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AUS VS NZ, ICC 2023 Match 27 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

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nd Innings New Zealand
Right then, we have had a couple of nail-bitters in a row and the World Cup now seems to be kicking into fifth gear. Australia are on a steep rise while New Zealand find themselves on the verge of a dogfight for a semifinal place. A lot of action is still left on this double-header Saturday as the chase is on in the other game. Bangladesh are chasing 230 for victory against Netherlands in Kolkata and you can simply switch tabs and catch our coverage of that game. Cheers!
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, says that it was an awesome game. Adds that he had to remember that he was a player and not a spectator in the crowd. Mentions that New Zealand kept coming at them. On Travis Head, he says that he was away for the last five weeks and the intent shown by him and David Warner was pleasing to see. Adds that Head surprised them all with his knock. Reckons that it was a good wicket and they bowled well in patches. Credits Marnus Labuschagne for the way he threw himself around in the field to save runs. Ends by saying that it is great to win four games in a row.
New Zealand's skipper Tom Latham says that it was a fantastic game. Adds that there were ebbs and flows throughout. Shares that Australia caught them on the back foot with the way they batted early on. Feels that it was about taking wickets but at the same time, containing the runs. Reckons that they were there and thereabouts in the game. On Glenn Phillips' bowling, he says that he bowled well under pressure and got wickets at crucial times. On Rachin Ravindra he says that it was one of the better knocks you will see while chasing. Appreciates the support from the crowd in Dharamsala. Ends by saying that they will be up to watch New Zealand play in the Rugby World Cup final and cannot wait to watch the game.
Travis Head is the Player of the Match for his quickfire ton early in the game. He starts by saying that it is nice to be back. Adds that it was good to contribute and get the win. Shares that he had only a couple of hits leading up to the game. States that it was like the World Test Championship final where he had off for 6 or 7 weeks. Reckons that his fielding is something he would like to sharpen in the coming days. On his partnership with David Warner, he says that they play together well and complement each other well. Further adds that they try to be as positive as they can.
The Presentation ceremony…
Earlier in the game, Tom Latham won the toss and opted to bowl first on a track that looked devoid of some grass and paid the price as the opening pair of David Warner and Travis Head put on 175 runs for the first wicket. Travis Head went on to score a stellar ton on his World Cup debut and then quick and useful contributions from the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis and skipper Pat Cummins meant that Australia got close to the 400-run mark. For New Zealand, their main man upfront, Matt Henry had a poor outing with the ball and Lockie Ferguson got injured after bowling a few overs. It was Glenn Phillips who proved to be their best bet with three big wickets and then Trent Boult cleaned up the lower order at the death. Coming to the chase, it was topsy-turvy all the way through but those wickets at the right moments meant, New Zealand had a tailender batting at the other end and they made sure, they saved every single run in the field to seal the win by 5 runs.
New Zealand and heartbreaks is quite the story at World Cups and the trend continues here as well. They had their task cut out with the bat and they gave it a real go but it just wasn't enough. Openers, Devon Conway and Will Young started briskly but got out in succession and then the mantle was taken on by an in-form Devon Conway and young Rachin Ravindra who really got the Kiwis into a position of promise. Mitchell got out after a half-century but Ravindra went all the way to score his second ton in this World Cup. They did lose a few wickets at the wrong time and James Neesham had to pull off a miracle to get them near the finish line but he was undone by some impeccable fielding in the final over, handing New Zealand their second-successive loss.
After putting on a mammoth score of 388 runs on the board, all Australia needed early wickets and after a bit of toiling, they did get two quick wickets. It was Josh Hazlewood with the double-blow but after that, they were put under the pump for a while. They knew, with every wicket they got, the scoreboard pressure would mount on the opposition and Adam Zampa proved to be the star as he picked up three big wickets. Skipper Pat Cummins too changed the game with a couple of smart wickets in the last 10 overs but it got too close for comfort in the end and a couple of sensational fielding efforts in the deep were required for the Aussies to get over the line.
AUSTRALIA ARE ALIVE, THE WORLD CUP IS ALIVE AND ODI CRICKET IS WELL AND TRULY ALIVE! What a finish to the highest-scoring game ever in World Cup history and it is Mitchell Starc and the fielders who hold their nerves right at the death to seal a memorable win.
49.6
Mitchell Starc to Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Starc has done it for Australia! Switches to 'round the wicket and delivers it on a fullish length, outside off, Lockie Ferguson gives himself room but fails to get the elevation and can only hit this one along the ground towards cover. Joy on the faces of Mitchell Starc and the rest of the Aussies. Australia win this thriller by 5 runs!
A hobbling Lockie Ferguson is the last man in. A six will win it for New Zealand, anything else and Australia will take the win.
49.5
W
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, OUT! RUN OUT! Body blow for New Zealand! A 'Superman' effort by Josh Inglis to dismiss James Neesham! Mitchell Starc misses his length as he hurls a knee-high full toss, at the batter, James Neesham gets cramped for room and gets hurried as he tries to heave it away. He does not time it well and has no option to return for the second run. Marnus Labuschagne swoops in quickly and releases the throw towards the batting end. Josh Inglis grabs it cleanly and stretches out with his left hand to disturb the woodwork. The replays show that the full-length dive by James Neesham was not enough for him to reach his ground.
Is that a run-out? It looks like James Neesham might be short of his crease and that could be game over for New Zealand. The replays roll in and they show that Josh Inglis did a great job of diving and getting to knock off the bails in time. Neesham's dive didn't save him and the decision of OUT comes up on the big screen.
49.4
2
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Sensational save in the deep by Marnus Labuschagne! On a length, slanting in, on middle and leg, James Neesham goes deep in his crease and slogs it towards deep mid-wicket where Marnus Labuschagne throws himself to his left on the boundary and keeps the ball in play. Two runs taken.
49.3
2
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Great stop by Glenn Maxwell! Right up there, on off, James Neesham drills it hard down the wicket. Mitchell Starc gets a hand on it in his follow through which reduces the pace of the delivery. Glenn Maxwell at long on, sprints and tumbles to his right to save a couple of runs for his side.
49.2
2
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Fullish delivery, angling in, on middle and leg, James Neesham swats this one away and gets it wide of deep mid-wicket for two runs more.
49.2
5
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, FIVE WIDES! Oh, dear! Mitchell Starc, what have you done? Tries to zone in at the toes, on a fullish length but the angle takes the ball past James Neesham and the ball rears off the footmark to go over the leaping Josh Inglis for a boundary. Bonus runs for New Zealand.
49.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult, A direct hit and Trent Boult was gone! Strac charges in from around the wicket and goes on a fullish length, at the stumps, Trent Boult moves leg side and stabs it towards extra cover. He sets off for a single and the ball comes at a good height for Marnus Labuschagne but he fails to hit the target at the non-striker's end.
Right then, 19 needed from 6 balls but Trent Boult will face the first delivery of the final over. Australia will have one less boundary rider for the final over. Can Mitchell Starc defend 18 runs and get his side the win? Or will we see shades of 2015? Let's find out.
48.6
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Good finish to the over from Josh Hazlewood! Another on a yorker length, outside off, James Neesham tries to get underneath the delivery but fails to do and can only hit it back to the bowler.
48.5
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Full and angling away, near the tramline on off, James Neesham fails to squeeze this one out on the off side. The perfect wide yorker!
48.4
4
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, FOUR! In the gap and that will be FIFTY for James Neesham! Josh Hazlewood goes short now, over middle, James Neesham picks the change of pace and sets himself up nicely and early. Pulls it to the right of deep square leg for a boundary.
48.3
2
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Full and outside off, James Neesham reaches out and carves it to the left of deep cover for a couple of runs.
48.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Trent Boult, Into the wicket by Hazlewood, on off, Trent Boult flat bats this one down to long on and takes a single.
48.1
6
Josh Hazlewood to Trent Boult, SIX! A valiant effort but Marnus Labuschagne has stepped on the boundary for a maximum! Josh Hazlewood serves this one full but in the slot, around off, Trent Boult clears his front leg and swings through the line. Marnus Labuschagne at long on, makes the mistake of charging in and has to back track eventually. He completes the catch but fails to release the ball before making contact with the ropes.
Is that a maximum? Marnus Labuschagne's body language certainly suggests that it is. The umpires go upstairs and the replays do show that Labuschagne's back heel was on the ropes just a fraction before he let go of the ball and it will be called a maximum.
Josh Hazlewood (8-0-57-2) is back on to bowl the crucial penultimate over.
47.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult, Another low full toss, outside off, Trent Boult gets bat to ball and works it to deep cover. The batters decide to take a single and it will be Boult on strike at the start of the next over.
47.5
1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Into the wicket, directed at the batter, James Neesham is unable to free his arms and half-pulls it in front of square leg for a single.
47.5
1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, WIDE! Loses his radar as he sprays a low full toss, down leg. Starc is lucky that James Neesham did not get any bat on it or else it would have been an easy boundary. A full-length dive by Josh Inglis to his right to prevent any more extra runs.
47.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult, Looks to go full but ends up serving a low full toss, on the off-stump line, Trent Boult clears his front leg and pushes it in front of mid off for a single.
47.3
Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult, Switches to 'round the wicket and zones it in, full and on middle, Trent Boult backs away and drives it back to the bowler.
47.2
1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Compensates by bowling short, over middle, James Neesham rides on top of the bounce and pulls it hard to deep square leg for a run.
47.1
6
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, SIX! BANG! Clean hit! Mitchell Starc tries to go full and straight, at the stumps but misses his length as he serves it in the slot. James Neesham needs no second invitation as he smacks it flat and over long on for a maximum.
Mitchell Starc to continue and he will probably bowl the 48th and the final over. Also, Australia are currently one over behind the required rate and there might be one less fielder on the ropes in the final over.
46.6
Pat Cummins to Trent Boult, Shortish delivery, on off, Trent Boult gets on his toes and fends it with a straight bat on the off side.
46.5
Pat Cummins to Trent Boult, Continues to bang it in short, off pace again, outside off, Trent Boult sways out of the way quickly and lets the ball go through to the keeper.
Trent Boult walks out to bat next.
46.4
W
Pat Cummins to Matt Henry, OUT! TAKEN! The change of pace does the trick for Pat Cummins! Pat Cummins switches back to bowling into the wicket and opts to take pace off, outside off, Matt Henry hangs on the back foot and tries to force it through the off side. He gets cramped for room and picks out the man at backward point. Josh Hazlewood stationed there, times the jump to perfection and completes the catch over his head. Matt Henry goes now as New Zealand lose their 8th wicket.
46.3
4
Pat Cummins to Matt Henry, FOUR! Up and over! In the slot by Pat Cummins, outside off, Matt Henry swings through the line and knows that mid off is inside the circle. Lofts it over that man for a boundary.
46.2
Pat Cummins to Matt Henry, Well bowled! A well-directed bumper, at the right shoulder, slower as well, Matt Henry bend his back and drops his gloves to get out of the way.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Cummins rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it back of a length, outside off, James Neesham waits for it and knocks it along the ground to long off for a single.
46.1
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, WIDE! Tries to angle it away from Neesham but goes beyond the tramline on off, on a length, James Neesham fails to get any bat on it and it is wided.
45.6
1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Fuller in length, on the off-stump line, James Neesham closes the bat face and calmly clips it towards deep mid-wicket. Marnus Labuschagne in the deep, charges in a bit too hard and fails to pick the ball up cleanly but the batters are content with a single.
45.5
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, At 142.6 clicks, on a length, outside off, James Neesham stays put as he tries to play it fine on the off side but the ball skids on and zips past his outside edge.
45.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Matt Henry, Comes from around the wicket for the right-hander and goes full, at the stumps, Matt Henry stays leg side of the ball as he looks to drive down the ground. Ends up getting an outside edge that races to third man for one.
45.3
1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Yet another fullish delivery, outside off, James Neesham squeezes it out towards extra cover and takes a single.
45.2
6
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, SIX! Shot of authority! Starc errs in line and length as he overpitches and offers width outside off, James Neesham stays still and drills it over extra cover for a maximum.
45.1
Mitchell Starc to James Neesham, Starts a new spell from over the wicket, full and spearing in at the stumps James Neesham goes for a swipe across the line but gets hurried as he gets an inside edge that rolls to short fine leg.
44.6
Pat Cummins to Matt Henry, Excellently bowled from Pat Cummins and New Zealand now need 58 runs to win from the final five overs. Takes pace off again but loops this one up on leg stump, the ball dips a lot on the batter and Matt Henry is unable to get any bat on it. The ball hits the boot and rolls toward backward point as there is a stifles appeal for LBW as well. Nothing doing says the umpire and it will be a dot.
44.5
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Slower and into the pitch outside off, pulled away on the bounce down to long on for a single.
44.4
4
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, FOUR! Dead straight and picks up the much-needed boundary as well. Full and well outside off, slower too, James Neesham has to really reach for it but manages to keep his shape and generate enough power to thump it down the ground for a boundary.
44.3
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Slower and banged into the deck around off, angling across. James Neesham tries to take it on but fails to get any bat on it and that's the third time Cummins has beaten Neesham with a similar delivery.
44.2
1
Pat Cummins to Matt Henry, Full and at the pads, attacking the toes, Matt Henry clips it away wide of the man at fine leg and turns the strike over.
44.1
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Begins the over with a slower ball, on a hard length and around off. James Neesham waits for it and tucks it in front of square on the leg side for a run.
43.6
1
Adam Zampa to James Neesham, On the shorter side around leg, James Neesham goes on the back foot and works it away to deep square leg for one and he will keep the strike for the next over.
43.5
1
Adam Zampa to Matt Henry, Another googly, shorter and turning quickly into the pads. Matt Henry is late to pick it up but manages to nudge it away past square leg for a single.
43.4
2
Adam Zampa to Matt Henry, Floated full and outside off, Matt Henry leans on and drives it along the ground to deep cover for a couple of runs.
Matt Henry is the new man in. Can he provide support to James Neesham?
43.3
W
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, OUT! TAKEN! Glenn Maxwell hangs on to a pressure catch and Adam Zampa gets his man. Zampa bravely slows this one up and floats it on a length on middle and leg. Mitchell Santner makes a bit of room as he tries to slog this one away as well but doesn't pick the googly. The ball gets sliced a mile high in the air and goes toward wide long on. Maxwell comes in a long way and settles under the ball to take it safely. Zampa gets his third wicket and a crucial one too.
43.2
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, Flatter delivery around off, Mitchell Santner taps it toward extra cover.
43.1
6
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, SIX! BANG! Tossed up on middle and leg, Mitchell Santner dances down the track and slogs it away, over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
Having walked off due to a right Achilles issue during the first half of the game, Lockie Ferguson is fit enough to bat for New Zealand in this game.
42.6
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Excellent from Pat Cummins and he ends the over with a dot. Banged in short around off, angling away as well but the pace is taken off. James Neesham is way too early on the pull and misses the ball completely.
42.5
1
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, Half an appeal for LBW but seemed to be pitching outside leg. Pace on, full and around leg stump, Mitchell Santner gets across the stumps and flicks it through fine leg for a run. Given as leg byes.
42.4
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Slower and shorter outside off, James Neesham frees his arms and flat-bats it down to long off for just another single.
42.3
1
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, Slower again and very short around off, Mitchell Santner hangs back and gives the ball a tap on the head to guide it toward third man for one more.
42.2
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Takes pace off and bowls it on a hard length around middle, James Neesham tucks it 'round the corner for one as Mitchell Marsh slides in to make the stop. A big chunk of grass comes off the deck as Marsh feels his knee a bit but thankfully, everything is fine.
42.1
4
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, FOUR! Just the start to the over James Neesham and New Zealand would have wanted. Short over leg stump and its pace on as well. Neesham picks up the length early and pulls it away in between deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg for a boundary.
41.6
4
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, FOUR! Gets it through the gap and 10 runs come off that over. A fraction shorter around off, going across, Mitchell Santner goes on the back foot and uses quick hands to cut it wide of short third man for a boundary.
41.5
2
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, Good, positive running! Floated up on the pads, Mitchell Santner works it away in front of mid-wicket and picks up a brace.
41.4
1
Adam Zampa to James Neesham, Shorter again on middle and leg, James Neesham pulls it off the back foot down to long on for just another single. The 300 is now up for New Zealand.
41.3
1
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, Flatter one around middle, Mitchell Santner plays it out from his crease and toward extra cover for one.
41.2
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, Shortens the length and bowls it around off, Mitchell Santner keeps it out in front of point.
41.1
2
Adam Zampa to Mitchell Santner, Tossed up, full and outside off, Mitchell Santner leans on and drives it in front of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs more.
40.6
2
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Almost gets another one with the slower delivery. Fuller and wider outside off, similar to the one that got Rachin Ravindra and James Neesham throws his hands at it. The ball gets sliced high up in the air and over short third man as the batters pick up a couple of runs.
40.5
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Excellent change-up from Pat Cummins once again. Bowls it at just 121 clicks and into the pitch around off, rolling his fingers over the ball as well. James Neesham looks to pull but is left bamboozled.
40.4
1
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, Back of a length around off, Mitchell Santner nudges it away past backward point and picks up a single.
40.3
Pat Cummins to Mitchell Santner, Short and over off stump, Mitchell Santner hops back and keeps it down on the off side.
Mitchell Santner walks in at number 8 for New Zealand.
40.2
W
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, OUT! CAUGHT! What a masterstroke from the Aussie skipper and that could be a game-clinching wicket right there. Pat Cummins stays over the wicket and takes pace off this one as well, bowling it a touch fuller and pushing it well across the off stump. Rachin Ravindra has to reach out a bit and force the lofted shot but he isn't quite in control and ends up skying it toward wide long off. Marnus Labuschagne settles himself just inside the fence and takes it reverse-cup as Ravindra is left inconsolable. Cummins rejoices and so do the Australia players and rightly so too.
40.1
1
Pat Cummins to James Neesham, Slower and shorter from over the wicket and around leg stump. James Neesham nudges it off his hips behind square leg for a single.
Powerplay 3! Into the final 10 overs we go then and this game is nicely poised. New Zealand need 97 runs to win from 60 balls and the extra man allowed outside the inner ring should help Australia a bit in stemming the flow of boundaries. Let's see how this exciting run chase ends. Pat Cummins (6-0-42-0) brings himself back into the attack.
39.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Drop and run! Length delivery, on off, James Neesham taps it with soft hands towards silly point and calls his partner through for a quick single.
39.5
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Pulls the length back and angles it in, on middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra nudges it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
39.4
4
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! That is a shot and a half! Josh Hazlewood delivers this one not too full, around off, Rachin Ravindra presents the full face of the bat and times the drive back past the bowler and to the left of mid off for four more runs.
39.4
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, WIDE! Slips it a bit fuller and down leg, Rachin Ravindra fails to get any bat on it and it is signalled as a wide by the umpire.
39.3
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Angling in, on a length, Rachin Ravindra fetches it from outside off and nails the slog, only to pick out the mid-wicket fielder.
39.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Back of a length, angling into the batter, James Neesham nudges it off the inner half of the bat to square leg for a single.
39.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Leg bye! Full and sliding down leg, Rachin Ravindra misses the tickle as the ball rolls off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye. An optimistic shout for LBW from Josh Hazlewood but the ball was heading down leg.
38.6
Glenn Maxwell to James Neesham, Fuller now, on off, James Neesham gets on the front foot and keeps it out.
38.5
6
Glenn Maxwell to James Neesham, SIX! First maximum for James Neesham! Glenn Maxwell drifts on middle and leg, full in length, James Neesham gets underneath the delivery and deposits it between deep mid-wicket and long on for a maximum.
38.4
Glenn Maxwell to James Neesham, Fuller and on off, James Neesham gets on the front foot and blocks it out.
38.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Offers width outside off, fuller in length, Rachin Ravindra opens the bat face and drives it square on the off side for a single.
38.2
2
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Short and turning away, outside off, Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and slaps it to the left of deep point for a couple of runs.
38.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to James Neesham, Full and quicker, outside off, James Neesham prods forward and works it wide of point for a single.
37.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Back of a length yet again by Hazlewood, around off, James Neesham steers it from the crease to third man for one more.
37.5
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, Full and honing in, at the stumps, James Neesham goes back to a full delivery and nudges it to mid-wicket.
37.4
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Around off this time on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra dabs it with soft hands, wide of point for a run.
37.3
4
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Easy pickings! A bit too straight, around leg, on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra stays put and pulls it away with the angle and picks up a boundary to fine leg.
37.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to James Neesham, James Neesham is off the mark! Back of a length, around off, James Neesham hangs back and runs it down to third man for a single.
37.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Back of a length this time, on off, Rachin Ravindra drops it in front of point and takes a single.
James Neesham walks out to bat now.
36.6
W
Glenn Maxwell to Glenn Phillips, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! They would have wanted Rachin Ravindra but Glenn Maxwell has redeemed himself to account for Glenn Phillips! Tosses this one up, on off and middle, Glenn Phillips shimmies down the track to go down town but he fails to get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes through with the shot and pays the price. Skies it high in the air towards mid off where Marnus Labuschagne back tracks and keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through. He reverse cups it with ease to bring an end to Phillips' innings.
36.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Slightly shorter outside off, hit away firmly off the back foot toward deep cover for a single.
36.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Glenn Phillips, Shorter in length, on off, Glenn Phillips pushes it down to long on for a single.
36.3
Glenn Maxwell to Glenn Phillips, Fuller and on off, Glenn Phillips prods forward and keeps it out.
36.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, DROPPED! Glenn Maxwell of all people, has dropped a regulation catch! He is shell-shocked as are his teammates. Drops it short, on middle, Rachin Ravindra hangs on the back foot to push this one down the ground. A bit of a loose shot as he ends up chipping it back to the bowler. Glenn Maxwell moves well to his left but fails to snaffle the ball over to his left. A single taken as the ball bursts through his hands.
36.1
6
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, HUNDRED FOR RACHIN RAVINDRA! What a way to bring up his second ODI World Cup hundred! He is making a name for himself on this big stage. Glenn Maxwell comes back and darts this one into the slot, on middle, Rachin Ravindra gets down on one knee and slogs it right from the middle of the bat. Clears the deep mid-wicket fence with ease to reach his hundred.
35.6
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Short and sliding on the pads, Rachin Ravindra clips it off the back foot to deep square leg to retain the strike with a single.
35.5
6
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, SIX! Straight as an arrow! Adam Zampa dishes out a googly, fuller and outside off, Rachin Ravindra puts on the dancing shoes and reads the googly as well. Gives himself room to free his arms and thumps it back over the bowler's head for a maximum.
35.4
1
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Short and on leg, Glenn Phillips works it off the back foot to deep mid-wicket for a single.
35.3
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Quicker through the air, on off, Glenn Phillips goes back and somehow manages to get his bat down in time to keep it out.
35.2
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Short and around off, punched off the back foot but straight to cover.
35.1
4
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, FOUR! Sloppy from Josh Hazlewood and Glenn Phillips has his first boundary! Fired in short and down leg, Glenn Phillips helps it fine off his pads towards short fine leg. Josh Hazlewood gets down to stop the ball but fails to read the spin as it goes through his legs for a boundary.
34.6
1
Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Slower and shorter, on middle, Glenn Phillips rises and pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for another single.
34.5
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Tries to hurl it on a yorker length but serves a low full toss, Rachin Ravindra flicks it off his toes in front of square on the leg side for a single.
34.4
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Half a shout for caught behind but turned down! Back of a length, around off, Rachin Ravindra hangs on the back foot and goes for a heave across the line but misses out. Josh Inglis went up in appeal but Pat Cummins didn't and Australia do not have reviews left anyways.
34.3
1
Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, On the fourth stump line, on a good length, Glenn Phillips gets on his toes and punches it away on the up to deep cover for one more.
34.2
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Into the wicket this time, slower and outside off, Rachin Ravindra waits for the ball to arrive and controls the pull to deep square leg for a single.
34.1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Goes wide of the crease and bowls it slower, on a hard length, just outside off, Rachin Ravindra plays it close to his body and guides it to short third man.
33.6
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, This is bowled short and on middle, Rachin Ravindra stays put and whips it in the vacant mid-wicket region to keep the strike with a single.
33.5
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Tosses this one but not too full, on middle, Rachin Ravindra does not get lured into the big shot and checks his shot back to the bowler.
33.4
1
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Serves this one short and around middle and leg, Glenn Phillips uses the depth of his crease and nurdles it to the right of Pat Cummins at mid-wicket for one more.
33.3
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Turning into the pads, short in length, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and plays it with the turn to deep mid-wicket for one more run.
33.2
1
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Drops it short again, around off, Glenn Phillips stands tall and punches it down to long off for a run.
33.1
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Flatter delivery, turning away, on off, Glenn Phillips stays back and pushes it to cover.
32.6
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Bowls it slower, on a back of a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra plays it right under his eyes and steers it to backward point.
32.5
4
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Flailed away! Short and wide outside off by Pat Cummins, Rachin Ravindra stands tall and allows the ball to come to him. Throws his hands at the delivery and thrashes it behind square for a boundary.
32.4
1
Pat Cummins to Glenn Phillips, Bends his back and bangs it in short, on off, Glenn Phillips uses his fast hands to pull it behind square on the leg side for a single.
32.3
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Pace on at 138.8 clicks, on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra half-pulls this one towards mid-wicket where Glenn Maxwell fumbles and concedes a single.
32.2
6
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, SIX! Stand and deliver! Another off-pace delivery by Cummins but this is overpitched and it is wide outside off. Rachin Ravindra frees his arms and smokes it over wide long off for a maximum.
32.1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Returns to the attack and starts from around the wicket, slower and on a back of a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra looks to force this one through the off side but miscues it back to the bowler.
31.6
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Quicker through the air, full and on off, Glenn Phillips gets behind the line and just about manages to get his bat in front to defend.
31.5
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Continues to float it up, full and outside off, Rachin Ravindra gets down and winds up to drills it down to long on for a single.
31.4
1
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Pushed through, sliding onto the pads, Glenn Phillips goes on the back foot and tucks it to the left of Josh Hazlewood at short fine leg. He gets off the mark with a single.
31.3
Adam Zampa to Glenn Phillips, Offers flight, full and outside off, Glenn Phillips luges forward and nails the drive to extra cover.
Drinks! Just as the Kiwi skipper departs, the players get a refreshment break and Australia have their noses in front at the moment. Rachin Ravindra has a lot of weight on his young shoulders at the moment but New Zealand still have a few batters who can turn the game on its head. Australia know that a wicket or two here and then after that the scoreboard pressure will almost automatically do its job. Let's see which team comes out ahead at the finish line as Glenn Phillips makes his way out to the middle now.
31.2
W
Adam Zampa to Tom Latham, OUT! CAUGHT! Adam Zampa comes back into the attack and strikes gold for Australia! New Zealand lose Tom Latham just as the partnership was brewing. Pulls the length back this time and slides this one across the left-hander, outside off, Tom Latham gets down and reaches out in front of play the reverse sweep. The ball skids off the deck and gets a bit big on him as he fails to control the reverse sweep. He gets a top edge that flies straight down the throat of Josh Hazlewood at short third man who completes the catch without much fuss.
31.1
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Offers flight and width outside off, Rachin Ravindra carves this full delivery through covers for a single.
30.6
4
Mitchell Marsh to Tom Latham, FOUR! Class written all over it! Mitchell Marsh overpitches on this occasion, outside off, Tom Latham presents the full face of the bat and drives it with a high elbow. Times it too well and gets it to the left of mid off for a boundary.
30.5
1
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, Short of a length, outside off, cut away to deep point for a single.
30.4
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, Dragged it back on almost! On a good length, closer to the off-stump, Rachin Ravindra tries to force this one through the off side but his feet go nowhere. He gets an inside edge that sneaks agonizingly close to the off-stump.
30.3
1
Mitchell Marsh to Tom Latham, Continues to bowl on a back of a length, outside off, Tom Latham stays put and punches it through covers for a run.
30.2
1
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, Angling away, on a good length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra flays this one away on the up to deep point for a single.
30.1
6
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, SIX! Mitchell Marsh is welcomed back with a maximum! Starts off on a back of a length, Rachin Ravindra picks the length early and fetches it from outside off. Deposits it well over deep square leg for a maximum.
29.6
2
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Pitched up again outside off and at 144.2 clicks, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and opens the bat face to drive it wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.
29.5
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Pitched up on off stump at 141 clicks, Latham drives it firmly but straight to mid off.
29.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Wide! Short and angling down leg, Tom Latham stays inside the line and lets it through to the keeper.
