When you are in England, you need to accept the fact that a day full of sunshine is a rarity. Games are rain stricken, fates are determined by the amount of condensation that happens in the sky above and hearts are broken according to the whims of the rain gods.
New Zealand were in a perfect position to get the better of their cross ocean rivals, when the rain gods felt it necessary to intervene and help Australia salvage a point from this tricky, tricky chase.
Kane Williamson’s masterful innings helped New Zealand put up a par score of 291 on board, which then got reduced to 235(from 33 overs), as the rain made its second appearance.
Australia lost 2 quick wickets, and New Zealand roared with conviction, when the rain gods felt the need to make a final appearance and ruin the night for the high flying Kiwis. Stuggling at 51/3 Australia would have felt the heat. and would now consider themselves very lucky to have rescued one point out of this cross island fixture.
Let’s get to business now!
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