ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs
ICC Cricket World Cup, defending champions Australia, who are already into the semis, strengthened their position at the top of the 10-team table when they defeated the Kiwis by 86 runs.
Opting to bat, the Aussies posted 243 for 9, with Usman Khawaja top scoring with 88 and Alex Carey playing a crucial inning of 71.
Mitchell Starc claimed a five-wicket haul as New Zealand were bundled out for just 157 in 43.4 overs.
In the other game played at Leeds, Pakistan moved to the fourth spot with a three-wicket win over Afghanistan.
Australia is at the top of the table with 14 points from eight matches, while unbeaten India, who play hosts England at Birmingham today, are second with 11 points from six games. If India wins today, they will book a semi-final berth, while it will see England on the brink of an exit.