New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket


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New Zealand survived a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling World Cup Pool A game.

 

Chasing a meagre 152 to win, the Kiwis slipped from 131-4 to 146-9 as Mitchell Starc claimed 6-28 in Auckland.

 

However, Kane Williamson hit Pat Cummins for six to seal victory with 26.5 overs to spare in a wonderfully tense climax.

 

Earlier, Australia lost eight wickets for 26 runs as they were bowled out for 151, with Trent Boult claiming 5-27.

 

New Zealand have won all four of their Pool A matches.

 

This was only the sixth one-wicket win in World Cup history. (BBC Sports)

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