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Summary

  1. Highlights on BBC Two at 00:20 BST (UK only)
  2. Williamson starred with 100 for New Zealand
  3. Hazlewood took 6-52 for Australia
  4. Group A: Eng 2pts, Aus 1pt, NZ 1pt, Ban 0pts

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye!

Right, that's us done for the day. You can read the report on today's abandoned match report.

We'll be back tomorrow for Sri Lanka v South Africa. You can catch highlights of today's game on BBC Two tonight at 00:20 BST.

Thanks for joining us. Until next time...

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Looking ahead to tomorrow...

It's Sri Lanka versus South Africa tomorrow, with the Proteas favourites after beating their opponents 5-0 on home turf earlier this year.

However, Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga says his team has improved:"I think we have a better feeling and have improved lots. The main thing is that our bowling is improved with Lasith Malinga coming into the side, with his knowledge and experience."

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Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I don't think Pat Cummins is lightning-fast - he's not like Brett Lee when he was fresh and young. Players like Mitchell Johnson and Waqar Younis didn't need quick pitches to be fast.

Australia skipper and birthday boy Steve Smith reckons his side have been rather lucky today.

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James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

The partnership between Williamson and Taylor laid the perfect platform for New Zealand but the crescendo never came. If they are to win the tournament, they can't afford to collapse like they did.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Luke Ronchi only played because Tom Latham was injured. He could end up being the player not supposed to play who ends up being player of the tournament.

A good result for England, as it turns out...

With Aus v Nz washed out I'm pretty sure it means that England are guaranteed a semi-final place if they win on Tuesday.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

New Zealand have got the perfect man to open the batting in Luke Ronchi. He's like Brendon McCullum in the way he plays.

Here is what turned out to be the final wicket of the day - Moises Henriques' uncomfortable stay at the crease was ended by Adam Milne, who finished with figures of 2-9.

How's stat?!

Today was the first time Kane Williamson had scored a one-day hundred against Australia. It's also Luke Ronchi's first half-century in two years - he'd gone 37 matches without one.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I was surprised New Zealand batted first too, but perhaps Kane Williamson just knows his team's strength is to get runs on the board.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Kane Williamson bucked the trend for choosing to bat first. Most international captains these days prefer to chase because they don't know what a good score is.

So, here's how the Group A table looks. A long way to go yet, but it's the top two in both groups that qualify for the semi-finals.

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Match abandoned

And there we have it - the match has been abandoned. A huge shame, that was shaping up to be a cracking finish.

Each side will take one point.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on Test Match Special

Spinners could well come into the game as this tournament goes on and the pitches get a little drier. It surprised me today that Adam Zampa didn't play for Australia, just to give him some confidence.

The umpires, sheltering under brollies, are out in the middle - and they've gone straight back in. I suspect we're close to this game being called off...

'It was like a knife in my side'

Injured England bowler Chris Woakes on how the side strain which ruled him out of the Champions Trophy happened: "I finished two overs but it was probably on the third or fourth ball of the second over that it felt like something had become tight in my side.

"I managed to finish the over but by the last ball I knew that something really wasn’t right. To a certain extent, it felt like someone was sticking a knife in my side. That was why I didn’t come back out.

"I knew yesterday that it wasn’t going to be good news. It was then a matter of seeing how bad it would be on the scan results."

The Edgbaston DJ is playing Why Does It Always Rain on Me? by Travis. A good question. To use a technical term, it's absolutely banging it down in Birmingham.

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Woakes 'frustrated' to be ruled out

England bowler Chris Woakes has been speaking to the media after being ruled out of the Champions Trophy with a side strain: "More than anything, it’s really frustrating. It’s a tough one to take, right at the start of a tournament which we have been building up to as a team for a while.

"We’ve had our eyes on the Champions Trophy for a while now as a team and we were coming into the tournament in good form.

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If before play it looks like a high chance of rain, do we think the umpires & team captains should be allowed to agree to play a shorter game? Could have had a 25 over match today.

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Dark clouds at Edgbaston

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Adam Collins

Test Match Special commentator

Travis Head is a born accumulator. Maxwell is more likely to play the way he always does, which has a degree of risk associated with it. Head could knock off the runs himself but he's more likely to play himself in.

Play needs to start at 18:48 BST for us to fit a 20 over match in. If we do start then - and, er, it looks unlikely - Australia will need 174.

Then Aaron Finch, who never looked comfortable, fell. He scored a cracking 137 against Sri Lanka during the warm-ups for the Champions Trophy, but his timing here was off. He ended up providing catching practice for Ross Taylor.

Shall we have a look at the wickets that have fallen?

First was David Warner - he's never made a century in any form of cricket in England, and that's something he'll be targeting during this Champions Trophy. It wasn't to be today, though...

It's raining

The hover cover is on and the big covers are being brought out. It's very dark out there.

Jeremy Coney

Ex-New Zealand captain on Test Match Special

The man I said would be so easy for the Australians to play is the one taking the wickets.

Rain stops play

Aus 53-3

And with that, we're off for more rain! We need 20 overs for a game...

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Henriques c&b Milne 18 (Aus 53-3)

Out! Moises Henriques uncomfortable innings has ended! He never looked settled out there, edging one ball and pulling the next, and he's inside edged Milne onto his pad. The ball, which may have just skidded on a bit, has spooned up and Milne darted forward to snaffle the catch.

Aus 45-2

Smith 8, Henriques 10

There's just something inherently elegant about a left-arm fast bowler, as Boult wheels in to Henriques. That's a big top edge, it could go anywhere - but it's flown over the keeper's head and away for four! Boult turns away in disgust and responds with a peach that beats the outside edge. That's much better from the batsman, a pull that hits the meat of the bat and fizzes away to the boundary. Cracking little battle, this.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Everything's happening - it's overcast, the dark clouds are hovering and hopefully the forecasted monsoon leaves us alone.

Aus 36-2

Target 235

Moises Henriques is in at number four and he's beaten straight up by right-armer Milne. He's off the mark with a guided single into the covers. I think the rain has arrived too, which is terrible timing, both in terms of the match (exciting cricket) and for me (I've run out of rain delay snacks).

Watch: Smith hits a boundary

Coolness personified. Cover drive as smooth as you like for a boundary.

Watch: Warner out

David Warner, after making a few good shots, edges to Ronchi keeping wicket.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Finch just couldn't get going today, looking to hit the ball hard all the time. It really wasn't a great knock for his team. Australia are in a bit of strife.

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Finch c Taylor b Milne 8 (Aus 35-2)

Adam Milne is brought on, and he strikes with his third ball! Finch never looked comfortable and he's just offered a simple chip up to Ross Taylor at mid-wicket. Taylor was never dropping that, and Finch heads back to the dressing room. His 8 came off 18 balls...

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Adam Wheeler: Finch is swinging his bat hard. Better be careful though. He might do his back some mischief.

Ranger: Monsoon heading up the A456 folks.

Aus 35-1

Here's Steve Smith - and he has a huge hoick to his first ball! He wasn't entirely in control of that and it only just missed taking the edge. That is beautiful from Smith though, leaning back slightly and cover driving to the boundary. Lovely. Smith has another big heave, misses before slicing the last ball of the over away for four. It's all happening!

Watch: Warner hits a six

Obviously, this was before he nicked one behind to Ronchi, but still good to watch.

David Warner hits a six off Southee