ICC Champions Trophy, AUS vs NZ, Highlights: Match abandoned after persistent rain
Australia - New Zealand shared a point each as rain played spoilsport in the second game of the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston. Catch full cricket score of Australia vs New Zealand hereicc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 02, 2017 23:23 IST
The second game of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston was abandoned due to persistent rain. Batting first, New Zealand scored 291 courtesy skipper Kane Williamson’s century. In reply, Australia lost three wickets inside the first 10 overs but rain refused to relent and both teams had to settle for a point each. Steve Smith’s men will now take on Bangladesh on June 5 while New Zealand will be up against England on June 6. Catch full cricket score of Australia vs New Zealand here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
23:05 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!
22:54 hrs IST: And it’s all over. The match has been abandoned. Both teams take home one point each.
22:45 hrs IST: The rain is getting heavier. Australia would fancy this with the kind of situation they are in.
22:28 hrs IST: Bad news folks. Doesn’t look good at all. It’s dark and pouring down.
22:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Henriques c & b Milne 18(14). Australia 53/3 after 9 overs. And it has started to rain, yet again.
22:20 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Henriques. He holds the key here.
22:17 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Milne. Two wickets and just a run. Australia are 36/2 after 7 overs.
22:14 hrs IST: WICKET! And the lanky seamer strikes. Finch, who was struggling to find gaps, departs for 8(18). New Zealand in control.
22:12 hrs IST: Adam Milne now
22:11 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Smith. Just what the two-time champions need here. Australia are 35/1 after 6 overs.
22:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Big blow for Australia. Warner c Ronchi b Boult 18(16).
22:04 hrs IST: SIX! Width on offer from Southee and Warner smashes it over wide third-man region for a maximum.
22:01 hrs IST: Another good over for New Zealand. Just five off it. Australia are 19/0 after 4 overs. The Kangaroos need biggies.
21:59 hrs IST: Boult to continue
21:57 hrs IST: Tidy over from Southee. Just three runs off it. Australia are 14/0 after 3 overs. Warner 10*, Finch 3*
21:52 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Finch. Australia are 11/0 after 2 overs.
21:50 hrs IST: Hint of swing for both Southee and Boult. Australians will have to be watchful.
21:49 hrs IST: Trent Boult comes into the attack.
21:47 hrs IST: Decent start from Southee. Australia are 5/0 after first over.
21:44 hrs IST: First runs for Warner. On his pads, the southpaw works it through mid-wicket for three runs.
21:42 hrs IST: It’s time for live action. Warner to take strike. Southee to bowl the first over for the Kiwis.
21:25 hrs IST: It’s confirmed. Australia need 235 in 33 ovs after rain delay. 13 overs have been lost.
21:19 hrs IST: Play to resume in 25 minutes from now if the rain stays away. Covers are coming off.
21:15 hrs IST: Latest update!
DO YOU KNOW - In the last five matches played between the two teams, Australia have won three while New Zealand have been victorious twice.
20:51 hrs IST: The target for Australia is 292 in 46 overs.
20:45 hrs IST: Bad news. It’s raining again. Australia’s chase set to be delayed.
20:19 hrs IST: OUT! Boult goes for a duck. Six-wicket haul for Hazlewood. NZ have slumped from 254/3 to 291 all out. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
20:17 hrs IST: Two wickets in as many balls for Hazlewood and he completes his 3rd fifer in ODIs. What a comeback from Australia!
20:14 hrs IST: Hazlewood to bowl the penultimate over.
20:13 hrs IST: New Zealand are 286/7 after 44 overs. Can they get to 310?
20:08 hrs IST: Eight runs and a wicket off Hazlewood’s 8th over. New Zealand are 276/7 after 43 overs. Three more to go.
20:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Third wicket for Hazlewood. Neesham goes for 6(10). New Zealand have lost four wickets in the last 4 overs.
20:00 hrs IST: OUT! Anderson c Henriques b Pat Cummins 8(5). New Zealand are 267/6 after 41.5 overs.
