Australia vs England Highlights, 2nd Semi-Final World Cup 2019: England beat Australia by 8 wickets, to face New Zealand in the final
Australia vs England highlights: Jason Roy hammered 85 in 65 balls as England chased down the target of 224 with eight wickets to spare.
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Australia vs England, highlights: Joe Root and Eoin Morgan finished the chase as they reached the target with 8 wickets in hand in just 32.1 overs. Jonny Bairstow was trapped by Mitchell Starc and England also lost a review. Jason Roy was dismissed controversially after a caught behind decision went against him. Coming out to chase 224, England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler gave a solid start. Roy scored his half century. The two players crossed the 100-run mark. Earlier, Australia were bundled out for 223 despite Steve Smith’s 85.
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England are through to the final!
England fans are chanting “it’s coming home” as Eoin Morgan scripts the win with a boundary. The hosts are through to the final and will face New Zealand in the summit clash.
200 up for England
200 up for England with a beautiful boundary. England are now in a hurry to reach North West London. The music is playing and the fans believe it’s Coming home!
England closing in on win
Just 38 runs away from reaching the final - England. Eoin Morgan and Joe Root are doing it casually at the moment. There seems to be no stopping them.
25 overs gone
Joe Root flicks a straying delivery from Mitchell Starc and this is the fifth boundary from the batsman. He has not taken any risks and yet he is batting over a strike rate of 100. 25 overs gone, ENG 171/2
Morgan joins the party
Eoin Morgan gets a wide short one from Starc and he has hammered it with much disdain towards midwicket fence. 23 overs gone, ENG 158/2
Jason Roy has been dismissed after a huge appeal from Australia for caught behind. Roy seeks to review but England do not have a review. He is furious and he fights with the umpires. But he still has to walk back. He departs for 85. ENG 147/2
Root on fire
Joe Root has started off from where Jonny Bairstow had stopped. As soon as he has come on, he has hammered three boundaries.
Jonny Bairstow has been trapped by Mitchell Starc. The umpire raised his fingers. The batsman called for a review. Three reds. That was plumb. ENG 124/1
6 6 6
Jason Roy completely bamboozled Steve Smith as he hammered the former Australia captain for three straight sixes. This brings up 100 partnership between the two openers.
Fifty for Roy
Jason Roy’s fifty:
· 18th ODI fifty
· 5th fifty+ score in World Cup.
· 4th fifty+ score in his last 5 ODI innings vs Australia. 7th fifty+ score vs AUS in ODIs.
· He will join Joe Root (WC 2019), Jonathan Trott (WC 2011) and Kevin Pietersen (WC 2007) to score the joint most fifty+ scores in a World Cup edition: 5 fifty+ scores.
Jonny Bairstow was on the ground, having hurt himself running but it looks like there was no serious injury and the opener is back at the crease. This has been a brilliant start for England and it looks like they are headed for another 100-run stand, ENG 72/0
Pat Cummins bowls a wider delivery and there is no way Alex Carey can reach there. This has been five wides. Meanwhile, Bairstow has been injured as he tried to run a douvle.
10 overs gone
England have crossed the 50-run mark in 10 overs without losing a wicket. At this moment, the match is completely tilted towards England. The defending champions need wickets. 10 overs gone, ENG 50/0
Jonny Bairstow slams hard and straight past the bowler Behrendorff and it raced towards the boundary ropes. This is a solid start from England. Australia need wickets here to get back into the game.
Starc expensive so far
Here is Jason Behrendorff, who has bowled 3 overs and given just 8 runs. On the other hand, Starc has proven to be expensive with 23 runs in his first three overs. His first over went for just a wide, though.
Jason Roy flicked a straying delivery from Mitchell Starc towards backward square leg fence for a six. Remarkable wrist work from Jason Roy. 6 overs gone, ENG 31/0
5 overs gone
Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are in the middle and are looking to build a strong opening stand once again. It was exactly what India missed last night. 5 overs gone, ENG 20/0
Driven and four
Superb hands and perfect timings from Jason Roy. Starc pitched it full and outside off stump, and Roy hammered it with full force. England are on the move
Good start for Aussies
Australia have started the attack brilliantly. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are finding it hard to get runs at the moment. But the target is not too huge and England do not need to take unncessary risks.
Chase is on!
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow out to open the innings for England. Jason Behrendorff starts off with the new ball. HERE WE GO!
End of innings
Mark Wood cleans up Jason Behrendorff and Australia are all out for 223. England need 224 to win.
Smith RUN OUT and Starc caught
Steve Smith has been run out with a brilliant direct hit from Jos Buttler. He departs for 85, missing out on a crucial hundred. AUS 217/8
Mitchell Starc has edged a delivery from Woakes to the keeper behind the stump. He walks back as well. AUS 217/9
50 run partnership
Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith have added 50-run together. The duo have saved Australia from an utter collapse. Can Aussie cross 250?
