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AUCKLAND (Web Desk) – New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket on Saturday in a tension-packed finish to their World Cup Pool A game at Eden Park on Saturday.


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Earlier, New Zealand pace man Trent Boult took five wickets for just one run in the space of 18 balls as Australia collapsed to their second-lowest World Cup total of 151 all out.

 

Boult’s career-best five for 27 triggered Australia’s slump in the key Pool A game as they declined to 106 for nine, having been well-set at 80 for one, after they won the toss and batted on a flat Eden Park pitch.

 

It was only thanks to a last-wicket stand of 45 between Brad Haddin (43) and Pat Cummins (seven not out) that Australia got past thei lowest World Cup total of 129 against India at Chelmsford in 1983.

 

Haddin was the last man out, caught of Corey Anderson after hitting four boundaries and two sixes off 41 balls.

 

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

 

This was only the sixth one-wicket win in World Cup history.