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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sports:: Australia finds luck not on their side!

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There hasn't been this desperate times for Australian team in near future, but the new team is having a real tough time matching up with the champions. The ICC Champions Trophy saw a drastic let down to the Australian team leaving them with a tough chance with the mighty Sri Lankans. The villain was the rain that stuck the match between Australia and New Zealand.

The New Indian Express outlines the match as:
Both New Zealand and Australia have garnered a point each from today's washed out encounter.

New Zealand, who defeated Sri Lanka by one wicket in their tournament opener, are at the top of Group A with three points from two games, followed by England (2 points 1 match), Australia (1 point from 2 matches) and Sri Lanka who are yet to open their tally.

New Zealand will now face England in their last group match, while Australia face a must-win situation against Sri Lanka in their final encounter.

However, a win against Sri Lanka alone won't guarantee Australia a place in the semi-finals as their fate would hang on the results of the remaining Group A matches.

The new Australian team has proven some points but when it comes to the upcoming matches, they still have a large learning curve ahead. Up until few years back, the team Australia was considered to be the most strong team among the champions but the retirement of the leading stars have bring about this big blow to the team.

Updated at: Thursday, June 13, 2013