ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Match 2 Highlights: New Zealand Vs Australia; Hazlewood grabs six-for

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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).

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The match was repeatedly interrupted by rain, forcing the officials to reduce the number of overs on more than one occasion. (Match report)

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Match 2 Highlights: New Zealand Vs Australia; Hazlewood grabs six-for

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.

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