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Champions Trophy: Australia vs New Zealand match abandoned due to rain, teams share points

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 June 2017, 9:21 IST
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Owing to the wet outfield and continuous rainfall, the second encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy, between Australia and New Zealand, was called off at Edgbaston, Birmingham on 2 June.

Both the teams took one point each post the Aussie batting line-up struggled to face the New Zealand pace attack in the first nine overs. Australia were 53 for 3 in nine overs, when the rain interrupted and the umpires called off the game.

However, it was a morale booster for the Black Caps, whereas, the exact opposite for the Australian team. The former were in a commanding position, when the shower denied their victory push.

Earlier, opting to bat first, the Kiwi scored 291 in 45 overs before rain came in and Australia were given a target of 235 runs to chase down in 33 overs.

Skipper Kane Williamson (100 off 97 balls) scored a blistering century to help his side post a formidable target.

His innings was studded with 8 fours and 3 sixes.

On Saturday, South Africa will take on Sri Lanka in the first Group B match of the 50-over season.

- - ANI

First published: 3 June 2017, 9:21 IST
 
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