AUS vs NZ Live Cricket Score, ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 Commentry

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That is all we have for you from this amazing encounter. Tomorrow is another double header. First up at 0300 IST, England will take on Sri Lanka and then at 0830 IST, Zimbabwe take on Pakistan. Till then, it is goodbye!

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On a good wicket with short boundaries, one would have expected a run feast. Instead, we witnessed a low-scoring thriller. This is why we love this game. Two great teams and a tremendous game of cricket.

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At one stage, it looked like Williamson and Anderson would take the Kiwis home after a steady stand but Australia had other ideas as Maxwell got rid of Anderson and Starc returned with a devastating late spell that almost clinched the game for the Aussies. Williamson held his nerve and finished the game with a biggie putting and exclamation point to a game that had everyone holding their breath.

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After that destructive spell from Trent Boult that shot the Aussies out for 151. Then, there was more punishment to follow for the Aussies and Brendon McCullum obliterated the Aussie attack just as he did against England. Then, Johnson smashed one into McCullum's arm and that stalled the blitzkrieg for a moment. Once he fell, Starc turned on the heat with his searing pace and yorkers.

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Well that ends a cracking contest! Just what you would expect from these two teams but New Zealand have edged their neighbours today by a solitary wicket. This has been the best game of the tournament by far and both teams deserve a pat on their backs for their performance.

23.1
6

Pat Cummins to Kane Williamson

SIX! Williamson finishes it off in style! A fuller ball on middle, Williamson clears his front leg and lofts it delightfully over the long on fence for a biggie that seals the game for the Kiwis. New Zealand win by 1 wicket.

22.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult

He survives! Full and wide outside off, Boult is calm enough to let it go. What an over from Starc! He has single-handedly brought the Aussies back in the game. 9-0-28-6 are his figures.

22.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Trent Boult

Ohhhhh! Full on middle, Boult covers the line and defends it with a dead straight bat.

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Trent Boult is the last man in.

22.4
W

Mitchell Starc to Tim Southee

OUT! Unbelievable stuff from Starc! Oh my god! Full and swinging in, Southee misses it and the off stump is hit hard. Would you believe it! This is the stuff of dreams. Starc on a hat-trick again.

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Tim Southee is in at number 10.

22.3
W

Mitchell Starc to Adam Milne

OUT! Bowled him! Full and swinging in, Milne tries to play down the line of the ball but the swing beats the bat and the ball smashes into the stumps, another five-for for Mitchell Starc and the game is wide open now.

22.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson

Blocks it towards mid off and runs across for a single.

22.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Kane Williamson

Full and swinging in, Williamson covers the line and blocks.

21.6
0

Pat Cummins to Adam Milne

Full and just around off, Milne swings at it but the ball just misses his outside edge. Australia need 3 wickets here. 7 runs needed by New Zealand.

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Adam Milne walks out to the middle.

21.5
W

Pat Cummins to Daniel Vettori

OUT! Straight to the man! Is there a twist? A full toss, Vettori bunts it straight to mid on where Warner takes it with ease. New Zealand seven down now.

21.4
0

Pat Cummins to Daniel Vettori

Slower ball on middle, Vettori shuffles across a long way to hoick it over square leg but the ball goes over middle stump.

21.3
2

Pat Cummins to Daniel Vettori

Short on middle, Vettori leans back and pulls it down to deep square leg for a couple.

21.3
1
wd

Pat Cummins to Daniel Vettori

WIDE! Banged in short, goes way, way over his head, called as a wide.

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