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New Zealand vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson Breaks Usman Khawaja-Alex Carey Stand, Australia 6 Down

New Zealand vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: Trent Boult Claims Hat-Trick, Australia Manage 243/9

New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Usman Khawaja anchored the innings after early jolts. © AFP

New Zealand took the prized wickets of Aaron Finch, David Warner and Steve Smith to leave reigning champions Australia 46/3 in the 12th over of their World Cup match at Lord’s on Saturday. Australia, who beat New Zealand in the 2015 final, have already qualified for the last four out of the 10-team round-robin phase. The form of their first-wicket pair has been a key factor in laying the foundation for much of their success at this tournament, with Finch and Warner having scored 657 runs together in eight matches, including Saturday’s fixture, at an average of 82.12. But it was a different story against the Black Caps, with both Finch (8) and Warner (16) dismissed cheaply to leave Australia 38/2. Finch won the toss and decided to bat first in seemingly ideal, sunny conditions at the ‘home of cricket’. But left-arm fast bowler Trent Boult opened the match with a maiden as did medium-pacer Colin de Grandhomme, who almost had Finch out for a duck with his third ball, only for Martin Guptill to drop a tough chance at short extra-cover off a fierce drive. Boult, however, made the breakthrough in the fifth over when Finch was plumb lbw to a ball that nipped back. (LIVE SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Live Score Updates Between New Zealand vs Australia, Straight From Lord’s, London.

  • Australia score 243/9

    Australia score 243/9 in 5 overs. Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey impressed for Australia with 88 and 71 runs respectively but New Zealand rode on a hat-trick by Trent Boult to restrict the defending champions to a below par total.

  • Hat-trick for Trent Boult

    Trent Boult claims a hat-trick. He traps Jason Behrendorff LBW. Australia have opt for a review. However, the third umpire confirms Jason Behrendorff is OUT for a duck. Australia are 243/9 in 49.5 overs.

  • WICKET!

    Trent Boult strikes again, claims his second wicket as Mitchell Starc loses his wicket for a golden duck. He is now on a hat-trick. Jason Behrendorff will face the hat-trick ball.

  • WICKET!

    Big wickets in the final over. Trent Boult castles Usman Khawaja for 88, claims his second wicket. Australia are 243/7 with 3 balls remianing in their innings.

  • FOUR!

    Pat Cummins concludes the penultimate over with a boundary. Lockie Ferguson finishes with two wickets with 49 runs conceded. Australia are 241/6 in 49 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Clever shot by Pat Cummins. It brings two runs for Australia as they reach 232/6 in 48 overs. With only two overs are left in their innings, Australia will look to go aggressive in bid to reach a competitive total.

  • Pat Cummins safe

    In the air… but Pat Cummins is safe. Twice in a row. Ish Sodhi entices the all-rounder on consecutive deliveries, which he picks up but fortunately falls just short of the fielders.

  • FOUR!

    Usman Khawaja ups the ante, hits a shortish ball by Lockie Ferguson close to perfection and gets bonus runs for Australia. The defending champions are 213/6 in 45.1 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Usman Khawaja delights the London crowd with a reverse sweep off Ish Sodhi to get his third boundary.

  • WICKET!

    Kane Williamson strikes in his seventh over, breaks the century stand. Alex Carey departs for 71. Australia are 199/6 in 43 over. The onus is now on Usman Khawaja, who is batting at 67, if Australia want to reach a decent total.

  • 100 up for Khawaja-Carey

    Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey complete a century stand for the seventh-wicket. Alex Carey hits Trent Boult to help complete the triple-digit stand. Australia are 192/5 in 41.3 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey gets himself another boundary and has gone past Usman Khawaja now. He has batting beautifully today. The partnership between the two batsmen is close to hundred now.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey claims his 10th boundary, courtesy a short ball by Lockie Ferguson that he hit into the mid-wicket for four.

  • Fifty for Alex Carey

    Alex Carey scores his 3rd ODI half-century. This is the first fifty-plus knock for the wicket-keeper batsman in the tournament, even though he has been consistent for the defending champions in the World Cup 2019. Australia are 168/5 in 35.4 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey isn’t afraid of Jimmy Neesham’s shortish delivery. He leaps into the air and pulls it away to the mid wicket region for a boundary. It takes Australia to 164/5 in 35.1 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Colin de Grandhomme errs in line and gets pulled away by Alex Carey for a boundary.

