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Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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...

  2. 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."

    Upul Tharanga
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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

  10. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  14. 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.

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    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.

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    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...

  17. '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."

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    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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  19. 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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    SMS Message: 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. from Chris at Edgbaston
    Chris at Edgbaston