29.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, At 143.4 clicks and yorker length again but much straighter this time around middle. Rachin Ravindra clips it away to deep square leg and rotates the strike.
29.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, Wide! Goes for the inswinging yorker at the toes but pushes it down the leg side for a wide.
29.3
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, Good comeback delivery from Mitchell Starc! Fuller and inches wide of the off stump, shaping away a touch as well. Rachin Ravindra has a feel for it but is beaten past the outside edge.
29.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Classy shot! On a back of a length over middle and off, Rachin Ravindra hangs back and just clobbers it over mid on for a boundary.
29.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Short of a length and down leg, Tom Latham tucks it away around the corner for a single.
28.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Flatter one at the stumps, Latham punches it down to long on and picks up another single.
28.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Fuller one on off stump, this is eased through mid on for a single.
28.4
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Quicker again, angled onto middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra keeps it out.
28.3
4
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Lovely touch from Rachin Ravindra! Quicker and flatter around off, Ravindra goes on the back foot and uses the pace on the ball to steer it wide of short third man for a boundary.
28.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Floated up around off, worked away in front of mid-wicket for a single.
28.1
4
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, FOUR! Nicely done! Floated up on middle and leg, Tom Latham gets inside the line and paddles it fine of short fine leg to pick up a boundary.
27.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Good length angling onto the pads, Tom Latham gets his hands out in front and works it in front of deep mid-wicket for one. They look for two but Marnus Labuschagne is lightning quick to run in and get to the ball.
27.5
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Good shot for no run. Length ball outside off, Tom Latham gets on the front foot and creams the cover drive but can't get it through the infield.
27.4
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Hard length over middle, angling in, Latham defends it toward mid on.
27.3
2
Mitchell Starc to Tom Latham, Shorter again at the body, Tom Latham gets inside the line and nudges it down to fine leg for a couple of runs. Good running!
27.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, Good length around the top of off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it out toward mid off and picks up a quick single.
27.1
6
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, SIX! Rachin Ravindra welcomes Mitchell Starc back into the attack with a maximum and gets to his FIFTY in style. Starc comes from over the wicket and serves it short on the hips. Ravindra swivels and pulls it over fine leg for a maximum and he now holds the key for New Zealand to get over the line.
26.6
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Quicker and flatter on middle, Tom Latham uses the depth of the crease to defend it out. Just two runs off it and the required rate keeps mounting up for New Zealand.
26.5
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Half a shout for LBW, turned down! Glenn Maxwell, the bowler, seems very interested and Pat Cummins has taken the review. This is floated up a bit around off and angled in, Latham advances a long way down the track trying to push it down the ground but misses the ball and gets hit on the pads. The replays roll in and there's no bat involved but Ball Tracking shows that the impact is outside the line of off stump. The original decision stands and Australia are out of reviews.
26.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Quick and shorter around leg stump, this is pulled away past square leg for a single.
26.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Flatter delivery on middle and leg, pushed off the back foot through wide mid on for a single.
26.2
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Fired in fuller on middle, Tom Latham blocks it out.
26.1
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Quicker and angled into the stumps, Tom Latham looks to use his feet but has to adjust and keep it out.
25.6
1
Adam Zampa to Tom Latham, Holds it back a touch and floats it outside off, Tom Latham is early to go for the paddle sweep but manages to get it to the right of fine leg for a single. They look for two but have to settle for a single again.
25.5
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Flatter this time around off, Rachin Ravindra backs away and cuts it in front of point for just a single.
25.4
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Flighted delivery, full and around off, pushed out square on the off side.
25.3
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Gets away with it! A full toss around off, Rachin Ravindra is on the front foot and can only manage to firm it to Mitchell Starc at mid off.
25.2
1
Adam Zampa to Tom Latham, Floated up, full and around leg stump, Tom Latham gets across a bit and paddles it down to fine leg for one.
25.1
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Flighted delivery on leg stump, Rachin Ravindra leans forward and uses his wrists to flick it away down towards cow corner for just a single.
24.6
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Flights it up a bit and drifts it onto middle, Tom Latham defends it off the front foot.
24.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Fuller one on leg stump, knocks down to long on for one more.
24.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Tom Latham, Drops it short now around middle and leg, Tom Latham goes on the back foot to get it past a diving fielder at mid-wicket and down to wide long on for a single.
24.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Floats it up a bit around middle, Rachin Ravindra eases it down to long on for a single.
24.2
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Quicker again, this one a bit flatter and angled into middle and leg, Rachin Ravindra makes room to keep it out.
24.1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Comes from around the wicket and fires it in full on off, Rachin Ravindra defends it out.
New Zealand's skipper Tom Latham walks out to the middle.
23.6
W
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! CAUGHT! A third catch for Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa does break this vital stand. Nicely flighted around off, turning it away. Daryl Mitchell steps out but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and goes through with the lofted shot. The ball goes off the toe end of the bat and straight into the bread basket of Starc at long on who makes no mistake. Daryl Mitchell departs after a fine knock as Australia now have their third wicket.
23.5
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Floated up very full on middle, Daryl Mitchell drives it to mid on.
23.4
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Pulls the length back now and Ravindra pushes it down to long on for a run.
One of the light towers has not turned back on but it is still bright enough for the play to continue.
23.3
4
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! And again! Floated up outside off, Rachin Ravindra advances down the track and slices this one over Mitchell Starc at mid off to pick up two boundaries in a row.
23.2
4
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Gets it over! Tossed up around off, Rachin Ravindra shimmies down the track and gets leg side of the ball to force it over wide mid off for a boundary.
23.1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Pushed through down the leg side, Rachin Ravindra misses the sweep and the ball just flicks his pads before rolling to the man at short fine leg.
22.6
1
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, Slightly shorter and outside off, angling away, Rachin Ravindra stays inside the line and cuts it behind point for a run.
22.5
1
Mitchell Marsh to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller in length and around off, driven off the front foot down to long on for a single.
22.4
Mitchell Marsh to Daryl Mitchell, Back of a length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell looks to force the lofted shot off the back foot but mistimes it badly and hits it back to the bowler.
22.3
Mitchell Marsh to Daryl Mitchell, Pitched a bit further up on middle stump and angling in, Daryl Mitchell punches it off the front foot toward mid on.
22.3
1
Mitchell Marsh to Daryl Mitchell, Wide! Daryl Mitchell pre-meditates for the reverse ramp and Mitchell Marsh tries to follow him with a full and wide one. Daryl pulls out of the shot and the ball is pushed beyond the tramline outside off.
22.2
1
Mitchell Marsh to Rachin Ravindra, Good length around the pads, wristed away through mid-wicket for another single.
22.1
1
Mitchell Marsh to Daryl Mitchell, Starts off with a gentle-paced length ball at 115 clicks and outside off. Daryl Mitchell stays back and plays it with an open bat face behind point for a single.
21.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Back of a length outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the back foot and dabs it down wide of third man for one. They look for the second but have to settle for the single.
21.5
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Bangs in a spicy bumper this time, over off stump and angling in. Daryl Mitchell ducks as the ball sails over his head and no wide is called either.
21.4
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Back of a length around off, defended out by Daryl Mitchell.
21.3
4
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Daryl Mitchell has taken the leather off the ball there and he brings up yet another FIFTY in this tournament, excellent consistency from him. A length ball outside off, angling in, it is not a half-volley but Mitchell hammers it away through extra cover and the ball rockets to the boundary.
21.2
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Top effort from Steven Smith and he saves a certain boundary. Fuller in length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell stays back and just jabs at it, almost getting it between backward point and short third man but Smith at backward point puts in a big dive to make the stop.
21.1
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Comes from around the wicket and hurls across a hard-length delivery onto middle. Daryl Mitchell defends it out on the deck.
20.6
1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, A tight single but they get through! Around middle, Daryl Mitchell stays back and flicks it straight to square leg before taking off for the run.
20.5
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Nicely fligthed around off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and blocks it out.
20.4
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Floated up on the stumps, swept away behind square leg for a single.
20.3
4
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Nicely played! Just a fraction short and wide, sliding across, Rachin Ravindra is onto the back foot in a flash and cuts it late behind backward point for a boundary.
20.2
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Nicely tossed up on leg stump, Rachin Ravindra steps down the track and drives it firmly to mid off where the fielder fumbles but they don't go for the single.
20.1
1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell leans on and strokes it wide of point for a single.
19.6
2
Mitchell Starc to Rachin Ravindra, Goes into the wicket this time, over off, Rachin Ravindra takes on the short ball and pulls it off the front foot. Does not get it cleanly but clears mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
19.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Hurls it back of a length, at the batter, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and tucks it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
19.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Tries to target the pads but drifts down leg again, Daryl Mitchell fails to help it away and it is wided.
19.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Loses his radar does Starc as he bangs it in short but down leg, left alone for a wide.
19.4
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Gets this one to angle away from the right-hander, on a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell opens the bat face and guides it to backward point.
19.3
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on off, driven back to the bowler by Daryl Mitchell.
19.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Same region but Daryl Mitchell goes aerial this time! Starc takes pace off this time but the length is a bit too full, outside off, Daryl Mitchell picks the change of pace and launches it down the ground for four more runs.
19.1
4
Mitchell Starc to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Mitchell Starc is welcomed back with a boundary! Starts off with a bit of loosener, full and wide outside off, Daryl Mitchell needs no second invitation as he latches onto the width and drills it to the right of mid off for a boundary.
18.6
1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, A bit too wide again, full in length, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front and caresses it wide of deep point. He is adamant to return for the second run but David Warner swoops in quickly and keeps it to one. A much better over from Zampa.
18.5
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Floated up, in the slot, on middle, Rachin Ravindra gets down and sweeps it cleanly but picks out David Warner at deep square leg. A single taken.
18.4
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Dishes out a googly, full and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra reads it well and blocks it out on the leg side.
18.3
1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Offers width outside off, Daryl Mitchell frees his arms and hits it with the turn to deep point for a single.
18.2
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, This is bowled much slower, fuller, outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets the weight on the front foot and defends it out.
18.1
1
Adam Zampa to Rachin Ravindra, Pushed through, short and on the pads, Rachin Ravindra nudges it away in front of square on the leg side for a single.
17.6
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Another off-pace delivery, slanting in, on middle and leg, on a length, Rachin Ravindra checks his shot and hits it a bit aerially but in front of mid on for a single.
17.5
1
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, Slower and on a back of a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell waits and punches it through covers for a single.
17.4
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, In the air…but safe! A well-directed bumper by Pat Cummins from around the wicket, at the batter, Rachin Ravindra gets hurried into the hook and fails to ride on top of the bounce. Skies it in the air but the ball drops well in front of the rushing Adam Zampa at fine leg. A single taken.
17.3
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Back of a length, around off, Rachin Ravindra tries to force this one down the ground but the ball stops in the surface and he ends up chipping it in front of mid off.
17.3
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, WIDE! Switches to 'round the wicket for the left-hander and goes short but the line is down leg, Rachin Ravindra gets inside the line to pull it away with the angle but misses. A stifled appeal for a caught behind the umpire signals wide.
17.2
1
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, On a good length, just outside off, Daryl Mitchell with the shuffle again as he taps it to the right of the bowler for a single.
17.1
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, Continues from over the wicket and bowls it on a shortish length, around off, Daryl Mitchell shuffles a bit and stands tall to keep it out.
Drinks! This has been a brisk start to the run chase by New Zealand and they are right in it. Josh Hazlewood's double-blow though means that Australia can build on it and pick up more wickets in the middle overs to take control of the game.  There's still a long way to go but this could turn out to be a very close game.
16.6
1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, This is bowled slower and fuller, outside off, Daryl Mitchell angles the bat face to drive it square on the off side and retains the strike with a single. An expensive first over by Zampa, 11 came off it.
16.5
6
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! Daryl Mitchell gives the charge now! Zampa drags the length back this time and bowls it on off, Daryl Mitchell is quick to go down the track and succeeds in getting to the pitch of the delivery. Thumps it back over the bowler's head and gets it over the sight screen for a maximum.
16.4
4
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! A brave shot and Daryl Mitchell gets his reward! Adam Zampa does not give much flight and bowls it quicker, on off, Daryl Mitchell premeditates as he goes for the sweep. He takes the risk of sweeping from in front of the stumps and manages to get some glove on it. The ball races off his gloves to the fine leg fence for four more runs.
16.3
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Much fuller this time, on off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and blocks it out off the front foot.
16.2
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Quicker through the air, around off, Daryl Mitchell gets an inside edge onto the front pad as he tries to defend it without much foot movement and away from the body as well.
16.1
Adam Zampa to Daryl Mitchell, Starts with a top spinner, short and outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes for the cut but gets beaten by the extra bounce on this ocasssion.
15.6
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, This is bowled on a hard length, on off, Rachin Ravindra taps it from the crease but straight to cover.
15.5
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Cummins takes pace off again and bowls it on a good length, over off, Rachin Ravindra tries to play this fine but the ball keeps straight and goes past his outside edge.
15.4
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Pace on now, on a back of a length, on off, Rachin Ravindra dabs it off the back foot but finds backward point.
15.3
2
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Uppish but safe! Pat Cummins rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra goes for the drive but gets a bit undone by the slowness of the delivery. He chips this one towards cover but gets it wide of the leaping Mitchell Marsh there. Two runs taken.
15.2
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Angles it into the left-hander, on a hard length, outside off, Rachin Ravindra has a feel for the delivery as he looks to play at it from the crease but gets beaten.
15.1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Short of a length, around off, Rachin Ravindra hangs on the back foot and pushes it towards point.
14.6
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter delivery, on middle, Daryl Mitchell can only play this one back to the bowler.
14.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on off, punched down to long on for a single.
14.4
2
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Gets it through somehow! Bowls from 'round the wicket and darts this one in, outside off, Rachin Ravindra takes the risk of playing away from the body as he swings his bat. Gets an outside edge that drops in front of Travis Head who is in two minds about whether to go for the catch or save runs. He fails to read the spin as the ball goes past his left for a couple of runs.
14.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Fired in by Maxwell, outside off, Daryl Mitchell uses the depth of his crease and knocks it through mid on for a single.
14.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Turning away, short and outside off, Rachin Ravindra lets the ball turn and then cuts it past point for a single.
14.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, A bit quicker, turning in, on full, Daryl Mitchell gets his bat out in front and reverse paddles it off his pads to short third man for a single.
13.6
1
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, Slower now and fuller, outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets on the front foot and pushes it in front of point for a single.
