The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 warm-up match between Australia and the Netherlands ended with no result after the game was abandoned due to rain at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. The match started off with a four-hour delay due to rain and hence the fixture was reduced to 23-over a side affair. 

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Australia, batting first, got off to a poor start after losing Josh Inglis for a two-ball duck in the third over. But star batter Steven Smith held the other end and scored a confidence-boosting 55 at the top of the order as he continued his streaky form from the three-game series against India. Supporting Smith, Alex Carey chipped in with a 28-run knock. 

As Australia continued losing wickets, Cameron Green added 34 while Mitchell Starc contributed with a 22 to set up a 167-run total. Then in the second innings, the world saw the first glimpse of World Cup Starc as the left-arm pacer took a hattrick over the first two overs of his spell.

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Soon Mitchell Marsh, Sean Abbott and Marnus Labuschagne also picked up a wicket each as the Netherlands were struggling at 64-6 when rains came back into the picture. As the downpour continued, the match was called off.