Match Day

478dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Rain ruins New Zealand's prospects

A Kane Williamson hundred and a Josh Hazlewood six-for highlighted yet another Champions Trophy washout between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston

479dVarun Shetty

Williamson sparkles in the gloom

Kane Williamson followed the decision to bat first by setting his team up for a challenging total in their tournament opener against Australia

479dJarrod Kimber at Edgbaston

NZ yet to plug McCullum-sized hole in top order

New Zealand are still trying to figure out their ideal top-order combination and, given the short duration of the Champions Trophy, they will have to find a solution quickly to stay relevant in the tournament

Preview

Kane's best

81

Previous highest score for Williamson in ODIs against Australia, which came in Canberra in December 2016.

Once again

527

Runs added by Williamson and Taylor as a pair in their last 4 ODI outings in England, including today. Their stands - 121, 206, 101, 99.

One to improve

35.11

Kane Williamson's average in ODIs against Aus, his second-lowest among full-member teams. In 11 innings, before today, he has scored only 2 fifties v Aus.

After a long time

36

No. of consecutive ODI inns without a fifty for Ronchi, before scoring one today. His last such score was 170* against SL in Dunedin in June 2015.

Good toss to lose?

1-4

Win-loss record of toss winning teams at Edgbaston in the last 5 completed ODIs. The only win was by India in the 2013 Champions Trophy final.

Australia's dominance

1999

Last time Aus lost to NZ in a neutral ODI, in the 1999 World Cup. Overall, Aus have a 17-1 win-loss record v NZ in 19 neutral ODIs.

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798