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ICC World Cup 2023 Australia vs New Zealand, 27th Match Highlights: AUS won by 5 runs

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bpwl. Australia set a formidable target of 389 runs while batting first. New Zealand fell short by a mere 5 runs in their pursuit of the target, resulting in their loss in the match.

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ODI World Cup 2023 Australia vs New Zealand 27th Match Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

In the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the clash between two cricketing powerhouses, Australia (AUS) and New Zealand (NZ). This thrilling encounter is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 28 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Both teams have been performing exceptionally well in the tournament and will be looking to continue their dominance. In this article, we will delve into the match details, pitch conditions, head-to-head record, probable playing XIs, and the best performers to watch out for in this exciting encounter.

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  Australia vs New Zealand 27th Match 
  publive-image  AUS won by 5 runs 
publive-imageAUS   388 (49.2)
publive-imageNZ   383/9 (50)
  Venue   Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  Date & Time   Sat, Oct 28, 10:30 PM IST
  Toss   NZ opt to bowl
  Player of the Match   Travis Head

 

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AUS vs NZ Match Highlights

Australia Inning:

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New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Australian openers had an explosive start to their innings. During the powerplay, David Warner and Travis Head formed a scorching partnership of 118 runs, which happens to be the highest during the Cricket World Cup 2023 by an opening pair in the powerplay. They are continuing to accumulate runs at a rapid pace. David Warner displayed his exceptional batting skills by scoring a quickfire 65 runs off just 37 balls, including 5 boundaries and 6 maximums. On the other hand, Travis Head also reached his half-century in just 25 deliveries, hitting 6 fours and 4 sixes. Both players seem determined to score big today, and their performance has been nothing short of outstanding.

Warner showcased his exceptional batting skills by delivering an impressive performance, scoring 81 runs off 65 balls. Unfortunately, his innings came to an end when he was caught out. Throughout his innings, Warner hit a total of 5 boundaries and 6 sixes. On the other hand, Travis Head managed to achieve an outstanding score of 109 runs off 67 balls, including 10 fours and 7 sixes. He too was caught out. Additionally, Marsh also made a valuable contribution to the team's score, accumulating runs off 51 balls. Australia posted an impressive 388 runs in just 49.2 overs, surpassing all expectations despite losing all their wickets.


New Zealand Inning:

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In pursuit of the target of 389 runs, New Zealand commenced their innings with an aggressive mindset. During the powerplay, they managed to accumulate 73 runs, albeit losing two wickets in the latter part of the first ten overs. Devon Conway, who played a quickfire innings of 28 runs off just 17 balls, was dismissed and made his way back to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Will Young contributed 32 runs from 37 deliveries.

As the game progressed to its twentieth over, Mitchell departed after reaching a well-deserved half-century. He scored 54 runs off 51 balls. However, it was Rachin Ravindra who stole the show with a magnificent century. He scored a dazzling 102 runs from just 79 balls, which included seven boundaries and five sixes.

After delivering a remarkable performance of 116 runs off 89 deliveries, including 9 boundaries and 5 sixes, Rachin Ravindra bid farewell. James also showcased his brilliance by achieving a fantastic half-century, scoring 58 runs from just 39 balls which included 3 fours and 3 maximums. Despite their commendable efforts, New Zealand fell short by a mere margin of 5 runs against Australia.

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Top Performers of the Match
 

  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  David Warner   AUS   81   65   5   6 124.62
  Travis Head   AUS 109   67   10   7 162.69
  Rachin    NZ 116   89   9   5 130.34
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  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Glenn Phillips   NZ   10   0   37   3   0   0   3.70
  Adam Zampa  AUS   10   0   74   2   0   0   7.40

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Match Details

The highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023, Match 27 between New Zealand and Australia is scheduled to be held at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Cricket fans can mark their calendars for October 28, when the match will kick off at 10:30 AM IST.


HPCA Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions

The outcome of the match could be heavily influenced by the toss and the prevailing conditions. The venue for this clash is the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Throughout history, this stadium has been known to favor the fast bowlers, with both pace and spin recording averages below 30. The pitch at this ground has consistently provided assistance to the bowlers, making it one of the most favorable bowling-friendly grounds in this World Cup.

 

Stadium Cap Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 23,000 Fast Bowling- Friendly (Fast) 214 Batting First

AUS vs NZ Head-to-Head Record

The rivalry between Australia and New Zealand is long-standing, with a total of 141 matches played between the two teams. Australia has dominated the head-to-head record, winning 95 matches, while New Zealand has emerged victorious in 39 encounters. The first match between these two teams took place on March 30, 1974, and their most recent clash was on September 11, 2022.


Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Daryl Mitchell (New Zealand)

Daryl Mitchell has been in outstanding form in recent months and has been a key player in the absence of Kane Williamson. His brilliant knock of 130 against India at Dharamshala showcased his ability to anchor the innings and score big runs. Mitchell's consistency and composure make him the one to watch out for in this match.


Probable Best Bowler: Adam Zampa (Australia)

Adam Zampa initially struggled in the ongoing ODI World Cup, but he made a strong comeback in the last three matches. He took three four-wicket hauls, displaying excellent control and variations. Zampa will be eager to continue his good run and make an impact against the New Zealand batting lineup.


AUS vs NZ Playing XIs

Australia Playing XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Bench: Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green

Support Staff: Andrew McDonald, Andre Borovec, Daniel Vettori, Michael Di Venuto, Andy Flower


New Zealand Playing XI: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Bench: Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman

Support Staff: Gary Stead, Luke Ronchi, Shane Jurgensen


Match Prediction

In a highly competitive match like this, making a prediction is no easy task. However, based on current form and team composition, Australia is favored to win this encounter. Their dominance in the head-to-head record and recent performances make them the favorites. Nevertheless, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and New Zealand has the potential to spring a surprise.

 

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Conclusion

The clash between Australia and New Zealand in the ODI World Cup 2023 is set to be an enthralling encounter. Both teams have a rich cricketing history and possess talented players who can turn the game in their favor. The picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will be the venue for this exciting match. As fans eagerly await the start of the game, all eyes will be on the probable best performers, Daryl Mitchell and Adam Zampa, who have been in exceptional form. While Australia is the favorite, cricket's unpredictable nature ensures that this match can go either way. Cricket enthusiasts can expect a thrilling battle between bat and ball as these two cricketing giants lock horns in the ODI World Cup 2023.

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