  • 150 up for New Zealand

    150 comes up for New Zealand in 33 overs. Captain Kane Williamson bowls another economical over for New Zealand, concedes just three runs.

  • Fifty for Usman Khawaja

    Usman Khawaja scores his 12th ODI half-century. Australia are 143/5 in 31.1 overs. While wickets kept falling from the other end, Khawaja held up one end to lead Australia’s resistance at a tough Lord’s track.

  • Kane Williamson comes into the attack

    New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson comes into the attack.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey going nicely with his plan, concludes another over with a boundary. Australia seem confident now with 136/5 in 30 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey continues to balance out Usman Khawaja’s extra watchful inning with his stylish shots. He hits a half-volley by Lockie Ferguson into the backward square leg to conclude the 29th over.

  • End of the over!

    Colin de Grandhomme returns with an economical over, concedes just 2 runs. Australia are 126/5 in 28 overs. Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey are cautious but they need to step up on the accelerator if Australia aim for a confident total.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey is looking in great touch today. He plays another exquisite cover drive to get a boundary off Lockie Ferguson.

  • FOUR!

    Alex Carey concludes the 26th over with a boundary. He drives Jimmy Neesham into the sweeper covers for four. It helps Australia reach 118/5.

  • Half-way done

    After 25 overs, Australia are 112/5. Usman Khawaja is in 40s now, eyeing a half-century to lift Australia after regular blows.

  • Dropped!

    Jimmy Neesham finds a thick edge but wicket-keeper Tom Latham puts down Usman Khawaja on 35. Khawaja might turn dangerous for New Zealand later in the match.

  • FOUR!

    Exquisite shot by Alex Carey. He reverse sweeps the Mitchell Santner ball to get his second boundary.

  • FOUR!

    Jimmy Neesham delivers a half-volley and gets hammered for four. Alex Carey opens the flap of the bat and finds the gap in covers to get his first boundary.

  • WICKET!

    Jimmy Neesham impresses again, completes a brilliant caught and bowled opportunity to dismiss Glenn Maxwell for 1. This is his second wicket in the match. Australia are 92/5 in 21.3 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Usman Khawaja helps Australia recover with back-to back boundaries. And add to that, 5 wides on the subsequent ball. Not a good start for Mitchell Santner.

  • Glenn Maxwell comes to bat

    Glenn Maxwell comes to bat at No. 6.

  • WICKET!

    Jimmy Neesham strikes, deceives Marcus Stoinis with the swing and wicket-keeper Tom Latham makes no mistake from behind the stumps. Stoinis, who looked aggressive from the first ball, departs for 21.

  • Khawaja, Stoinis cautious

    Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis are extremely cautious at the moment.

  • Economical over!

    Jimmy Neesham starts with an economical over. He concedes just one run. Australia are 73/3 in 18 overs.

  • End of the drinks break!

    After 16 overs, Australia are 68/3 with Usman Khawaja (21*) and Marcus Stoinis (16*). For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson struck twice while Trent Boult gave New Zealand an early breakthrough as Australia were seen struggling since the start despite opting to bat.

  • Marcus Stoinis safe

    In the air… but Marcus Stoinis is safe as Kane Williamson denies any claim of a successful catch. He shakes his head immediately before Lockie Ferguson could break into celebration. The replays show the ball had bounced a few inches ahead of the New Zealand skipper.

  • FOUR!

    Marcus Stoinis welcomes Ish Sodhi with a beautiful boundary. He lofts up the ball to mid-on, where it beats a jumping fielder. Runs flow for Australia.

  • FOUR!

    Marcus Stoinis shows off some confidence with that shot. Opens the arm, places the ball nicely into the off side and get himself a boundary. It takes Australia to 60/3 in 13.3 overs.

  • Spinner into the attack

    Kane Williamson introduce spinner Ish Sodhi into the attack.

  • 50 up for Australia!

    Marcus Stoinis tries to ease off some pressure for Australia with a boundary. It brings up 50 for Australia in 11.5 overs.

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