Rain spoils the day at Edgbaston

2013-06-13 00:00

BIRMINGHAM — Rain at Edgbaston had the final say as the Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand ended in no result yesterday.

Set 244 to win, a target not easily chased under local conditions, the Black Caps had reached 51/2 and still needed another 193 for victory in 35 overs, a required run rate of 5,5. Had play resumed they might have found themselves chasing 103 in 11 overs, but the chance never came.

Australia’s David Warner was dropped for yesterday’s match against the Black Caps, Cricket Australia said, after a bar-room attack on England’s Joe Root.

Cricket Australia said opening batsman Warner had been reported for breaching its code of conduct relating to “unbecoming behaviour” after a “physical altercation” with an unnamed player on Sunday after the two teams’ Champions Trophy match, which England won.

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