Sunday, 17 November, 2019

ICC Champions Trophy 2017

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 100 runs in the first innings New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 100 runs in the first innings
Vera Richards | 06 June, 2017, 05:53

The high-profile ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group A clash between Australia and New Zealand came to a disappointing end at Edgbaston on Friday with the game called off due to rain.

The Blackcaps will consider themselves a little unlucky as they seemed to have the upper hand with Australia - chasing a revised target of 235 in 33 overs - reduced to 53/3 in nine overs.

Taylor finally fell in the 34th over for a 58-ball 46, just one run shy of posting the fourth consecutive ODI-century stand with Williamson.

Ronchi's innings at a Brendon McCullum-esque tempo enabled Williamson (100 off 97 balls) and Ross Taylor (46 off 58) to sculpt a 99-run third-wicket platform which presented the middle and lower order with a chance to unleash.

New Zealand's innings was interrupted early on by a rain delay of almost two hours, before the showers arrived as soon as paceman Josh Hazlewood skittled out the bottom order with three wickets in four balls in what proved to be the final over.

Williamson's departure heralded a mini collapse by the Kiwis as they lost the remaining six wickets over the next six overs.

Australia's bowling was described by Captain Steve Smith as "Their worst bowling performance" despite Josh Hazlewood claiming ODI Career best figures of 6/52 off 9 overs.

Australia (squad): Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wicket-keeper) and Adam Zampa.

Kane Williamson's assured knock of exactly 100, after Luke Ronchi's 65 off 43 balls against the country he once represented, helped New Zealand post a competitive total of 291 all out in 45 overs.

Hazlewood yet again went for few runs as he was thumped by Guptill of the second ball for a boundary and later on by Ronchi of the last ball as New Zealand managed to score 29 runs of the first four overs.

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New Zealand will look to revive their Champions Trophy campaign by beating England in Cardiff on Tuesday after a frustrating start to the one-day worldwide tournament.

"But we've obviously got to be better in these shorter tournaments from ball one".

New Zealand and Australia share a point apiece.

His innings was studded with 8 fours and 3 sixes. "We bowled both sides of the wicket and it was pretty ordinary".

The two teams pick up a point each as England top the group after Thursday's win over Bangladesh.

The players left the field and never returned as the rain settled in a case of déjà vu.

Starc bowled nine overs for 52 runs.

Adam Milne took 2/9 for New Zealand.

But he was then run out by Henriques's throw to Cummins.

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