New Zealand’s Boult takes World Cup hat-trick against Australia but his tat-trick could not save his side loss to Australia.
The left-arm quick struck in the last over of Australia´s innings, dismissing Usman Khawaja for a top-score of 88 before he bowled tailender Mitchell Starc and then had Jason Behrendorff lbw, despite the batsman´s review.
It was the first hat-trick by a New Zealander at a World Cup and the second of the tournament after India paceman Mohammed Shami achieved the feat against Afghanistan. Nathan Lyon then survived the last ball of the innings, with Australia finishing on 243-9.
The Kiwis and Kangaroos clash also fall in the high demand category where tickets had been like gold dust for this Cricket World Cup match at Lord’s.