17 Jun 2013

New Zealand need Australia's help to make Champions Trophy semis

7:46 am on 17 June 2013

After losing their final group match at the Champions Trophy to England this morning, the New Zealand cricketers will be barracking for Australia tonight in the final match against Sri Lanka to help them qualify for the semi-finals.

The Black Caps lost their rain-reduced 24-overs match in Cardiff by 10 runs, so they need Australia to beat Sri Lanka in the final group match tonight, which would mean the second semi-finalist from the group would be decided on run rates.

England were dismissed this morning for 169, and the Black Caps had a chance of winning going into the last over beefore ending up at 159 for 8.

Kane Williamson top-scored with 69.