Williamson looks to guide it down to third man but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 23.1 On a good length and around off, KW pushes it to mid on.
  • 22.6 A couple to end but still a good over for Australia! This is on middle, Taylor works it through mid-wicket, it is in the gap and two is taken. 77/2
  • 22.5 On middle, Williamson flicks it through square leg for one.
  • 22.4 This is worked through square leg for one.
  • 22.3 Quicker and on off, Taylor shuffles across and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 22.2 Flatter and on off, Taylor blocks it out.
  • 22.1 Floats it up on off, Taylor hits it back to the bowler.
  • Glenn Maxwell is on now! So just the over by Finch too.
  • 21.6 Another length delivery outside off, Taylor guides it down to third man for one. 5 from the over and 12 from the last two. 73/2
  • 21.5 Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
  • 21.4 This is on the pads, Williamson works it through square leg for one.
  • 21.3 Good length and on off, this is kept out.
  • 21.2 Good running! This is worked to the right of mid-wicket. The fielder dives but pushes it away. The batters take one more.
  • 21.1 This is on the shorter side, Taylor looks to pull but misses. It hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • Marcus Stoinis is on now! He has a knack of picking important wickets. Got Buttler in the last game, can he get Williamson or Taylor here?
  • 20.6 A single to end as Taylor pushes it to long off. 7 from the over. They need a few more like these to ease the pressure a little. 68/2
  • 20.5 FOUR! Much-needed boundary! A gift to release a little pressure. A full toss down the leg side, Taylor sweeps it through backward square leg and the ball races away.
  • 20.4 Taylor comes down the track again but does not get to the pitch of it. He looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 20.3 On the stumps, this is blocked.
  • 20.2 Williamson looks to sweep but is way too early in the shot. It goes off the toe-end through mid-wicket for one.
  • 20.1 Taylor dances down the track and hits it down to long on for one.
  • Skipper Aaron Finch to bowl now.
  • 19.6 A single to end! Taylor guides it past backward point and takes one. 61/2
  • 19.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 19.4 Another appeal but it is turned down! The slower one around leg. Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Jason Behrendorff is appealing but the umpire shakes his head. Pitched outside leg and Hawk Eye confirms the same.
  • 19.3 On the off pole, the batter keeps it out.
  • 19.2 Good length and on off, Taylor gets right behind the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
  • 19.2 WIDE! Another extra! This is down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses. Wided.
  • 19.1 Good length and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
  • 19.1 WIDE! A bouncer but this is too short! Williamson ducks under it and it has been wided.
  • 18.6 Lands this one around off, Williamson hits it with the turn through covers for one. 4 singles from the first over by Smith. 57/2
  • 18.5 Third full toss in the over and once again a Kiwi batsman hits it through cover for one.
  • 18.4 Another full toss but the batter once again fails to make the bowler pay. He hits it through covers for one.
  • 18.3 Lands this one around leg, gets it to straighten a little. Williamson looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Smith appeals but the umpire is not interested. It pitched outside leg and the impact too was outside leg.
  • 18.2 A full toss now, Taylor can't take full toll of it, he hits it through covers for one.
  • 18.1 Good start by him! This is tossed up outside off, gets it to turn away after landing. Taylor looks to drive but is beaten by the spin.
  • Interesting. Steve Smith is on now. This is a gamble from Finch. Either Smith could go for runs or pick up a bonus wicket. Or he might be on to help someone switch ends.
  • 17.6 A single to end another good over by JB! This is on middle, Taylor works it through square leg for one. 53/2
  • 17.5 Another delivery which is guided to point.
  • 17.4 Around off, Taylor guides it to point.
  • 17.3 DROPPED! Tough chance! Another life for Williamson. This is around off and it is angling away. Williamson looks to guide it down to third man but it goes off the edge to the right of Carey. He dives, gets one hand to it but can't hang on. A single down to third man then.
  • 17.2 Around off, Williamson looks to guide it down to third man. Not enough room to play that shot. He ends up chopping it on the off side.
  • 17.1 A couple! 50 up for New Zealand. It has been slow going from them. This is fuller around off, Williamson hits it through covers for two.
  • 16.6 Flatter and on off, this is guided to point. 49/2
  • 16.5 Williamson plays the paddle sweep towards fine leg for one.