A feeble LBW appeal when Chris Woakes struck Steve Smith on the pads. But Eoin Morgan has called for the review. Height may be a factor here. It goes to umpire’s call. NOT OUT!
Starc goes big!
Mitchell Starc has hammered a wide delivery from Liam Plunkett for a six towards long-off. He takes Australia to 200-run mark. From here on, England will be looking to defend every run.
Glorious shot from Star
Mitchell Starc hammers a fuller one from Wood straight down the ground for a boundary. That’s a glorious shot. Australia need more of these. AUS 190/7 in 43.3 overs
Australia need boundaries
Australia need to score more boundaries in the final 10 overs. So far, they are just dealing in singles and doubles. But more effort is required from them.
40 overs gone
Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith are carrying on to build a partnership at the moment. They are looking to ensure Australia go on to play full 50 oves. AUS 175/7 in 40 overs
Edged and caught!
Adil Rashid has dismissed Pat Cummins with a beauty. Pat Cummins cut a fuller one and it was caught by Joe Root at slips. Really good catch. AUS 166/7
Australia need to find second gear
37 overs gone, and Australia are at 165/6. Steve Smith has to decide at some stage to go after the bowlers if he wants Australia to get somewhere close to a competitive total. He is the last man standing at the moment.
Glenn Maxwell has been caught at short midwicket. He is surprised by a bouncing delivery. The ball goes straight to Eoin Morgan. Jofra Archer gets the wicket. AUS 157/6
150 up for Australia
Glenn Maxwell has been increasing the intensity of Australia batsmen in the field. He can be a dangerous customer in the final 15 overs. England eager to get his dismissal. Hammers Rashid for another boundary. Brings up 150 for Australia with a glorious shot.
Maxwell goes big
This is the time for Glenn Maxwell show to start. He has been quiet all tournament, but can really change the game from here on. He hammers Rashid for a six at long-on. Need more of these. AUS 142/5 in 32 overs.
FIFTY and OUT!
Steve Smith brings up his half century. A ball later, Adil Rashid traps Marcus Stoinis for a second ball duck. Australia do not have a review. AUS 118/5.
Alex Carey has slog sweeped it straight to the fielder at mid-off. Adil Rashid gets the prized wicket. The pressure was building after a couple of good overs, and Carey went for it. He departs for 46. AUS 117/4 in 27.3 overs
100 up for Australia
Australia have reached the 100-run mark in 24.1 overs. Alex Carey, meanwhile has been taped up and the bandage is removed. The blood is oozing out. This is gutsy innings from the youngster.
Steve Smith got a delivery outside off stump and he went after it and it almost carried to Ben Stokes. Just dropped short. Smith is disappointed it did not go for a boundary. England are disappointed it did not carry. Dissapointment all around.
20 overs gone
Australia are starting to gain momentum now. Adil Rashid bowls it fuller and the batsman just flicks it past the fielder at short midwicket for a boundary. 20 overs gone, AUS 78/3.
50 up for Australia
Lovely shot from Steve Smith. Liam Plunkett pitches it fuller and Smith just straight drives it with brute force and accurate timing past the bowler for a boundary. Brings up 50 for Australia. 15.1 overs gone, AUS 51/3
Much needed boundary
Steve Smith and Alex Carey have done the job of rebuilding a side. Now it has to be about acceleration. Smith brushes away a slow one towards midwicket for a boundary. Much needed one from Aussie’s point of view.
Smith, Carey holding fort
Australia are crawling along, but well, they are not losing any wickets. They need to stick it out, ride out this phase and then look to accelerate in the middle overs. England will be relentless , Mark Wood with the ball right now. Liam Plunkett will control proceedings in the middle overs.
This is some spell by Archer
He has smacked Carey in the helmet and has split is jaw. However, he is a tough character and he will stay and put a price on his wicket.
Woakes gets Handscomb
The full ball has done the trick for Peter Handscomb, it swirls in the air, and hoops back in to breach the defence. The stumps are rattled, Australia are on the mat, they have lost three wicket in a heartbeat.
Warner has to depart
Stunning ball from Woakes, pace, bounce and lift outside the off stump, takes the shoulder of David Warner’s bat and carries to Jonny Bairstow at first slip. This is a stunning start by England, Australia have been ricked early, Edgbaston is now buzzing.
What a ball from Jofra Archer, hoops back in the air and traps Finch right in front of the stumps. Given out on field, he refers it and replays show three reds. Finch departs, and he takes the review with him. This is a stunning start from England.
