An in-form Australia would look to stitch a few more wins together before featuring in the semi-finals as they face New Zealand in the ongoing edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Australia have registered the highest points in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points tally while New Zealand are at the third spot.
Five-time World Cup winners Australia is the only team to have booked a semi-final place in this tournament. The Kiwis, meanwhile, are one point away from a confirmed place in the semis.
When both the teams meet on Saturday, it would make for an exciting contest.
Let us have a look at a few important statistics from Australia-New Zealand clashes in the One Day International (ODI) format.
Head-to-head ODI matches
Total Matches – 136
Australia – 90 wins
New Zealand – 36 wins
Head-to-head in World Cups
Total Matches – 10
Australia – 7 wins
New Zealand – 3 wins
- 1971 runs is the highest amount of runs accumulated by any batsman in Australia-New Zealand ODI clashes. This record is credited to former Australia World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting
- 378/5 is the highest team total posted by Australia in 2016
- 70/10 is the lowest team total also posted by Australia way back in 1986
- 181* is the highest individual score in Australia-New Zealand ODI history. This was scored by Matthew Hayden in 2007
- 59 wickets is the highest number of wickets taken by any bowler in Australia-New Zealand ODI clashes. This record belongs to Australia’s Glenn McGrath
- Three five-wicket hauls taken by Shane Bond is the highest number of fifers taken by any bowler in Australia-New Zealand ODI clashes
- 6/23 is the best bowling figures in Australia- New Zealand ODI clashes. New Zealand bowler Shane Bond produced this spell of bowling in 2003