Australia has given a target of 389 runs to New Zealand in the 27th match of the World Cup 2023. The team scored 350+ for the second consecutive ODI. Australia has become the first team in ODI history to do so. In reply, New Zealand has scored 314 runs for 6 wickets in 43 overs. Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner are at the crease.
Rachin Ravindra was out after scoring 116 runs. He was caught by Pat Cummins at the hands of Marnus Labuschagne. Rachin completed his century on 77 balls. This is the second century of his ODI career. Both centuries came in the World Cup.
Glenn Phillips was out after scoring 12 runs. He was caught by Glenn Maxwell at the hands of Marnus Labuschagne. Earlier, Adam Zampa dismissed captain Tom Latham (21 runs), Daryl Mitchell (54 runs). He has become the bowler taking the most wickets in this World Cup. Mitchell has made the 5th fifty of his ODI career. Josh Hazlewood dismissed Will Young (32 runs) and Devon Conway (28 runs). There was an opening partnership of 61 runs between Young-Conway.
Rachin’s second century, said- playing here helped in understanding spin
Rachin Ravindra played an inning of 116 runs on 89 balls. He completed his century on 77 balls. This is the second century of his ODI career. Both centuries came in the World Cup. Rachin became the second batsman in the world to score two centuries under the age of 24 in the World Cup. Before him, only Sachin Tendulkar could do this.
Before the match, New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra said- ‘He often comes to India to improve his game. While talking to Star Sports, he said that Indian conditions have helped him a lot in batting against spin. Father is a big fan of cricket. It was after seeing him that Rachin started playing cricket. In the beginning he used to play cricket with tennis balls. Kiwi openers returned to the pavilion in the powerplay, brilliant catch by Starc; score 73/2
Kangaroo all out on 388, scored 350+ maximum 9 times in World Cup
This is the 7th time in this World Cup that a score of more than 350 runs has been made. South Africa and Australia have achieved this feat 3-3 times and England once. In the overall record, Australia has scored 350+ for the 9th time. South Africa has scored 8 times and India has scored 350+ 4 times.
Australia’s Travis Head scored a century. He played an inning of 109 runs. Apart from him, David Warner played an inning of 81 runs. Glenn Phillips and Trent Boult took three wickets each for New Zealand. Mitchell Santner took two wickets. Whereas James Neesham and Matt Henry got one wicket each.
Head’s first century of the tournament and fourth century of his career.
Travis Head was out after scoring a century. He played an inning of 109 runs. Head scored a century in 59 balls, which is the third fastest century in this World Cup. Before this, Glenn Maxwell and Aiden Markram are at first and second position with 40 balls and 49 balls. This is Head’s first ODI World Cup century and fourth century of his career.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Australia was all out for 388 runs in 49.2 overs. New Zealand’s openers made a fast start to chase the target of 389 runs. The pair of Devon Conway and Will Young scored 21 runs in the first over of Josh Hazlewood, however, by the end of the power play, Hazlewood showed both of them the way to the pavilion. The Kiwi team scored 73 runs for two wickets in 10 overs.
Warner-head’s century partnership
Century partnership was formed between David Warner and Travis Head. Both added 175 runs for the first wicket. This partnership broke with the wicket of Warner. Warner became the victim of Phillips.
Earlier, the Kiwi opener adopted an aggressive approach. The pair scored runs at a run rate of 8.5 in the first 7 overs. Here the team’s score was 60/0 runs, but in the next 3 overs, the New Zealand team lost the wickets of the openers while scoring 13 runs. Mitchell Starc took both the catches on Josh’s ball. Conway was out after scoring 28 runs and Will Young after scoring 32 runs.
Warner was out after scoring a half-century
Australia’s opener David Warner was out after scoring a half-century against New Zealand. He became the victim of Glenn Phillips after scoring 81 runs. Warner completed his half-century in 28 balls. This was the first fifty in the current season of the tournament. He also has two centuries to his name this season. This is his 32nd half century of ODI career.
Powerplay-1: Australia’s great start
Australia’s batsmen created pressure from the initial overs. He gave Australia a fast start in the powerplay. Australia scored 118 runs without any loss in the powerplay.
Australia’s wickets fell like this
First- David Warner (81 runs): Glenn Phillips bowled the first ball of the 20th over on the off stump. Coming on the front-foot, Warner wanted to play it over Phillips, but he was caught by Phillips.
Second- Travis Head (109 runs): Glenn Phillips bowled the second ball of the 24th over between the middle and leg stump. Head wanted to play the ball hard on the off side by staying a little behind, but missed and the ball went straight to the stump and he was bowled.
Third- Steve Smith (18 runs): Glenn Phillips bowled the fourth ball of the 30th over. Smith wanted to hit this ball for a four at mid-off. But the ball did not come completely on the bat and took the bottom edge and went into the hands of Trent Boult, who was fielding at mid-off.
Fourth- Mitchell Marsh (36 runs): Mitchell Santner was clean bowled on the third ball of the 37th over.
Fifth- Marnus Labuschagne (18 runs): Mitchell Santner bowled slowly on the first ball of the 39th over. On this, Labuschagne wanted to play a slog sweep shot. But he was caught by Rachin Ravindra at deep midwicket.
Sixth- Glenn Maxwell (41 runs): James Neesham bowled wide and full length on the third ball of the 45th over. Maxwell wanted to play it over long-on, but was caught by Trent Boult.
Seventh- Pat Cummins (37 runs): Trent Boult was LBW on the third ball of the 49th over. The yorker from the middle-off stump wanted to play the ball towards square, but missed and the ball hit the pad.
Eighth- Adam Zampa (0 runs): Trent Boult clean bowled Zampa on the last ball of the 49th over. Could not play the ball swinging from leg stump towards middle and the ball scattered the stumps.
Tenth- Mitchell Starc (1 run): Matt Henry got caught by Jimmy Neesham on the second ball of the 50th over. Wanted to play the slower length ball outside the off stump over deep midwicket, but was caught by Henry towards square.
One change each in both teams
There has been a change in New Zealand. Mark Chapman is out due to calf injury. James Neesham has been included in the team in his place. There has also been a change in the Australian team. Travis Head has been given a chance in place of Cameron Green.
Playing 11 of both teams
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand: Tom Latham (captain and wicketkeeper), Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.
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