Out walk the players
The national anthems have been blurted out. The players have marched out, the sun is beating down. Aaron Finch takes guard, Chris Woakes has the new ball. Let’s go!
290: Average 1st inning score at Birmingham, extrapolated over last 5 completed ODIs at Edgbaston.
0: Australia haven’t lost a single match in the semi-final stage of the World Cup.
19: David Warner needs 19 more runs to reach 5000 runs in ODIs.
36: David Warner needs 36 more runs to surpass Sachin Tendulkar as the batsman with the most runs in a World Cup series. Sachin Tendulkar is currently on 673 runs. Warner has 638 runs in the World Cup this year.
5: Pat Cummins needs 5 more wickets to complete 100 ODI wickets.
2: Mitchell Starc needs 2 more wickets to complete 50 wickets in World Cup. He will be the 2nd Australian after Glenn McGrath (71 wickets) and the 5th player overall to reach this milestone.
1: Starc needs 1 more wicket to surpass Glenn McGrath to take most wickets in a single World Cup edition. McGrath had 26 wickets in the 2007 World Cup. Starc also is on 26 wickets.
17: David Warner needs 17 more runs to complete 1000 runs in World Cup. He will be the 4th Australian batsman to reach this milestone in World Cups after Ricky Ponting (1743 runs), Adam Gilchrist (1085 runs) and Mark Waugh (1004 runs).
7: Aaron Finch has 7 centuries against England in ODIs, most by a player against England in ODIs.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first against England. The defending champions have made one change as Peter Handscomb comes in place of injured Usman Khawaja. England have went in with the same squad.
England have turned it around following their first-round exit in the 2015 edition and have become a formidable one-day side. Considering the firepower the hosts possess, many current and former players have said it is England’s World Cup to lose, a trophy they have not been able to lift despite making the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992. And between them and a fourth shot at the title, stand familiar foes Australia who have been so consistent in the mega event that they are yet to lose a semifinal, having won six and one being a dramatic tie against South Africa in the 1999 edition.
How Aus do so well under pressure?
“World Cups are very special and they bring out the best in players. That’s why Australia have a very rich history in World Cups,” skipper Aaron Finch said on the eve of the clash. “Winning four of the last five (World Cups) is a great achievement. We’re full of confidence going into this game, but England have been front runners in one-day cricket for the last four years. It will come down to whoever holds their nerve and whoever holds their half-chances.”
Rallying cry from Morgan
“Sometimes I’m guilty of it, you can lose sight of the position you’re in and the fact you’re living your dream,” Morgan told reporters on Wednesday. “I think it’s possible to play with a smile on your face tomorrow.” Asked if the World Cup hosts were feeling excited, nervous or simply focused on the task at hand, Morgan added: “All of those things. But I think excitement probably should be the dominant one. Everyone is excited to play this semi-final. The fact that through the group stages getting to this stage looked unlikely, or was called into question, makes it even more exciting for us.”
Hosts in the house
Hosts England face defending champions Australia in the second World Cup semi-final in Birmingham on Thursday. Eoin Morgan’s England came back strongly to finish the group stage with six wins from nine matches, while Australia were the first team to book their final-four spot. The defending champions, who finished at the second spot in the round-robin stage with 7 wins and 2 defeats, will feel they are the favourites, having already beaten the Three Lions convincingly earlier in the competition.
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Australia predicted XI
Though they still cannot be bracketed among the ‘invincible’ Australian teams of the past, trust them to rise to the occasion when the stakes are high.They seem to be peaking at the right time and look a relaxed bunch, something that was very much evident when the entire squad walked barefoot around the outfield at Edgbaston on Monday.
England predicted XI
The hosts came into the tournament as favourites, but Englands poor show in the middle of the group stages saw them almost being ousted from the competition. But the hosts got their act right and won their last two games against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semifinals. For England, it is more about staying true to the tag of favourites and not crumbling under the pressure.
Here is England’s predicted XI.
David Gower has his say on this huge clash.
As a former England captain, Ashes winning, Ashes losing, and losing player in the World Cup Final of 1979 and the semi-final in 1983, please forgive me if I nail my colours to the mast of the good ship England with fervent hopes that after all that we have seen in this World Cup, the home team will find a way to make it to the final and maybe to the ultimate glory of Eoin Morgan standing at Lord’s with the trophy in hand.
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Australia vs England, pride vs pride
The best England ODI side are excited, they are chuffed to be in this position for the first time after 1992. For Australia, this is a routine affair, they are quietly going about their business in their own corner. They are the defending champions, they should be the side under pressure, but are they? England’s high-flying side were punctured midway through their campaign, they dusted themselves and then regrouped to find themselves in the semis. Now the nerves will be jangling, can they handle them?