England’s Lord’s Cricket ground will today host another enthralling battle at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, in which, 2015 finalists Austalia and New Zealand will lock horns. The match will start at around 6 pm (IST) and the toss will be performed 30 minutes before the action. Both the team have been in outstanding forms as they lost only one match each and won their rest of the battles. Austalia and New Zealand have played 7 matches each and Kangaroos won 6 matches to bag 12 points and the first position at the points table. Aaron Finch and the army only faced a defeat against India at the Oval by 36 runs. 

On the other side, New Zealand has won 5 matches and are on the 3rd position at the points table with 11 points. The BlackCaps have only lost to Pakistan in their recent match by 6 wickets and 5 balls to spare. While their 1 match against India was washed out due to rain.  

Today, both teams will try to outclass each other and bag 2 more points. Australia has already qualified for the semis with 12 points and Kiwi have a good chance to reserve their berth for the next round with today’s victory.  

Squads for Austalia vs New Zealand match:

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

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

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New Zealand all out at 157 runs

And here comes and end to one of the most entertaining battles of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Australia thrashed New Zealand by a huge score of 86 runs. Through this victory, Australia has finalized its berth in the semi-finals.

After 20 overs, New Zealand 61/2

Jason Behrendroff comes on the attack. There is a call for lbw off the fourth delivery. Four runs off the over. After 20 overs, New Zealand 61/2

After 18 overs, New Zealand 53/2

Two experienced batsmen at the crease. From here, they both have to take responsibility to build a steady partnership for their team. Williamson is batting on 17, Ross Taylor is batting on 7.After 18 overs, New Zealand 53/2

After 16 overs, New Zealand 47/2

Another tight over Jason Behrendroff Both kiwi batsman is looking cautious at the moment. They don't want to make any unnecessary mistake. After 16 overs, New Zealand 47/2

After 14 overs, New Zealand 44/2

Jason Behrendroff strikes as his gorgeous delivery strikes on the pads for LBW. Experienced Ross Taylor comes at the crease. He picks a single in the very first ball. Just two runs and a wicket ina wicket.After 14 overs, New Zealand 44/2

After 13 overs, New Zealand 42/1

Spinners come into the attack. Nathan took the ball. Just a couple of single from the over.After 13 overs, New Zealand 42/1

After 11 overs, New Zealand,33/1

Pat Cummins is proving problematic for Kiwi batsman. His line and length have been so perfect today. The run rate is currently under 6.After 11 overs, New Zealand,33/1

After 9 overs New Zealand 29/0

Pat Cummins starts over with some good bouncer. He finished the over with a maiden. After 9 overs New Zealand 29/0

After 8 overs, New Zealand 29/0

Jason Behrendorff comes back into the attack. Another huge lbw appeal against Guptill but is unflinching. Just 1 run off the over. After 8 overs, New Zealand 29/0

After 7 overs, New Zealand 28/0

A very economical over from Pat Cummins. He conceded just one run. A huge lbw appeal against Henry Nicholls but umpire rejected their request. After 7 overs, New Zealand 28/0

After 5 overs, New Zealand 18/0

Good over from Pat Cummins. Other than conceding a boundary in the first ball Cummins was consistent with his line and length. Guptill is batting on 15, Henry Nicholls is batting on 0. After 5 overs, New Zealand 18/0

After 4 overs, New Zealand 14/0

Mitchell Starc is showing off beautiful line and length. Just 2 runs off the over. After 4 overs, New Zealand 14/0

After 3 overs, New Zealand 12/0

Jason Behrendorff is on the attack. Martin Guptill hit a glamorous shot to get a boundary.9 runs off the boundary. The over ended by a wide.After 3 overs, New Zealand 12/0

After 1 over, New Zealand 1/0.

Guptill and Nicholls come on the crease for New Zealand. Guptill gets off the mark on the first ball. Lbw appeal against Henry Nicholls but the umpire was not interested. One off the first over. After 1 over, New Zealand 1/0.

After 50 overs Australia 243/9.

Trant Boult has a hattrick at Lord's! 3 wickets in the last over. What a Brilliant piece of bowling by Trent Boult.After 50 overs Australia 243/9.

After 48 overs, Australia 232/6

Khawaja brings up a boundary off an inside edge in the third ball, Two overs left in the innings. Aussies would look to cross 250 run mark. Usman batting on 85, Cummins batting on 15. After 48 overs, Australia 232/6

After 47 overs, Australia 224/6

Khawaja running towards his century. He cuts a wide delivery through point for a boundary. Six runs coming off the over. After 47 overs, Australia 224/6. Usman Khwaja batting on 80, Pat Cummins batting on 12.

After 44 overs, Australia 202/6

Boult brought into the attack.200 runs come for Australia.Just 3 runs in the over. New batsman Patt Cummins is on the crease. After 44 overs, Australia 202/6

After 42 overs, Australia 194/5

A century partnership between Carey and Khawaja.Boult into his eight over. Four runs off the over. After 42 overs, Australia 194/5

After 40 overs, Australia 188/5.

Trent Boult brought into the attack. Williamson seems to save Ferguson for final overs. Carey hit a boundary to the mid off region. Six runs off the over. After 40 overs, Australia 188/5.