19:57 hrs IST: Good over from Hazlewood. Three runs and a wicket. New Zealand are 260/5 after 41 overs.
19:54 hrs IST: WICKET! Broom c Maxwell b Hazlewood 14 (19b 1x4 0x6)
19:51 hrs IST: Magnificent spell from Cummins. Only seven runs off his last three overs. New Zealand are 257/4 after 40 overs.
19:47 hrs IST: WICKET! Williamson run out Henriques 100(97). But has the damage been done?
19:44 hrs IST: Single and that’s a well-deserved 9th ODI ton for Kane Williamson. What a player! Sheer class!
19:40 hrs IST: Starc getting his yorkers right. Just three runs off his eighth over. New Zealand are 242/3 after 38 overs.
19:38 hrs IST: Williamson is getting better and better with every passing game. A treat to watch when on song!
19:36 hrs IST: SIX! Williamson moves into 90s. New Zealand are 239/3 after 37 overs.
19:34 hrs IST: FOUR! Back of the hand delivery from Hastings, Williamson makes room and smacks it to deep fine-leg boundary.
19:31 hrs IST: Seven runs off Starc’s 7th over. New Zealand are 225/3 after 36 overs. Williamson 81*, Broom 2*
19:26 hrs IST: Great over from Henriques. Just a run off it. New Zealand are 218/3 after 35 overs.
19:22 hrs IST: OUT! Second wicket for Hastings. Taylor departs for 46(58). New Zealand are 216/3 after 33.5 overs.
19:20 hrs IST: Williamson on fire! Moves to 74. Deserves to get past the triple figure mark.
19:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Too full from Starc and Taylor flicks it well in the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on. New Zealand are 205/2 after 33 overs.
19:11 hrs IST: New Zealand are 199/2 after 32 overs. Williamson 63*, Taylor 41*
19:07 hrs IST: Good over for New Zealand. 12 runs off it. They are 192/2 after 31 overs. Can the Kiwis get past 320?
19:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Slower delivery from Henriques, too short, Williamson rocks back and pulls it hard to deep mid-wicket boundary.
19:02 hrs IST: Cummins - 0/52 in first five overs. Next two overs - 0/4
18:59 hrs IST: Only four runs in the last two overs. New Zealand are 178/2 after 29 overs.
18:56 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Williamson, 30th in ODIs. Bloody Genius!
18:52 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Cummins. Just two runs off it. New Zealand are 176/2 after 28 overs. Time for drinks.
18:49 hrs IST: Pat Cummins now. His current figures: 5-0-52-0
18:47 hrs IST: SIX! Williamson gets down on one knee and slaps it over deep mid-wicket boundary. New Zealand are 174/2 after 27 overs.
18:45 hrs IST: FOUR! Fraction short from Henriques and Taylor pulls it well in the gap between fine leg and deep square leg. New Zealand are 166/2 after 26 overs.
18:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Tossed up from Head, Williamson gets down on one knee and sweeps it to deep square leg boundary. New Zealand are 158/2 after 25 overs.
18:38 hrs IST: 17 balls since the last boundary. New Zealand are 151/2 after 24 overs. Williamson 35*, Taylor 22*
18:35 hrs IST: Moises Henriques now
18:34 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Head. Only three runs off it. New Zealand are 148/2 after 23 overs.
STAT ATTACK - This is the 136th ODI between Australia - New Zealand and sixth in the ICC Champions Trophy.
18:28 hrs IST: Good over from Head. Just four off it. New Zealand 138/2 after 21 overs. The Kiwis really need a move on here now.
18:25 hrs IST: Some spin now. Offie Travis Head comes into the attack.
18:24 hrs IST: Magnificent over from Hazlewood. Just a run off it. New Zealand 134/2 after 20 overs.
18:20 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish. Starc completes five overs. New Zealand are 133/2 after 19 overs.
18:19 hrs IST: Short and wide from Starc and Taylor hits it well over point for one bounce four. Moves into double figures.
