Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand achieves nail-biting victory

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand achieves nail-biting victory

Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand achieves nail-biting victory

Written by Staff Writer

28 Feb, 2015 | 1:25 pm

The 20th match of the ICC Cricket World cup got underway at Eden park in Aukland on Saturday morning as the best of neighbours, Australia and New Zealand went head to head following toss winner Australia’s decision to bat first.

Batting first the Australian opener Aaron Finch was bowled out by Tim Southee for 14. Later on Australia lost eight wickets for 26 runs as they were bowled out for 151, with Trent Boult claiming 5-27.

Thanks to the efforts of Brad Haddin who went onto score 43 off 41 deliveries which led Australia to reach 151.

Chasing an easy target of 152 to win, the Kiwis slipped from 131-4 to 146-9 as Mitchell Starc took 6-28.

However, Kane Williamson (45 not out) hit Pat Cummins for six to seal victory with 26.5 overs to spare in a wonderfully heated encounter at Eden Park in Auckland.

Finally Kiwis survived a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling World Cup Pool A game.

Trent Boult was adjudged the man of the match.

New Zealand winning all four games stands at the top of pool A with 8 points.

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