Match Over - Australia won by 86 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Lord's, London
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 29 Jun 2019, 14:30 SAST
  • Winner: Australia
  • Man of the Match: AT Carey


  • Umpire1: RK Illingworth
  • Umpire2: JS Wilson
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 43.4 / 50.0

New Zealand

9.10pm Pakistan snuck in a thriller against Afghanistan, and this big win for Australia now means this is how the top four looks. For the moment, this is Debayan Sen saying goodnight on behalf of Alagappan Muthu and Chandan Duorah. England versus India in a few hours from now. Be there or be square, good folks. Tata...

Aaron Finch: "From 5 for 92, a great partnership from Alex Carey and Usman Khawaja on a wicket we knew would turn. I think it was important that we got some time in the middle, but not in the way we did. It was a difficult wicket to start on, and the way Alex came in and hit the ball was excellent. It was not easy to time the ball. (On bowling) You try to be some flexible and pitch some overs from part-timers in the middle. We have seen the value of wickets between overs 20-40. (de Grandhomme wicket) Yeah, there's been some discussion between JL, Smudgie and myself - great that it worked out."

Kane Williamson: "It was a fairly challenging surface. If you were willing to hit the wicket hard, there was something in it, and there was some up-and-down bounce as well. Lots of spin as well, and a lot of credit for the way they rebuilt their innings and got to a competitive total. Obviously, we were trying to get the matchups. I probably bowled a bit more than I should have, with the left-handers in the middle. Throughout the innings, we thought we had them under control, but Carey took the game away with a brilliant partnership. Some big lads hit the wicket hard and got something out of it. What we needed was one major 100+ partnership where we could soak up some pressure and turn the momentum our way. It wasn't to be today, and we have to pick ourselves up and move on. (For England) I guess we have to look at the surface and make the right decisions. We have an extra day off, and it would be nice to freshen up a little bit. The wickets haven't been what a lot of people thought - they are perhaps tired."

9.02pm Mohan: "If England goes through NZ will be the fourth team else Pakistan will be fourth. NZ's big wins against weak teams are helping them out." --- By all accounts, tomorrow sounds like it will be England versus Rest of the World. At least in terms of supporters?

9.00pm Rivlud: "It's a batsmen game when a high quality bowler like Mitchell Starc takes a 5 for and get's beaten to the MoM award, what a joke!" --- I would agree on most days. Today's game was pretty much impacted by Carey's batting. It just took New Zealand far away from the position of strength they found themselves in with the ball early on

Alex Carey is the player of the match, tells Simon Doull: "It wasn't the start we wanted. Uzi (Khawaja) was out there and for me it was to assess the conditions. There was lots of time to bat. It did play a little on the slower side, and they were bowling really well. I stuck to my strengths, to drive when it wasn't short. Credit to Usman Khawaja as well, and Starc with the bowler. I really enjoy my batting. Ideally in the last 10 overs, but I don't mind opportunities like this. (On the steepling catch) It was important to hold on to that, the blue skies don't help, and Ross (Taylor) was batting really well. We have to move to Manchester and play really well too."

Starc is the first bowler with three five-wicket hauls in World Cups

8.55pm New Zealand made the first cuts in this contest, especially with the new ball. There was turn on offer for Mitch Santner, and even Kane Williamson did pretty well with the ball. But the doggedness of Usman Khawaja and the enterprise of Alex Carey helped Australia post 243, which we thought would be a challenging total. It proves to be more than enough, as Australia never allowed New Zealand to get away at all. A scratchy innings from Kane Williamson in an otherwise dismal batting effort from the erstwhile league table toppers here at CWC19. They still need some work to do to qualify

43.4MA Starc to MJ Santner, OUT, No run, short, and he holes out to fine leg! Starc has five, and Australia have crushed New Zealand in an imposing performance where they were on the back foot for the first hour and a bit in this contest. Cricket, bloody hell! It was short and quick, and Santner actually got inside the line of the ball and was looking to hook this towards long leg. The pace on the ball took the top edge and made it go finer, and Behrendorff made no mistake.
43.3MA Starc to MJ Santner, No run, full ball, and he drives this towards cover.
43.2MA Starc to MJ Santner, No run, full ball, and he looks to flick this down towards fine leg. Goes off the thigh, but he refuses a possible single.
43.1MA Starc to MJ Santner, No run, length, fast, and he backs away and has a swing, and a miss....
End of over 43. 13 runs this over. 157/9 after 258 balls.
TA Boult 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 10-0-36-1
MJ Santner 12 (25b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 42.  A maiden over! 144/9 after 252 balls.
TA Boult 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 9-1-26-4
MJ Santner 5 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 3 runs this over. 144/8 after 245 balls.
LH Ferguson 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 9-0-27-1
MJ Santner 5 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Smith leaps to catch Latham one-handed (Australia, UK and SEA only)

End of over 40. 4 runs this over. 140/7 after 239 balls.
MJ Santner 4 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 8-0-25-2
IS Sodhi 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 5 runs this over. 136/7 after 234 balls.
IS Sodhi 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 8-0-24-1
MJ Santner 3 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sam : "@ Rahul. I agree completely. The volume of cricket has led to a dilution of quality since teams keep resting their main bowlers for those meaningless ODIs to keep them fresh for tests. That has led to a massive increase in averages for modern ODI batsmen, where more players average over 50 that at any time in history. You don't see the same in tests, where only 4-5 players average 50 plus. Partly due to excellent test pitches recently but a lot to do with the best bowlers being on the park. "

'Smoke On The Water' plays, rather ominously, on the Gray-Nicolls guitar at the ground

End of over 38. 1 runs this over. 131/6 after 228 balls.
MJ Santner 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 7-0-21-2
JDS Neesham 9 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 4 runs this over. 130/6 after 222 balls.
JDS Neesham 8 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 7-0-19-0
MJ Santner 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rahul: "An important factor that absolutely no one ever mentions as a reasons for the difference in scores is quite simply that teams just do not play their best bowlers in bilateral ODIs very often. That is why runs in such series are devalued in the past few years in my opinion. Australia did not have Starc and Cummins, Pakistan did not have Amir and Wahab when they both got smashed by England recently. That's just a couple of examples. In tests, teams always play their best team. "

End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 126/6 after 216 balls.
MJ Santner 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 6-0-20-2
JDS Neesham 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 3 runs this over. 124/5 after 210 balls.
JDS Neesham 4 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 4-0-18-0
TWM Latham 14 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 1 runs this over. 121/5 after 204 balls.
JDS Neesham 2 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 6-0-15-0
TWM Latham 13 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) more

giri: "Is that Shridar Sriram in Australian dressing room ?" --- Indeed, S Sriram has been their spin bowling coach for a while now

End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 120/5 after 198 balls.
JDS Neesham 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) SPD Smith 2-0-6-1
TWM Latham 13 (25b 0x4 0x6 ) more

What a top over from Steve Smith!

End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 118/4 after 192 balls.
TWM Latham 12 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 6-1-14-1
C de Grandhomme 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jarrod Kimber had been to the future when he wrote this on Starc v Williamson yesterday, didn't he?

End of over 31. 4 runs this over. 112/3 after 186 balls.
LRPL Taylor 25 (51b 1x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 3-0-15-0
TWM Latham 11 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 108/3 after 180 balls.
LRPL Taylor 23 (47b 1x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 5-1-8-0
TWM Latham 9 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more

KP: "Latham has gone totally of boil in this World Cup, don't know what for the team management is waiting for to get Tom Blundell in."

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 107/3 after 174 balls.
TWM Latham 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 5-0-14-0
LRPL Taylor 23 (46b 1x4 0x6 ) more

hardik: "About the forecaster, if a team has a 66% chance, they win on 2 out of 3 times. If a team has 80% chance to win, it means they win 4 out of 5 in such situations, if the 5th day is that day it doesn't make the forecaster wrong. No need for this microscopic analysis."

End of over 28. 1 runs this over. 104/3 after 168 balls.
LRPL Taylor 22 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 5-0-18-1
TWM Latham 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rivlud: "Spin will be so crucial going forward with the Humid Weather and Dry Conditions. Tomorrow it will be a battle of the spinners! What are the chances of England going into the Semi-Finals? Could you estimate for me please?" --- Pretty good if they win all their games.

Sunil GK: "ESPNcricinfo's Forecaster says NZ's chances of victory dropped from 74 to 63% off the KW wicket but, last time you showed it as 56%. When was it 74%?" --- It went up, steadily, during the partnership between Taylor and Williamson

Mohit Bhartia: "Sachin's record of 673 runs in a single world cup is under serious threat not by one person but four. And I'd prefer seeing NZ loose today and beat AUS in the semifinals. Perhaps a reversal of the 2015 World Cup. It's high time Australia lose a world cup seminfinal finally. They've played 7, and won all 7!" #Juggernaut

Baskar: "Joe Root used to play a dab down third man of his own. He'd close the face and run the ball down the ground without the risk of getting caught behind. I think Kane has to adopt that technique, given the dab is his go-to shot."

