On Saturday (29th June), Australia claimed a comfortable victory against New Zealand at Lord’s (London) in the match 37 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. The defending champions Australia won this match by 86 runs.
Australia scored 243/9 (50 overs) in the first innings after winning the toss. Chasing down that total, New Zealand was bundled out for just 157 runs (43.4 overs).
Brief Scores: Australia – 243/9 in 50 overs (Usman Khawaja 88, Alex Carey 71; Trent Boult 4/51)
New Zealand – 157 in 43.4 overs (Kane Williamson 40, Ross Taylor 30; Mitchell Starc 5/26)
Result – Australia won by 86 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) New Zealand scored only 157 runs (43.4 overs) in the second innings. It is their third lowest completed total against Australia in CWC history.
i) Australia won this match by 86 runs, and it is the third largest CWC victory (by runs) for Australia against New Zealand.
i) The left-arm pacer Trent Boult became the first New Zealand bowler and 11th overall bowler to claim a hat-trick in CWC history. It was the fourth time when a New Zealand bowler claimed an ODI hat-trick while it was also the second ODI hat-trick for Trent Boult. After Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka) and Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Trent Boult became the fifth bowler to claim more than one ODI hat-trick. Among them, only Malinga has achieved three ODI hat-tricks while all the other bowlers claimed two ODI hat-tricks each.
ii) Kane Williamson becomes the third fastest batsman to complete 6,000 ODI runs after he has scored 6,008 ODI runs in 139 ODI innings. Hashim Amla (South Africa) and Virat Kohli (India) are the top two fastest players in this list as they achieved this feat in 123 and 136 ODI innings respectively.
iii) Ross Taylor has scored 1,003 ODI runs against Australia. After Stephen Fleming (1,241 runs), Brendon McCullum (1,122 runs), John Wright (1,109 runs) and Martin Crowe (1,096 runs), Ross Taylor is the fifth Kiwi batsman to score 1,000+ ODI runs against Australia.
i) David Warner becomes the ninth Australian batsman to score 13,000 runs in international cricket. He has scored 13,014 runs in the international career.
ii) Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey provided a game-changing 107-run partnership for the sixth wicket. It is Australia’s highest CWC partnership for the sixth or lower wicket. Steven Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s 102 runs partnership for the seventh wicket (against Windies at Nottingham on 6th June 2019) was the previous record in this list.
iii) Usman Khawaja scored 88 runs which is the second highest individual score by an Australian left-handed batsman against New Zealand in CWC history. The record holder is Matthew Hayden with 103 runs (at St. George’s on 20th April 2007).
iv) The left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc had the bowling figures of 9.4-1-26-5. It is the second best CWC bowling figures by an Australian bowler against New Zealand. Mitchell Starc is also holding the record bowling figures in this list which is 9-0-28-6 (at Auckland on 28th February 2015).
v) This five-wicket haul was Mitchell Starc’s third five-wicket haul in CWC history. He is the first bowler to claim more than two five-wicket hauls in CWC history.
vi) In the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Mitchell Starc has taken 24 wickets. It is the second most wickets for any bowler in an edition of the Cricket World Cup. Only the former Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath is ahead of him in this list with 26 wickets in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.