The 37th World Cup match of 2019 was played between Australia and New Zealand at the historic grounds of London, Lord’s. In this match Australia defeated New Zealand by 86 runs. With another defeat for the New Zealand team, the World Cup 2019 semi-finals race has become interesting.
In this match, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat. Earlier, batting first, Australia scored 243 runs in 9 overs in 50 overs. New Zealand were to score 244 runs to win.
However, in response, New Zealand’s team collapsed on 157 runs in 43.4 overs and the match was lost by 86 runs. With this, waiting for New Zealand to reach the semi-finals lengthened.
Australia looked very weak in this match but middle order had a respectable score. However, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Bolt got a hat-trick in the last over, but nothing worked out because the Kiwi team suffered a defeat. Usman Khawaja scored 89 and Alex Carri scored 71 runs in this match from Australia. At the end of the bowling, Mitchell Starc took 5, Jason Behrndorf took 2 wickets.
For his 71 runs Alex Carey was named Man of the Match, Australia were suffering after a disastrous start, it was 92 for 5 when Alex Carey came as a saviour of the Australian team and built a brilliant partnership with Usman Khawaja to help Australia reach 243 runs at the end
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