End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 103/3 after 162 balls.
LRPL Taylor 22 (42b 1x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 4-0-11-0
TWM Latham 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

ESPNcricinfo's Forecaster says NZ's chances of victory dropped from 74 to 63% off the KW wicket

End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 98/3 after 156 balls.
TWM Latham 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 4-0-17-1
LRPL Taylor 21 (40b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Gaurav Sundararaman, resident statsguru: When you need a wicket go to Starc - Starc has broken 5 fifty-plus partnerships, the joint-highest for a bowler this WC Along with Gulbadin Naib

Prasanna: "Now Now.. This is what I was talking about.. NZ have found themselves in this hole now.. Big wicket.. Kane has to blame himself.. Starc touch has worked again.. what's the win prediction now ?"

Malghani: "Game , Set and Match !!! "

End of over 25. 7 runs this over. 92/2 after 150 balls.
KS Williamson 36 (48b 2x4 1x6 ) GJ Maxwell 2-0-11-0
LRPL Taylor 20 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) more

The PA at Lord's has made KW's achievement known, prompting warm applause and a pat on the shoulder from Taylor. Right then, back to business. NZ still need 152 off 25 overs to make the semis..... and yep, it's that time... It's finally time for Mitchell Starc v Kane Williamson

End of over 24. 8 runs this over. 85/2 after 144 balls.
KS Williamson 31 (44b 1x4 1x6 ) MP Stoinis 2-0-12-0
LRPL Taylor 18 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) more

TruthHurts: "Where's Lyon you ask? They're saving him. 1 over each from 3 part times, uses up overs in which batsmen tend to "see" the bowler in the 1st over. You'll get 1 good one but maybe not 2. Great captaincy. Aussie will win this quite easily I predict. NZ missed their opportunity." --- I can see that point. But this is the partnership that New Zealand's entire ODI game revolves around. You'd think as an opposition, you'd want to break it before it gets going

Harin: "Finch is probably giving the part timers a roll in case they are needed for the semis. They've already qualified, so why not rotate those shoulders" Yyyeaaah, that sounds fair

End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 77/2 after 138 balls.
LRPL Taylor 18 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) GJ Maxwell 1-0-4-0
KS Williamson 23 (38b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Prasanna: "Can't leave it too late like Dhoni. Once a wicket falls. NZ will be in trouble. They need to attack the part timers. " --- Or you know, just rotate strike better

End of over 22. 5 runs this over. 73/2 after 132 balls.
LRPL Taylor 15 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) MP Stoinis 1-0-4-0
KS Williamson 22 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) more

David: "71 overs now without a six, says something about trickiness of the pitch."

End of over 21. 7 runs this over. 68/2 after 126 balls.
LRPL Taylor 14 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Finch 1-0-7-0
KS Williamson 19 (34b 1x4 0x6 ) more

KP: "With Starc, Cummins, Behrendroff and Lyon bowling so well, they're as good a bowling side as India. Also with all their World Cup winning experience, I see a Aus v India final here."

End of over 20. 3 runs this over. 60/2 after 118 balls.
LRPL Taylor 7 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 8-0-30-2
KS Williamson 18 (33b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Time for me to catch a sixth coffee for the evening. Say hello again to Al

Chris: "Am I missing it? Where on your web-page is the ultra-useful win probability statistic percentage calculation figure thing? If it's not there, it should be!"

End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 57/2 after 114 balls.
KS Williamson 17 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) SPD Smith 1-0-4-0
LRPL Taylor 7 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 53/2 after 108 balls.
LRPL Taylor 5 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 8-0-27-2
KS Williamson 15 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 49/2 after 102 balls.
LRPL Taylor 4 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 3-0-6-0
KS Williamson 12 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 1 runs this over. 47/2 after 96 balls.
LRPL Taylor 3 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 7-0-23-2
KS Williamson 11 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Arthur: "Any scenario, where NZ be eliminated from top four !!" --- Yes, if England win both their remaining games, and Pakistan beat Bangladesh well enough to get ahead on NRR

Win probability for New Zealand, according to our Forecaster, is at 56.54 percent

Drinks, after what has been a testing session for the New Zealand batting lineup. Their best players out there, though

Ben: "I think Praveen meant the batsman coming off and the batsman coming on cross on the ground, not crossing ends" --- Oh, my apologies then. No such rule as such, though the incoming batsman has a limit by which he or she must arrive at the crease

End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 46/2 after 90 balls.
KS Williamson 11 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 2-0-4-0
LRPL Taylor 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Oh yes, pretty decent edge!

End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 44/2 after 84 balls.
LRPL Taylor 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 6-0-22-2
KS Williamson 10 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Aina Maria: "Crawling, scrambling, hobbling over from THAT scorecard in order to finally "enjoy" some cricket at last! Regretting not having counted my white hair before the innings. Trusting good old Kane to soothe my sore frayed nerves!"

