Mitchell Starc claimed a five-wicket haul as Australia thrashed New Zealand by 86 runs in the World Cup 2019 at Lord's on Saturday. Following a dismal batting show, New Zealand were bowled out for paltry 157 runs in their chase of 244. Australia, who have already qualified for the World Cup semi-finals, consolidated their position on the top. New Zealand still require a victory to book a semi-finals berth. Earlier, Trent Boult scripted history, becoming the first New Zealand bowler to claim a World Cup hat-trick, as New Zealand restricted Trans-Tasman rivals Australia to 243 for nine in their 50 overs at Lord's on Saturday. Usman Khawaja top-scored for Australia with 88 runs off 129 balls and stitched a century stand with wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey (71). After opting to bat, Australia got off to a disastrous start as they lost both their openers Aaron Finch and David Warner cheaply inside first ten overs. Former captain Steve Smith soon joined them back into the pavilion and left the reigning champions reeling at 46/3 in the 12th over. Australia, who beat New Zealand in the 2015 final, have already qualified for the last four out of the 10-team round-robin phase. New Zealand, on the other hand, need just one victory to book a semi-finals berth. Others who impressed for New Zealand were Jimmy Neesham (2/28) and Lockie Ferguson (2/49). Skipper Kane Williamson, who bowled seven overs for New Zealand, claimed a much crucial scalp of Carey to join the party. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between New Zealand vs Australia, Straight From Lord's, London.
01:41 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
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01:27 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Australia win by 86 runs
Australia (243/9) beat New Zealand (157 all out in 43.4 overs) by 86 runs at Lord's.
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And Mitchell Santner follows it up with a streaky boundary. New Zealand are 154/9 in 42.3 overs.
01:15 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
150 up for New Zealand
SIX! Mitchell Santner hist a maximum to help New Zealand reach 150 in 42.2 overs. The tail-ender is entertaining the London crowd with big hits.
01:10 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Mitchell Starc strikes again, castles Lockie Ferguson for 5. New Zealand are nine down, stare at a defeat. He is now on a hat-trick.
01:05 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Mitchell Santner dropped on 4. David Warner had nearly got him. Meanwhile, Santner takes a quick single as New Zealand score 142/8 in 40.3 overs.
01:04 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Mitchell Starc claims his third wicket, traps Ish Sodhi LBW for 5. New Zealand are now eight down in the chase of 244.
00:56 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Ish Sodhi concludes the 39th over with a boundary. A much-needed boundary for New Zealand. They now need 108 runs in 66 balls.
00:55 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Nathan Lyon catches Jimmy Neesham off his own delivery. New Zealand are now 7 down, need 113 runs in 71 balls.
00:51 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Watch: Smith's one-handed blinder
Steve Smith's one-handed incredible catch has already taken Twitter by storm.
Steve Smith takes an impressive catch to help Mitchell Starc dismiss Tom Latham for 14. New Zealand are now six down in the chase of 244. They need 119 runs in 86 balls.
00:34 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
James Neesham comes to bat
James Neesham comes to bat at No. 7.
00:31 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
A World Cup wicket for Steve Smith. The part-timer strikes on the first ball of his second over. Colin de Grandhomme departs for 0. New Zealand are 118/5 in 32.1 overs.
00:25 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Pat Cummins strikes to get Ross Taylor. New Zealand lose their fourth wicket in chase. They are 118/4 in 31.4 overs, need 126 runs to win.
00:20 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Ross Taylor scores a much-needed boundary for New Zealand and completes 1,000 ODI runs against Australia. He is now the fifth-leading ODI run-scorer from New Zealand against Australia.
00:18 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
End of the over!
After 30 overs, New Zealand are 108/3 and need 136 runs to win. Even though the required run rate is double the current run rate, New Zealand are not really in a state of worry as they have seven wickets in hand.
00:10 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Ross Taylor safe
In the air... but Ross Taylor is safe. Nathan Lyon entices Taylor with a flighted delivery that took a healthy top edge but fel just short of the fielder at short fine leg.
00:00 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Tom Latham comes to bat
Tom Latham comes to bat at No. 5.
00:00 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Mitchell Starc strikes to get New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson for 40. Starc returned into attack and delivered with one of the most crucial scalp. Williamson missed out on a half-century and left New Zealand at 97/3 in 25.4 overs.
23:55 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Kane Williamson hits Glenn Maxwell for a boundary and completes a 50-run stand with Ross Taylor for the third-wicket. New Zealand are 92/2 in 25 overs.
23:53 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Feat for Williamson
Kane Williamson completes 6,000 runs in One-day International cricket.
23:49 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
The captain is leading from the front. Kane Williamson smashes Marcus Stoinis to get a much-needed maximum for New Zealand.
23:47 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
End of the over!
Ross Taylor takes a double off the last ball of the Glenn Maxwell over. New Zealand are 77/2 in 23 overs, need 167 runs to win.
23:41 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Ross Taylor picks up a boundary off Aaron Finch, after almost nine overs. The much-needed boundary takes New Zealand to 67/2 in 20.5 overs.
23:33 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Decent over by Smith
Steve Smith concedes four runs in his first over. He bowled three full toss deliveries in the over but New Zealand batsmen didn't pick up anyone of these. New Zealand are 57/2 in 19 overs.
23:26 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
50 up for New Zealand
50 comes up for New Zealand in 17.1 overs. It has been a shaky start for New Zealand as they lost their openers cheaply inside first 14 overs.
23:15 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Kane Williamson dropped on 11. Steve Smith is the culprit at slips. Nathan Lyon found a healthy edge off Williamson's willow but Smith failed to grab an easy catch in second slip.
23:09 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Ross Taylor comes to bat
Ross Taylor comes to bat at No. 4.
23:08 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Jason Behrendorff strikes again, traps Martin Guptill LBW for 20. New Zealand lose both their openers in a chase of 244. They are 42/2 in 13.1 overs.
22:59 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Kane Williamson gets his first boundary, courtesy an elegant cover drive off Jason Behrendorff. He helps New Zealand reach 37/1 in 11.1 overs.
22:56 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
End of the over!
11 overs gone, New Zealand are 33/1 with Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson in charge of their chase.
22:51 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Jason Behrendorff strikes in the 10th over to give Australia a much-needed breakthrough. Henry Nicholls departs for 8. New Zealand are 29/0 in 9.2 overs.
22:45 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Pat Cummins bowls a maiden over for Australia. New Zealand are 29/0 in 9 overs. New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls are very cautious at the moment, but they require to raise the ante.
22:39 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Martin Guptill safe
Jason Behrendorff's LBW appeal against Martin Guptill turned down by the umpire. That has been close, reveals the replays. But Australia didn't opt for a review.
22:35 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Pakistan win in other match
In the other match in Leeds, Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by three wickets to go fourth on the World Cup 2019 points table. They are vying for a semi-final berth with England and Bangladesh.
22:29 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Henry Nicholls has come into the game, smashes Mitchell Starc for back-to-back boundaries. It lifts up New Zealand after a slow start.
22:29 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Henry Nicholls is finally off the mark, with a boundary after eight balls. New Zealand are 22/0 in 5.1 overs.
22:24 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Martin Guptill keeps New Zealand going in an easy chase with occasional boundaries. He guides Pat Cummins' loose delivery to fence with an elegant touch and picks up quick runs for New Zealand.
22:16 (IST)Jun 29, 2019
Martin Guptill plays an exquisite cover drive to get his first boundary off Jason Behrendorff. It takes New Zealand to 8/0 in 2.5 overs.