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England vs Australia, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: ENG knock AUS out, BAN in semis

England beat Australia by 40 runs (D/L method) in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash after rain intervened for the second time at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Australia had scored 277/9 but a 159-run partnership between Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes smoothened England’s ride after they lost three early wickets. Stokes was unbeaten on 102 off 109 balls. England and Bangladesh go through to the semi-finals from Group A. Catch highlights of England vs Australia here.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:36 IST
Somshuvra Laha
England's Ben Stokes plays a shot during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham on  Saturday. Catch highlights of England vs Australia here.
England's Ben Stokes plays a shot during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match against Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday. Catch highlights of England vs Australia here.(AP)

England beat Australia by 40 runs (D/L method) after rain returned for the second time. Captain Eoin Morgan (87) and Ben Stokes (102*) put on 159 runs for the fourth wicket. Earlier, Australia had scored 277/9 after Morgan opted to field. Australia were looking good for a score over 300 but an implosion left only Travis Head to steer the side with a 64-ball 71. Steve Smith’s side was eliminated. England and Bangladesh have reached the semi-final. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

23:27 hrs IST: The semi-final line-up so far looks like this: England will face the second team of Group B while Bangladesh will take on the toppers. That’s all from here. Do join us for the live coverage of India v South Africa from The Oval tomorrow. Good night.

23:20 hrs IST: England, on their part, would have loved to complete the win by themselves against their most fierce rivals. But this should suffice.

23:15 hrs IST: Australia have suffered three straight washouts now. They would have lost anyway today though. England have an all-win record so far and must back themselves to win the trophy at home.

23:11 hrs IST: This is the first time Bangladesh have reached the semi-finals of an ICC tournament. Must be a huge moment for a nation doing very well in shorter formats in recent time.

23:05 hrs IST:Match abandoned. England win by 40 runs (D/L method). England and Bangladesh go through to the semi-finals.

23:01 hrs IST: Cut-off time for match to finish is 7.14 pm local time. Which is around 40 minutes from now.

22:50 hrs IST: Imperious display from England though. Before the first rain stoppage, they were 35/3. Now they are 240/4. Full credit to Stokes and Morgan for this amazing turnaround. Should be a big day for Bangladesh too as they can almost sniff the semi-final berth.

22.47 hrs IST: News from the ground is that it has been raining pretty heavily. Umpires yet to take a call.

22:37 hrs IST: Full covers on. This could be a longer curtailment than the previous one.

22:29 hrs IST: Rain returns. England 240/4 in 40.2 overs. DL par score is 204/3 now so England should win if match doesn’t start.

22:26 hrs IST: That’s hundred for Stokes! Brings it up with a lovely boundary through covers. Stokes 102 off 108 balls. This is his third ODI hundred.

22:25 hrs IST: England 236/4 after 40 overs. Need 42 off 60 balls. Stokes on 98 .

22:21 hrs IST: SIX! Zampa pitches it up, Buttler goes over long-on to pile on the misery. England 233/4 after 39 overs. Need 45 off 11 overs.

22:17 hrs IST: England 226/4 after 38 overs. Need 52 off 72 balls. Stokes on 95.

22:13 hrs IST: Two boundaries off Zampa. One delivery was loose. Second could have been a catch but bounced short of fielder. England 223/4 after 37 overs. Stokes on 93.

22:09 hrs IST: England 214/4 after 36 overs. Starc finishes with 10-0-52-1.

22:07 hrs IST: DROPPED! Buttler dropped by Maxwell at point. This is getting worse.

22:05 hrs IST: Uneventful over from Zampa, apart from the fact five runs were scored off him. England 208/4 after 35 overs, needing 70 from 90 balls. Should be easy.

22:01 hrs IST: Jos Buttler comes in and straightaway hits Starc for a four. England 203/4 after 34 overs.

21:57 hrs IST: Zampa delivers a quiet over for Australia. Just one run from it. England 196/4 after 33 overs.

21:51 hrs IST:RUN OUT! Perhaps the only way Australia could have got a breakthrough. Morgan was ball-watching when Stokes went for a risky single. Direct hit by Adam Zampa. E Morgan run out 87. England 194/4 in 31.5 overs.

21:48 hrs IST: Again a boundary this over. Only way to stop England would be take wickets. And that seems difficult now. England 193/3 after 31 overs.

