Rain forces no result in Aus-NZ match

Rain saw the Champions Trophy one-day universal amongst Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston on Friday ended in a no outcome.

Australia, set a modified focus of 235 to win in 33 overs, were 53 for three off nine overs when the remainder of a few rain intrusions took the players off the field.

At least 20 overs must be rocked the bowling alley in Australia’s innings for an outcome to be conceivable however so serious was the last storm that the umpires chose there was no probability of getting to that check inside the planned playing hours.

Both groups got a point each for the no outcome from what was their opening match of the 2017 Champions Trophy, a competition highlighting the world’s main eight one-day universal groups.

The principle recipients were Gathering An adversaries and competition have Britain, who propelled the current year’s version with an eight-wicket prevail upon Bangladesh at the Oval on Thursday.

New Zealand, who saw their innings lessened to 46 overs after a rain break of about two hours, made 291 full scale in 45

They lost their last seven wickets for 37 pursues chief Kane Williamson’s superb innings of precisely 100.

Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood took an ODI best six for 52.

Brief scores

New Zealand: 291, 45 overs (K Williamson 100, L Ronchi 65; J Hazlewood 6-52)

Australia: 53-3, 9 overs

Result: No outcome

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