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Australia v NZ Champions Trophy snapshot

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/06/2017

AUSTRALIA V NEW ZEALAND, CHAMPIONS OPENER AT A GLANCE

STATE OF PLAY - Match abandoned due to rain. Australia and New Zealand gain a point each. Australia must beat Bangladesh on Monday to have any real chance of progressing to the semi-finals.

MAN OF THE DAY - Josh Hazlewood. Ended any New Zealand hopes of a late batting flourish by ripping through the tail to finish with 6-52.

KEY STAT - Australia have not won an ODI at Edgbaston since 1993 and had five of their last six matches at the Birmingham venue washed out.

KEY MOMENT - Chasing 235 from 33 overs, Australia were struggling at 3-53 after nine overs when the rain came down again to force the abandonment.

BEST QUOTE - "I thought it was probably one of the worst bowling displays that we've put on for a very long time." - Australia skipper Steve Smith

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