Watch Aus v NZ highlights today ICC Champions Trophy 2nd Match, Group A – from Edgbaston, Birmingham (England) Friday 2nd June 2017. At Edgbaston, Birmingham venue New Zealand scored good totals more than Australia according to previous records of the pitch. New Zealand scored 309 with five down in 1975 against East Africa and it is the fifth-highest total of the ground. Australia scored 280 with four down in 1993 against England.
In warm-up matches, AJ Finch from Australia was the most runs scorer with 173 runs in two innings. TM Head scored 85 not out in one inning. DA Warner’s performance was not good because he scored just 30 runs in two innings. Other side New Zealand MJ Guptill was second-most runs scorer from warm-up matches stats. He scored 125 runs in two innings with the highest 116. KS Williamson scored 96 and L Ronchi scored 66 runs in one inning.
Toss: Kane Williamson has won the toss, New Zealand will bat.
From bowling performance, TA Boult took three wickets. TG Southee also took three and JDS Neesham took just one wicket in two innings. From Australian bowlers, MC Henriques took three wickets in one inning. TM Head one and PJ Cummins took also one wicket.
Now according to warm-up matches stats: New Zealand’s overall performance was better than Australia. But another thing is that Australia lost three ODI series against New Zealand, in New Zealand on Australia tour of New Zealand Jan-Feb 2017. Before that series in 2016 Australia won three consecutive ODI’s at home in 2016. Both teams are much stronger at their home grounds, which means both are capable of winning matches against each-other outside from home.
AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, MC Henriques, GJ Maxwell, TM Head, MS Wade†, JW Hastings, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, JR Hazlewood.
New Zealand team
MJ Guptill, L Ronchi†, KS Williamson*, LRPL Taylor, NT Broom, JDS Neesham, CJ Anderson, MJ Santner, AF Milne, TG Southee, TA Boult.
New Zealand 291 45/46 overs
Australia 53/3 9/33 overs, target 235
No result revised target
Both teams will take home one point each.
Match Timings: 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
ICC Champions Trophy, Group A Highlights
ODI no. 3876 | 2017 season
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham
02 June 2017 (50-over match)
Umpires – RK Illingworth and RA Kettleborough
TV umpire – NJ Llong
Match referee – AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)