Australia is the current champion of the ICC Cricket World Cup and also they have started like one. In the inaugural match of the tournament, they beat Afghanistan by seven wickets. By playing a total of eight group stage matches, the current champion managed the highest seven victories. So, with the 14 points, team Aussie is standing on the top position. Earlier today, team Australia played their 8th match in the tournament and their opponent was New Zealand. Australia gave them the test of a defeat. Mainly, Aussie bowler Starc destroyed Black Caps at the Lord’s. He has taken the five wickets and packet New Zealand too early.
Against the powerful opponent, New Zealdn bowlers were quite successful but a little more expensive than the Aussie. Black Caps bowler Boult took four wickets and also packed up Australian innings within a limited run. But they could not think that their batsmen failed against the Aussie bowlers.
By winning the toss at the Lord’s, London team Australia decided to bat first. At the same venue, they beat England in their previous match of the tournament. So, they remembered the field character very well. Warner and Finch started their Aussie innings but in 15 runs, Finch returned. Boult took his first wicket through the LBW. In 38 runs, 2nd wicket Warner followed their captain.
Khawaja and Carey played well for the current champion and based on their score, Australia managed a good total. Khawaja scored 88 runs though he took too many balls. Carey was careful about that and in 72 balls, he scored 71 runs. Finally, Australia scored 143 runs in exchange for nine wickets in 50 overs. Along with Boult, Ferguson and Neesham took two wickets each for the Black Caps.
Team New Zealand came to chase the score and openers added 29 runs jointly. Nicholls scored 8 runs and became the first prey of Behrendorff. Just 13 runs later, he took his 2nd wicket which was Guptill. Such a big wicket. Since then Starc started to attack. In 157 runs, Aussie bowlers finished New Zealand innings. In that case, it can be said that Starc destroyed Black Caps at the Lord’s