That open mouth of David Warner says he knows where the ball is travelling

Head's Relentless Assault:

Travis Head, returning to the team after recovering from a fractured left hand, showcased his intent from the outset. He signaled his intentions with a boundary off Trent Boult's bowling and continued to unleash a barrage of powerful shots. 

In the second over, Head smashed consecutive sixes off Henry, pushing New Zealand onto the back foot. He reached his fifty in a mere 25 deliveries, equalling the fastest fifty of this World Cup. 

Despite being granted two lives on 70 and 75, Head powered through to secure his maiden World Cup century in just 59 balls, marking it as the third quickest in this edition.

Middle-Overs Resistance:

The opening duo's relentless assault left New Zealand struggling to contain the boundaries. Incredibly, they managed to score at a rapid pace without a single boundary-less over until the 14th over, bowled by Glenn Phillips. 

While the first 15 overs saw Australia reach 150, New Zealand's spinners managed to slow down the scoring rate over the next 10 overs.

Part-time bowler Phillips played a crucial role in breaking the formidable partnership. He took the prized wicket of David Warner, who offered a simple return catch. 

Following this, Head was eventually dismissed for 109, ending an impressive comeback innings. Phillips' disciplined middle-overs spell tightened the screws on Australia.

Glenn Phillips struck twice to check Australia's charge, Australia vs New Zealand, World Cup, Dharamsala, October 28, 2023

Late Flourish and Record-Boundaries:

Australia's middle order played a pivotal role in tilting the momentum back in their favor, despite a brief phase of resistance from New Zealand. The lower-order batsmen displayed remarkable cameos, pushing Australia's total to 388. 

The late onslaught saw Australia amass 109 runs in the last 11 overs, with Glenn Maxwell's contributions and Josh Inglis's brisk partnership playing key roles.

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