13.5
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, Beaten! Back of a length in the channel on off, Daryl Mitchell has a waft at the delivery away from the body. He is lucky not to edge this one behind.
13.4
4
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Top shot! Delivers it on a good length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell decides to take on Cummins and swings through the line this time. Picks it up cleanly and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
13.3
2
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, On a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell extends his arms and drives it on the up through covers for a couple of runs.
13.2
Pat Cummins to Daryl Mitchell, Pitched up, on off, Daryl Mitchell drills it hard back towards the bowler. It is hit hard but Pat Cummins reacts quickly in his follow through to make a good stop.
13.1
1
Pat Cummins to Rachin Ravindra, Comes from 'round the wicket and angles it in, on off, on a good length, Rachin Ravindra plays it right under his eyes and dabs it wide of backward point for a single.
Pat Cummins (1-0-11-0) brings himself back into the attack.
12.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Short yet again, on off, patted down to long on for a single.
12.5
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, On the pads by Glenn Maxwell, nurdled away in front of square on the leg side for one more.
12.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Flatter and quicker, on off, Rachin Ravindra goes on the back foot and pulls it down the ground to long on for a run.
12.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Pushed through, short and around off, Daryl Mitchell hangs back and guides it with an open bat face, wide of short third man for a single.
12.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Drops it short, outside off, Rachin Ravindra rocks on the back foot and punches it to deep point for one more.
12.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Tossed up, on off and middle, Daryl Mitchell uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and lofts it without a proper connection to long on for a single.
11.6
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Back of a length, on off, dabbed off the back foot to backward point.
11.5
4
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! A slight misfield and Rachin Ravindra picks up a boundary! Goes short yet again from 'round the wicket, at the batter, Rachin Ravindra gets inside the line and helps the ball with the angle. Mitchell Starc at fine leg, covers good ground to his left but does not get down low enough as the ball goes under his left palm for a boundary.
11.4
1
Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, Bangs it into the wicket, over middle, Daryl Mitchell gets on top of the bounce and controls the pull in front of deep square leg for a single.
11.3
2
Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, Width offered by Hazlewood, short of a length, outside off, Daryl Mitchell allows the ball to come to him and steers it to the right of third man for a couple of runs.
11.2
Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, Hurls it on a back of a length, around off, Daryl Mitchell gets behind the line and taps it right under his eyes to the right of the non-striker. Mitchell with a loud call of no, denies the single.
11.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Goes wide of the crease and serves it in the channel, on a length, Rachin Ravindra slaps it hard but along the ground to deep point for a single.
10.6
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Floated up, turning in, outside off, Daryl Mitchell smothers the ball onto the deck off the front foot.
10.5
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, At the stumps this time, full in length, Daryl Mitchell prods forward and keeps it out.
10.4
4
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Nicely done! Tossed up, outside off, Daryl Mitchell reaches out in front and gets into a good position to reverse sweep. Rolls his wrists to get on top of the bounce and hits it wide of backward point for a boundary.
10.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Drops it short and wide outside off, drilled away to deep point for a single.
10.2
Glenn Maxwell to Rachin Ravindra, Fired in, short and on off and middle, Rachin Ravindra gets hurried on this occasion and pushes it off the inner half to mid-wicket.
10.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Daryl Mitchell, Bowls it full and drifting into the pads, Daryl Mitchell presses forward and nudges it in front of mid-wicket and calls his partner through for a quick single. Steven Smith fails to pick it up cleanly which makes the single that easier.
Powerplay 2! Australia now can now have 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle until the 40th over.
9.6
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Switches back to around the wicket and bowls it shorter around off. Rachin Ravindra blocks it off the back foot.
9.5
1
Josh Hazlewood to Daryl Mitchell, Full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes after it and looks to drive it square but gets it just behind point. The fielder there dives and gets as the ball deflects down to wide third man and the batters settle for the single.
The centurion from the last game, Daryl Mitchell walks out to bat.
9.4
W
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, OUT! CAUGHT! It's that same combination of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc that has done the trick again for Australia. Hazlewood comes from over the wicket to the right-hander and bowls it back of a length in the channel. The ball shapes away a touch and Will Young is caught on the crease, ending up pushing at it with hard hands. The ball gets a bit of zip off the deck and takes the outside edge before going into the waiting hands of Mitchell Starc at short third man. New Zealand have now lost both their openers.
9.3
4
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, FOUR! Up and over! Slightly back of a length around off, Will Young gets forward and across before lofting it straight back over the bowler's head for a boundary.
9.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Hard length over middle and angling in, Rachin Ravindra pushes it out in front of mid on and gets across for a single.
9.1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Nicely bowled! Good length on the fifth stump line and this one straightens a bit off the deck, Rachin Ravindra looks to have a poke at it but is beaten past the outside edge.
8.6
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Flatter delivery around off, Will Young looks to step out but adjusts and defends it out.
8.5
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Quicker and shorter on the stumps, tucked away to mid-wicket.
8.4
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Missed opportunity! Tossed up on middle, turning in. Will Young dances down the track but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and gets it off the inner half toward wide mid on.
8.3
4
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, FOUR! Perfect placement! Just a fraction short around off, Will Young hops on the back foot and cuts it in between short third man and backward point for a boundary.
8.2
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Flatter delivery around off, Will Young gets on the back foot and nudges it down toward short third man.
8.1
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Floated up full on the legs, nudged away behind square leg.
7.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, On a good length and angled into the pads, Will Young gets a bit across and flicks it down to fine leg for a single.
7.5
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Good length around the top of middle, Will Young defends it out from his crease.
7.4
1
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Back of a length again but at the body this time. Rachin Ravindra with a sweetly-timed tuck in front of mid-wicket and they race across for the single.
7.3
Josh Hazlewood to Rachin Ravindra, Back of a length around off, played late by Rachin Ravindra and dabbed down toward short third man.
Rachin Ravindra makes his way out to the middle.
7.2
W
Josh Hazlewood to Devon Conway, OUT! TAKEN! Mitchell Starc with a two-handed ripper to get rid of Devon Conway! Josh Hazlewood comes from around the wicket now and bowls it a bit short, angling it just down the leg side. Devon Conway neither pulls at it nor does he look to tickle it fine and eventually just half-pulls it to the right of short fine leg. Starc puts a full-stretched dive low to his weaker right side and pouches it with both hands. Hazlewood is absolutely pumped and New Zealand lose their first wicket.
7.1
1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Well short! Josh Hazlewood bangs it in a lot shorter over the off stump. Will Young hangs back and looks to take on the pull but mistimes it badly. Thankfully for him, the ball doesn't even carry to David Warner who was coming in from deep square leg and they pick up a single.
6.6
1
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Slightly shorter and quicker around middle, Will Young tucks it away neatly to deep mid-wicket for one more.
6.5
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Quicker and flatter around off, Will Young makes room and dabs it down to short third man.
6.4
1
Glenn Maxwell to Devon Conway, Slower and drifted onto the legs, Devon Conway pushes it away in front of mid-wicket and turns the strike over.
6.3
1
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Quicker, on a length and angled into middle, Will Young works it through mid-wicket for one more.
6.2
1
Glenn Maxwell to Devon Conway, Comes from around the stumps to the left-hander and fires it in around off stump. Devon Conway drives it on the up through wide mid off and picks up a single.
6.1
1
Glenn Maxwell to Will Young, Starts with a fuller delivery right on the stumps, Will Young hangs back and just clips it behind square leg for a single.
Time for spin as Glenn Maxwell is introduced into the attack.
5.6
1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Short of a length on the body, Will Young hops and pushes it away in front of deep square leg for just a single.
5.5
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Well bowled! A cross-seamer delivery, fuller and around the off stump. The ball stays a bit low and skids on, beating the bat of Will Young as well.
5.4
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, A touch fuller and in the channel around off, Will Young covers the line well and defends it out.
5.3
4
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, FOUR! Holds his shape and gets it over the infield. Hard length around middle, Will Young lifts the back leg and check-drives it over wide mid on for another boundary.
5.2
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, On a good length around off and angling it in, Will Young stays back and nudges it in front of mid-wicket.
5.1
4
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, FOUR! Gets it fine enough and the 50 is up for New Zealand! Hard length but a bit too straight from Josh Hazlewood and Will Young is able to get inside the line and tickle it past short fine leg for a boundary.
4.6
1
Pat Cummins to Will Young, Back of a length and at the body, Will Young tucks it away neatly past square leg and picks up a single.
4.5
Pat Cummins to Will Young, Perfect length around middle and zipping through. Will Young looks to defend but does so tentatively and the ball goes nowhere.
4.5
1
Pat Cummins to Will Young, Wide! Switches to over the wicket and looks to attack the pads but angles it down the leg side.
4.4
1
Pat Cummins to Devon Conway, Back of a length outside off, tapped away wide of cover for a single.
4.3
4
Pat Cummins to Devon Conway, FOUR! Just short and goes through as well! Bowled on a good length around middle, angling it into the batter. Devon Conway gets inside the line and flicks it away a bit uppishly to the right of Josh Hazlewood at short fine leg. The pacer goes down for the catch but gets a bad bounce instead and the ball rolls away into the fence.
4.2
Pat Cummins to Devon Conway, Brings the line much closer to the off stump now and bowls it on a hard length as well. Devon Conway hops back to defend.
New Zealand are to a flier here in pursuit of a daunting total.
4.1
4
Pat Cummins to Devon Conway, FOUR! Starts from around the wicket and bowls it a bit shorter outside off. Devon Conway takes him on right away and advances down the track before slapping it over the cover region for a boundary.
3.6
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Goes back to bowling it on a fuller length and attacking the off stump. Will Young blocks it out to mid off.
3.5
6
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, SIX! A change of length by Josh Hazlewood and Will Young pounces on it. Banged in short over middle, Young gets on top of the bounce and pulls it flat over deep square leg for a maximum.
3.4
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Excellent line from Josh Hazlewood as he bowls it on a good length close to the off stump. Will Young defends it out.
3.3
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Goes fuller now and pushes it outside off, Will Young goes for the expansive cover drive but misses the ball completely.
3.2
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, On a good length again and shaping back in from outside off, Will Young looks to get across and whip it leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
3.1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Perfect length in the channel and this one swings back in a long way. Will Young covers the line well and flicks it to mid-wicket.
2.6
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, Good length outside off and shaping away. Devon Conway plays a loose shot away from the body, throwing his hands at it but misses.
2.5
1
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, Full and outside off, driven firmly to the man at point who fumbles a bit and the batters get across for a quick single.
2.4
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, Beaten! Bowled on a hard length around off at 143.6 clicks and this one just goes across the right-hander a touch. Will Young has a poke at it but the ball zips past the outside edge.
2.3
2
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, Misfield! Length again, this time around leg stump and shaping in a touch. Will Young looks to get a tickle on it but misses and the ball goes off his pads toward Travis Head at short fine leg. Head lets the ball through his legs and concedes a couple of leg byes.
2.2
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, On a length around off and angling away, Will Young plays it toward backward point.
2.1
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, Much better this time around! A touch fuller on middle and leg, swinging it back in and attacking that front pad. Will Young manages to tuck it toward square leg.
2.1
5
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, FIVE WIDES! Swing, but too much of it and the line is completely wrong. Starc bowls the inswinger on leg stump and the ball just keeps swinging back in, beating the bat and the diving keeper before running away into the fine leg fence.
1.6
Josh Hazlewood to Devon Conway, A big shout from behind the stumps but it is turned down. Pat Cummins has a long word with his players and decides to go for the review early on. Josh Hazlewood comes from around the stumps now and serves it on a good length close to the off stump. The ball angles in but holds its line eventually and goes past the outside edge of Conway's bat The replays roll in and there's nothing on UltraEdge. Neither the bowler nor the keeper were convinced right from the start and that is a review wasted by Australia.
1.5
4
Josh Hazlewood to Devon Conway, FOUR! That has been slapped to the fence! Short and wide outside off, Devon Conway throws his hands at it and gets it a bit uppishly through backward point for another boundary.
1.4
4
Josh Hazlewood to Devon Conway, FOUR! Overpitched and punished! A bit too full and too wide, Devon Conway just frees his arms and creams it through the cover-region for a boundary.
1.3
Josh Hazlewood to Devon Conway, Short of a length around off and angling across, Devon Conway backs away and taps it on the bounce to the jumping man at backward point.
1.2
1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Perfect length, in the channel, Will Young lets the ball come on and edges it down from close to his body toward third man for a single.
1.1
Josh Hazlewood to Will Young, Begins on a hard length, outside off and shaping in a touch. Will Young stands tall and punches it square but straight to the man at point.
Josh Hazlewood will steam in from the other end.
0.6
4
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, FOUR! A lovely shot to end the first over of the chase and New Zealand are off to a flier here. On a good length, around off and shaping away. Conway gets on the front foot and punches it away through the cover region for another boundary.
0.5
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, Nicely bowled! Nagging length in the channel at 142.7 clicks and moving away late. Devon Conway is caught on the crease as he has a poke at it but the ball goes past the outside edge.
0.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Will Young, Excellent fielding from the skipper. Full and wide of off, swinging back in. Will Young lets the ball come on to the bat and plays a sweetly-timed cover drive but Pat Cummins gets a hand on it at extra cover and keeps it down to just a single.
0.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, Full and on the pads, looking to swing it away, Conway flicks it quickly toward fine leg and picks up a single.
0.2
4
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, FOUR! Too much width again and Devon Conway is underway with a boundary. Fullish length outside off, swinging away, Conway throws his hands at it and hits it uppishly through cover-point for a boundary.
0.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, Wide! Goes full and well outside off at 146.6 clicks. The ball just keeps on moving away as Devon Conway has a wild heave at it but is beaten.
0.1
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, Gets it right on the second try! Good length around the top of off and shaping away a touch. Devon Conway stays back and plays it out with soft hands toward backward point.
0.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Devon Conway, A wayward start from Mitchell Starc! Runs in from over the wicket but just pushes the ball across on a shorter length and down the leg side. Devon Conway leaves it alone and New Zealand are underway with a wide.
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Welcome back for New Zealand's reply. Some last words being spoken by Pat Cummins in the Australian huddle before they spread out to take their respective field positions. It will be the left-hand right-hand combination of Devon Conway and Will Young to open the innings for New Zealand. Mitchell Starc has the new ball in hand and will start the proceedings for Australia. He has two slips in place to start with. Off we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, Australia would have loved to cross 400 given the platform laid by the openers. However, the surface has shown signs of slowing up, meaning it should not be easy for New Zealand to chase this down. The Kiwi batters have a mountain to climb and if they pull this off, it will be the highest chase ever in ODI World Cup history. Do join us in a bit to see how the chase unfolds.
