Australia’s Champions Trophy campaign is over after a rain-shortened loss to England in their final pool game.
After the weather ruined their games against New Zealand and Bangladesh, the Aussies reached 9/277 in their 50 overs against the tournament hosts at Edgbaston.
Aaron Finch got the visitors off to a flyer with 68 off 64 balls, before Steve Smith (56 off 77) played the anchor role and Travis Head (71 not out off 64) top-scored with an entertaining knock that included five boundaries and two sixes.
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) June 10, 2017
Mark Wood (4/33 off 10 overs) and Adil Rashid (4/41 off 10) stymied Australia’s bid to set a 300-plus total.
England reached 4/240 in 40.2 overs before the rain intervened, ultimately handing the home side a 40-run victory via the Duckworth Lewis Method.
Match is abandoned.
England win by 40 runs by D/L/S
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) June 10, 2017
Ben Stokes starred for the unbeaten England side, blasting 102 not out off 109 balls (including 13 fours and two sixes), while captain Eion Morgan cleared the rope five times in his rollicking 87 off 81.
England and Bangladesh – who upset New Zealand on Friday – progress to the semi-finals from Group A, while India, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka all remain in the running for knockout spots with one match left each in Group B.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 10, 2017