The Australia vs New Zealand match at Dharamsala at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 experienced a high-scoring thrilling encounter, where the Aussies won by just five runs.
Australia vs New Zealand: Australia scored 388 all out
During the 27th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, New Zealand sent Australia to bat first after winning the toss. Australian openers David Warner and Travis Head provided a flying start with the 175-run partnership in 19.1 overs for the opening wicket. While Warner scored 81 off 65 balls, Head scored 109 off 67 balls.
The next Aussie batters had some crucial runs with the bat as Australia scored 388 all out in 49.2 overs. Among the Blackcaps bowlers, Glenn Phillips was outstanding with the ball by recording 10-0-37-3. Meanwhile, Trent Boult also bagged three wickets in his expensive bowling spell (10-0-77-3).
Australia vs New Zealand: New Zealand replied with 383/9
In reply, while New Zealand had a 61-run opening partnership, the in-form no.3 batter Rachin Ravindra scored 116 runs in 89 balls. While Daryl Mitchell also scored 54 off 51 balls, James Neesham fought till the end in an outstanding way. He continued New Zealand’s hope before his run-out dismissal on the penultimate delivery of the match by scoring 58 runs in 39 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.
Aussie left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc bowled the final over, where injured Lockie Ferguson faced the last ball of the match. While New Zealand needed six runs on the final ball, it ended up with a dot ball as Australia won the match by five runs.
While the leg-spinner Adam Zampa took three wickets (3/74), Josh Hazlewood (2/70) and skipper Pat Cummins (2/66) both collected two wickets each.
Here are some crucial team and match stats during Australia vs New Zealand at Dharamsala at the CWC 2023
1st time three successive 350+ scores in ODI innings
After scoring 367/9 vs Pakistan and 399/8 vs Netherlands, Australia scored 388 all out against New Zealand. Australia became the first team to score 350+ runs in three consecutive ODIs.
Australia’s 3rd highest CWC total
The 388 all out was the third-highest ODI World Cup total for Australia. Their top two records in this list are 417/6 vs Afghanistan (2015) and 399/8 vs Netherlands (2023).
2nd most sixes in a CWC innings
Australia smashed 20 sixes in the first innings. It was the second most sixes for a team in a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 25 sixes by England against Afghanistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
However, it was the record number of sixes for Australia in an ODI innings.
Highest 2nd innings total in an ODI World Cup match
New Zealand scored 383/9 in 50 overs. It was the highest second innings total in an ODI World Cup match. The previous record was 345/4 in 48.2 overs by Pakistan against Sri Lanka at Hyderabad at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Highest match aggregated score in the CWC
The match produced an aggregated score of 771 runs. It was the highest aggregated score in a Cricket World Cup match. The previous record was 754 runs between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Delhi during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
Meanwhile, the 771 runs was the fourth-highest aggregated score in an ODI match.
2nd most sixes in a CWC match
The Australia vs New Zealand match experienced 32 sixes. It was the second most sixes in a Cricket World Cup match. The record is 33 sixes during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match between England and Afghanistan.
2nd most boundaries in a CWC match
The Australia vs New Zealand match produced 97 boundaries (65 fours and 32 sixes). It was the second most boundaries in an ODI World Cup match. The record is 105 boundaries (74 fours and 31 sixes) during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.