ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019
Boult became the first newcomer to take WC-trick © Getty
Australia held a remarkable return to 243 for 9 against New Zealand in the 37th World Cup ICC 2019 at Lord's on Saturday (June 29th). At half of the 22nd round, Australia retired to 92 for 5, but Usman Khawaja (88 off 129) and Alex Carey are 107 for sixth wicket to help their side recover and then progress to the track where the chase will be heavy. However, they could end up with much more than Trenta Boulta.
The pole became the second balloon to pick up a hat-trick in this World Cup after Mohammad Shami dropped Khawai, Mitchell Star and Jason Behrendorff in the final to win the podium. Kane Williamson and Co have now to make a difficult move to become the other side to qualify for the semifinals.
The game started with a frenzied start with a lot of action in the first 12 minutes, immediately after Aaron Finch decided to cut. Martin Guptill was in action the second day when he picked up two chances of first offering Finch and then Khawai's delay. Defeat Finchu, however, abolished Trent Boult in the fifth, while the captain of Australia was pounded forward after a crunching start. Khawaja's fall, though hurt Australia as a left-hand man, was only to open his account when he got life on another slider.
Lockie Ferguson came to the attack on the tenth and after the first two fences of Australia at some pace. And David Warner, caught behind, and Steve Smith, caught in the dungeon, was denied by the assistant while New Zealand progressed. Guptill has, with one hand, surprisingly upset his early mistakes and dismissed the former captain of Australia with only 46 players. The adventures of Marcus Stoinis were exactly what Australia needed at this stage to get out of the swing.
The chip above the middle, near the past, and the wide-lined rockets meant that Stoinis raised its three boundaries to the first 11 deliveries it faced. However, Jimmy Neesham interrupted with 35 runs, while Stoinis's frustration was exhausted, and the limits exhausted him, outwiting him. Then Neesham got another kick when he caught Glenna Maxwell to leave Australia at 92 for 5.
From there, Carey and Khawaja made a remarkable job of reconstruction, as the couple met for the next 21.3. While Khawaja was careful, Carey placed him, who made 71 off 72, hitting 11 boundaries. Khawaja reached his half-century without 80 deliveries while Carey took over 48. New Zealand missed the trick by keeping Boula away from the attack while the two leftists continued to hold the results.
The centenary booth finally came to the end of courtesy for a mild dismissal when Carey found Guptilla on the cover of Williamson. Khawaja huddled from 45 onwards as he fled to 80 off 120 with four overss. However, he did not manage to make a big boom because he had only 34 races in the past five years and Boulta pulled him out of three balls.
New Zealand was brilliant in the field of patches and horribly much more as frustrations spread. Tom Latham dropped two, Guptill played his role and Williamson. Pat Cummins struggled to find the balls to see how the ball was not attacked.
Short Results: Australia243/9 in 50 oversa (Usman Khawaja 88, Alex Carey 71, Trent Boult 4-51) vs New Zealand.