England thrash Australia, to face Kiwis in CWC 2019 final on Sunday

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Birmingham: Jason Roy and bowlers guided England to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final as they outclassed defending champions Australia in the 2nd semi-final on Thursday.

Jason Roy scored 85 runs while Joe Root and skipper Eoin Morgan made an unbeaten 49,45 runs respectively for victors.

Hosts England will face New Zealand in the mega cricketing event final on Sunday (July 14) at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London.

END OF OVER 7: ENG 33/0

Pat Cummins replaces Jason Behrendorff

END OF OVER 6: ENG 31/0

Mitchell Starc has the ball in hand

END OF OVER 5: ENG 19/0

Jason Behrendorff has the ball in hand

END OF OVER 4: ENG 16/0

Mitchell Starc has the ball in hand

END OF OVER 3: ENG 6/0

Jason Behrendorff has the ball in hand

END OF OVER 2: ENG 6/0

Mitchell Starc has the ball in hand

END OF OVER 1: ENG 5/0

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow comes in for open English innings

Jason Behrendorff has the ball in hand

England bowlers restricted strong Australian batting-line to 223 in 49 overs in the 2nd semi-final at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday.

Steven Smith smashed a fighting half-century. He made 85 runs while Alex Carey scored 46 runs. Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes got 3 wickets each for hosts England.

END OF OVER 49: AUS 223/10

J Behrendorff               1(3)                                            M Wood 45/1

N Lyon                          5(6)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 48: AUS 218/9

Mitchell Starc, OUT, c Buttler b Woakes 29(36)

Steven Smith, RUNOUT (Buttler) 85(119)

J Behrendorff               0(2)                                            C Woakes 20/3

N Lyon                          1(2)

Chris Woakes has the ball

END OF OVER 47: AUS 217/7

M Starc                     29(35)                                            M Wood 40/0

S Smith                  85(118)

Mark Wood replaces Liam Plunkett

END OF OVER 46: AUS 210/7

M Starc                     24(31)                                            C Woakes 20/2

S Smith                  84(116)

Chris Woakes replaces Mark Wood

END OF OVER 45: AUS 206/7

M Starc                     22(27)                                            L Plunkett 44/0

S Smith                  82(114)

Liam Plunkett has the ball

END OF OVER 44: AUS 192/7

M Starc                     14(23)                                            M Wood 33/0

S Smith                  77(112)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 43: AUS 186/7

M Starc                       9(18)                                            L Plunkett 30/0

S Smith                  77(111)

Liam Plunkett has the ball

END OF OVER 42: AUS 181/7

M Starc                       7(16)                                            M Wood 27/0

S Smith                  74(107)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 41: AUS 176/7

M Starc                       5(13)                                            L Plunkett 25/0

S Smith                  73(104)

Liam Plunkett replaces Jofra Archer

END OF OVER 40: AUS 175/7

M Starc                        4(7)                                            M Wood 24/0

S Smith                  73(104)

Mark Wood replaces Adil Rashid

END OF OVER 39: AUS 171/7

M Starc                        3(4)                                            J Archer 32/2

S Smith                  70(100)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 38: AUS 166/7

Pat Cummins, OUT, c Root b Rashid 6(10)

M Starc                        0(2)                                            A Rashid 54/3

S Smith                    67(94)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 37: AUS 165/6

P Cummins                  6(9)                                            J Archer 27/2

S Smith                    67(94)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 36: AUS 161/6

P Cummins                  2(3)                                            A Rashid 53/2

S Smith                    67(94)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 35: AUS 157/6

Glenn Maxwell, OUT, c Morgan b Archer 22(23)

P Cummins                  0(1)                                            J Archer 23/2

S Smith                    65(90)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 34: AUS 152/5

G Maxwell                21(21)                                            A Rashid 49/2

S Smith                    63(87)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 33: AUS 144/5

G Maxwell                14(16)                                            J Archer 18/1

S Smith                    62(86)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 32: AUS 142/5