21:43 hrs IST: Morgan and Stokes raise 150 runs for the fourth wicket. Australia in desperate need of wickets as England reach 187/3 after 30 overs. Morgan 85, Stokes 80.

21:38 hrs IST: SIX! That’s massive from Morgan. Swatted that outside the ground. England 184/3 after 29 overs.

21:35 hrs IST: Morgan cuts Cummins for a boundary to inch towards the target. England 177/3 after 28 overs. They need another 101 runs to win from 22 overs.

21:31 hrs IST: Hazlewood returns to do some repair job in the form of a one-run over but Australia need wickets. England 170/3 after 27 overs.

21:26 hrs IST: England tale 6 runs off Cummins. England are now 169/3 after 26 overs.

21:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Stokes smacks Cummins - who just came back into the attack - for a boundary through the leg side.

21:22 hrs IST: Another good over for England as they take 11 runs off it. They are 163/3 after 25 overs.

21:21 hrs IST: SIX! Stokes is now joining in on the action, creaming Zampa for a six.

21:19 hrs IST: SIX! Morgan ends Maxwell’s over - which had only given away 2 runs till that point - with a huge six. England are getting a move on here and are 152/3 after 24 overs.

21:15 hrs IST: Good over for England, as they took six runs off Zampa. They are now 144/3 after 23 overs.

21:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Morgan with a lovely reverse sweep off Zampa and he’s finding the boundary regularly at this point. The skipper is leading from the front.

21:11 hrs IST: Maxwell goes for a six off the very first ball but follows up with five dots. England are 138/3 after 22 overs.

21:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Morgan hits Zampa through the off side for a needed boundary. England are 132/3 after a good 21st over for them.

21:06 hrs IST: Good tight over from Starc, ramping up the pressure on the English batsmen. England are 126/3 after 20 overs.

21:02 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan reaches his 34th fifty as well. England 124/3 after 19 overs and gaining control of this match.

20.58 hrs IST: Stokes reaches his 10th ODI fifty with a huge six. Come to think of it he had come after Morgan and the England captain is still two runs away from his fifty. Blistering innings nevertheless. England 121/3 after 18 overs.

20:54 hrs IST: Stokes is turning up the heat with another boundary, this time off Moises Henriques. England 114/3 after 17 overs.

20:48 hrs IST: Stokes, it seems, is coming to his elements. Slams three boundaries against Cummins to take England past 100. England 104/3 after 15 overs.

20:45 hrs IST: Morgan and Stokes slowly building a nice partnership that’s already worth more than fifty. England 91/3 after 14 overs.

20:37 hrs IST: Productive two overs for England. Stokes milks Cummins for two boundaries before Morgan whacked Hazlewood for a six. England 77/3 after 12 overs.

20:30 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan relentless in his hitting, clobbers Hazlewood for a six. England 58/3 after 10 overs.

20:25 hrs IST: Pat Cummins first change for Australia. Starts with a probing maiden. England 51/3 after 9 overs.

20:20 hrs IST: Hazlewood concedes a boundary first ball but comes back well in the next five deliveries. England 51/3 after 8 overs.

20:17 hrs IST: Starc breezes in but England captain Eoin Morgan not holding back as well. Gets consecutive boundaries to try and shake off the early jolts. England 44/3 after 7 overs.

20:11 hrs IST: Players coming back on to the field. Sky has cleared but English conditions are too fickle to be trusted. Game to start.

20.00 hrs IST: Play will restart at 3.45 pm local time. Which means it should start in another 15 minutes. No overs lost.

19:49 hrs IST: Still no word on the rain. If Australia suffer their third consecutive washout, Bangladesh go through. A minimum of 20 overs need to be bowled to get a result so Australia need another 14 to make a match out of it.

19:34 hrs IST: England won’t mind returning to the dressing room immediately. Australia though will be disappointed at being forced to let England off the hook at this juncture. Rain seems to be chasing the Australians to be honest!

19:33 hrs IST: Rain stops play. Players walking off the field. England 35/3 after 6 overs.

19:30 hrs IST: OUT! Root gone! What an opening burst this has been for Australia! Edge comfortably puched by Wade. J Root c Wade b Hazlewood 15. England 35/3 in 5.4 overs.

