ICC World Cup warm-up matches: New Zealand and Australia won their matches

Steve Smith ignored the jeers of the crowd to mark his first match against England since a ball-tampering ban with a century that set up Australia´s 12-run win in a World Cup warm-up clash at Southampton on Saturday.

Smith´s 116 was the centrepiece of reigning world champions Australia´s 297 for nine.

 Trent Boult starred with the ball as New Zealand thrashed India in a World Cup warm-up match at the Oval on Saturday.

The left-arm seamer exploited overcast conditions and a pitch with plenty of grass cover to finish with four for 33 as India were skittled out for just 179 in 39.2 overs.

Ross Taylor (71) and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (67) both spent useful time in the middle as the Black Caps won with almost 13 overs to spare.

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