18:15 hrs IST: Just four runs off the next five deliveries. New Zealand are 126/2 after 18 overs.
18:12 hrs IST: FOUR! Gentle half-volley from Hastings and Taylor plays a front-foot drive through covers for his first boundary.
18:11 hrs IST: Just five runs in the last two overs. Australia tightening the screws. New Zealand are 119/2 after 17 overs.
18:07 hrs IST: Excellent over from Hastings. Three runs and a wicket. New Zealand are 117/2 after 16 overs.
18:06 hrs IST: Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.
18:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Ronchi c Maxwell b Hastings 65(43). Much-needed breakthrough for Australia.
18:02 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Cummins and Ronchi creams it straight down the ground for another maximum. Cummins proving to be too expensive. New Zealand are 114/1 after 15 overs.
18:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Another short delivery from Cummins, Ronchi moves to his leg side and pulls it hard to wide long-on boundary.
17:59 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery from Cummins, Ronchi makes space and slashes it past the fielder at mid-off. 100 up for New Zealand.
17:57 hrs IST: Five runs off Hastings’ third. New Zealand are 99/1 after 14 overs.
17:55 hrs IST: FOUR! And that’s fifty for Ronchi. Excellent innings from him. Needs to hang in.
17:53 hrs IST: Costly over from Cummins. 13 runs off it. New Zealand are 94/1 after 13 overs. Fifty partnership up between Ronchi and Williamson.
17:51 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from Cummins, Ronchi makes room and smashes it over wide third-man boundary for a maximum.
17:49 hrs IST: New Zealand are 81/1 after 12 overs. Ronchi 35*, Williamson 19*
17:45 hrs IST: Decent over from Cummins despite the boundary. Six runs off it. New Zealand are 74/1 after 11 overs.
17:43 hrs IST: BOUNDARY! Length delivery from Cummins and Ronchi lofts it straight over the bowler’s head for one bounce four.
17:40 hrs IST: Good start from Hastings. Just two runs off his first over. New Zealand are 68/1 after 10 overs.
17:39 hrs IST: Hastings to Ronchi. The New Zealander has hit three boundaries so far.
17:38 hrs IST: And we’re underway.
17:22 hrs IST: Good news. Play to begin in 15 minutes from now, should there be no more rain. It’s going to be 46-over per side affair.
17:14 hrs IST: The covers are coming off - again.
17:04 hrs IST: And the bad news wasn’t that far away. Covers are coming back on. And we start losing overs now.
16:55 hrs IST: Good news. The rain has stopped. Covers have started to come off at Edgbaston - BLACKCAPS’ TWEET
16:40 hrs IST: “My brand value should be somewhere in the region of USD 120 million. But these are just number for me. It is not something that I strive for. It is just a by-product of something that I do in my professional career and the focus always remains that.” - Some strong words from this Indian cricketer.
DO YOU KNOW - The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 encounter between Australia and New Zealand (at Edgbaston) was abandoned due to rain.
16:20 hrs IST: Terror notwithstanding, government should give India-Pakistan cricket a chance. A must read!
16:10 hrs IST: Doesn’t seem convincing. It’s still raining. 60 per cent of the ground is covered.
DO YOU KNOW - Australia and New Zealand have won one match each in three matches played in England. The remaining one game could not produce a result.
15:49 hrs IST: Rain stops play. It isn’t that heavier, seems to be a slight delay. We’ll keep you posted.
15:45 hrs IST: John Hastings now.
15:44 hrs IST: Terrible mix-up between Williamson and Ronchi but the New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman gets lucky as Matthew Wade misses an easy run-out chance. New Zealand are 66/1 after 9 overs.
DO YOU KNOW - Australia won the Champions Trophy for the second time by beating New Zealand by six wickets in the final at Centurion on October 5,2009.
15:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish delivery from Hazlewood and Williamson is too quick to pull it towards square leg for one bounce four. New Zealand are 58/1 after 8 overs.