19:29 hrs IST: Pitch covers being readied. Is it raining? There was prediction of rain so not surprising.

19:27 hrs IST: Root edged Starc first ball but it landed short of slip. England living dangerously at 31/2 after 5 overs.

19:23 hrs IST: England captain Eoin Morgan comes to the rescue with three boundaries off Hazlewood. But he needs a big partnership with Root. England 24/2 after 4 overs.

19:14 hrs IST: Super over from Hazlewood who is getting both movement and bounce off the pitch. England 6/2 after 2 overs.

19:10 hrs IST: OUT! Hales gone. Superb piece of bowling by Hazlewood. Ball came in just a little to get the edge, flies to Finch at first slip. A Hales c Finch b Hazlewood 0. England 6/2 in 1.2 overs and quite a bit of trouble early into the chase.

19:09 hrs IST: Starc delivers first over. England 5/1 after 1 over. Joe Root and Alex Hales at the crease.

19:07 hrs IST: Roy reviewed the decision out of desperation but it clearly looked out. Australia have the start they wanted.

19:03 hrs IST: OUT! Starc strikes second ball! Roy trapped leg-before after a first-ball boundary. Great start by Australia. England 4/1 in 0.2 overs.

19:02 hrs IST: Back with the action. Mitchell Starc to open the bowling.

18: 39 hrs IST: Not exactly a huge total but Australia have at least something worth defending. Early wickets will be key in the second innings. See you in a while.

18:34 hrs IST: And what an innings from Travis Head! &1 off 64 balls in the most pressing situation. With wickets falling around him, Head didn’t have the time to settle down and delivered just what the doctor ordered when Australia were looking down and out.

18:32 hrs IST: Australia end on 277/9, decent considering they were in danger of bwing bowled out. But still not enough given the Edgbaston pitch.

18:31 hrs IST: DROPPED! All happening here. Head skies this one but Plunkett fluffs it. Head follows it up with a boundary.

18:30 hrs IST: SIX! What a hit from Head! Drags Stokes over midwicket. Australia 271/9 in 49.1 overs.

18:29 hrs IST: Australia 265/9 after 49 overs. Can they reach 275?

18:27 hrs IST: SIX! head goes all out against Ball as he deposits over him long-on boundary. Much needed six.

18:24 hrs IST: Four runs from the 48th over. Australia 258/9. They need at least 20 more runs to stay competitive.

18:20 hrs IST: Australia in risk of not batting their quota of 50 overs. This has been some fine sustained bowling from England. Only hope is Travis Head who is batting on 50 now.

18:17 hrs IST: OUT! One more gone! This is an implosion. A Zampa b Wood 0. Australia 254/9 in 46.4 overs.

18:13 hrs IST: OUT! Australia batsmen falling in a heap now. Pat Cummins c & b Rashid 4. Australia 253/8 in 46 overs.

18:10 hrs IST: Great over from Wood, conceding just four runs at this juncture. Australia 249/7 after 45 overs.

18:06 hrs IST: OUT! Starc gone, caught Root, b Rashid for 0. Australia 245/7 after 44 overs and quickly losing momentum.

18:03 hrs IST: OUT! M Wade c & b Rashid 2. Australia failing to get going here.

17:59 hrs IST: OUT! Superb catch! What control by Roy in the deep! Maxwell goes for a huge heave, Jason Roy catches it but throws up the ball realising he was going over. Comes back to complete a lovely catch. G Maxwell c Roy b Wood 20. Australia 239/5 in 42.3 overs.

17:53 hrs IST: rashid doesn’t concede any boundary but Australia still manage 8 runs in this over. Australia 239/4 after 42 overs.

17:49 hrs IST: Travis Head coming to the party with consecutive boundaries off Jake Ball. Australia 231/4 after 41 overs as Ball concedes 11 in that over.

17:45 hrs IST: Not much action in the last two overs apart from a boundary that came off Maxwell’s bat. Australia are 220/4 after 40 overs and have to ramp up the scoring in the next 10 overs to get to at least 320 if not more.

17:38 hrs IST: Maxwell breaks the shackles and cuts Ali for a welcome boundary. Australia 205/4 after 38 overs.

17:34 hrs IST: Just eight runs from the last two overs from Ali and Ball as Australia are 197/4 after 37 overs. Australia have to improve their scoring but kudos to England for keeping the lid on.

