England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

Carrie Guzman
July 11, 2019

The fine for dissent takes him to three demerit points for this World Cup following an earlier incident against Pakistan, but a ban kicks in only after a player reaches a total of four.

England are through to their first World Cup final since 1992 after beating Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston.

Morgan struck a boundary to seal the win and move England to 226-2 after Australia was 223 all out in 49 overs.

Neither England or final opponents New Zealand have ever won the Cricket World Cup and so Sunday's showpiece at Lord's will see a new champion crowned.

But somehow the Australians nearly always are ready when it comes to the World Cup.

Roy dominated his opening stand with Bairstow and smoked Smith for three consecutive maximums, the third a 101-meter blow over the part-time spinner's head.

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Starc's haul included the 4-43 he took in the group-stage defeat of England at Lord's and he set the new benchmark by trapping Bairstow lbw for 34. England have been probably the front-runners in world cricket over the last four years, the way they have changed the game, their game plan in particular has been very aggressive, taking it to the opposition.

England enjoyed a sensational start to proceedings at a rocking Edgbaston as they reduced Australia to 14-3 in 6.1 overs.

Joe Root scripted history during the ICCWorldCup 2019 semifinal encounter between England and Australia on Thursday as he claimed the record of most catches by a non-wicketkeeper in a single edition of ICCWorld Cup. Jofra Archer got the big scalp of and Chris Woakes sent back unsafe David Warner and young Peter Handscomb to reduce Australia to 14/3.

Carey continued and shared a 103-run fourth-wicket partnership off 127 balls with Smith but the former was caught at midwicket off Adil Rashid for 46 and a googly from the leg-spinner then accounted for Marcus Stoinis (0) four balls later.

"I just got my length wrong for the first ball".

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