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New Zealand vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: New Zealand Lose Ross Taylor, Colin De Grandhomme Quickly In Chase

New Zealand vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: Steve Smith Grabs Stunner, New Zealand Six Down In Chase

New Zealand vs Australia Live Score: Australia derailed New Zealand’s chase with quick wickets. © AFP

Trent Boult scripted history, becoming the first New Zealand bowler to claim a World Cup hat-trick, as New Zealand restricted Trans-Tasman rivals Australia to 243 for nine in their 50 overs at Lord’s on Saturday. Usman Khawaja top-scored for Australia with 88 runs off 129 balls and stitched a century stand with wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey (71). After opting to bat, Australia got off to a disastrous start as they lost both their openers Aaron Finch and David Warner cheaply inside first ten overs. Former captain Steve Smith soon joined them back into the pavilion and left the reigning champions reeling at 46/3 in the 12th over. Australia, who beat New Zealand in the 2015 final, have already qualified for the last four out of the 10-team round-robin phase. New Zealand, on the other hand, need just one victory to book a semi-finals berth. Others who impressed for New Zealand were Jimmy Neesham (2/28) and Lockie Ferguson (2/49). Skipper Kane Williamson, who bowled seven overs for New Zealand, claimed a much crucial scalp of Carey to join the party. (LIVE SCORECARD)

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

  • James Neesham comes to bat

    James Neesham comes to bat at No. 7.

  • WICKET!

    A World Cup wicket for Steve Smith. The part-timer strikes on the first ball of his second over. Colin de Grandhomme departs for 0. New Zealand are 118/5 in 32.1 overs.

  • WICKET!

    Pat Cummins strikes to get Ross Taylor. New Zealand lose their fourth wicket in chase. They are 118/4 in 31.4 overs, need 126 runs to win.

  • FOUR!

    Ross Taylor scores a much-needed boundary for New Zealand and completes 1,000 ODI runs against Australia. He is now the fifth-leading ODI run-scorer from New Zealand against Australia.

  • End of the over!

    After 30 overs, New Zealand are 108/3 and need 136 runs to win. Even though the required run rate is double the current run rate, New Zealand are not really in a state of worry as they have seven wickets in hand.

  • Ross Taylor safe

    In the air… but Ross Taylor is safe. Nathan Lyon entices Taylor with a flighted delivery that took a healthy top edge but fel just short of the fielder at short fine leg.

  • Tom Latham comes to bat

    Tom Latham comes to bat at No. 5.

  • WICKET!

    Mitchell Starc strikes to get New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for 40. Starc returned into attack and delivered with one of the most crucial scalp. Williamson missed out on a half-century and left New Zealand at 97/3 in 25.4 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Kane Williamson hits Glenn Maxwell for a boundary and completes a 50-run stand with Ross Taylor for the third-wicket. New Zealand are 92/2 in 25 overs.

  • Feat for Williamson

    Kane Williamson completes 6,000 runs in One-day International cricket.

  • SIX!

    The captain is leading from the front. Kane Williamson smashes Marcus Stoinis to get a much-needed maximum for New Zealand.

  • End of the over!

    Ross Taylor takes a double off the last ball of the Glenn Maxwell over. New Zealand are 77/2 in 23 overs, need 167 runs to win. 

  • FOUR!

    Ross Taylor picks up a boundary off Aaron Finch, after almost nine overs. The much-needed boundary takes New Zealand to 67/2 in 20.5 overs.

  • Decent over by Smith

    Steve Smith concedes four runs in his first over. He bowled three full toss deliveries in the over but New Zealand batsmen didn’t pick up anyone of these. New Zealand are 57/2 in 19 overs.

  • 50 up for New Zealand

    50 comes up for New Zealand in 17.1 overs. It has been a shaky start for New Zealand as they lost their openers cheaply inside first 14 overs.

  • Dropped!

    Kane Williamson dropped on 11. Steve Smith is the culprit at slips. Nathan Lyon found a healthy edge off Williamson’s willow but Smith failed to grab an easy catch in second slip.

  • Ross Taylor comes to bat

    Ross Taylor comes to bat at No. 4.

  • WICKET!

    Jason Behrendorff strikes again, traps Martin Guptill LBW for 20. New Zealand lose both their openers in a chase of 244. They are 42/2 in 13.1 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Kane Williamson gets his first boundary, courtesy an elegant cover drive off Jason Behrendorff. He helps New Zealand reach 37/1 in 11.1 overs.

  • End of the over!

    11 overs gone, New Zealand are 33/1 with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson in charge of their chase.

  • WICKET!

    Jason Behrendorff strikes in the 10th over to give Australia a much-needed breakthrough. Henry Nicholls departs for 8. New Zealand are 29/0 in 9.2 overs.

  • Maiden over

    Pat Cummins bowls a maiden over for Australia. New Zealand are 29/0 in 9 overs. New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are very cautious at the moment, but they require to raise the ante.

  • Martin Guptill safe

    Jason Behrendorff’s LBW appeal against Martin Guptill turned down by the umpire. That has been close, reveals the replays. But Australia didn’t opt for a review.

  • Pakistan win in other match

    In the other match in Leeds, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by three wickets to go fourth on the World Cup 2019 points table. They are vying for a semi-final berth with England and Bangladesh.

  • FOUR!

    Henry Nicholls has come into the game, smashes Mitchell Starc for back-to-back boundaries. It lifts up New Zealand after a slow start.

  • FOUR!

    Henry Nicholls is finally off the mark, with a boundary after eight balls. New Zealand are 22/0 in 5.1 overs.

  • FOUR!

    Martin Guptill keeps New Zealand going in an easy chase with occasional boundaries. He guides Pat Cummins’ loose delivery to fence with an elegant touch and picks up quick runs for New Zealand.

  • FOUR!

    Martin Guptill plays an exquisite cover drive to get his first boundary off Jason Behrendorff. It takes New Zealand to 8/0 in 2.5 overs.

  • Good start for Australia

    Mitchell Starc follows up a brilliant first over with another economical over. New Zealand are 2/0 in 2 overs.

  • Behrendorff begins nicely

    Jason Behrendorff concludes an economical first over. He concedes just one run. 

  • Players are out in the middle

    Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are out in the middle to start New Zealand’s chase of 244. Jason Behrendorff to open the attack for Australia.

  • 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.

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