17:28 hrs IST: 15 overs to go now as Australia reach 189/4 in 35 overs. Head got a life as Wood extracted an edge that went just wide of Joe Root at first slip for a boundary.

17:22 hrs IST: Spinners proving to be crucial here. Moeen Ali concedes two as Australia reach 183/4 after 34 overs.

17:18 hrs IST: Wicket Maiden from Wood. How significant will Smith’s dismissal be? Up to Head and Glen Maxwell now.

17:14 hrs IST: OUT! Smith caught by Liam Plunkett at mid-off, first ball of Mark Wood’s second spell.S Smith c Plunkett b Wood 56. Australia 181/4 in 32.1 overs.

17:12 hrs IST: Moeen Ali introduced to the attack. Smith and Head take no risk as Australia reach 181/3 after 32 overs.

17:07 hrs IST: That’s Smith’s 17th ODI fifty as he carted Plunkett for a boundary.

17:05 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Rashid. Concedes just two runs and does his part pegging back Australia who are 172/3 after 30 overs.

17:02 hrs IST: Plunkett goes for a boundary against new batsman Travis Head as Australia reach 170/3 after 29 overs.

16:56 hrs IST: OUT! Rashid gets his first scalp in the form of Henriques as he doesn’t get past Plunkett at mid-on. M Henriques c Plunkett b Rashid 17. Australia 161/3 in 27.4 overs.

16:54 hrs IST: Plunkett comes back and concedes a boundary as Australia are 160/2 after 27 overs. Australia inching towards a good platform for the rest of the batsman to break loose.

16:48 hrs IST: Wayward over from Stokes as Henriques breaks the shackles with two superb boundaries before a wide takes the over tally to 11 runs. Midway mark and Australia are 147/2 after 25 overs.

16:43 hrs IST: Slip for Rashid and he quickly goes through a maiden against new batsman Moises Henriques. Australia 136/2 after 24 overs.

16:39 hrs IST: OUT! Finch skies one from Stokes, caught by Morgan at mid-off. A Finch c Morgan b Stokes 68. Welcome breakthrough for England. Australia 136/2 in 22.5 overs.

16:35 hrs IST: No risk taken against Rashid as Smith and Finch knock off singles and twos. Australia 128/1 after 22 overs.

16:32 hrs IST: Stokes comes back. Two wayward deliveries gifted Australia a boundary and a wide. Australia 121/1 after 21 overs.

16:26 hrs IST: Rashid slips in a quick over with an appeal for lbw against Finch but the ball seemed to go down the leg. Australia 114/1 after 20 overs.

16:24 hrs IST: Australia reach the 100-run mark before Smith drove Plunkett down the ground for a lovely boundary. Australia 111/1 after 19 overs. Will Nelson strike Aussies?

16:18 hrs IST: Time for leg-spin. Adil Rashid goes for fuller lengths for the first five deliveries before dropping it short. Finch and Smith see him out without any trouble. Australia 98/1 after 18 overs.

16:12 hrs IST: Liam Plunkett continues to be miserly, concedes just 3 runs. Australia 93/1 after 17 overs as they go for drinks.

16: 08 hr IST: Fifty up for Finch, off 47 balls. This is his 16th ODI fifty.

16:06 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Finch gives Australia some breathing space but England missed a slip when Steve Smith edged Stokes past Buttler. Australia 90/1 after 16 overs. Fifty-run partnership completed between Finch and Smith.

16:01 hrs IST: Very good line from Plunkett. Just one run from this over. Australia looking to buy time on this pitch. Australia 76/1 after 15 overs.

15:58 hrs IST: Smith taking his time to settle. Finch however should be key in these overs if Australia don’t want to concede England the momentum. Australia 75/1 after 14 overs.

15:54 hrs IST: Good over from Plunkett apart from a wide. Australia 72/1 after 13 overs.

15:49 hrs IST: Stokes replaces Wood. Steve Smith looking to move across the stumps and play towards on as much as possible. Australia 70/1 after 12 overs.

15:45 hrs IST: Plunkett comes in place of Ball. Finch straightaway goes on the counterattack with two boundaries. 10 runs from that over. Australia 67/1 after 11 overs.

