Williamson vows to put behind ‘setback of point sharing with Australia’ against England
Rain has been playing a major spoilsport in the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy, 2017. The heated India – Pakistan encounter had been intervened several times by rain and two matches has already been abandoned.
Before their second match of the tournament on Tuesday, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has vowed to put the frustration of the washed out game against Australia behind and to come out in a high note against England.
“The nature of this tournament is that every game is basically a knock – out. We played some good cricket but we can’t control the weather, although it is a little bit frustrating” – Williamson said. New Zealand was in an advantageous position when rain ruined the match – chasing a near about 300 runs total, Australia were already three down in the order scoring 53.
Kiwi skipper exhibited a classy show with the bat, scored 100 against Australia to lead his team to the total of 291 runs but New Zealand ended up sharing points with the Aussies as inclement weather persisted.
England, is however, in a rather progressive position in the point table after defeating Bangladesh in a big margin of 8 wickets chasing a daunting total of 306 runs posted by the Tigers, courtesy to a wonderful hundred by Tamim Iqbal.
Later on, Joe Root’s 133 and Alex Hales’ 95 rampaged Bangladeshi bowling attack to take the game result for the hosts.