End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 42/1 after 78 balls.
KS Williamson 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) NM Lyon 1-0-2-0
MJ Guptill 20 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Praneeth: "Go Kane Mama!!! Love from Hyderabad!! "

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 40/1 after 72 balls.
KS Williamson 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 5-0-21-1
MJ Guptill 19 (41b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Edhi: "It seems that the pitches in 2nd Half of this World Cup are far more tricky to Handle specially in 2nd Innings. " --- To be fair, it's playing perfectly normally right now. The tricks have subsided to a great extent. Will have to see how it responds to spin, though

Tom: "Well almost made it but I still like this spot with Guppy set and Kane. Good start of this chase"

End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 33/1 after 66 balls.
MJ Guptill 18 (39b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 4-1-7-0
KS Williamson 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 31/1 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 4-0-14-1
MJ Guptill 17 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Debayen for the next ten

They almost made it... New Zealand almost made 10 overs without having to turn to Kane Williamson and mumble "help."

Reuel: "I think the GOAT will play a big role in the Aussie defense. The pitch is offering something for the spinners. Maxwell needs to show his worth as an allrounder as well. "

End of over 9.  A maiden over! 29/0 after 54 balls.
MJ Guptill 17 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 3-1-5-0
HM Nicholls 8 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Vivek Mangal: "A NZ win here will mostly lead to Aus vs NZ semifinal, with Ind vs the 4th team as the other."

Vatsal srivasta: "Both hattricks in this worldcup have been taken on 49.3 - 49.4 - 49.5 deliveries with both bowlers taking 4 wickets in the match. "

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 29/0 after 48 balls.
MJ Guptill 17 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 3-0-12-0
HM Nicholls 8 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 28/0 after 42 balls.
HM Nicholls 8 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 2-0-5-0
MJ Guptill 16 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Muntasir: "Inquire# who has the fastest ball of the tournament so far?" --- Mark Wood, also 154 kph

WATCH on Hotstar (India only): Trent Boult's last-over hat-trick

Andrew: "Henry 'live long and prosper' Nicholls"

End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 27/0 after 35 balls.
HM Nicholls 8 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 3-0-11-0
MJ Guptill 15 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Sullo: "I'm an Aussie but only just tuning into this game I have been watching a cracker. Can't believe Afghanistan have choked in what would of been a massive boil over against Pakistan. A few more years and with a couple bowlers hitting the mid 140km/h they will be a real threat."

End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 18/0 after 30 balls.
MJ Guptill 15 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) PJ Cummins 1-0-4-0
HM Nicholls 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Wonder if Finch pulled Behrendorff because the left-armer wasn't getting any swing and he knows he needs early wickets. He knows he needs Williamson and Taylor in here early

shahed: "@amaldev thod typical formation (a1 vs a4, a2 vs a3) is an old system and pretty lame. because of this round robin league 4th team will make it barely and top 2 teams will be way ahead. So i think Icc should change it and follow the ipl's race to the final system"

End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 13/0 after 23 balls.
MJ Guptill 11 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 2-0-2-0
HM Nicholls 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 9/0 after 17 balls.
MJ Guptill 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 2-0-8-0
HM Nicholls 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 1 runs this over. 2/0 after 12 balls.
HM Nicholls 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MA Starc 1-0-1-0
MJ Guptill 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
HM Nicholls 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) JP Behrendorff 1-0-1-0
MJ Guptill 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Vishwa: "I think new Zealand made a reservation for Henry. In all of their game either of Henry was in a team."

Chris: "I hope that the PA and big screen operators at the ground managed to give adequate coverage to the cricket bat guitar man during that hattrick. I was at Old Trafford last weekend and disgracefully, when Chris Gayle was out the camera lingered on him for a couple of seconds before the stage was given over to the guitarist. It was as if we had come to watch cricket rather than enjoy the entertainment. " Heh.

MJ GuptillLBW JP Behrendorff2060432046.51
HM NichollsC AT Carey B JP Behrendorff843202040
KS WilliamsonC AT Carey B MA Starc4069512178.43
LRPL TaylorC AT Carey B PJ Cummins3076542055.56
TWM LathamC SPD Smith B MA Starc1441280050
C de GrandhommeC UT Khawaja B SPD Smith06100-
JDS NeeshamC NM Lyon B NM Lyon924220040.91
MJ SantnerC JP Behrendorff B MA Starc1242290141.38
IS SodhiLBW MA Starc511410125
LH FergusonB MA Starc07300-
TA Boultnot out 21370028.57
Total 157/10
JP Behrendorff9.003123.44
MA Starc9.412652.69
PJ Cummins6.011412.33
NM Lyon10.003613.6
SPD Smith2.00613
AJ Finch1.00707
MP Stoinis2.001206
GJ Maxwell4.001804.5