WC 2015: Australia lead 7-3 lead over New Zealand in World Cups

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Melbourne, March 28: Australia defeated New Zealand, who made their first-ever World Cup final, in the title clash of the 2015 cricket World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Sunday.

The trans-Tasman rivals have met 10 times in World Cup so far with Australia having a 7-3 lead over their opponents.

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Here is the list of the brief results of Australia-New Zealand matches in World Cup since 1987 when they had first met:

  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 3 runs at Indore in 1987 [Aus 199/4 in 30 overs, NZ 196/9 in 30 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 17 runs at Chandigarh in 1987 [Aus 251/8 in 50 overs, NZ 234 in 48.4 overs]
  • New Zealand defeated Australia by 37 runs at Auckland in 1992 [NZ 248/6 in 50 overs, Aus 211 in 48.1 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets at Chennai in 1996 [NZ 286/9 in 50 overs, Aus 289/4 in 47.5 overs]
  • New Zealand defeated Australia by 5 wickets at Cardiff in 1999 [Aus 213/8 in 50 overs, NZ 214/5 in 45.2 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 96 runs at Port Elizabeth in 2003 [Aus 208/9 in 50 overs, NZ 112 in 30.1 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 215 runs at St George's in 2007 [Aus 348/6 in 50 overs, NZ 133 in 25.5 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets at Nagpur in 2011 [NZ 206 in 45.1 overs, Aus 207/3 in 34 overs]
  • New Zealand defeated Australia by 1 wicket at Auckland in 2015 [Aus 151 in 32.2 overs, NZ 152/9 in 23.1 overs]
  • Australia defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets at Melbourne in 2015 [NZ 183 in 45 overs, Aus 186/3 in 33.1 overs]

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