Travis Head, the centurion is down for a chat. He says that it is nice to be back with the boys and get a game. On his hand, he says that it is doing nice and he is glad to be back. Mentions that it was a very good wicket and he and David Warner looked to take their chances and build a big partnership as well and 388 is a big score on the board. Adds that at the fag end of his innings, the ball did start to grip a bit and it was getting slightly harder to score with ease.
Having opted to bowl first, Tom Latham would have hoped his new-ball bowlers would be able to take advantage of the movement on offer early in the morning. It did not go according to plan for them, as both Trent Boult and Matt Henry were taken to the cleaners early on. It put them off their lines and lengths and leaked boundaries consistently. The third seamer, Lockie Ferguson, too, was taken for plenty in his first spell and could not bowl much to a right Achilles issue. As the field restrictions were lifted, spinners came on and Tom Latham quickly understood that it was the way to go on this surface which had started to slow up. Glenn Phillips led the fight back for New Zealand, accounting for Australia's top three batters and he found good support from Mitchell Santner who got into the act as well. At the start of the last 10 overs, New Zealand had high hopes of restricting Australia to an even lower total but they were stalled by cameos from Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis and Pat Cummins and dropping as many as 4 catches did not help either. That said, Trent Boult showed his class at the death with three wickets in the penultimate over before Matt Henry wrapped up the innings to keep New Zealand under 390.
After Australia were inserted into bat, it was a dream start for them. Returning to the side from an injury layoff, Travis Head set the tone for the Aussies and made his intentions clear right away. His opening partner, David Warner, followed suit and put the pressure back on the Kiwi pacers. The duo amassed 118 runs in the first powerplay and looked at utmost ease during the first ten overs. Warner got out on 81, but Head carried on and notched up a hundred on his World Cup debut. After the departure of the two openers, Mitchell Marsh was not able to continue the momentum, as was Steven Smith, and both departed trying to break the shackles. At 274-5, Australia seemed to be losing their way, but Glenn Maxwell scored 41 runs off just 24 balls to give his side some much-needed impetus. After that, it was absolute carnage from Josh Inglis and Pat Cummins with a 62-run stand which took Australia over 380. At that stage, they were on course for 400 but a flurry of wickets towards the end meant they had to settle for 388.
Australia have been bowled out for 388! Not many would have seen this coming when Pat Cummins and Josh Inglis were hitting boundaries for fun. The Aussies lose their last four wickets for just one run to be rolled over inside the 50 overs but this is still an imposing total. As far as New Zealand are concerned, they threw punches throughout to hang in there and have finished strongly with the ball.
49.2
W
Matt Henry to Mitchell Starc, OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man and that marks the end of a fast and furious first innings. Matt Henry bangs this one in short around middle and leg stump. Mitchell Starc takes it on and pulls it flat toward the deep square leg fence. James Neesham over there settles himself just inside the ropes and takes an assured catch right around his face. Australia lose the last four wickets for just one run, getting bundled out in the process as well but they finish with a mammoth total of 388 runs on the board.
49.1
Matt Henry to Mitchell Starc, Good length on the pads, Mitchell Starc whips it away toward deep mid-wicket and denies the single.
Josh Hazlewood is the last man in for Australia. It will be Mitchell Starc on strike at the start of the last over.
49
over
49 | 1 Runs | HH: 388/9
48.6
W
Trent Boult to Adam Zampa, OUT! TIMBER! A third wicket in the over for Trent Boult and that is sensational accuracy from him. Switches to around the wicket now and gets the yorker in again on middle and leg. This one shapes across a touch and Adam Zampa walks forward and past the ball. The ball crashes into the stumps and Zampa is sent packing early here.
48.5
Trent Boult to Adam Zampa, A fullish-length ball outside off and angling across. Adam Zampa looks to have a swipe across the line but gets an under edge that dies on its way to the keeper.
48.4
Trent Boult to Adam Zampa, Full and at the stumps again, Adam Zampa gets across and pushes it in front of short mid-wicket. Mitchell Starc looks for the single but Zampa rightly sends him back.
Adam Zampa is the new man in.
48.3
W
Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, OUT! LBW! Looks plumb but Pat Cummins has taken the review here. Trent Boult stays over the wicket and nails the yorker around middle stump. Cummins walks right across the stumps looking to flick it fine but misses the ball completely and gets struck in front. The review is taken more in hope than anything and three reds come up on Ball Tracking as Cummins is already walking back. A very fiery cameo from the skipper comes to an end.
48.2
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Starc, Switches to over the wicket and gets the yorker in on middle. Mitchell Starc stays back and bunts it out toward mid on for a quick single.
Mitchell Starc walks out to the middle.
48.1
W
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, OUT! CAUGHT! This time the catch is held onto and Josh Inglis perishes after a sensational cameo. Trent Boult comes from around the stumps and looks for the wide yorker but misses his mark and bowls it a bit in the slot. Inglis gets right across the off stump and looks to launch it over long on. The ball though goes off the toe end and flat toward long on where Glenn Phillips dives forward and takes it with both hands.
48
over
48 | 27 Runs | HH: 387/6
47.6
6
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, SIX! Oh, my word, Pat Cummins is in some mood here! James Neesham bends his back and bangs it in short, over middle and leg, Pat Cummins picks the length early and pulls this one from head height. PIcks the bones out of it and hits it flat and over deep square leg for a maximum.
47.5
2
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, DROPPED AGAIN! This is banged in short and over middle, Pat Cummins picks up the length well and lays into the pull. This is hit flat and hard in between deep mid-wicket and deep backward square leg. It is Glenn Phillips from deep mid-wicket who runs to his right and puts in the dive but can't hold on to the ball. Two runs are taken.
47.4
6
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, SIX! Pat Cummins is in an annihilating mood here. Hard length around off, Pat Cummins stays back and makes a bit of room before clobbering it right back over the bowler's head for a third maximum of the over. James Neesham is being taken for a ride across the park here.
47.3
6
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, SIX! BOOM! Pitched up outside off, trying to take it across the hitting arc but Pat Cummins holds his shape and launches it over the long off fence for a biggie.
47.2
1
James Neesham to Josh Inglis, DROPPED! Rachin Ravindra puts down Josh Inglis and that could be very costly for New Zealand. Fullish length outside off and angling across, Josh Inglis looks to stay deep and go over extra cover but slices it wide of deep cover. Ravindra sprints to his right from deep cover and has the ball in his hands but spills it. They get a single.
47.1
6
James Neesham to Josh Inglis, SIX! Absolutely nailed! Comes from around the wicket and takes pace off, bowling it short over leg stump. Josh Inglis stays put and waits for the shorter delivery, which he gets and muscles it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
47
over
47 | 16 Runs | HH: 360/6
46.6
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, Full and wide, nail the yorker again. Josh Inglis reaches out and opens the bat face but gets it fine of third man for a single.
46.5
1
Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, Gets in the wide yorker this time, Cummins squeezes it behind point for a single.
46.4
6
Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, SIX! High and handsome as well! Trent Boult brings out the knuckle ball but bowls it full and around off. Pat Cummins stays deep, gets under it and whacks it down the ground for a huge maximum.
46.3
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, Slower one, on a good length and angling in from around off. Josh Inglis miscues the pull through mid-wicket and picks up a single.
46.2
4
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, FOUR! Just lands inside the ropes but Josh Inglis is displaying his range here. Full and on the stumps this time, Inglis goes for the reverse lap and gets it right over the keeper's head for a boundary. The 350 is up for Australia and they become the first team to score 350 plus runs in three consecutive World Cup games.
46.2
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, Wide! Goes full and wide this time, hugging the tramline and Josh Inglis is unable to reach it. The umpire calls it a wide and Trent Boult cannot believe it, fine lines.
46.2
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, Wide! Full and looking for the toe-crushing yorker but the angle takes it down the leg side for a wide.
46.1
1
Trent Boult to Pat Cummins, Full and in the blockhole outside off, Pat Cummins stays deep and opens the bat face to play it away to deep cover-point for a run.
46
over
46 | 15 Runs | HH: 344/6
45.6
1
Matt Henry to Pat Cummins, Short but a bit slower and following the batter down leg. Pat Cummins tucks it off his hips past square leg for a single. 15 off that over!
45.5
Matt Henry to Pat Cummins, A good short ball, in the channel and Pat Cummins just lets it through to the keeper.
45.5
1
Matt Henry to Pat Cummins, Wide! The leg cutter now, well outside off and this one grips and turns away. Signalled as a wide by the umpire.
45.4
4
Matt Henry to Pat Cummins, FOUR! A bit intentional and a bit streaky but the boundaries keep on flowing. Slower and a bit shorter over off, Pat Cummins makes a lot of room and plays it with an opened bat face. Gets a bit of an outside edge and runs it past the diving keeper for a boundary.
45.3
1
Matt Henry to Josh Inglis, Bangs it in again outside off and gets it to rise high. Josh Inglis is hurried on and pulls it off the toe end of the bat around mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
45.2
4
Matt Henry to Josh Inglis, FOUR! Oh, dear! That is a schoolboy error from the substitute fielder. Banged in short over middle, Josh Inglis swivels and pulls it firmly to fine leg where Ish Sodhi lets it through his legs for another boundary.
45.1
4
Matt Henry to Josh Inglis, FOUR! Top shot from Josh Inglis! Overpitched on middle with both mid off and mid on up and Inglis just drives it straight back past the bowler for a boundary.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 329/6
44.6
4
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Pat Cummins is up and running! James Neesham takes pace off and bowls it back of a length, outside off, Pat Cummins picks the change of pace and waits for the ball to arrive. Cuts this one late and beats backward point for a boundary.
44.5
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, Slower this time and fuller, outside off, Pat Cummins goes for the drive but mishits it back to the bowler.
44.4
James Neesham to Pat Cummins, Comes from over the wicket now and bowls it on a good length, at the stumps, tucked to mid-wicket by Pat Cummins.
Skipper, Pat Cummins arrives at the crease now.
44.3
W
James Neesham to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! An inspired bowling change by Tom Latham as James Neesham strikes in his first over. Switches to 'round the wicket and gets this one to angle away from the right-hander, on a good length, outside off, Glenn Maxwell is made to reach out to hit this one through the off side. He tries to carve this one over extra cover but ends up hitting it straight and skies it in the air towards long off where Trent Boult settles under the ball and snaffles it safely. End of a fiery cameo from Maxwell.
44.2
1
James Neesham to Josh Inglis, Rolls his fingers over the ball and serves it fuller, outside off, Josh Inglis plays this one a bit too early and almost chips it back to the bowler. Luckily for him, he gets it past the outstretched left hand of Neesham for a single.
44.1
James Neesham to Josh Inglis, Swing and a miss! James Neesham comes into the attack and starts from over the wicket, bowls it on a good length, over off and middle, Josh Inglis stays put to heave it away but misses.
44
over
44 | 2 Runs | HH: 324/5
43.6
Matt Henry to Glenn Maxwell, Well bowled! Succeeds in keeping it away from the batter, on a length, wide outside off, Glenn Maxwell shapes himself up to slice it over backward point but does not connect. Excellent over from Henry, just 2 off it.
43.5
1
Matt Henry to Josh Inglis, Angling in, on a length, on middle, Josh Inglis swats this one away from the crease to deep square leg for a single.
43.4
1
Matt Henry to Glenn Maxwell, Looks to go full but serves a juicy full toss, on middle, Glenn Maxwell swings a bit too hard and miscues his shot to wide long on for a run.
43.3
Matt Henry to Glenn Maxwell, Slower and into the wicket, on middle, Glenn Maxwell tries the reverse hook to get it over short third man but swings a bit early as he wears it on the gloves.
43.2
Matt Henry to Glenn Maxwell, Just short! Back of a length, outside off, the ball is too close to cut but Glenn Maxwell still attempts the shot. The ball drops in front of Tom Latham behind the stumps.
43.1
Matt Henry to Glenn Maxwell, Starts off on a yorker length, on middle, Glenn Maxwell digs it out down the ground to mid off.
43
over
43 | 16 Runs | HH: 322/5
42.6
2
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Continues to bowl it short, outside off, Josh Inglis rocks back and plays it along the ground and gets it wide of deep point for a couple of runs.
42.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, Bowls this one short again, quicker, outside off, punched to deep point for a single.
42.4
6
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! A poor delivery and rightfully punished! A drag down by Mitchell Santner, outside off, Glenn Maxwell moves off side and picks it up from a low height. He pulls it with disdain towards the deep mid-wicket fence for six more runs.
42.3
6
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Onto the roof! FLoated up, on off, Glenn Maxwell gives the charge and swings cleanly. Smokes it back over the bowler's head and deposits the ball onto the roof for a biggie. A 104-metre hit by the 'Big Show' the biggest six of this World Cup.
42.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Tosses it up, a bit full, on middle, Josh Inglis does not move his feet much and eases it to long on for a single.
42.1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Shorter and quicker, on off, Josh Inglis goes back to punch it on the off side but gets an outside edge to short third man.
42
over
42 | 11 Runs | HH: 306/5
41.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Josh Inglis, This is bowled short, around off, punched away to deep point for a single.
41.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter and flatter, around leg, Glenn Maxwell moves leg side and flat bats it down the ground. A bit of a midfield there at mid off but the batters do not chance the second run.
41.4
Rachin Ravindra to Glenn Maxwell, Switches to over the wicket and targets the pads this time, on a nagging length, Glenn Maxwell looks to use the pace to lap it on the leg side but cannot get it away.
41.3
4
Rachin Ravindra to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! A bit fine but the result is the same! Fired in, fullish delivery, on off, Glenn Maxwell makes room to reverse scoop it fine this time. Gets underneath the delivery and gets it over short third man for four ore runs. It almost went the distance for a maximum.
41.2
4
Rachin Ravindra to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! There comes out the reverse hit! Tossed up, outside off by Rachin Ravindra, Glenn Maxwell switches his hands quickly and executes the shot to perfection. He gets this one over backward point for a boundary.
41.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to Josh Inglis, Drags it down, quicker, outside off, Josh Inglis pulls but without much timing to deep mid-wicket for a single.
