ICC World Cup 2019: Ed Sheeran to Gareth Southgate - Stars galore in England-Australia clash at Lord’s
From singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to actors Damien Lewis and Stephen Fry to football personalities like Gareth Southgate and Glenn Hoddle, the superstar quotient was too high during the much anticipated encounter.Updated: Jun 26, 2019 07:57 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The match between England and Australia is always special for cricket fans from both countries and when the two teams face on a stage like the ICC World Cup 2019, the significance instantly grows manyfold.
It was not much different on Tuesday as the two teams came face to face at the prestigious Lord’s Cricket Ground and the ground was filled with celebrities from different walks of life.
From singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran to actors Damien Lewis and Stephen Fry to football personalities like Gareth Southgate and Glenn Hoddle, the superstar quotient was too high during the much anticipated encounter.
England cricket posted a photo of Sheeran on Twitter with the caption - “Steve Smith is out! Ed and Damo loved it”.
The official handle of Lords Cricket Ground also shared the picture of Sheeran and captioned the post as “ Ed Sheeran is the latest celebrity to be spotted today at Lord’s! We hope you enjoy your day, @edsheeran! #LoveLords #ENGvAUS”.
England football team coach Gareth Southgate was also quite excited with the game’s proceedings.
The official handle of Cricket World Cup posted a photo of Southgate on Twitter and captioned the post as “Gareth Southgate is in the crowd! Is cricket coming home? #ENGvAUS #CWC19”.
Australia ruthlessly demolished England by 64 runs to march into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and put the hosts in serious danger of failing to make the last four.
Captain Aaron Finch continued his fine form with a knock of 100 to lead Australia to 285 for seven after being put in to bat on a murky morning at the home of cricket.
England quickly collapsed to 26 for three and although Ben Stokes defied a calf injury to score a brave 89, England never seriously threatened to reach their target as Jason Behrendorff took five wickets and they were bowled out for 221 in the 45th over.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Jun 25, 2019 22:05 IST