Kane Williamson's fluent century was the highlight of what was an otherwise disappointing day as rain washed out the second Group A match of the ICC Champions Trophy between New Zealand and Australia, on Friday.
That left the New Zealanders still well-placed on 254-4 but a late-innings flourish failed to materialise, with Josh Hazlewood finishing with figures of 6-52 off nine overs as Australia took the last seven wickets for 37 runs in 5.5 overs to seize the initiative.
The bowling for Australia revolved around one man. Josh Hazlewood was scintillating as he took six for 52 in nine overs.
Australia's chase got off to a poor start and New Zealand seemed primed for their first win of the tournament, but two periods of heavy rain forced an early end to the match.
Taylor on the other hand, was unlucky to miss out on what would have been a well deserved half century as he was dismissed on 46, hitting six boundaries during his 58-ball stay at the crease.
It was a tough break for New Zealand, who have still never beaten Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Asked if winning the Champions Trophy would bolster the players cause, Smith said: "I think, if we win, almost certainly it would be really good for the playing group". They will likely field either Adam Milne or Mitchell McClenaghan as the fourth bowling option.
New Zealand expect batsman Tom Latham to be fit for selection despite concerns over a foot injury. Australia's next game is Bangladesh, who battled hard against England, but ultimately without Mustafizur Rahman's wicket-taking will find it hard to take wickets in this tournament. Both sides took a point from the game and realistically have to win both their remaining matches if they are to progress to the semi-finals.
"In New Zealand we had a few players missing and we were disappointing".
With no play possible for almost two hours, match officials reduced what should have been a 50 overs per side one-day worldwide contest to 46 when the fixture resumed at 1:08pm (1208 GMT).
The Australian opening stand, David Warner and Aaron Finch, were sent to pavilion by Trent Boult and Adam Milne respectively. "So we probably won't end up going with the four big quicks to begin the series". What is happening? A battle for the unofficial public vote, in which both sides say they are looking out for the grassroots of the game.
"I'd have preferred to be in New Zealand's position when we came off there", said Australia captain Steve Smith, who was 8 not out.
When Ronchi's attack finished, the batting robotic 2017 Model K that we call Kane Williamson played an ODI innings as if it was pre-planned to be a hundred from the moment he came out.
"If it is good batting and the sun is out hopefully we can put a bit of pressure on those guys and try and play the way we did in Australia".
But he was then run out going for a sharp single by Moises Henriques´s throw to Cummins.