41
over
41 | 3 Runs | HH: 295/5
40.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Slightly fuller, outside off, Josh Inglis opens the bat face and drives it square on the off side for a single.
40.5
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Pulls the length back now and serves it on middle, Josh Inglis uses the depth of his crease and punches it on the up but straight to cover.
40.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, Gives the ball even more air and bowls it near the tramline on off, Glenn Maxwell reaches out to this full delivery and thrashes it through covers for a single.
40.3
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, Lovely! Goes wide of the crease and loops it up, full and slower, outside off, Glenn Maxwell gets beaten in the flight as he tries to play at it off the front foot.
40.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Darts this one in, short and on middle, Josh Inglis goes on the back foot and drags the pull in front of square on the leg side for a single.
40.1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, A half-tracker, slower and outside off, Josh Inglis backs away and drills it hard towards extra cover where Glenn Phillips makes a sharp low stop.
Time for Powerplay 3! New Zealand now can now have 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle until the end of the innings.
40
over
40 | 13 Runs | HH: 292/5
39.6
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, Full and outside off, Josh Inglis backs away and cuts it off the outside edge down to third man for a run.
39.5
4
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, FOUR! Short again, this time from around the wicket and over middle. Josh Inglis is quick to pick up the length and pulls it firmly through square leg for a second boundary in the over.
39.4
1
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Good length around off and angling in, Glenn Maxwell looks to defend but gets an inside edge toward backward square leg for a single.
39.3
4
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Gets that one right off the screws though. Banged in short from over the wicket and over leg stump. Glenn Maxwell gets on top of the bounce and keeps the pull shot down in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
39.2
2
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Doesn't quite get it in the intended area. Shorter one on the hips, Glenn Maxwell picks it up and looks to flick it over fine leg but gets it to the left of deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
39.1
1
Trent Boult to Josh Inglis, On a hard length in the channel, punched on the up through cover-point for a single.
39
over
39 | 5 Runs | HH: 279/5
38.6
4
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Glenn Maxwell looks to put pressure back on the bowler and gets maximum reward as well. This is bowled full and on the stumps, Maxwell brings out the reverse sweep and gets it past backward point for a boundary.
38.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, Flatter one around off, Josh Inglis hits it off the back foot and square on the off side to deep point for one.
38.4
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, On the shorter side around off, blocked off the back foot in front of point.
38.3
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, A huge appeal for LBW but the umpire turns it down. It looked to be sliding down on first view but Tom Latham does go for the review. This is bowled on a nagging length by Mitchell Santner around middle and seems to be going on with the angle. Josh Inglis gets caught on the back foot looking to turn it away but misses the ball and gets pinged on the pads. Nothing on UltraEdge and wickets come up as umpire's call on Ball Tracking and Inglis breathes a sigh of relief.
38.2
Mitchell Santner to Josh Inglis, On a length and sliding into the off stump, Josh Inglis plays it back to the bowler.
Josh Inglis is the new man in.
38.1
W
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne, OUT! TAKEN! Two for Mitchell Santner now and Marnus Labuschagne has thrown it away. Excellent control of pace from Santer as he flights this one up on a fullish length outside off. Labuschagne is down on one knee and fetches the ball to play the slog-sweep against the turn. Labuschagne only manages a top edge that goes in front of deep mid-wicket. Rachin Ravindra runs in a fair few meters and almost overruns it but manages to take it nicely to his left. Australia losing their way here.
38
over
38 | 8 Runs | HH: 274/4
37.6
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Good length around off, Glenn Maxwell defends it out from his crease.
37.5
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, On a good length around off and angled in a long way. Glenn Maxwell misses the flick and gets rapped on the pads as the ball rolls onto the off side. Trent Boult isn't interested but Tom Latham does appeal for the LBW. The umpire turns it down and rightly so too.
37.4
4
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Bludgeoned down the ground! Looks for the yorker but misses his mark and serves a full toss on off. Glenn Maxwell stays leg side of the ball and gets his front leg out of the way before drilling it past the bowler for a boundary.
37.3
2
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Takes pace off and bowls it on a length, outside off, Glenn Maxwell extends his arms and drives it on the up. Hits it to the right of Rachin Ravindra at deep cover for a couple of runs.
37.3
1
Trent Boult to Glenn Maxwell, Wide! Trent Boult bends his back and serves a bumper over the stumps but this one sails over a ducking Glenn Maxwell.
37.2
1
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, That could have been catastrophic! Shorter and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne backs away and forces it square behind point for one. Labuschagne is keen on the second run but Glenn Maxwell rightly says no. The throw from the deep is at the wrong end and Tom Latham cannot get a direct hit at the bowler's end as Labuschagne dives and makes his ground.
37.1
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, Just short of the keeper! Back of a length and in the channel, angling in. Labuschagne stays back and looks to run it fine toward third man but gets it off the outside edge and just in front to the right of the keeper.
37
over
37 | 6 Runs | HH: 266/4
36.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne, Just over! Tossed-up delivery, well outside off, Labuschagne looks to go inside-out over extra cover but slices it over the point region and picks up a single.
36.5
Mitchell Santner to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up around off, pushed out toward cover.
36.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Glenn Maxwell, Genuine turn on that occasion! Nicely flighted again, full and throws it outside off. Glenn Maxwell is enticed for the drive but the ball grips and turns past the outside edge, beating the keeper as well. The batters pick up a bye.
Glenn Maxwell comes out to bat now. Can he repeat his heroics from the last game?
36.3
W
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Mitchell Marsh has played all over that one. Nicely flighted, on a length and at a much slower pace. Santner gets this one to drift and dip before gripping as well. Marsh is on the back foot and looks to just manoeuvre it leg side but is left bamboozled as the ball goes past the bat and hits the top of the off stump. The move to bring back Santner has worked and the Kiwis keep on finding a way to get in this contest.
36.2
4
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Much better from Mitchell Marsh. A bit of a drag down from Mitchell Santner over off stump, Marsh rocks back and muscles it away in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
36.1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Floated up, full and well outside off, Mitchell Marsh mistimes it toward cover-point.
36
over
36 | 6 Runs | HH: 260/3
35.6
4
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Finds the gap! Flighted delivery, full and on off and middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets down on one knee and drags the sweep shot in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
35.5
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up around middle, Labuschagne works it to mid-wicket.
35.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Lopped up on off, it is a friendly full toss but Mitchell Marsh can only punch it down to long off for a single.
35.3
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Gives it a bit more flight but the length is pulled back, Mitchell Marsh looks to sweep against the turn but is beaten all ends up.
35.2
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Fired in a bit on middle and off, Mitchell Marsh decides to go on the back foot and manages to keep it out.
35.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Short and turning away from off stump, Labuschagne cuts it away off the back foot to deep cover-point and picks up a single.
Drinks break! This has been a good fightback by New Zealand. Glenn Phillips has led the way for them, accounting for all three wickets while the other spinners have done a good job of keeping things quiet from the other end. As far as Australia are concerned, they have not been able to keep the momentum going ever since the departure of the other two openers. Mitchell Marsh, in particular, has struggled to get going and will have to get a move on soon. An interesting phase of the game coming up.
35
over
35 | 6 Runs | HH: 254/3
34.6
Matt Henry to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length in the channel, Mitchell Marsh hops back and bunts it out in front of covers.
34.5
4
Matt Henry to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Gets one away and Mitchell Marsh will look to build on that. Full and outside off, a bit slower too, Marsh gets on the front foot and drives it off the inner half of the bat to the right of mid off and picks up a boundary.
34.4
1
Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, Short and over the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne picks up the length early and stylishly pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. The 250 is up now for Australia.
34.3
Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, No timing there. Hard length around off, Labuschagne looks to tap it toward cover but mistimes it to the left of the bowler.
34.2
Matt Henry to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length again and attacking middle and leg, Labuschagne is squared up a touch but keeps it out.
34.1
1
Matt Henry to Mitchell Marsh, Slightly pitched up on off stump, Mitchell Marsh plants his front foot forward and looks to block but gets an inside edge through short fine leg and picks up a single.
A change in bowling as Matt Henry returns to the attack. He has conceded 44 runs in his first spell of 3 overs but has the opportunity to make amends here.
34
over
34 | 2 Runs | HH: 248/3
33.6
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Flatter delivery on off stump, Labuschagne rocks back and pushes it to point.
33.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Nagging length outside off, forced off the back foot but the diving fielder at covers for a run.
33.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, On the shorter side, Labuschagne uses the depth of the crease and hammers it away to sweeper cover for just a single.
33.3
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Quicker and shorter now around off, Marnus Labuschagne backs away and cuts it straight to the man at point.
33.2
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Pushed through a touch quicker and onto middle, Labuschagne defends it out to cover-point.
33.1
Rachin Ravindra to Marnus Labuschagne, Floated up around middle, Marnus Labuschagne punches it from his crease to extra cover.
33
over
33 | 6 Runs | HH: 246/3
32.6
1
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, Slower delivery, on a length and outside off. Labuschagne lets the ball come on and gives it a dab on the head to guide it down to third man for a single.
32.5
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged in short and outside off, Labuschagne opts to just let it through to the keeper.
32.4
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Full and right in the blockhole around off, Mitchell Marsh digs it out to the right of Glenn Phillips at point and picks up another run.
32.3
1
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, Hard length, offering width outside off. Marnus Labuschagne has a slash at it and gets it down to third man for a single.
32.2
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Takes pace off and floats it up outside off, Mitchell Marsh checks the cover drive and just pats it in front of covers for a quick single.
32.1
2
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length around off, Mitchell Marsh hangs back and punches it square behind point for aq couple of runs.
32
over
32 | 7 Runs | HH: 240/3
31.6
Glenn Phillips to Marnus Labuschagne, Finishes with a dot and that marks the end of a fabulous spell from Glenn Phillips, 10-0-37-3! Full and outside off, driven straight to Will Young at extra cover.
31.5
Glenn Phillips to Marnus Labuschagne, Shorter in length, worked off the back foot toward mid-wicket.
31.4
4
Glenn Phillips to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Cheeky from Marnus Labuschagne! Speared in at the off stump, Labuschagne goes down and reverse-paddles it past the man at short third man for a boundary. There was half an appeal from Glenn Phillips for LBW but it was clearly off the bat.
Tom Latham and New Zealand have received an official warning from the on-field umpires for the throws coming in from the deep. The umpires feel that they have been purposefully throwing it into the ground in order to soften the ball up so as to make it difficult for the batters to hit. One more such instance and New Zealand will concede five penalty runs.
31.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Full again and quicker on off stump, Mitchell Marsh gets on the front foot and drives it down to long off for a single.
31.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Marnus Labuschagne, Fullish length around off, Marnus Labuschagne goes back in his crease and opens the bat face to guide it toward third man for one more.
31.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter and turning in from outside off, Mitchell Marsh punches it off the back foot toward cover-point for a single.
31
over
31 | 3 Runs | HH: 233/3
30.6
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, Full and angling into the off stump, Marnus Labuschagne plays it late and blocks it out.
30.5
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Good length outside off, hit away on the up through cover-point for one.
30.4
1
Trent Boult to Marnus Labuschagne, DROPPED! Trent Boult was halfway through his celebration but Daryl Mitchell has let go of a straightforward chance here. Banged in shorter and around off, Marnus Labuschagne hangs back and bends his back a bit before ramping it down to third man. Mitchell over there misjudges the flight a bit and is late to lean forward. The ball goes straight into the hands and pops out as Boult is left flabbergasted. The batters get a single.
30.3
1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Fullish length outside off at almost 140 clicks and Marsh gets on the front foot to drive it toward deep cover for a single.
30.2
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Bowled from a bit wider of the crease, on a good length and angling in. Mitchell Marsh looks to stand tall and hammer it square on the off side but is beaten on the angle.
30.1
Trent Boult to Mitchell Marsh, Comes from around the wicket and serves it full on the fifth stump line. Mitchell Marsh looks for the expansive cover drive but mistimes it badly toward cover.
Trent Boult (4-0-30-0) is brought back into the attack.
30
over
30 | 3 Runs | HH: 230/3
29.6
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Full and on the off-stump line, Mitchell Marsh knocks it down to long off and retains the strike with a single.
29.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Marnus Labuschagne, Marnus Labuschagne is away! Flighted delivery, on off, Marnus Labuschagne gets inside the line and reaches out in front to paddle it to fine leg for a single.
Marnus Labuschagne is the new man in.
29.4
W
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, OUT! TAKEN! Glenn Phillips, what did you have for breakfast? He strikes yet again for New Zealand and this time, he removes Steven Smith! Floats it up this time and goes fuller than the previous delivery, on off and middle, Steven Smith gets tempted by the length and tries to go down the ground. Sees that mid off is inside the circle and looks to take him on. He fails to get a proper connection and ends up hitting it flat and straight down the throat of Trent Boult who does the rest. Steven Smith has succumbed in his quest to break the shackles.
29.3
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Short and turning in, on middle, Steven Smith uses his wrists and clips it through square leg where James Neesham tumbles to his left and prevents the single.
29.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Strays on the pads, short in length, Mitchell Marsh nudges this one in front of square on the leg side for a single.
29.1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Flatter trajectory again, on off, Mitchell Marsh stays leg side of the ball but drills it straight to cover.
29
over
29 | 8 Runs | HH: 227/2
28.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Turning away, fuller and slower, outside off, Mitchell Marsh uses his hands to work it through covers for one.
28.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, A bit too short again, on off, Steven Smith stands tall and cuts it past point for one more.
28.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Drops it short, wide outside off, drilled along the ground to deep point for a single.
28.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Some more air this time, around off, Steven Smith plays it with the turn to deep cover for a run.
28.2
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Keeps it full again, on off, Steven Smith gets on the front foot and defends it out.
28.1
4
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, FOUR! Just wide of first slip! Mitchell Santner offers flight and slows it up as well, on off, Steven Smith checks his shot and does not push at the delivery. The ball spins away and catches the outside edge. Luckily for him, the ball evades the diving Daryl Mitchell at first slip to his right for a boundary.
28
over
28 | 4 Runs | HH: 219/2
27.6
1
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Pitched up by Glenn Phillips, on middle, driven down to long on for a single by Steven Smith.
27.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Spears it in, short and on middle and leg, eased down to long on for a single.
27.4
1
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Turning in, on off, Steven Smith punches this short delivery in front of square on the off side for a run.
27.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Drops it short, on middle, Mitchell Marsh waits in the crease and pushes it past the right of the tumbling Glenn Phillips for a single.