  • 16.4 Floats it on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 16.3 On the stumps, blocked.
  • 16.2 This is flatter and on middle, Taylor works it through square leg and takes one.
  • 16.1 Brilliant bowling! The arm ball, it lands on off and goes through. Taylor looks to defend but misses. He played for the turn but there was none on offer.
  • DRINKS! Australia will surely be the happier side of the movement. They have got the openers and not let New Zealand score freely too. In fact, the Kiwis are going at just 2.93 per over. Yes, that can be covered up but they need a partnership. They have their best two batters out there and a lot of hopes will be on them. Australia on the other hand, know they need to get rid of the two as soon as possible.
  • 15.6 A single as Taylor works it through square leg. Another good over for Australia. 47/2
  • 15.5 Another mistimed drive! Fuller and outside off, Taylor looks to drive but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
  • 15.4 Another dot! Shorter and around off, Taylor looks to cut but ends up mistiming it to point.
  • 15.3 Attacks the off pole again. Taylor defends it onto the ground.
  • 15.2 Good length around off, Taylor looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 15.1 Good length and on off, this is kept out.
  • 14.6 DROPPED! If there is one batsman you don't want to drop in this New Zealand side, it is Kane Williamson. Yes, it did take a deflection off the keeper but should have been taken. This is tossed up outside off. Williamson looks to hit it through cover which is against the turn. The ball goes off the outside edge, hits the glove of Carey and then goes towards Smith at first slip. He is taken aback. The ball hits him on the chest and falls onto the ground. This could prove very costly. 46/2
  • 14.5 Floats it up on off, this is kept out.
  • 14.4 Floats it up on middle, KW works it with the turn to mid-wicket.
  • 14.3 Plays the sweep, he has hit it really well. The fielder at deep square leg dives to his right and keeps it down to one.
  • 14.2 Was there bat involved? Nope! This is floated on off, this one turns back in. Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It lands in between the keeper and short leg fielder.
  • 14.1 Tosses it up around off, Williamson pushes it towards cover and gets to the other end.
  • 13.6 On the fuller side and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. End of another successful over for JB. 44/2
  • 13.5 Down the leg side, Kane flicks it down to fine leg for one.
  • 13.4 On the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
  • 13.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • 13.2 In the air... but safe! Length and on middle, this one straightens. Taylor looks to defend but it goes off the outer half, through gully for one.
  • Ross Taylor walks out to bat. A crucial passage of play for New Zealand. The duo has been very important for the Kiwis in the recent past and has bailed them out many a time. Nice stage to do it one more time.
  • 13.1 OUT! LBW! Jason Behrendorff gets another! He is making a name for himself in this World Cup. Once again, the ball coming back in causes problems for Guptill. It is fuller and around middle, tails back in. Guptill looks to drive but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises his finger after giving it a thought. Guptill straightaway starts walking. He could have probably taken a review there as it seemed to be going down leg. Replays still not shown though and Australia won't care. An uncharacteristic innings from MG comes to an end. He scored 20 from 43 balls. Australia on top at the moment. 202 needed in 221 balls. Hawk Eye though confirms, it would not have mattered had Guptill reviewed as it shows to be clipping leg pole.
  • 12.6 Goes back and clips it towards short mid-wicket. 42/1
  • 12.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 12.4 Full and just outside off, watchfully defended.
  • 12.3 Short ball, outside off, pulled through square leg for a run.
  • Short leg goes off. Aaron Finch under the lid takes his helmet off and goes to square leg.
  • 12.2 Goes back and tucks it with the spin through fine leg for a single.
  • 12.1 Full and around off, defended watchfully.
  • Spin time. Nathan Lyon into the attack. There are some footworks to aim at. A short leg in place.
  • 11.6 A little too straight, Williamson works it through mid-wicket for one. A good over for New Zealand, 7 from it. 40/1
  • 11.5 On off, Guptill guides it towards point. Maxwell fails to stop it cleanly and the batters take one easily.
  • 11.4 Fuller in length and on off, this is hit to mid off.
  • 11.3 Good running! Williamson drops it towards the off side. Guptill calls for one, Williamson goes for it and the batters complete it with ease.
  • 11.2 This is on off, Williamson stands tall and defends it.
