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AUS vs NZ: Dharamsala thriller sets record for highest match aggregate in World Cup history

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AUS vs NZ: Dharamsala thriller sets record for highest match aggregate in World Cup history


Australia and New Zealand’s thriller in Dharamsala set a new record in World Cup history after the Aussies were able to edge past their neighbors on Saturday.

On October 28, 2023, the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, India, played host to a thrilling encounter between Australia and New Zealand in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The match, which was the 27th of the tournament, set a new record for the highest-scoring World Cup game of all time, with a staggering total of 771 runs scored.

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After winning the toss, New Zealand skipper Tom Latham chose to bowl first, setting the stage for an explosive Australian innings. The Aussies, led by Travis Head and David Warner, put on a spectacular show. Head, who had returned to the team, scored a rapid 109 runs, while his opening partner Warner contributed 81 runs. Their partnership, along with contributions from the rest of the team, helped Australia amass a massive total of 388 runs.

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In response, New Zealand put up a gallant fight. Young Rachin Ravindra played an outstanding knock, scoring a brilliant 116 off 89 balls. Jimmy Neesham also provided some late entertainment and scored a well-made fifty. Despite their best efforts, however, the Kiwis fell short by just five runs, ending their innings at 383/9. This nail-biting finish saw Australia clinch victory by a narrow margin.

This match broke the record for the highest aggregate score in a World Cup game, surpassing the previous record of 754 runs set by South Africa and Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament. The cumulative score of 771 runs posted by Australia and New Zealand is now the highest aggregate score in a World Cup game, marking a historic moment in the tournament’s rich history.

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Oct 28, 2023

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