27.2
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, A bit fuller and there to be hit, on off, Mitchell Marsh is a bit tentative and pushes it to extra cover. Pressure mounting on Marsh to break the shackles.
27.1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Flatter and on off, Mitchell Marsh gives himself room but punches it straight to cover.
27
over
27 | 6 Runs | HH: 215/2
26.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Slower through the air, short and outside off, Mitchell Marsh hangs back and stabs it through covers to keep the strike with a single.
26.5
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Quicker this time but the line is down leg, Mitchell Marsh gets down to help it away but picks out the short fine leg fielder who is standing a bit square.
26.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Short and angling into the pads, nurled away to deep square leg for one more.
26.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Gives air this time, full and on off, Mitchell Marsh gets the weight on the front foot and works it through covers for a single.
26.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Mitchell Marsh, Darted in, full and on middle, Mitchell Marsh sweeps it to the left of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
26.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Steven Smith, Loops it up, full and outside off, Steven Smith reaches out in front with his hands and caresses it through covers for a run.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 209/2
25.6
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, This is bowled short, on off, Mitchell Marsh stands tall and punches well but straight to cover.
25.5
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Fired in, from wide of the crease, Mitchell Marsh is late to come forward and steers it towards point.
25.4
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Turning in, short and on middle, Mitchell Marsh pushes it back to Glenn Phillips.
25.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Tossed up, at the stumps, Steven Smith uses his feet and drives it down to long on for one more.
25.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Short and turning in, on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
25.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Short and on off, Steven Smith punches it down to long on for a single.
25
over
25 | 5 Runs | HH: 206/2
24.6
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller and on middle, Mitchell Marsh is a bit tentative as he tries to defend but still manages to block it out on the leg side.
24.5
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Drifting in, on middle, clipped away to mid-wicket.
24.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Steven Smith, Continues to bowl it full, on off, Steven Smith drives it straight to short extra cover where Glenn Phillips lets it through his legs for a single.
24.3
Rachin Ravindra to Steven Smith, Full again, on off and middle, Steven Smith blocks it out off the front foot.
24.2
4
Rachin Ravindra to Steven Smith, FOUR! Not in complete control but Steven Smith has his first boundary! Floated up, on middle, Steven Smith puts the dancing shoes on and decides to play it against the turn. The bat twists a bit in his hands but he still manages to get it wide and over mid on for a boundary.
24.1
Rachin Ravindra to Steven Smith, Gives the ball air and bowls it on middle, Steven Smith clips it nearly but picks out mid-wicket.
24
over
24 | 1 Runs | HH: 201/2
23.6
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Drags the length back and bowls it on middle, Mitchell Marsh hangs back and pats it back to the bowler again. End of a successful over from Glenn Phillips.
23.5
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Tosses it up, full and around off, Mitchell Marsh drives it back to the bowler.
23.4
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Goes full this time, on middle, Mitchell Marsh gets behind the line and keeps it out.
23.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Steven Smith, Tossed up, on off and middle, Steven Smith gets a good stride in and works it in front of cover to open his account with a single.
Steven Smith walks out to the middle.
23.2
W
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! First David Warner and now Travis Head, Glenn Phillips's golden arm does the trick yet again! End of a special knock on World Cup debut by Travis Head. Continues from 'round the wicket and keeps it flatter and quicker, at the stumps, Travis Head gives himself room yet again to access the off side but the ball skids on this time and beats him on the inside edge. The ball sneaks through to clatter into the stumps to put an end to Head's stay. New Zealand are pulling things back a bit here.
23.1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Flatter and shorter, around off, Travis Head backs away and cuts it to point.
23
over
23 | 9 Runs | HH: 200/1
22.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Short and on middle and leg, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a run. 200 comes up for Australia!
22.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Pitches it up now, on off, Mitchell Marsh drives it down to long off for another single.
22.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Turning into the pads, Travis Head wrists this short delivery in front of square for a run.
22.3
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Pulls the length back, on middle, Travis Head pats it back to Rachin Ravindra.
22.2
6
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, SIX! Good use of the feet again! Rachin Ravindra offers flight again, full and at the stumps, Travis Head is quick to go down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball. Whacks it over wide long on for another maximum.
22.1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Shorter and turning in, on middle, Travis Head goes on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler.
22
over
22 | 4 Runs | HH: 191/1
21.6
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Turning in now, full and on middle, Mitchell Marsh goes for the drive but the ball spins to catch the inside edge as it rolls to short fine leg.
21.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Angling in, short and on middle, punched away to deep cover for a run.
21.4
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Full and on the pads, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
21.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, HUNDRED FOR TRAVIS HEAD! Now, that's how you announce your arrival on your ODI World Cup debut! Australia included him in the squad despite him not being fit to play at the start and he has repaid the faith shown in him now. Glenn Phillips drops it short, outside off, Travis Head stands tall and plays it with turn, through covers for a single. Head is all smiles and he has a relieved look on his face as he soaks in the applause.
21.2
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Pushed through, short and closer to off, Travis Head cuts it late but finds short third man.
21.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Floats it up, a bit too full, outside off, Mitchell Marsh gets on the front foot and strokes it through extra cover. The batters think of a second but the fielder in the deep keeps it to one.
21
over
21 | 10 Runs | HH: 187/1
20.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Offers flight and serves it a bit full, on off, Mitchell Marsh is a bit tentative but still manages to ease it through covers for a run.
20.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Flatter and quicker, at the stumps, Travis Head waits and stands tall to punch it down to long on for a single.
20.4
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Drops it short now but down leg, Travis Head hangs back to tickle it fine but misses. Tom Latham fails to pouch it safely but no harm done as the ball had brushed only the thigh pad.
20.3
6
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, SIX! High and handsome! Rachin Ravindra gives the ball more air and serves it at the stumps, it is not that full but Travis Head shimmies down the track and converts it into one. Launches it with the turn and sends it way back into the stands towards the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie.
20.2
1
Rachin Ravindra to Mitchell Marsh, Drags the length back a bit, turning away, around off, Mitchell Marsh gets a good stride in and pushes it to deep point for a single.
20.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Floated up, on middle and leg, Travis Head presses forward and tucks it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
20
over
20 | 2 Runs | HH: 177/1
19.6
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Slower and shorter, turning in, Mitchell Marsh works it off the back foot to mid-wicket.
19.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Drops it a bit short around off and the ball turns away a bit too. Travis Head stays back and slaps it toward deep point for a run.
19.4
1
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Marsh is off the mark! Very full on the stumps, Marsh presses forward and drives it down to long off for a single.
19.3
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Flatter delivery on the stumps, Mitchell Marsh defends it off the back foot.
19.2
Glenn Phillips to Mitchell Marsh, Switches to over the wicket and bowls a juicy full toss to the new batter. Mitchell Marsh just pushes it toward mid-wicket.
Mitchell Marsh walks in at number 3 for Australia.
19.1
W
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tentative from David Warner and the golden arm of Glenn Phillips has finally put an end to the carnage from the Aussie openers. Phillips comes from around the stumps and floats this one up nice and full on off stump. Warner looks to come down the pitch but hesitates and ends up looking to force the lofted shot from his crease. The ball comes off the inner half and goes to the right of the bowler. Phillips sticks out both hands to the right of his face and takes a simple catch. Warner departs for a well-made 81 off just 65 balls.
19
over
19 | 10 Runs | HH: 175/0
18.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to David Warner, Short this time and around off, David Warner stays put and punches it through mid on. He retains the strike with a single.
18.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, On the pads, cramping the batter for room, Travis Head stays back and works it through backward square leg for another easy single.
18.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to David Warner, Full and fired in at the stumps, David Warner pushes it down to long on for another single.
18.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Fired in quicker and flatter at the pads, tucked away behind square leg for a single.
18.2
4
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, FOUR! Switches to around the wicket and bowls it short and wide. The ball sits up for the batter Travis Head flat-bats it off the back foot in between mid off and extra cover for a boundary.
18.1
2
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, That could have gone really bad for Daryl Mitchell in the deep but he saves a couple of runs for his side. Drifting down leg, Travis Head gets inside the line and helps it down to the left of fine leg where Mitchell comes around and gets his knee stuck in the turf but saves the boundary.
18
over
18 | 7 Runs | HH: 165/0
17.6
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Pulls the length back and bowls it around off, David Warner goes on the back foot but can't get it past a diving James Neesham at point.
17.5
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Gives it a bit more air and bowls it around off. Warner looks to use his feet but opts to defend it out.
17.4
2
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Full and quick into the pads, David Warner stays put and works it 'round the corner for a couple of more runs.
17.3
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Quicker and flatter on leg stump, worked off the back foot behind square leg for a single.
17.2
4
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, FOUR! Breaking the shackles! Travis Head is quick to come down the pitch and makes the length a lot fuller, allowing him to hit through the line and thump it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
17.1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Flatter trajectory, bowled at a brisk pace and into the body. Travis Head gets cramped for room but manages to tuck it toward mid-wicket.
Drinks break! Wow, no one saw this coming! This has been quite the start for Australia with Travis Head and David Warner going great guns. On what looks like a batting paradise, the sky is the limit for Australia with all ten wickets intact. On the other hand, nothing has gone New Zealand's way in the first 17 overs. The spinners have done well to dry up the boundaries in the last few overs but these are still ominous signs for them. Tom Latham will want to regroup and reassess his team's plans during this break and restart with a fresh approach.
17
over
17 | 3 Runs | HH: 158/0
16.6
Rachin Ravindra to David Warner, Quicker and turning in quickly from around off, David Warner stays watchful and nudges it to mid-wicket.
16.5
Rachin Ravindra to David Warner, Switches to over the wicket now and bowls it shorter in the channel, getting the ball to turn in. David Warner pushes it out to extra cover.
16.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Short of a length again but around off, Travis Head uses the depth of the crease and punches it to sweeper cover for one more.
16.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to David Warner, A bit shorter around leg, worked away through square leg for a single by Warner.
16.2
1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Bursts through the hands this time but that is a very, very difficult chance gone begging. Rachin Ravindra drops it short around leg, Travis Head rocks back and smashes the pull shot flat and to the right of Glenn Phillips at short mid-wicket. Phillips sticks out both hands but the ball pops in and out and the batters get a single.
16.1
Rachin Ravindra to Travis Head, Starts from around the wicket and bowls it fuller at the legs. Travis Head works it to mid-wicket.
Time for some more spin as Rachin Ravindra is brought into the attack.
16
over
16 | 4 Runs | HH: 155/0
15.6
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Pushed through quicker this time, David Warner punches it off the back foot onto the off side.
15.5
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Full and a bit slower on the stumps, eased back to the bowler by Warner.
15.4
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, A rare mistimed shot from Travis Head! Full and on middle and leg, Head advances to go big but gets it off the inner half through wide mid on for just a single.
15.3
1
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Flatter again around off, just eased off the back foot in front of point for yet another single.
15.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Nicely bowled! Travis Head pre-meditates the cut shot and Glenn Phillips angles this one into middle and leg. Head though is able to tap it through cover-point for a single.
15.1
1
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Full and pushed through on leg stump, David Warner pushes it down to long on and turns the strike over.
15
over
15 | 5 Runs | HH: 151/0
14.6
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Flights this one up on leg stump, Warner closes the bat face and works it off his pads to short fine leg for another single.
14.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Shorter again on middle and leg, worked away in front of square on the leg side for a run. The 150 is up for Australia inside the first 15 overs!
14.4
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Keeps it a bit shorter and around off, Head pushes it off the back foot toward mid off.
14.3
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Drops it well short around off, David Warner with a punch off the back foot through mid on and he collects a single.
14.2
2
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, On middle and leg, David Warner works this one away toward the vacant square leg region and shows good awareness to sprint back for the second run.
14.1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Flatter and onto the pads, cramping the batter for room. David Warner tucks it to short fine leg.
14
over
14 | 2 Runs | HH: 146/0
13.6
1
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Just pulls back the length a bit and bowls it around off, David Warner cuts it off the back foot behind point for a single. Best over for the bowling team in this innings, just 2 singles off it!
13.5
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Excellent start from Glenn Phillips so far. Nicely flighted on middle and off, David Warner leans forward to defend.
13.4
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Keeps it a bit full and on the stumps, David Warner covers the line well and blocks it out.
13.3
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Floated up and drifting into the legs again, David Warner crouches and tucks it in front of mid-wicket.
13.2
Glenn Phillips to David Warner, Nicely drifted onto the pads, David Warner nudges it 'round the corner.
13.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Travis Head, Starts with a fullish delivery from around the wicket. This is bowled at the stumps, Travis Head makes room and plays it past point for a single.
Glenn Phillips comes on to bowl now, replacing Lockie Ferguson.
13
over
13 | 11 Runs | HH: 144/0
12.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Shortish length, pushed off the back foot through covers for a single.
12.5
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, PUT DOWN! The Kiwis have been begging for that one chance but Mitchell Santner has dropped it. Floated up on a nagging length, Travis Head looks to work it off the back foot but gets a leading edge to the right of the bowler. Santner dives to his weaker side and gets his right hand on the ball but it doesn't stick. This could be very costly for New Zealand.
12.4
6
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, SIX! Up, up and away! Tossed up on a length around middle and turning in, Travis Head skips down the track and lifts this one into the sky and manages to clear the wide long on fence for a maximum.
12.3
2
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Flatter delivery around the top of off, Travis Head backs away to cut it through cover-point for a couple of runs.
12.2
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Sees the batter advancing and pulls the length back. Travis Head adjusts well and works it to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Flighted this time on leg stump, David Warner sits down and sweeps it through backward square leg for one.
12.1
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Wide! Pushed through quicker and flatter but down leg for a wide.
12
over
12 | 9 Runs | HH: 133/0
11.6
Lockie Ferguson to Travis Head, Bowled back of a length outside off and at 142 clicks, Travis Head hangs back and throws the kitchen sink at it looking to go over deep mid-wicket but is well beaten.
11.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, A bit shorter and at the body, tucked away nicely off the hips toward deep backward square leg for a run.
11.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Travis Head, Full again at 147 clicks and outside off, powered away through cover-point for a single.
11.3
4
Lockie Ferguson to Travis Head, FOUR! Oh, the leather's been taken off the ball there for sure. Full and quick, angled onto middle and leg, Travis Head stays deep, clears the front leg and absolutely smashes this one right back past the bowler for a boundary.
