Australia vs New Zealand, 27th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary

AUS 388 (49.2)

NZ 383/9 (50)

Australia won by 5 runs

Travis Head

Cricbuzzteam, Australia vs New Zealand, Cricket enthusiasts witnessed an epic battle on the field, featuring Pat Cummins, the Australian skipper, and Tom Latham, the New Zealand skipper. It was a fantastic game of cricket filled with excitement and extraordinary performances.

Australia vs New Zealand

Pat Cummins: The Australian Skipper

The match began with Australia facing the relentless pressure from the New Zealand team. Pat Cummins and his squad had to withstand the relentless attack of the Kiwi bowlers. Cummins mentioned, “It was awesome. They just kept coming at us.” The Australian team faced early struggles but managed to find their footing.

One of the highlights of the game was the outstanding partnership between the Australian openers. Cummins applauded their intent, saying, “They led from the front.” The good wicket and some excellent partnerships led to a competitive performance. Fielding played a significant role, and Cummins emphasized its importance.

Tom Latham: The New Zealand Skipper

Tom Latham acknowledged the game’s ebbs and flows that lasted throughout the 100 overs. New Zealand had to overcome early challenges, and Latham reflected, “To come so close obviously hurts.” It was a fantastic game that tested the resilience of both teams.

Latham praised the Kiwi openers for their fantastic start and Rachin for his exceptional performance while chasing. He also acknowledged Phillips, who bowled well under pressure, picking up crucial wickets. Latham’s pride in his team’s efforts shone through as he commended their performance.

Travis Head: Player of the Match

Travis Head, the Player of the Match, expressed his delight at being back on the field after a period of injury. He mentioned that he had only had a couple of hits since returning from injury, emphasizing the importance of regaining confidence. He played a significant role in the game and appreciated the partnership with David Warner, stating, “We complement each other really well.

Head and Warner’s partnership was crucial in steering Australia towards victory. Their strong connection and mutual support were evident on the field. The game, in Head’s words, was “a hell of a game,” and he acknowledged the challenges his fellow teammates faced while batting.

Highest boundary count in a World Cup match
105 – SA vs SL, Delhi, 2023
97 – AUS vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023
93 – NZ vs WI, Wellington, 2015
89 – AUS vs SA, Basseterre, 2007
88 – AUS vs PAK, Bengaluru, 2023

Highest WC totals in a losing cause
383/9 – NZ vs AUS, Dharamsala, 2023
344/9 – SL vs PAK, Hyderabad, 2023
334/9 – ENG vs PAK, Nottingham, 2019
333/8 – BAN vs AUS, Nottingham, 2019
327/8 – ENG vs IRE, Bengaluru, 2011

Most consecutive innings with at least one wicket (World Cups)
23 – Mitchell Starc, AUS, 2015-2023 (steak ended today)
13 – Glenn McGrath, AUS, 2003-2007

Most batters registering double digit scores in a WC run-chase
9 – WI vs PAK, Birmingham, 1975
9 – AUS vs WI, Lord’s, 1975 Final
9 – SL vs PAK, Swansea, 1986
9 – SA vs BAN, The Oval, 2019
9 – NZ vs AUS, Dharamsala, 2023

Most catches for Australia in a WC match (non-wicketkeeper)
3 – Allan Border vs ZIM, Hobart, 1992
3 – Ricky Ponting vs BAN, Chester-le-Street, 1999
3 – Aaron Finch vs PAK, Adelaide, 2015
3 – Mitchell Starc vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023

Most sixes hit in a WC match
33 – ENG vs AFG, Manchester, 2019
32 – AUS vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023
31 – NZ vs WI, Wellington, 2015
31 – SA vs SL, Delhi, 2023
25 – AUS vs PAK, Bengaluru, 2023

Highest second innings scores in ODIs
438/9 – SA vs AUS, Johannesburg, 2006 (won)
411/8 – SL vs IND, Rajkot, 2009 (lost)
389 – WI vs ENG, St George’s, 2019 (lost)
383/9 – NZ vs AUS, Dharamsala, 2023 (lost)
374/9 – NED vs WI, Harare, 2023 (tied, NED won the Super Over)
The previous WC record was 345/4 by Pakistan in their successful chase against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad this year.

Bowlers with at least three wickets in most consecutive WC innings
4 – Brett Lee, 2003
4 – Chaminda Vaas (2003)
4 – Glenn McGrath (2007)
4 – Shahid Afridi (2007-11)
4 – Jofra Archer (2019)
4 – Adam Zampa (2023)

Most runs aggregated in an ODI
872 – SA vs AUS, Johannesburg, 2006
825 – IND vs SL, Rajkot, 2009
807 – WI vs ENG, St. George’s, 2019
771 – AUS vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023
764 – NED vs ENG, Amstelveen, 2022
The previous highest aggregate in a World Cup match was 754 runs, scored between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Delhi earlier this month.

Most expensive returns for Australia in World Cups
0/89(9) – Mitchell Starc vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023
1/74(10) – Mitchell Starc vs IND, The Oval, 2019
3/74 (10) – Adam Zampa vs NZ, Dharamsala, 2023
1/72 (12) – Ashley Mallett vs SL, The Oval, 1975
This was the first time that Mitchell Starc went wicketless in a World Cup match.

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