  • 11.1 FOUR! A welcome, welcome boundary for New Zealand. This is short and slightly outside off, Williamson stands tall and pushes it through cover-point for a boundary.
  • 10.6 Hits the length hard again and lands it on off, this is kept out. 33/1
  • 10.5 That has taken off! This is short and on the body, the ball zips through and also there is extra bounce. Guptill does well to get out of the way.
  • 10.4 Williamson this time waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it down to third man for one.
  • 10.3 BEATEN! Around off and it is on a length. Williamson plays inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 10.2 Another one on a length and around off, Williamson defends it solidly.
  • 10.1 Guptill works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for one.
  • 9.6 A dot to end a successful over for Australia and good Powerplay 1 for them too. New Zealand 31 for 1. Another delivery outside off, Williamson lets it be. 31/1
  • 9.5 Goes back to attacking the off pole, it is defended.
  • 9.4 Williamson is off the mark! Good running! This is on middle, KW works it with soft hands through backward square leg. The weight is perfect on the shot and hence, the batters take two.
  • 9.3 Good length and just outside off, this is left alone.
  • Kane Williamson walks out to bat. He has been brilliant in the tournament so far and his team needs another good innings from him here.
  • 9.2 OUT! Caught down the leg side! Nicholls should be very, very disappointed with himself. That is probably the worst ball you could get out too, also one of the rare bad balls Australia have bowled today. It is short and down the leg side. Nicholls looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and goes into Carey's mitts. He appeals, the umpire looks at the square leg umpire and then raises his finger. Australia have got the reward for the tight bowling. Nicholls' comeback in the team is not a good one. Jason Behrendorff begins from where he left off in his last game. 215 more needed in 244.
  • 9.1 That is a jaffa! Just how do you play those? This is angled into the off pole, pitches and then moves away sharply. Nicholls does nothing wrong in playing the original trajectory but is beaten by the away movement.
  • 8.6 Yes, it is a maiden! Slightly fuller this time on off, MG pushes it to mid off. Just the two from the last three overs. Australia building up the pressure here. 29/0
  • 8.5 This is brilliant stuff! The Aussies are giving nothing away at the moment. Cummins bowls it on a length and attacks the off pole again. Guptill blocks it out. Will this be a maiden?
  • 8.4 Good shot but for no runs! This is angled into the batsman, Guptill pushes it to mid on.
  • 8.3 Another bumper, this is well-directed. Guptill ducks under it.
  • 8.2 Guptill seems to be getting frustrated here! He makes room and also takes a few steps down the track. Cummins bowls it short and outside off. Guptill throws his bat at it but misses.
  • 8.1 On the off pole again, MG lunges and keeps it out.
  • 7.6 No maiden! A single from the last ball! This is full and on the pads, Guptill clips it through mid-wicket for one. Back-to-back good overs for Australia. 29/0
  • 7.5 Continues bowling it on a length around off and Guptill once again blocks it. 5 dots in the over.
  • 7.4 Guptill looked to go big there. The length was not the one to go after though and he ends up defending it.
  • 7.3 Good length and on off, Guptill blocks it out.
  • 7.2 Angles this one away from the batter. Guptill pushes it to covers.
  • 7.1 And the change of ends almost worked! He gets the ball to swing also. The line is a little too straight, it is around middle and then tailing back in. Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but the umpire turns it down. Looked close. Hawk Eye shows it would have clipped the leg pole.
  • Jason Behrendorff is back! Change of ends for him.
  • 6.6 A good solid defense to end! Good length and on off, this is defended. A tight over by Cummins. 28/0
  • 6.5 A stifled appeal but nothing! This is around leg, Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
  • 6.4 A good short one, on the middle pole, Nicholls evades it.
  • 6.3 Another one on a length and just outside off, Nicholls lets it be.
  • 6.2 Another length ball on off, Nicholls guides it to point.
  • 6.1 EDGY RUN! Length and around off, Guptill looks to play it late but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
  • 5.6 Attacks the stumps, Nicholls is solid in defense. 27/0
  • 5.5 This is bowled at 153 KPH. It is outside off though, a harmless delivery. Left alone.
  • 5.4 Bends his back on this one and bangs it short on middle, Nicholls looks to defend it off the back foot but fails to get on top of the bounce. It hits the outer part of the bat and rolls towards cover.
