Australia won the thrilling encounter against Kiwis

A match that everyone wants to witness, Australia won the heart wrenching match in the last ball against New Zealand. They won the match by 5 runs

Aussies after batting first posted 388/10 in 49.2 overs whereas Kiwis just missed it by some inches and scored 383/9 in 50 overs. 

After winning the toss, New Zealand skipper Tom Latham opted to field first. 

Travis Head (109 runs) played his first match and scored a brilliant century. He chooses to attack from the start of innings. He played 67 balls in which 10 fours and 7 sixes were included. He along with David Warner (81 runs) provided 175 runs for the 1st wicket. Warner missed his third consecutive century. He played 65 balls and hit 5 fours and 6 sixes. 

In the end, Aussies again went on their beast mode and put some healthy runs on the board. Glenn Maxwell (41 runs), Josh Inglis (38 runs) and Pat Cummins (37 runs) provided some sky shots due to which they were able to post their highest World Cup score and made 388 runs in 49.2 overs by losing all the wickets. 

At one point, Aussies were looking easy 400+ runs but thanks Glenn Phillips who bowled an exceptional spell of 10 overs where he got 3 wickets by giving away only 37 runs. Trent Boult also got 3 wickets. Mitchell Santner after getting bashed heavily made a strong comeback and got 2 wickets while Matt Henry and Jimmy Neesham got 1 wicket each.   

During the chase, Kiwis batted brilliantly. Rachin Ravindra (116 runs) scored his 2nd century of the World Cup and played 89 balls in which he hit 9 fours and 5 sixes. Daryl Mitchell (54 runs) also supported him very well. 

In the end, Jimmy Neesham (58 runs) showed his powerful hitting. He took the match till the end but missed by just inches. He played 39 balls and hit 3 fours and 3 sixes. Therefore at last they scored 383 runs in 50 overs by losing 9 wickets. 

Adam Zampa grabbed 3 wickets while Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins got 2 wickets each. Glenn Maxwell  got 1 wicket.

Travis Head, Australia, Player of the Match

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