Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Australia overcame New Zealand by five runs in a thrilling game to continue their winning run in the World Cup. With the bat, centurion Rachin Ravindra top-scored for New Zealand with a counterattacking 116 off 89 balls.
Australia vs New Zealand World Cup 2023: Five-time champions Australia edged out gallant New Zealand by just five runs in a high-scoring World Cup thriller on Saturday. Australia piled up 388 all out with Travis Head top scoring with 109 and fellow opener David Warner making 81.
New Zealand battled hard with Rachin Ravindra making 116 and Jimmy Neesham supplying late fireworks with a 33-ball fifty before Lockie Ferguson tried and failed to hit a six off the last ball leaving the Kiwis stranded on 383-9.
Rachin Ravindra hit his second century of the tournament as New Zealand attempted to chase down Australia’s 388. Josh Hazlewood strikes twice to send both the New Zealand openers after they provided a brisk start in the chase of 389 runs. Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra tring to build a partnership in the middle.
Australia fired on all cylinders to post a massive 388 allout in 49.2 overs against New Zealand in a World Cup match here on Saturday.
Travis Head smashed 109 off 67 balls in his first World Cup game and added 175 runs for the opening stand with David Warner (81 off 65 balls).
Glenn Maxwell (41), Jos Inglis (38) and Pat Cummins, who blasted 37 off only 14 balls, also upped the ante towards the end.
Currently, New Zealand stands at number 3 on the points table, while Australia is at number 4. The Kiwis have dominated all their opponents so far in the game, while Australia has faced difficulties against the stronger teams. But, New Zealand will enter the field with some doubts as they lost their last match against India while Australia is riding on a wave of hat-trick of victories.
Australia vs New Zealand Live Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Head To Head Record
Australia and New Zealand, separated by the Tasman Sea regularly engage in intense matches against each other. The quality of both teams ensures that the viewers witness a grand performance on the field with no easy conclusion at hand. In the ICC World Cup, Australia has a far better record as they are leading against New Zealand by a big margin of 8-3.
But, in the last few years, the cricket of both nation has undergone monumental changes out of which Kiwis has emerged as a much better team. Australian unit performs well at home, but their players have recently struggled against strong teams at unpredictable pitches
Australia vs New Zealand Live Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Weather report
The weather in Dharamshala is expected to remain pleasant during the match hours. As per the weather reports, the temperature around the stadium in Dharamshala is expected to range between 15 degrees to 34 degrees Celsius while there are no chances of rain.
Australia vs New Zealand Live Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Pitch Report
The pitch of the stadium in Dharamshala is known to support batters and the smaller boundaries provide the scope for high scores. The bowlers struggle with the unpredictability of the pitch, while fielders face issues due to uneven ground in Dharamshala.
Australia vs New Zealand Live Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Final playing XI
Australia: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (C), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitch Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult