Match Over - No Result + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 02 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST


  • Umpire1: RK Illingworth
  • Umpire2: RA Kettleborough
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 9.0 / 33.0




Overs: 45.0 / 46.0

New Zealand

Let's move on then. South Africa take on Sri Lanka, possibly without Angelo Mathews, at The Oval on Saturday. Andrew Fidel Fernando sets you up with the preview. And, of course, there will be plenty of build-up to the big India-Pakistan game, also at Edgbaston on Sunday. Let's hope the forecast for that is a lot better. Sad finish then, tonight. I'll leave you with out snapshots page as a parting shot. All the chatter around the tournament right here. See you soon. Cheers!

It's a big sporting week in prospect for Cardiff, who host their first match of the Champions Trophy on Tuesday, when England take on New Zealand. Before then, however, there's the small matter of the UEFA Champions League Final. ESPNFC are already out in force for that event, with full coverage including, for UK viewers, full match highlights.

6.28pm The news we all didn't want to hear: The match has been abandoned just like their 2013 Champions Trophy fixture at the same venue was. Both teams will take home one point each. New Zealand would feel they've been robbed of a win. Australia will savour the 'get out of jail' feeling.

New Zealand's pace riches were there for everyone to see in the nine overs that were possible. A intimidating Australia top-order were brought to their knees. Shots out of desperation resulted in a few boundaries, but they looked like a side under pressure today. The groundwork for the strong total , Josh Hazlewood's six-for notwithstanding, was done by Kane Williamson, who made a sparkling ninth ODI ton. Luke Ronchi, played ahead of Tom Latham, impressed too. All good signs for New Zealand.

6.15pm Looking bleak now. Proper rain. "I fear there's almost no chance of that. No result," says George Dobell. Unlikely we can start by 6.50pm to constitute a 20-overs game. What a pity

Asif: "One can only imagine how desperately fans from India and Pakistan are praying right now." More so those who've travelled all the way from both countries to watch this and I know a few who have.

Rohan: "Hey Shashank, so to resume by 6:48 pm by when should the rain stop for the crew to do the mop up?" Lets say at least 15 minutes

Suhaib: "So it's come down to Trans-Tasman battle of prayers for rain to stop or not to stop till 6:48 pm. What disappointment for the fans and the sport."

Sushil: "Shashank, can't they go on until 2:00 AM like IPL to get the result?" Ha! Don't even remind them of this possibility. Good lord

Kamran: "Sharing points in this game will have huge hit on any chance of Bangladesh going through to the semis." For starters, they have to anyway win their remaining two games to take other results out of the equation. Plus, if that happens, they will go through because the max Australia and New Zealand can get to would be three points.

6.03pm There's just a chance the worst of this will skirt the ground, says George Dobell, who is dangling out of the press-box window clutching a knot of seaweed

Guru: "What happens if there is no more play possible? Do they split points, or is there a reserve day?" No reserve day. They'll share points

17.55pm Doesn't look good at all, if pictures from Edgbaston are anything to go by. Dark, heavy, gloomy, grey. Whatever you want to call it. As things stand, Australia won't really mind the rain. New Zealanders will be left wondering if there's anyway they can squeeze in 11 more overs. As things stand, they're bossing this. We have to start by 6.50pm to have a 20-over game. Target will be 174 if it's down to that.

8.6AF Milne to MC Henriques, OUT, No run, the streaky innings has ended. Gets a big, fat inside edge onto the pad as he plays outside the line of the delivery. This one moved back in off the seam as well. Simple catch on the followthrough for Milne. Australia in tatters. The rain arrives as they come together to celebrate. .
8.5AF Milne to MC Henriques, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, edged and it bursts through Ross Taylor's hands at first slip. Bounced well in front of him, could've been stopped nevertheless. Henriques was squared up.
8.4AF Milne to MC Henriques, No run, gets this to jag back in off the deck from length on off, pushed to the leg side.
8.3AF Milne to MC Henriques, No run, plants fully forward to bunt the length ball to cover.
8.2AF Milne to MC Henriques, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short and angling into the body, Henriques gets on top of the bounce and keeps the pull all along the ground. Stayed right back in the crease, almost as if he was expecting it..
8.1AF Milne to MC Henriques, No run, not much bounce this time. Looks to drive through the line, scoots off the absolute bottom to the keeper.
End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 45/2 after 48 balls.
MC Henriques 10 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 4-0-28-1
SPD Smith 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Roddy: "Apologies if you've already mentioned this, but how many overs have to be bowled in the Aussie innings for this to be a match?" 20 overs

End of over 7. 1 runs this over. 36/2 after 42 balls.
SPD Smith 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) AF Milne 1-0-1-1
MC Henriques 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 35/1 after 36 balls.
SPD Smith 8 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-19-1
AJ Finch 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 27/0 after 30 balls.
AJ Finch 8 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 3-0-15-0
DA Warner 18 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) more

All the fielders inside the ring on the off side

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 19/0 after 24 balls.
DA Warner 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-11-0
AJ Finch 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 3 runs this over. 14/0 after 18 balls.
AJ Finch 3 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 2-0-7-0
DA Warner 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
AJ Finch 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-6-0
DA Warner 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
DA Warner 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 1-0-5-0
AJ Finch 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
DA WarnerC L Ronchi B TA Boult18211611112.5
AJ FinchC LRPL Taylor B AF Milne829180044.44
SPD Smithnot out 818620133.33
MC HenriquesC AF Milne B AF Milne18121440128.57
GJ Maxwell -
TM Head -
MS Wade -
JW Hastings -
MA Starc -
PJ Cummins -
JR Hazlewood -
Total 53/3
TG Southee3.001505
TA Boult4.002817
AF Milne2.00924.5