Australia vs New Zealand LIVE Score, World Cup 2023

Hey mates! You’re not gonna believe this! Grab your popcorn or your jar of Vegemite, because cricket just got riveting! Yes, indeed. The World Cup 2023 smackdown between Australia and New Zealand is in full swing. Man, it’s nothing short of a cinematic epic! Let’s buckle in and take a deeper dive into this non-stop adrenaline rush. Australia vs New Zealand LIVE Score

1: Squads

Looks like the captains were playing chess, not checkers, when selecting their squads. Both sides are chock-a-block with top-tier talent.

The Aussie squad, led by the indomitable Aaron Finch, is a tantalising mix of crackling old hands and eager whippersnappers. Look out for that firebrand Maxwell – man’s got his eye in and is he looking dangerous!

On the Kiwi front, skipper Kane Williamson has marshalled a formidable troop. With the explosive Martin Guptill and the evergreen Ross Taylor, the Kiwis ain’t here to play, they’re here to conquer.

Australia Squad: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis(w), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Travis Head

New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham

  • National anthems time
  • Pat Cummins and Tom Latham lead their respective sides out for the national anthems.
  • TOSS: New Zealand wins toss, opts to bowlPat Cummins: Looks like a good wicket, might be something in early. Travis Head comes in for Cam Green. They are a team we know really well, but they know us really well too. Excited to get going.Tom Latham: We are going to bowl. Early start, reasonable surface, there may be something early with the new ball because of a day game. Jimmy Neesham is in for Mark Chapman who has a calf niggle. Adapting quickly will be key.Pat Cummins and Tom Latham walk out for the toss.

2: Australia first to play 100th World Cup match

Australia vs New Zealand LIVE Score

G’day history! This match marks Australia’s century – not on the scoreboard, but in the record books. This is the Aussies’ 100th World Cup match, a feat as rare as a Tasmanian Tiger sighting. It’s like they’ve climbed their own cricketing Uluru. Tip of the hat to the baggy greens – a milestone many can only dream of.

AUS 388 all out in 49.2 overs

AUS 388/9 in 49 overs

Australia vs New Zealand LIVE Score

Boult to Inglis, OUT! Inglis is caught at long on. A flat hit on an overpitched delivery and Phillips dives forward to get to it.

AUS 360/6 in 47 overs:

  • Boult to Cummins, one run to start the over. A wide down leg side and Boult will have to bowl that again. Another wide, this time outside off. FOUR! Ingilis dishes out a reverse scoop. 350 for Australia. SIX! Pat Cummins launches a full swing on a knuckleball, and clears the fence. 16 off the over.
  • Henry to continue. FOUR! Ingilis drives down the ground. FOUR more! Inglis’ pull is straight to fine leg but Ish Sodhi makes a sloppy misifeld and that adds another boundary for Australia. Third four of the over. Cheeky from Cummins! Opens the face of the bat to send the ball wide of Latham. Henry bowls way outside off, given wide by the umpire. Single off the final ball makes it 15 in the over.
  • AUS 329/6 in 45 overs:
  • Jimmy Neesham gets Maxwell in his first over. Looks to clear the long off-fence but slices it straight to the fielder. Glenn Maxwell c Boult b Neesham 41 (24)Pat Cummins gets off the mark with a cut through point. FOUR RUNS!

3: AUS vs NZ – where to watch

Crikey, you almost missed it! Don’t worry, though, there’s plenty of ways to catch this epic showdown. You can tune into Fox Sports if you’re in Australia. For those across the ditch in NZ, Sky Sport is your ticket to the action. If neither of these options sound like your cup of tea, just check out online streaming platforms like Hotstar or Willow TV. Remember, this match is hotter than a shrimp on a barbie, you don’t want to miss it!

Australia vs New Zealand LIVE Score

4: Pitch Report

Anjum Chopra and Pommie Mbangwa: It’s nice and cool. Straight boundaries – 79 metres, square – 70 metres and 64 metres respectively. England played here against Bangladesh. If you are a bowler, you are saying can we get more grass, you are not getting that today. There’ll be something in the pitch early on, for a little period only. It looks good, it’s hard, it’s flat, a few cracks here and there. You won’t get more spin than normal. In essence, good carry-through to the keeper, batters are gonna cash in after that initial period. Definitely bowl first.

Now for the pitch report. It’s like a beautiful Lady Gaga song – full of unexpected highs and lows. The surface seems hard and bouncy, a fast bowler’s paradise. But the spinners might just find some joy later on when the pitch wears a little. Like the Goldilocks of pitches, “it’s just right”.

5: National anthems time

That goosebump moment when you stand tall, chest out, for your national anthem. Get ready to belt out ‘Advance Australia Fair’ or ‘God Defend New Zealand’, depending on where your loyalties lie. It’s a moment that unifies us all, where we all raise our voices and sing from the heart. As mesmerising as a breathtaking sunset over the Outback or the Fiordland National Park.

6: PowerPlay record for Australia!

Good on ya, Australia! Breaking records like it’s nobody’s business. Their PowerPlay score today? Simply out of this world! A record-shattering performance, they had the Kiwis chasing leather across the field. The Aussies really put their foot down, driving it home like a souped-up Holden Ute.

Fun Fact Bugs Bunny ain’t got nothing on Australia’s cricket power. The way they’ve been smashing through these overs, you’d think they had carrots for lunch!

In conclusion, folks, it’s an enthralling day of cricket we’re witnessing here. With Maxwell on fire and Australia’s record-breaking Power Play, it seems like the baggy greens are saying ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi’ at full steam ahead! Stay tuned, because as the Aussies and the Kiwis lock horns, cricket is the ultimate winner!