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NZ collapse after Williamson ton

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates after reaching his century. © Reuters New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates after reaching his century.

Kane Williamson hit a superb century before New Zealand lost 7-37 and were bowled out for 291 against Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Williamson reached his century from 96 balls but was run out from the very next ball, triggering an almighty collapse.

Luke Ronchi had earlier hit a blistering 65 from 43 balls at the top of the order while Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood ended with career-best ODI figures of 6-52.

Having won the toss and opted to bat, Martin Guptill got New Zealand off to a flying start and once he was dismissed by Hazlewood for 26, Ronchi, having played a supporting role to that point, thrust himself to the fore.

A rain delayed of almost two hours reduced the match to 46 overs per side but Ronchi looked as though he had never left the middle as he continued to fire once played resumed.

He fell to John Hastings but the runs continued to flow with Williamson and Ross Taylor (46) sharing a 99-run stand for the third wicket.

Having taken 62 balls to reach his fifty, Williamson kicked on and took just another 34 to bring up his ninth ODI hundred.

However, his run out was the first of seven wickets to go down in just 5.5 overs as the Black Caps crumbled.

Hazlewood was the chief beneficiary as a succession of Kiwi batsmen holed out to the boundary before he wrapped things up with a more conventional fast bowler's wicket - Trent Boult edging behind in the 45th over.

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