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NZ157(43.4ov)AUS243/9(50.0ov)

Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Alex Carey

43.4Starc to Santner

W
OUT! CAUGHT! A huge smile on Starc's face and why not? He has picked a fifer. Second in this World Cup and his 7th in ODIs. He bangs it short and down the leg side. Santner helps it on its way but does not keep it down and the ball ends up landing into the hands of Behrendorff at fine leg. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 86 RUNS!

43.3Starc to Santner

0
Santner backs away and Starc follows him with a low full toss. Santner mistimes it to mid off.

43.2Starc to Santner

0
A yorker on the pads, Santner looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards fine leg but no runs taken.

43.1Starc to Santner

0
Good length and around off, Santner backs away and looks to go over the off side but misses.

42.6Lyon to Boult

0
Once again uses his feet and looks to go big. It goes off the inner half through mid-wicket. Santner does not want a run. 13 from the over. Don't think that makes a difference to Australia at the moment.

42.5Lyon to Boult

2
Boult comes down the track and looks to swing, it goes off the inner half towards fine leg for two.

42.4Lyon to Santner

1
The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.

42.3Lyon to Santner

4B
FOUR BYES! Flatter and down the leg side, Santner looks to pull but misses it goes past the keeper and into the fine leg fence.

42.2Lyon to Santner

6
SIX! Santner will probably look to have some fun now! He shuffles in and brings in the slog sweep, hits it right off the middle and it goes into the stands at the mid-wicket region.

42.1Lyon to Santner

0
That does not bounce! Santner takes a few steps ahead but then sees the length is short and outside off. He goes back and tries to slap but is beaten by the low bounce.

41.6Starc to Boult

0
This is shorter and on the body, Boult looks to heave it but it goes off the inside edge to the keeper.

41.5Starc to Boult

0
TB makes room again and Starc follows him with a yorker, this is jammed out.

41.4Starc to Boult

0
Boult moves around his crease in the attempt to disturb the length and line of the bowler. Starc sticks to bowling it on the stumps. Boult hits it back to the bowler.

41.3Starc to Boult

0
Goes short and outside off, Boult clears his front leg and looks to flat-bat it but misses.

41.2Starc to Boult

0
Boult keeps it out! Not hat-trick! On the stumps, Boult blocks it.

41.1Starc to Ferguson

W
OUT! TIMBER! Starc gets his fourth! This is trademark Mitchell Starc. He comes running in from around the wicket, bowls it slightly fuller on middle and off. It pitches and straightens. Also skids through. Ferguson is not only late in bringing his bat down but also plays down the wrong line. The furniture behind is disturbed. Can he take a fifer in this over? Also, he is on a hat-trick. We have already seen one today, will we see another?

40.7Lyon to Santner

0
On off again, Santner guides it to point.

40.6Lyon to Ferguson

1WD
WIDE! Down the leg side, Ferguson lets it be. The keeper fails to collect it cleanly and a run is taken.

40.5Lyon to Ferguson

0
On off again and LF guides it to point.

40.4Lyon to Ferguson

0
Ferguson dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He keeps it out.

40.3Lyon to Santner

1
DROPPED! Difficult to call that a drop catch though. It would have been another blinder today. Santner comes down the track and hits it uppishly towards mid on. Warner there leaps, sticks his left hand up and tries to take it but the ball does not stay in. The ball rolls behind him for a run.

40.2Lyon to Santner

0
On off again and Santner pushes it to covers.

40.1Lyon to Santner

0
Flatter and outside off, Santner looks to push it through the off side but misses.

39.8Starc to Sodhi

W
OUT! Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the top middle which means it is umpire's call and Sodhi has to continue walking. He does not take the review with him though. This is slightly fuller and it is fast, angling into middle from around the wicket. Sodhi looks to defend but misses to get hit on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Sodhi walks upto his partner and reviews just in the nick of time. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is the right one. The extra ball works for Australia. Starc gets his third. The defending champions two wickets away now.

39.7Starc to Sodhi

WD
An appeal but the umpire turns it down! He signals is as a wide in the end. This is down the leg side, Sodhi looks to flick but it goes off something to the keeper. Carey takes it and appeals but the umpire signals it as a wide. Replays show it was an harsh call as it had kissed the thigh pad.

39.6Starc to Santner

1WD
Short but down the leg side, Santner misses the pull shot. Carey dives to his right and gets a hand to it. He saves three runs as he deflects it towards fine leg. A single taken. Wided.

39.5Starc to Sodhi

1
A yorker on middle, Sodhi gets his bat down in time and works it through mid-wicket for one.

39.4Starc to Santner

1
This is on the pads, Santner works it through square leg and a run is taken.

39.3Starc to Santner

0
A yorker on off, Santner jams it out to covers.

39.2Starc to Santner

0
On the shorter side outside off, Santner looks to defend but then bails out.

39.1Starc to Santner

0
On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.

38.6Lyon to Sodhi

4
FOUR! Nice way to get off the mark! A half-tracker and it is down the leg side. Sodhi pulls it over short fine leg and bags a boundary.

38.5Lyon to Sodhi

0
Fired on the stumps, Sodhi works it to mid-wicket.

38.4Lyon to Santner

1
On off, Santner goes back and pushes it to long off for one.

38.3Lyon to Santner

0
On the stumps again, the batsman defends it again.

38.2Lyon to Santner

0
On the stumps, this is kept out.

38.1Lyon to Neesham

W
OUT! Caught and bowled! Another one bites the dust! Australia are into the bowling all-rounders now. This was always going to be a risky shot. Lyon tosses it up outside off, it is turning away. Neesham looks to hit it against the turn as he tries to slog sweep. The ball takes the top edge and goes up in the air towards the bowler. Lyon calls for it and takes it.

37.6Starc to Santner

0
Right on the badge! This is short and it gets big on the batsman. Santner looks to defend but the ball hits the glove and then the helmet. The Australian players gather around MS to as if he is fine.

37.5Starc to Santner

0
This is on middle, Santner works it towards mid-wicket. He sets off for a run but is sent back. Smith picks the ball up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Would not have made a difference had he hit, Santner was in.

37.4Starc to Santner

0
Full and outside off, Santner mistimes it to mid off.

37.3Starc to Neesham

1
Neesham works this with the angle through mid-wicket for one.

37.2Starc to Neesham

0
On the stumps this time, Neesham guides it to point.

37.1Starc to Neesham

0
OHHH! This is just outside off, it is bowled on a length. Neesham looks to defend but ends up playing inside the line. Gets beaten.

36.6Lyon to Neesham

1
On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

36.5Lyon to Neesham

2
Floats it up outside off, Neesham goes against the turn, hits it over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Two taken.