Australia and New Zealand draw after play abandoned

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Kane Williamson scored a century for New Zealand in their abandoned Champions Trophy game against Australia at Edgbaston.
The Kiwi captain top-scored as his side looked to be heading for a win before play was halted in the second innings.
Australia were 53-3 after nine overs, chasing a revised target of 235 from 33 overs, when rain intervened.
The two teams pick up a point each as England top the group after Thursday’s win over Bangladesh.
Australia needed to bat for at least 20 overs for a result to be declared through the Duckworth-Lewis method.
New Zealand opener Luke Ronchi got his side off to a flying start, showcasing a repertoire of shots with an aggressive approach.
The Australian bowlers struggled to find their line and length as a long rain delay in the morning reduced the number of overs to 46.
Ronchi raced to his half-century from just 34 balls before he was caught by Glen Maxwell off the bowling of John Hastings for 65, handing the reins over to his skipper Williamson.
Williamson batted superbly, starting with a patient approach. Accompanied by Ross Taylor, who scored 46, he kept the scoreboard ticking along between some high-scoring shots.
He registered his ninth one-day-international century in a knock that included eight fours and two sixes, before being run out on 100.
Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood registered career-best ODI figures, taking six wickets for 52 runs, as New Zealand’s middle and lower order collapsed soon after their captain’s dismissal.
New Zealand stuttered as they lost their last seven wickets for just 37 runs.
Hazlewood ensured the opposition didn’t see out their allotted overs, mopping up the tail with three wickets in four balls. (BBC Sport)

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