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Rain spoils Australia-New Zealand Tie


Rain played spoilsport in the most important match between Australia and New Zealand in the ICC Champions Trophy, as both teams had to share a point each. New Zealand tops the points table in Group A with 3 points. But, Australia are in danger of elimination with just one point from two games. If England beat Sri Lanka today, Australia would find it tough to enter the semis.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted 243/8 in 50 overs. Matthew Wade (29), George Bailey (55), Adam Voges (71), Mitchell Marsh (22) and Glenn Maxwell (29*) were the top contributors. Mitchell McClenaghan took four wickets for New Zealand. Nathan McCullum took two wickets.

New Zealand were 51/2 in 15 overs when rain stopped play. Clint McKay was on fire, as he took two wickets. After a series of inspections, the umpires finally called off the game.

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