ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs

MICHEL-STARC

Trent Boult s hat-trick proved in vain for New Zealand as Australia beat their Oceania rivals by 86 runs in Saturday s (June 29) group match of the Cricket World Cup at Lord s to remain top of the points table.

Boult finished with 4-51 but Usman Khawaja (88) and Alex Carey (71) forged a century-plus stand to help Australia post a competitive 243-9.

Chasing 244 for victory, New Zealand were all out for 157 in the 44th over, with skipper Kane Williamson top scoring for them with 40.

Mitchell Starc (5-26) was the pick of the Australian bowlers in a one-sided rematch of the 2015 World Cup final.

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