Australia won the toss and selected to bat first against New Zealand in ICC world cup 2015. Australian team scored only 151 runs. From Australian team only Brad Haddin played well and scored 43 runs. Trent Bolt took five wickets for 27 runs. However this is not bad performance from Australia in the ICC world Cup history, before this in ICC world Cup 1983 Australian team scored only 129 runs which one was the lowest score by Australia in the world cup history.
Australia’s beginning was so good against New Zealand. Australia’s first wicket fall at 30 runs in 2.2 over and second wicket in 80 runs, then after they lost next seven wickets in just 107 runs.
In the response of short target of 151 New Zealand Started well. Opening Batsman Guptill and Brendon McCullum added 40 runs for the first wicket. After the first wicket of Guptill (11 Runs), then Captain McCullum and Kane Williamson undertook the innings. They both added 38 runs for the second wicket. McCullum scored smashing 50 runs in 24 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Fall of Australia’s Wickets
Fall of New Zealand’s Wickets
Australia’s Poor Performance in World Cup
|129||38.2||Lost||India||20 June, 1983|
|151||30.3||Lost||West Indies||11 June, 1983|
|151||32.2||–||New Zealand||28 February, 2015|
|171||49.0||Lost||England||5 March, 1992|
|172||45.2||Lost||Pakistan||11 March 1992|
|176||46.4||Lost||Pakistan||19 March 2011|
|192||53.4||Lost||West Indies||14 June, 1975|
|197||57.1||Lost||Pakistan||13 June, 1979|
|211||48.1||Lost||New Zealand||22 February, 1992|
|213||49.2||Lost||South Africa||17 June, 1999|