New Zealand Is Now Hard To Enter The Playoff After Losing Against Australia

The 37th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was played between Australia and New Zealand on the historic Lord’s grounds in London. Australia defeated New Zealand by 86 runs in this match. After winning the toss, Australia chooses to bat and scored 243 runs by losing 9 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. In reply, the entire New Zealand team was all-out by scoring 157 runs in 43.4 overs.

Australia’s started badly but still won, How?

Australia did not start well in the match and they lost their top 5 wickets only at 92 runs. But Usman Khawaja and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey helped Australia reach a respectable score by sharing 107 runs’ partnership for the sixth wicket. Khawaja scored highest 88 runs and Alex Carey scored 71 runs. Check out

From New Zealand side, Trent Boult took 4 wickets in the last over with a brilliant hat-trick. James Neesham and Lockie Ferguson grabbed 2-2 wickets. Williamson also got 1 wicket.

New Zealand batsmen could not stand in front of Australian bowlers following this small goal. Captain Ken Williamson (40) scored highest runs for New Zealand. Apart from this, none of New Zealand’s batsmen couldn’t show the right performance to win the match.

For Australia, Mitchell Starc was once again playing scintillating bowling, grabbed 5 wickets by giving 26 in 9.4 overs with 1 Maiden. Jason Behrendorff has achieved 2 wickets. Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, and Smith also took 1-1 success.

With the defeat of New Zealand, the playoffs race has become more interesting. So far only Australia has qualified for playoffs. India has to win only one more match to secure its place in the playoffs.

India has to play matches with England, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. There are two matches left for England and they have to win both of them to reach the playoff. Now the match between New Zealand and England will be important for the playoffs. Apart from this, the playoffs expectations for Pakistan and Bangladesh are still alive.

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