After 38 overs, Australia 178/5

New Zealand desperately needs a wicket now. Six runs coming off the over. Khawaja batting on 59, Carey batting on 59. After 38 overs, Australia 178/5

After 34 overs, Australia 156/5

This partnership is looking solid enough and 250 plus score looks quite easy the way these two are batting. Just 3 runs off the over. After 34 overs, Australia 156/5

After 32 overs, Australia 147/5

Khawaja reaches his fifty runs mark. It was his 12th ODI half-century. Khawaja and Carey reach on 50 runs partnership as well. After 32 overs, Australia 147/5

After 29 overs, 131/5

Fierce pace by Lockie Ferguson. His speed touches 149 km now. Meanwhile, Carey flicks for a boundary. Fifth of his inning.After 29 overs, 131/5

After 28 overs, Australia 126/5

Khawaja is closing towards his half-century. Change of bowling from both ends. Alex Carey is batting on 23. After 28 overs, Australia 126/5

After 27 overs, Australia 124/5

Lockie Ferguson returns to the attack. Conceding six runs off his fifth over. Carey hit a boundary off the third ball. The current partnership is at 32 runs. After 27 overs, Australia 124/5

After 26 overs, Australia 118/5

Six runs coming off the 25th over. Carey drives the ball towards the extra cover region to finish the over with a boundary. After 26 overs, Australia 118/5

After 24 over, Australia 108/5

Dropped! Latham puts down a tough chance. It was an outside edge off a wide delivery from Neesam.Three singles in the over.After 24 over, Australia 108/5

Fantasic spell by Jimmy neesham

Glenn Maxwell went to pull - it caught the toe end of his bat. Jimmy Neesham strikes again

AUS 105/5

Santner delivering the 23rd over, Khawaja trying his best to find a gap and hit boundaries and here goes a much-needed boundary on the fifth ball of the over by Carey, the man his trying his best to boost Australia's run rate.

AUS 97/5

Alex Carey comes to bat, Australia needs to play at a pace without losing early wickets, and here goes a much-needed boundary by Carey on the fifth ball of the 22nd over.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!

Neesham back into the attack, trying his best again to give minimum runs, and here goes it again, Maxwell down at a score of 1 run. Australia in danger now because this way the team will hardly reach 200 runs.

AUS 92/4

Glenn Maxwell comes to bat, Mitchell to deliver the 21st over, and ohhhh, here goes a boundary on the second ball of the over by Khawaja, the man is trying his best to make the Aussies dominate in the match.

Wicket!!!!!!!!!!!

Neesham back into the attack, not letting the Aussies hit a single boundary since his last over. Ohhh, third ball of the over called wide. Australian batsmen unable to find a gap to hit a boundary and here goes a wicket on the last ball of the over, this time its Stoinis, caught out by Latham.

AUS 77/3

Ish Sodhi delivering the 18th over, trying his best to give the minimum runs and no boundaries, just three runs out of the first five balls of the over. No boundaries out of this over.

After 17 overs, Australia 72/3

Sodhi continues his spell after drinks. He appealed for an lbw against stoinis but the umpire turned it down immediately. Stoinis keeps the strike to himself with a single off the over. Four runs coming off the over. After 17 overs, Australia 72/3

After 16 overs, Australia 68/3

Ferguson starts the over with a bouncer. Khawaja completes the 1000 runs in 2019. Tight line and length by Lockie Ferguson.Just one run coming off the over. After 16 overs, Australia 68/3

After 14 overs, Australia 61/3

Khawaja picks a quick single off the first delivery. Stoinis then drives the ball towards the extra cover region for a boundary. Six runs coming off the over. After 14 overs, Australia 61/3

After 12 overs, Australia 50/3

Ferguson collects his second wicket in the over as Smith went back to the pavilion early.Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease. 5 runs in the over with an important wicket of David Warner. After 12 overs, Australia 50/3

After 10 overs Australia 40/2

Ferguson comes to the attack and instantly strikes with a wicket. Warner got caught behind for 16 with a sharp bouncer. Steve Smith comes to the crease. Two runs and a wicket coming off this over. Australia lost both openers inside the first powerplay. After 10 overs Australia 40/2

After 9 overs, Australia 38/1

Eight runs collected from Boult's over. Khawaja tucks the ball towards backward square-leg for a boundary. After 9 overs, Australia 38/1

Australia 30/1 after 8 overs

A good piece of fielding by Santner after a well-timed drive off the second delivery. Warner thrashed the ball to collect his third boundary of the innings. Five runs off the over. Australia 30/1 after 8 overs.

After 7 overs, Australia 25/1

Warner survives another close call but pulls the ball towards deep midwicket for a boundary off the fourth delivery. Six runs coming off the over. After 7 overs, Australia 25/1

After 6 overs, Australia 19/1

De Grandhomme bowled a wide ball off the fourth delivery. Khawaja taps the ball towards deep midwicket but Ferguson's brilliant fielding saved a couple of runs for New Zealand. After 6 overs, Australia 19/1

After 5 overs, Australia 16/1

A very eventful over.A wicket and a dropped chance in the over. Finch slammed the ball for a boundary off the second delivery but got trapped lbw by an inswinger from Boult in the next ball. Khawaja comes at the crease. After 5 overs, Australia 16/1

After 4 overs, Australia 11/0

Boult continues his spell. three runs off the over, including a leg bye. After 4 overs, Australia 11/0

Australia 8/0 after 3 overs

Warner hit a beautiful shot towards the deep midwicket region to get a boundary off the last delivery. Eight runs coming off the over. Australia 8/0 after 3 overs.

After 2 overs, Australia 0/0

Colin de Grandhomme starts over from the other end and delivers another maiden for his team. After 2 overs, Australia 0/0

After 1 over, Australia 0/0

Trent Boult starts the day with a maiden. David Warner nearly caught in the slip cordon off the last delivery. After 1 over, Australia 0/0.

Teams

New Zealand XI: 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 XI: Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff

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