ICC CWC 2019 match 38 highlights: Australia crush New Zealand by 86 runs
Mitchell Starc picks 5 wickets as Australia retains the top spot in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Points Table while New Zealand remains at the third place
Australia team celebrate after Tom Latham departs
Australia cricket team crushed New Zealand cricket team by 86 runs in the in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the historic Lord's Cricket Ground today. Australia retains the top spot in ICC World Cup 2019 Points Table while New Zealand remians at the third place. While defending champions Australia is the only team to have booked a semi-final berth, the Kiwis, who are placed third, are still a point away from it.
Batting first, Australia managed to put 249/9 in 50 overs after shaky start as Alex Carey (71 off 72) and Usman Khawaja (88 off 129) put up a crucial partnership in the middle. Trent Boult's hat-trick became the highlight in the first innings. While chasing, New Zealand started slow and Australian bowlers did not allow them to put partnerships. Jason Behrendorff started scalping the top order while Mitchell Starc picked another 5-wicket haul in the tournament to bring victory to Australia.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia vs New Zaland scoreboard