11.2
2
Lockie Ferguson to Travis Head, Good length outside off and sliding on nicely, Travis Head reaches out and pats it past the point region for a couple of runs.
11.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Takes pace off and bowls this one shorter outside off, David Warner gets on top of the bounce and controls the pull in front of mid-wicket for a single.
11
over
11 | 6 Runs | HH: 124/0
10.6
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Shorter again, eased off the back foot through mid on for a single by Warner.
10.5
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, On the shorter side and angling into the body, David Warner goes on the back foot and keeps it out.
10.4
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, The length is pulled back and it is bowled on middle and leg, David Warner tucks it to mid-wicket.
10.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Nicely flighted on the stumps, Travis Head just eases it down to long on for a single.
10.2
4
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, FOUR! Off the stumps! Floated up full and drifting into middle, Travis Head goes back to make some room and cuts it away through the slip cordon for yet another boundary.
10.1
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, On a nagging length around off, Travis Head stays back and guides it off the outer half toward backward point.
Powerplay 2! Australia finish the first 10 overs just one run short of the highest first Powerplay score in World Cup history. New Zealand will now have a couple of extra boundary-riders and will look to stem the flow of this carnage a bit.
10
over
10 | 10 Runs | HH: 118/0
9.6
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Pacy delivery, full and at the stumps, David Warner watches it all the way through and drives it straight to short extra cover. Lockie Ferguson has now conceded 29 runs off his two overs.
9.5
6
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, SIX! Nonchalantly done and that has gone a mile! A 154-kph shortish ball right at the body and David Warner has just pulled it with utmost ease over the square leg fence for a 94-meter maximum.
9.4
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Slanting in, on a back of a length, on middle, David Warner nudges it to mid-wicket.
9.3
4
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner is making it look all too easy! Slower this time by Ferguson, on a length, near the tramline on off, David Warner does well to reach to this delivery and slices it wide of point for four more runs.
9.2
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Full and honing in on the pads, David Warner flicks it off his toes but straight to short fine leg.
9.1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Full and on the pads, David Warner clips it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.
9
over
9 | 15 Runs | HH: 108/0
8.6
4
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, FOUR! And that will be FIFTY for Travis Head! What a way to return to the side. Drops it short and on middle, Travis Head rocks on the back foot quickly and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary. Brings up his fifty off just 25 balls, the fastest of this World Cup.
8.5
6
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, SIX! Clean as a whistle! Tossed up, on off by Mitchell Santner, Travis Head shimmies down the track and swings through the line. Hits it well over long off for a maximum.
8.4
Mitchell Santner to Travis Head, Short and on middle and leg, tucked off the back foot to mid-wicket.
8.3
1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, On the pads yet again, David Warner paddles this one to short fine leg where Matt Henry makes a good diving stop to his right to keep it to a single.
8.2
4
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, FOUR! Easy pickings! Drifts down leg, full in length, David Warner gets down to sweep and executes it nicely to get it past the left of diving short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
8.1
Mitchell Santner to David Warner, Starts off on a short length, on the pads, David Warner fails to nudge it away and wears it on the pads.
Mitchell Santner is now brought into the attack.
8
over
8 | 7 Runs | HH: 93/0
7.6
Trent Boult to Travis Head, Fuller in length and on off, driven to mid off by Travis Head.
7.5
Trent Boult to Travis Head, Short of a length, outside off, Travis Head looks to heave it away on the leg side from the crease but misses out on the connection.
7.4
1
Trent Boult to David Warner, FIFTY for David Warner! This has been some knock by the southpaw and he will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of hundreds. Slower and shorter, on middle, David Warner gets on top of the bounce by rolling his wrists and helps it away in front of square on the leg side for a single.
7.3
6
Trent Boult to David Warner, SIX! All too easy! Bends his back and bangs it into the wicket but the line is a bit down leg, David Warner gets inside the line and hooks it nicely. Clears the fine leg fence for a maximum to move to 49.
7.2
Trent Boult to David Warner, Bowls the knuckleball, full and on middle, David Warner reads it well and taps it back to the bowler.
7.1
Trent Boult to David Warner, Fuller and outside off, David Warner plays it with soft hands and guides to point.
7
over
7 | 19 Runs | HH: 86/0
6.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Travis Head, FOUR! Powered down the ground! Switches to 'round the wicket but bowls it on a length, around off, Travis Head frees his arms and thumps it back over the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary. An expensive first over by Ferguson, 19 runs off it.
6.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, Fuller and outside off, David Warner drives it crisply to deep point and rotates the strike.
6.4
6
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, SIX! David Warner is toying with the Kiwis here! Lockie Ferguson bangs it in short this time, outside off, David Warner uses the angle and the pace to his advantage. Angles the bat face perfectly to ramp it towards the third man fence for six more runs.
6.3
2
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, On the off stump line, on a length, David Warner picks it up cleanly and flicks it in the air but in front of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
6.2
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, At 144.3 clicks, on a good length, on middle, David Warner stays on the back foot and pats it back to the bowler. Much better from Ferguson.
6.1
6
Lockie Ferguson to David Warner, SIX! Lockie Ferguson gets greeted with a maximum! Starts off on a shortish length, outside off, David Warner gets the width he needs and does not miss out. He stays still and slaps it over the cover region for a maximum.
Lockie Ferguson comes in as the first change in bowling.
6
over
6 | 7 Runs | HH: 67/0
5.6
Trent Boult to Travis Head, Continues to go full, on off and middle, Travis Head opens the bat face but guides it straight to point. A quieter over, 7 runs came off it.
5.5
4
Trent Boult to Travis Head, FOUR! Swatted away! Trent Boult misses his length and bowls it in the slot, on middle, Travis Head moves leg side nice and early. Gets underneath the delivery and slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.4
1
Trent Boult to David Warner, Lands it short of a length, around off, David Warner waits for the ball to arrive and runs it down to third man for a single.
5.3
1
Trent Boult to Travis Head, Another fullish delivery, at the stumps, Travis Head makes room again but gets a bit yorked and works it wide of mid on. Lockie Ferguson there, slides to his left and keeps it to a single.
5.2
Trent Boult to Travis Head, Looks to go full but ends up bowling a low full toss, on middle, Travis Head can only push this one back to the bowler.
5.1
1
Trent Boult to David Warner, Uppish but safe! Full and shaping away, on middle and leg, David Warner tries to work it across the line but closes the bat face early. Gets a leading edge that drops safely to the right of the bowler for a single.
5
over
5 | 14 Runs | HH: 60/0
4.6
Matt Henry to Travis Head, Cramps the batter for room, on a good length, on middle and leg, Travis Head looks to play at it but jams the ball back onto the pads.
4.5
Matt Henry to Travis Head, Angles this one in at the batter, on a back of a length, Travis Head shapes to ramp it over the keeper but miscues his shot towards backwad point.
4.4
Matt Henry to Travis Head, In the channel on off, on a length, Travis Head backs away to thrash this one through the off side but misses out on the connection.
4.3
6
Matt Henry to Travis Head, SIX! As easy as you like! Henry looks to target the pads but dishes out it a bit too full, Travis Head stays still and brings his wrists into play. Flicks it aerially and times it extremely well to clear the square leg fence for six more runs.
4.2
4
Matt Henry to Travis Head, FOUR! More like it by Travis Head! Pitched up by Matt Henry, around off, Travis Head winds up yet again and holds his shape to loft it over mid off for four more runs. It almost went the distance for a maximum.
4.1
4
Matt Henry to Travis Head, FOUR! Streaky but the runs continue to flow! Fuller in length, outside off, Travis Head clears his front leg and looks to go over mid on. He gets an outside edge that flies over the slip cordon and races away to the third man fence for a boundary.
4
over
4 | 10 Runs | HH: 46/0
3.6
Trent Boult to David Warner, Pitched up around off, swinging away a touch, David Warner tentatively pushes at it and gets it toward backward point.
3.5
6
Trent Boult to David Warner, SIX! That wasn't even short but David Warner has put it into the stands. Hard length around off and going away, the back leg of Warner collapses a bit as he fetches and pulls this one well in front of square leg for another biggie.
3.4
Trent Boult to David Warner, Back of a length, around middle and angling into the body. David Warner stays back in his crease and blocks it out.
3.3
Trent Boult to David Warner, At the stumps, on a length, David Warner gets behind the line this time and blocks it out onto the deck.
3.2
Trent Boult to David Warner, Full and going away from the left-hander, David Warner defends it solidly off the front foot.
3.1
4
Trent Boult to David Warner, FOUR! Width offered and David Warner cashes in! Swinging away, on a length, outside off, David Warner frees his arms and drills it through extra cover for yet another boundary.
3
over
3 | 22 Runs | HH: 36/0
2.6
Matt Henry to Travis Head, Swing and a miss! Into the wicket, outside off, Travis Head gets into a good position and goes for a pull but the ball sneaks under his bat. 22 off that over and Australia have hit the ground running here.
2.6
1
Matt Henry to Travis Head, WIDE! Loses his radar as he bowls it on a length, way down leg, left alone by Travis Head for a wide.
2.5
Matt Henry to Travis Head, Beaten! Another one a back of a length, outside off, Travis Head tries to dab it off the back foot and goes chasing at the delivery. Luckily for him, he does not nick this one behind.
2.4
Matt Henry to Travis Head, Angles this one in, back of a length, at the batter, Travis Head hangs back in his crease and keeps it out.
2.3
Matt Henry to Travis Head, On a length now from around the wicket, angling into middle, Travis Head stays back and defends it out on the off side.
2.2
6
Matt Henry to Travis Head, SIX! Back-to-back sixes for Travis Head! Henry bends his back and bangs it in short, at the batter, Travis Head gets hurried a bit in his shot but still manages to pull it away. Gets enough bat on it to clear the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum.
2.2
7
Matt Henry to Travis Head, NO BALL AND SIX! Travis Head takes full toll of the Free Hit! Matt Henry looks to go full but it is in the arc, on middle and leg, Travis Head clears his front leg and thumps it over wide long on for a maximum. More woes for Henry as he has overstepped again.
2.2
2
Matt Henry to David Warner, NO BALL! Matt Henry has not found his rhythm so far! Back of a length again, at the hips, David Warner hangs on the back foot and tucks it through backward square leg for a single. Henry has overstepped and a Free Hit will follow now.
2.1
6
Matt Henry to David Warner, SIX! BANG! Dismissed! Henry serves it fractionally short, on middle and leg, David Warner crouches to get underneath the delivery and whips it cleanly over deep backward square leg for the first maximum of the game.
2
over
2 | 6 Runs | HH: 14/0
1.6
4
Trent Boult to Travis Head, FOUR! That should settle the nerves for Travis Head! Pitched up by Boult, on off, Travis Head picks the length early and swings through the line. Lofts it handsomely over mid off for his first boundary.
1.5
1
Trent Boult to David Warner, A bit too full and down leg as well, David Warner helps it off his pads to fine leg and turns the strike over.
1.4
Trent Boult to David Warner, At 137.9 clicks, on a good length, on the off-stump line, David Warner taps it in front of the bowler and charges down the wicket before retreating back into the crease.
1.3
Trent Boult to David Warner, Goes fuller this time in search of swing, on off, David Warner extends his arms and pushes it to extra cover.
1.2
1
Trent Boult to Travis Head, In the channel on off, on a length, a hint of away movement, Travis Head has a feel for the delivery away from the body. He gets an outside edge that rollls to third man for a single. Head is off the mark in this tournament!
1.1
Trent Boult to Travis Head, A bit of a loosener by Boult to begin with as he delivers it on the pads, on a back of a length, Travis Head looks to turn this one away but gets hit on the thigh pad as the ball rolls behind.
Trent Boult to operate from the other end.
1
over
1 | 8 Runs | HH: 8/0
0.6
Matt Henry to David Warner, Angles this one across the left-hander, on a good length, around off, David Warner punches it away on the up but straight to mid off.
0.5
4
Matt Henry to David Warner, FOUR! Short and punished! Henry bangs it in short now but this one sits up nicely for the batter. David Warner hops again to ride on top of the bounce and pulls it off the front foot. Rolls his wrists well and gets it through square leg for a boundary.
0.4
Matt Henry to David Warner, Much straighter this time, on a good length, on middle and leg, David Warner gets cramped for room and can only tuck it to mid-wicket.
0.3
4
Matt Henry to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner and Australia are underway! Matt Henry errs in line as he offers width outside off, on a length, David Warner frees his arms and latches onto the width. Slaps it past point and picks up the first boundary.
0.2
Matt Henry to David Warner, Pulls the length back slightly and hurls it at the batter, David Warner gets on his toes again and blocks it onto the deck.
0.1
Matt Henry to David Warner, Begins from over the wicket and starts on a good length, shaping in, on middle, David Warner hops from the crease and pats it to the right of the bowler.
Done and dusted with the pre-match rituals and it is now time to get this Trans-Tasmanian rivalry underway! The two umpires and the Kiwi players take their positions on the field. And, it will be a rejuvenated Travis Head who will open the batting alongside an in-form David Warner for Australia. Matt Henry has the new ball in hand and is raring to make it talk. A couple of catchers in place in that slip cordon. Let's play…
We are inching closer to the first ball of the game but first, the two sets of players will line up for their respective national anthems. It will be the national anthem of New Zealand first followed by the national anthem of Australia.
Australia's captain Pat Cummins says that they are fine batting first. Mentions that it looks like a good wicket and it might have something early for the bowlers. Feels that the surface might slow up later. Informs that Travis Head returns to the side and Cameron Green is the unfortunate one to miss out. Adds that anyone in their squad has a role to play but Head has had an awesome record. States that New Zealand are a side they know really well and the Kiwis know them well as well. Reckons that it is about how they can play today. Also says that they have not played a day game and will have a first look with the bat.
Tom Latham, the captain of New Zealand, says that they will bowl first and adds that it looks like a reasonable surface and there might be something early on for the bowlers. Mentions that last time around, it was a day/night game, so it's all about assessing the conditions. Informs that Mark Chapman is out due to a calf niggle and James Neesham comes in to replace him. Adds that there is a bit of support from the family here which is nice to see and ends by saying that they will look to do their best and better their record against Australia in World Cups.
New Zealand (Playing XI) – Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C/WK), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, (In for Mark Chapman), Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
Australia (Playing XI) – Travis Head (In for Cameron Green), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
TOSS – Tom Latham calls it correctly and New Zealand have opted to BOWL first.
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