15:42 hrs IST: Great spell from Wood so far. His figures read 5-0-20-1. Australia 56/1 after 10 overs.

15:37 hrs IST: Smith looks in good touch. Hits a boundary as Australia look to recover quickly. Australia 55/1 after 9 overs.

15:29 hrs IST: OUT! Warner edges Wood to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. Australia 40/1 in 7.2 overs. Great probing delivery and Warner could just fend at it.

15:27 hrs IST: No risk ploy by Australia. One boundary per over should keep them in good stead. This time Warner pulls Jake Ball through midwicket. Australia 39/0 in 7 overs.

15:24 hrs IST: One more boundary for Australia. Mark Wood strayed down leg and Warner just glanced it off his hips. Six runs from the over. Australia 31/0 in 6 overs.

15: 21 hrs IST: Run rate finally picking up. Warner pulls Ball for a boundary before some excellent running between the wickets. Australia 25/0 in 5 overs.

15:12 hrs IST: After two good overs, Finch cuts loose by slamming two fours of Jake Ball. Warner follows suit by getting a boundary off Mark Wood. Slowly, both players are getting their eye in.

15:08 hrs IST: Poor batting from Finch. No feet movement and he gets beaten three times. Slow start this by Australia.

15:03 hrs IST: Maiden over from Ball. Right on the money he is. Good start for England.

15:01 hrs IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch are opening the batting. Jake Ball will open the bowling for England.

14:55 hrs IST: Will the rain wreck havoc again in Edgbaston? For Australia’s sake, they will be hoping that it stays away.

14:46 hrs IST: Both sides are unchanged.

14:37 hrs IST: It is a wise decision keeping in mind the rain and overcast conditions

14:33 hrs IST: England captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and opted to field

14:25 hrs IST: We are moments away from the toss

14:22 hrs IST: Of bowlers to take 100 or more ODI wickets only Joel Garner (18.8) has a better average than Mitchell Starc (19.9)

14:15 hrs IST: Glenn Maxwell requires 43 more runs to reach 2000 ODI career runs, the 28-year-old averages 43.1 against England in this format.

14:06 hrs IST: Ben Stokes needs one more wicket to reach 50 scalps in his ODI career whilst Moeen Ali is three away from the same milestone.

13:59 hrs IST: Captain Eoin Morgan needs 92 runs to become the third England batsman to reach 5,000 ODI runs.

13:52 hrs IST: Joe Root has scored just 212 runs in 12 ODIs against Australia, giving him an average of just 17.7, his lowest against any side he has faced more than twice.

13:45 hrs IST: England have won 10 of their last 11 ODIs and have a win rate of 77 percent in 2017

13:38 hrs IST: No side has made it out of the group stage in each edition of the tournament, of the eight nations to play in all seven previous editions. Australia have the best strike rate of making it to the knock out stage -- 6/7 times.

13:31 hrs IST: Three of the last five scheduled fixtures between the two sides in Birmingham have failed to produce a result with England winning the other two games. Australia’s last win at Edgbaston against England was back in 1993.

13:25 hrs IST: This will be the fifth ICC Champions Trophy clash between the two sides, the record stands at two wins apiece so far with both of England’s wins coming at Edgbaston.

13:19 hrs IST: Australia have won 12 of their last 15 ODIs against England and overall have a 60 percent win rate against their old rival.

13:14 hrs IST: However, this is a must win game for Australia. If they lose then they will be out of the tournament

13:10 hrs IST: England, with two back-to-back wins against Bangladesh and New Zealand, have already qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament

13:06 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the crucial match between hosts England and Australia

A wash-out will result in Australia’s elimination as Bangladesh have secured a win. England, on the other hand, will be determined to continue the winning momentum having already qualified for the semi-final.

Key players

Australia’s hopes will once again rest on David Warner and Steve Smith in the batting. Warner, in particular, will be determined to get the better of England after his nightmares in the same venue four years ago. In addition, Australia would be tempted to unleash their quartet of fast bowlers on England.

For England, the whole team is clicking as a unit. Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball were the stars against New Zealand but their key players remain Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

Quotes

We’re still learning and are still trying to be as good as we can be - England assistant coach Paul Farbrace

You can’t do much about it. You can’t control the weather - Australian coach Darren Lehmann on the possibility of weather ruining the clash.