Birmingham, June 2: Kane Williamson's brilliant century and Josh Hazlewood's six-wicket haul went in vain as the second group B match between New Zealand and Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was washed out due to rain here on Friday (June 2).
The match was repeatedly interrupted by rain, forcing the officials to reduce the number of overs on more than one occasion. (Match report)
Electing to bat first, New Zealand had put up a healthy total of 291 runs in 45 overs. Their innings had been shortened to 46 overs after play was held up for around an hour and a half due to rain.
Further rain during the innings break saw the target being revised to 235 runs off 33 overs.
Australia had reached 53/3 in nine overs when the proceedings were interrupted by rain once again before the match was abandoned for good.
Both teams got one point each.
Earlier, New Zealand skipper Williamson smashed a brilliant 96-ball 100 as be brought up his career's ninth ODI ton and first against Australia.
Williamson led the Kiwi charge with a solid innings of 100 runs before being run out. His 97-ball innings included eight boundaries and three sixes.
Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood picked up 6 wickets to restrict New Zealand to 291 and prevented them from playing full 46 overs.
Here are the highlights from the game between New Zealand and Australia:
# Chasing a revised target of 235 from 33 overs following two rain interruptions, Australia were struggling at 53 for three in nine overs when heavens opened up.
# Adam Milne was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers with figures of 2/9 in two overs.
# Trent Boult had struck the first blow for New Zealand, picking up the wicket of the dangerous David Warner in the sixth over.
# Matches abandoned at in Champions Trophy due to rain: SL vs IND, Colombo, 2002 (twice); IND vs AUS Centurion, 2009; AUS vs NZ Edgbaston, 2013 & 2017.
# Martin Guptill was the first New Zealand wicket to perish. He was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood for 26 in the sixth over.
# Light rain interrupted the match in the 10th over as covers were drawn. New Zealand were 67/1 then. When the match resumed, it was reduced to 46 overs each.
# Last time Aussies lost to Kiwis in a neutral ODI was way back in the 1999 World Cup.
# Luke Ronchi raced to his first ODI fifty since his 170* just prior to the 2015 World Cup.
# He was dismissed for 65 by John Hastings in the 15th over.
# Kane Williamson completed his fifty off 62 deliveries.
# Kane Williamson slammed his 9th ODI ton which came off 96 balls.
# It was Williamson's first ODI century against Australia.
# He was dismissed run out by Moises Henriques without adding any run to his account after completing his century.
# New Zealand lost 7-37 in a stunning collapse.
# Josh Hazlewood finished with 6-52 from his nine overs.
# Having conceded 29 from his first 4 overs, Hazlewood finished with 6-52 from 9, the ninth-best figures by an Australian in ODIs.
# Josh Hazlewood's 6/52 against New Zealand was the second best figures in the Champions Trophy.
# Glenn Maxwell became just second player in ODI history to take 4 catches in an innings twice in his career. First was Pakistan's Younis Khan.