Australia vs New Zealand: Rain saves Australia after Kane Williamson century for New Zealand

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New Zealand and Australia share a point each after rain washes out their group game of ICC Champions Trophy in Birmingham. Kane Williamson scored a century as New Zealand posted 291 batting first and Australia were 53 for 3 when rain arrived.

Four years ago, when Australia and New Zealand game in the Champions Trophy 2013 was washed out, Australia had a slight advantage over their rivals and would not enjoyed the one point. It was the other way around on Friday at the same venue. The Blacks Caps had Australia in a spot of bother and won’t be entirely happy with one point they get from the washed out game in Birmingham.

History repeated itself on Friday, when New Zealand and Australia were forced to share one point each after their group game of Champions Trophy was washed out due to rain. New Zealand finished their innings but Australia were 53 for the loss of three wickets when rain arrived and after an inspection, umpires called off the game Latest Sports news today.

Kane Williamson scored a century while half-century from Luke Ronchi and an important innings of 46 runs from Ross Taylor set the platform for a big score for New Zealand but they lost their last seven wickets for 27 runs to be bowled out for 291 from 45 overs. The match was reduced to 46-over per side after rain interrupted New Zealand innings.

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