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Cricket World Cup Records: Australia vs New Zealand cricket teams


  • The two sides have met 8 times in world cup matches. Australia has won 6 while New Zealand managed to win 2 matches.
  • In 1987 Cricket World Cup, Australia played two matches against New Zealand and won both matches.
  • Before the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, both teams had been playing equally well. But from 2003, Australia has dominated in world cup matches.
  • Opening match of 1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup and an important quarter-final on 1996 Wills Cricket World Cup has been played between the two neighboring countries.
  • Centuries have been scored by players of both sides. Legend Cricketers like Martin Crowe, David Boon, Chris Harris, Mark Waugh and Michael Hayden have scored centuries in the world cup matches between two countries.
  • In 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup super six round, Shane Bond took his career best figures when he took 6 wickets against 23 runs in 10 runs and become the best bowler for New Zealand ahead of legends like Richard Hadlee but unfortunately New Zealand lost that match due to batting collapse.
  • Mark Waugh scored his third century in the 1996 Wills World Cup match against New Zealand making a world record for most centuries in a single world cup.
  • The teams did not play in first three world cups i.e. 1975, 1979, 1983. But they have been regularly facing each other in preceding world cups.

In a group match, Australian cricket team defeated New Zealand cricket team in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. New Zealand cricket team collapsed at the score of 206 runs. In return, Australian cricket team won by 7 wickets with 96 balls remaining.

Although in 2011 word cup Australia beat New Zealand cricket team very easily, New Zealand has a good world cup record. Australian cricket team has won world cup a record 4 times. New Zealand cricket is among the teams who have made is to the semi final almost every time, very consistently. New Zealand is thus always a tough competition in any world cup cricket match.

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