ICC Champions Trophy Highlights: Australia (Aus) vs (NZ) New Zealand

Updated: 02 June 2017 23:17 IST

Cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the 2nd ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia (Aus) vs (NZ) New Zealand at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Friday.

ICC Champions Trophy Highlights: Australia (Aus) vs (NZ) New Zealand
Highlights: Australia open their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign against New Zealand. © AFP

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, New Zealand were bowled out for 291 in 45 overs in a rain-reduced match against Australia. The Aussies got off to a terrible start in the run-chase as they lost their top-order inside 10 overs. The Aussies were reeling at 53 for 3 in 9 overs when rain forced the match to be abandoned. Kane Williamson was the star for New Zealand who scored his 9th ODI century as Josh Hazlewood returned with figures of 6 for 52. (SCORECARD)

When and Where to Watch Live: Australia (Aus) vs (NZ) New Zealand

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
 
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
 
Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.
 
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.
 
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
 
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
 
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Highlights: AUS vs NZ

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So that's it from us for this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Australia will feel that they have got out of jail while New Zealand will think that had the rain not come in, they would have won the game. Nothing can be changed now though. Time to move on, Sri Lanka will take on South Africa tomorrow for a game at 1030 local (0930 GMT) at The Oval. Do join us for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!

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So the thing we feared the most has happened, this game has BEEN ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN which means New Zealand and Australia will be sharing a point each for this match. The Kiwis will be really disappointed as they were looking really charged up in the second innings. Australia on the other hand, will be thanking the rain gods for saving them as it would have been a tough task for them after struggling at 53/3 when the rains stopped play.

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1820 local time - The rain is getting even more heavier and the possibility of the game starts fading every passing moment. For the game to resume at 1848, the shower needs to stop in about 10 minutes from now. So by all means, we are unlikely to have a game here.

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If this is reduced to a 20-over bash, Australia will need to chase down a target of 174. And that looks tough at the moment. Let's see. Stay tuned for more updates.

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1755 local time - And the players are walking back to the dressing rooms with Moises Henriques. Australia are now 3 down for 53. The chase is only going to get trickier from hereon. For that though, they will need the rain to stop. And now, maybe, they might be wishing for a heavy shower. 1848 is the cut-off time for the 20-over game. So let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Adam Milne to Moises Henriques

OUT! Milne bowls it outside off on a length, Henriques looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs back to the bowler and he takes it easily. That is a big wicket and the sight of Moises Henriques walking back to the hut with the rain falling just sums up Australia's chase so far. They are now too far behind in the game and only the rain gods can save them from hereon.

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Adam Milne to Moises Henriques

Edged! Good length outside off, Henriques looks to defend but gets an outside edge wide of Ross Taylor at first slip. He dives to his right, looks to stop but then withdraws his hand for some reason. The ball runs down to the third man fence.

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The second slip has been taken out and now we have only Ross Taylor standing at slip.

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Adam Milne to Moises Henriques

Hurls it outside off, Henriques comes forward and defends it.

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Steven Smith was looking to walk off with the rain falling, only to be called back by the umpire.

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