15:36 hrs IST: Hazlewood again
15:35 hrs IST: Seven runs off the next five balls. New Zealand are 52/1 after 7 overs.
15:33 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller length from Cummins, Williamson opens the bat face and hits it well to the backward point region for his first boundary.
15:32 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling - Pat Cummins
15:30 hrs IST: Single for Williamson. New Zealand are 41/1 after 6 overs.
15:29 hrs IST: Williamson is in at No. 3
15:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Extra bounce for Hazlewood. Guptill looks to flick through leg but instead gets a leading edge and Maxwell does the rest at point.
15:24 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Guptill. New Zealand (38/0 after 5 overs) off to rollicking start.
15:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Fullish length from Starc and Guptill drives it straight past the bowler. Into 20s now.
15:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Outswinger from Hazlewood and Ronchi lofts it over mid-off. Expensive over from the Australian seamer. New Zealand are 29/0 after 4 overs.
15:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Brilliant from Guptill. Nothing wrong with the delivery. A firm push past the bowler and Warner fails to stop it from reaching the boundary.
15:15 hrs IST: Five runs off Starc’s second. New Zealand are 19/0 after 3 overs.
DO YOU KNOW - Australia recorded their biggest win in terms of runs in Champions Trophy by beating New Zealand by 164 runs at Colombo on September 15,2002.
15:11 hrs IST: Starc to continue
15:10 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball, outside off, Guptill gets into position and dispatches it past the fielder at point. New Zealand are 14/0 after 2 overs.
15:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Straying down leg and Guptill hits in the air over mid-wicket for his first boundary.
15:06 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack.
15:05 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. New Zealand are 4/0 after first over.
15:04 hrs IST: Ronchi gets off the mark with a single. Seems to be a good decision from Williamson to open with Ronchi (instead of Latham). Big tournament, a quick start is all a team needs.
15:03 hrs IST: First runs of the day for Guptill. On his pads, and the New Zealander works it away in the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket for three runs.
15:01 hrs IST: Straightaway some shape for Mitch’Hell’
15:00 hrs IST: Time for live action. Guptill and Ronchi to open for the Kiwis. Starc to start the proceedings for the Kangaroos.
14:56 hrs IST: Both teams gather for the national anthems.
14:45 hrs IST: Other than the Champions Trophy, a huge bombshell has been dropped in India, with MS Dhoni and Sunil Gavaskar the targets. Read more about it here.
14:40 hrs IST: In more Champions Trophy news, there is bad news for hosts England as Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the tournament due to a side strain. He managed to bowl only two overs in the game against Bangladesh.
14:37 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both teams. Australia loaded with four pacers, but New Zealand have included Mitchell Santner, the left-arm orthodox spinner.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
14:33 hrs IST: New Zealand have won the toss and have chosen to bat.
14:23 hrs IST: In the previous encounter between these two teams in the Champions Trophy (2013), the match in Edgbaston ended in a no-result due to rain. Conditions today are bright and sunny.
14:14 hrs IST: New Zealand have never tasted success against Australia in the Champions Trophy. Will Kane Williamson’s team change that figure today?
14:10 hrs IST: A warm welcome to HT’s live coverage of game 2 of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between Australia and New Zealand. The first game saw plenty of runs between England and Bangladesh. Will Edgbaston dish out a similar match?
Steve Smith and David Warner form the pillars of the Australian batting but they will be boosted by the presence of the pace quartet in Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood. With a strong bowling attack, Australia head into the match as firm favorites.
New Zealand’s hopes will rest on talismanic captain Kane Williamson and on Martin Guptill. However, the likes of Tim Southee and Trent Boult form a formidable opening bowling pair and they will be the key to the team’s success.
I don’t think we’ll end up going with the four big quicks. We’ve got a couple of options there as all-rounders - Australian skipper Steve Smith
We know the conditions, but you can’t rely on that. The wickets over here are pretty good, and the bowlers are going to have to be at the very top of their game as a result - Tim Southee, New Zealand pacer