Trent Boult picks up the second ODI hat-trick in eight months, but it's not enough to prevent New Zealand from losing to Australia
- The side of Kane Williamson had done well to limit Australia to 243 for nine
- Mitchell Starc collected five for 26 to bowl New Zealand for 157 on Saturday
- Starc has 24 wickets in this World Cup, seven of which are free from the chase package
Mitchell Starc again sparkled with the ball as Australia's almost immaculate march to the World Cup semi-final continued with a convincing 86-point win over New Zealand.
Kane Williamson's party did well to limit itself to Australia to 243 for nine, while Trent Boult ended the inning with a hat trick. But four days after his four wickets helped blow England away on the same strip of Lord, Starc collected five for 26 to skew New Zealand for 157.
The crucial moment of the chase came when he left the in-form Williamson for 40, to keep New Zealand at 97 for three and to find out the required rate. Starc later fired Tom Latham, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner and moved to 24 wickets in this World Championship, an impressive seven free from the chase package.
Trent Boult completes Australia's innings with a hat trick that limits the Aussies to 243 for nine
The early strikes were made by Jason Behrendorff, the left-wing poorer who ran through England on Tuesday with five for 44. He removed Henry Nicholls – he played his first World Cup match – for eight, behind the leg, when Martin Guptill added, lbw for 20 who played the wrong line.
While New Zealand fell apart, even Steve Smith managed to hold a wicket – his first in ODI & # 39; s since November 2014. On the ground followed by part of the crowd after Aaron Finch had thrown him the ball, Smith Colin convinced the Grandhomme somehow for a long time looking for a golden duck.
New Zealand has now been lost twice in a row and hopes the results will not contradict them. If England defeats India today, New Zealand will be on Wednesday and Bangladesh will abandon both India and Pakistan, Williamson & # 39; s side could be on the sidelines.
Earlier, Australian wicket keeper Alex Carey fueled a 92 for five revival after both Smith and David Warner fell cheaply through Ferguson. Carey hit 71 of 72 balls during a 107 score with Usman Khawaja, who survived a chance for nothing on Guptill in the slips to make a patient 88.
Khawaja then became the first victim of Boult & # 39; s last hat trick, thrown by a yorker. Boult followed that by playing Starc, then luring Behrendorff into the trap and made it into almost four wickets in four balls, within a few inches of bowling last man Nathan Lyon. It was his second ODI hat trick in eight months, after he reached the UAE match in November in November.
Australia has now won seven of their eight group matches and has only lost to India.
Mitchell Starc again sparkled with the ball when Australia convincingly defeated New Zealand
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