CT 2017, Match 2: Australia v New Zealand – Statistical Highlights

CT 2017, Match 2: Australia v New Zealand – Statistical Highlights

All the records and statistical achievements from the game.

Luke Ronchi New Zealand
Luke Ronchi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

The battle between Australia and New Zealand ended in a washout as only 9 overs of Australian innings was possible in reply to New Zealand’s 46-overs curtailed innings. After electing to bat, the Kiwis got off to a great start and kept the momentum going up even after a rain break.

However, after their captain Kane Williamson got out after scoring a ton, NZ collapsed and managed to post 291 playing only 45 out of the 46 overs as Josh Hazlewood picked up a 6-fer. New Zealand started off brilliantly with the ball defending 235 in 33 overs as they had Australia 3 down for 53 at end of 9 overs before the rain had a final say in the game.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

1 – Josh Hazlewood’s 6-wicket haul is the first 6-fer in the ODI history to end up in a washout. Out of the previous 79 six-wicket hauls in ODIs, 66 came in wins, 12 in losses and one in a tie.

2 – Kane Williamson became only the 6th captain to score a century in the Champions Trophy. He became the 2nd player after Alastair Campbell to score a century in his maiden CT game as captain.

3 – Kane Williamson’s century is only the 3rd by a New Zealand player in the Champions Trophy. Nathan Astle and Chris Cairns are the other two who scored a CT ton for NZ.

4 – Number of Australia and New Zealand ODIs at the Edgbaston that were washed out from the 5 they’ve played at this venue. Both the teams lost the other ODI with the only result among their last 5 ODIs at this venue.

6 – Number of ODIs at Edgbaston, Birmingham have been washed out so far; the 3rd most number of ODI washouts at a venue. Colombo’s RPS has 8 washouts in ODIs while Sydney Cricket Ground Colombo’s SSC has hosted 7 washouts each in this format.

6/52 – Josh Hazlewood’s 6/52 is only the 2nd six-wicket haul in the Champions Trophy. Farveez Maharoof took 6/14 for Sri Lanka vs West Indies in 2006 at Mumbai (BS).

33 – Balls taken by Luke Ronchi for scoring his fifty in this game; the joint 6th fastest in the Champions Trophy.

36 – Number of ODI innings Luke Ronchi played before this game since his last fifty (170* vs SL) way back in January 2015. He averaged a little above 14 in those 36 ODI innings.

75% – Percentage of ODIs that produced a result at Edgbaston since 2004; the worst % of results producing ODIs at a venue in this period. 6 out of 24 ODIs played at Birmingham since 2004 ended without a result. The venue with second worst % is 78.5 at Edinburgh as 3 of the 14 ODIs at the venue since 2004 were washed out.

100 – Runs scored by Kane Williamson in this game; his maiden ODI century against Australia. In the 11 previous ODI innings against the Aussies, Williamson’s highest was 81 in the last year’s ODI series.

291/10 – New Zealand’s total of 291 in this game is their highest total in ICC ODI events against Australia. Their previous highest in these events vs Aussies was 286 in 1996 CWC at Chennai.

527 – Partnership runs added by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor pair across their last 4 partnerships in ODI cricket on English soil. They put on 99 in this game following their last 3 stands of 101, 206 and 121 during ENG-NZ ODI series in 2015.