  • 5.4 Bangs this short and on middle, Nicholls ducks under it and it has been wided.
  • 5.3 On the fuller side again, Nicholls pushes it to mid on.
  • 5.2 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This is on the leg side. A little too straight, Henry Nicholls goes back and works it through square leg.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Good shot to get off the mark! Just used the pace of the bowler. Full and on middle, Nicholls puts bat to ball and strokes it past mid on. Finch does give it a chase from that position but he finishes second best.
  • 4.6 A dot to end! So just the boundary from the over. This is on the pads, Guptill works it to square leg. 18/0
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  • 4.5 Good fielding! On the shorter side and around off, Guptill stands tall and pushes it towards cover. Stoinis there dives to his left and stops it.
  • 4.4 Unplayable! Not a lot you can do with that! This is angled into the batsman, pitches on off and then straightens. Squares Guptill up as he tries to defend. Martin's outside edge is beaten.
  • 4.3 Back of a length delivery around off, Guptill opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
  • 4.2 Corrects his line this time and lands it on middle, Guptill keeps it out.
  • 4.1 FOUR! A loosener to begin with! On the pads, Guptill says thank you very much and works it fine on the leg side for a boundary.
  • Pat Cummins is on now!
  • 3.6 Good ball to end the over! Around a length on middle, this one comes back in. Guptill looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads. The ball rolls down to third man. A leg bye taken. 14/0
  • 3.5 On the stumps, Guptill works it towards square leg.
  • 3.4 Another length delivery outside off, Guptill shoulders arms to this one.
  • 3.4 Another wide! This time by Starc! It is down the leg side, Guptill misses his flick.
  • 3.3 Another length ball outside off, Guptill leaves it alone.
  • 3.2 Good length and on middle, Guptill gets right behind the line and defends it.
  • 3.1 On the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
  • 2.6 The extra ball produces three runs! A little too straight this time, Guptill works it through wide mid on for three. 12/0
  • 2.6 WIDE! Tries to bowl it a little too straight but ends up spraying it down the leg side. Wided.
  • 2.5 FOUR! In the gap! First boundary of the run chase! Full and width on offer. Guptill hits it through cover-point and the ball races away.
  • 2.4 Continues attacking the stumps by bowling it on a length. Defended.
  • 2.3 Very full around off, Guptill mistimes it to covers. JB is not getting the ball to move a lot here.
  • 2.2 Good length and on off, blocked.
  • 2.1 Back of a length and outside off, Guptill stands tall and guides it through backward point for two. Starc does well to run to his right from third man and stop it with a slide.
  • 1.6 On the fuller side, Nicholls pushes it to mid on. Just the single from the second over as well. 2/0
  • 1.5 This is on the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but is late on the shot. It hits the batter on the pad and rolls on the leg side.
  • 1.4 Good running! This is around off, Guptill plays it with soft hands towards Smith at slip. The batters go for one.
  • 1.3 Well bowled again! This is slightly fuller and just outside off, comes back in but not enough to make the batter play.
  • 1.2 Left that on length! Shortish and just outside off, it comes back in. Guptill lets it be and it goes over the middle pole. It actually clipped the thigh pad.
  • 1.1 Not the best of starts by him! He goes short and outside off, Guptill watches it go to the keeper. Carey collects it head height.
  • Mitchell Starc to bowl with the second new ball.
  • 0.6 Just the single from the first over! A good one by Jason! Back of a length again on off, this is blocked. 1/0
  • 0.5 Back of a length on off, Nicholls stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
  • 0.4 A muted appeal! This is around middle and this one comes back in. Nicholls looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Slipping down leg.
  • 0.3 A little too straight this time, Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 0.2 On a good length and around off, this is blocked.
  • 0.1 A cracking shot just for a run! Slightly fuller and around off, there is no swing visible on the first ball. Guptill pushes it right off the middle to mid off for one. The chase is underway.
  • We are back for the chase! The Australian players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by a new opening partnership for New Zealand, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls. Jason Behrendorff to start proceedings for Australia with the first new ball. He was brilliant in his last game and Australia need him to step up here. Here we go...

New Zealand Vs Australia Live Score (ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4056 254