AUS vs NZ: As we are nearing the World Cup 2023 semis, the contests have become more intense and competitive. The last two fixtures in the World Cup 2023 are a treat for the eye of a cricket fan. A couple of nights ago, South Africa sealed the game against Pakistan in the final over thriller, and now Australia got past New Zealand in the epic contest which unfolded at the HPCA Stadium in Dharmshala. Australia, with the win, equalled New Zealand in the total number of victories in the ongoing World Cup 2023 and ensured that they remain firm in the World Cup 2023 semifinal race. This article, later on, will lead you through AUS vs NZ: Updated World Cup 2023 Points Table, Australia, New Zealand Ranking.
Australia, batting first in the contest, plundered a massive total in Dharmshala, riding on the back of a fiery century knock from Travis Head and David Warner’s 81-run knock. The two Australian openers looked poised and provided a brilliant start to the team as they added 175 runs for the first wicket.
Following the big opening stand, Australia saw a collapse from its middle-order and things got a bit tight for them in the middle-order. However, Glenn Maxwell (41), Josh Inglis (38) and skipper Pat Cummins’ (37) quickfire knocks helped the team put a 388-run total in 50 overs.
Trent Boult (3), Glenn Phillips (3) and Mitchell Santner (2) were the pick of the bowlers as they picked eight wickets collectively.
Chasing such a big total required special effort from the entire team and New Zealand certainly got it, however, unfortunately, the day wasn’t theirs. Top-order batter Rachin Ravindra played an innings to remember as he scored 116 runs in 89 deliveries. Later in the innings, Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham scored a half-century, but all efforts went in vain as Australia registered a last-ball win by 5 runs.
AUS vs NZ: New Zealand, Australia to enter Semi-Finals ICC World Cup 2023
Australia have survived the early blip to their ICC World Cup 2023 campaign. The Aussies were down with two consecutive losses, however, as they say never rule the Aussies out of the World Cup. Rightly justifying that statement, Australia have won four games on the trot to put their campaign on track.
New Zealand on the other hand, have had a decent show so far in the World Cup. After playing six games, New Zealand have managed to win four, owing to which they are placed third in the ICC World Cup 2023 Points Table.
AUS vs NZ: Updated World Cup 2023 Points Table
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