The batting has been a major concern for New Zealand as the side is much dependent on skipper Kane Williamson. The 36th match of the tournament will be played between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds, while the 37th match will be played between Australia and New Zealand at Lord's In London.
New Zealand, who are one-win away from sealing the semi-final berth, will look to outclass already-qualified Australia in World Cup 2019 league stage match at the Lord's on Saturday.
Australia are now going to compete against New Zealand and the latter have a good chance to atop the points table. In 2015, as a 15-year-old, he was part of the group of net bowlers which helped England prepare for the second Ashes Test against Australia.
Boult's hat-trick was his second in ODI cricket.
At 92-5, Australia were in serious trouble, but a 107-run partnership between Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey salvaged their chances.
At the time of writing this report, Australia were 65 for 3 in the 15th over.
New Zealand will be looking to bounce back and seal their semifinal spot with a win against high-flying defending champions Australia at Lord's on Saturday.
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TOSS - The team winning the toss would like to bat first.
Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (C), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc (VC), Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. Aaron Finch (8) was caught lbw by Trent Boult early on.
Boult became the first New Zealander to take three consecutive wickets in the history of the competition as the fast bowler skittled out Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff.
Starc feels New Zealand have been doing well with both bat and ball in the tournament.
Tom Latham has been in a poor form in World Cup 2019, averaging just 6.75 in 5 innings. The express pace of Lockie Ferguson also contributed to Smith's downfall, the former captain falling for just five when he miscued a hook shot and Guptill, at leg gully, held a sensational diving catch as he atoned for his earlier misses in style.
Warner and Smith were booed on and off the field following their recent returns after each served 12-month bans for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal during a Test in South Africa.