G Maxwell                13(15)                                            A Rashid 41/2

S Smith                    61(81)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 31: AUS 135/5

G Maxwell                  7(12)                                            J Archer 16/1

S Smith                    60(78)

Jofra Archer replaces Ben Stokes

END OF OVER 30: AUS 130/5

G Maxwell                    3(7)                                            A Rashid 34/2

S Smith                    59(77)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 29: AUS 127/5

G Maxwell                    1(2)                                            B Stokes 22/0

S Smith                    58(76)

Ben Stokes has the ball

END OF OVER 28: AUS 118/5

Marcus Stoinis, OUT, lbw Rashid 0(2)

Steven Smith brings up his fifty

Alex Carey, OUT, c Vince b Rashid 46(70)

M Stoinis                      0(1)                                            A Rashid 31/2

S Smith                    50(72)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 27: AUS 116/3

A Carey                    46(69)                                            B Stokes 13/0

S Smith                    48(69)

Ben Stokes replaces Liam Plunkett

END OF OVER 26: AUS 113/3

A Carey                    44(64)                                            A Rashid 29/0

S Smith                    47(68)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 25: AUS 103/3

A Carey                    38(61)                                            L Plunkett 24/0

S Smith                    44(65)

Liam Plunkett has the ball

END OF OVER 24: AUS 98/3

A Carey                    37(57)                                            A Rashid 19/0

S Smith                    42(63)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 23: AUS 92/3

A Carey                    36(56)                                            L Plunkett 19/0

S Smith                    37(58)

Liam Plunkett has the ball

END OF OVER 22: AUS 87/3

A Carey                    31(52)                                            A Rashid 13/0

S Smith                    37(56)

Adil Rashid has the ball

END OF OVER 21: AUS 80/3

A Carey                    25(47)                                            L Plunkett 14/0

S Smith                    35(54)

Liam Plunkett replaces Mark Wood

END OF OVER 20: AUS 78/3

A Carey                    25(44)                                            A Rashid 6/0

S Smith                    34(51)

Adil Rashid replaces Liam Plunkett

END OF OVER 19: AUS 72/3

A Carey                    20(40)                                            M Wood 20/0

S Smith                    33(50)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 18: AUS 66/3

A Carey                    19(36)                                            L Plunkett 12/0

S Smith                    28(48)

Liam Plunkett has the ball

END OF OVER 17: AUS 62/3

A Carey                    16(31)                                            M Wood 14/0

S Smith                    27(47)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 16: AUS 55/3

A Carey                    15(29)                                            L Plunkett 8/0

S Smith                    21(43)

Liam Plunkett replaces Ben Stokes

END OF OVER 15: AUS 47/3

A Carey                    12(26)                                            M Wood 7/0

S Smith                    16(40)

Mark Wood has the ball

END OF OVER 14: AUS 45/3

A Carey                    11(21)                                            B Stokes 10/0

S Smith                    15(39)

Ben Stokes has the ball

END OF OVER 13: AUS 36/3

A Carey                    10(20)                                            M Wood 5/0

S Smith                      7(34)

Mark Wood replaces Chris Woakes

END OF OVER 12: AUS 29/3

A Carey                      9(17)                                            B Stokes 1/0

S Smith                      6(31)

Ben Stokes replaces Jofra Archer

END OF OVER 11: AUS 28/3

A Carey                      9(14)                                            C Woakes 16/2

S Smith                      5(28)

Chris Woakes has the ball

END OF OVER 10: AUS 27/3

A Carey                      9(12)                                            J Archer 11/1

S Smith                      4(24)

Jofra Arhcer has the ball

END OF OVER 9: AUS 24/3

A Carey                        8(9)                                            C Woakes 15/2

S Smith                      2(21)

Chris Woakes has the ball

END OF OVER 8: AUS 19/3

A Carey                        4(5)                                            J Archer 8/1

S Smith                      2(19)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 7: AUS 15/3

Peter Handscomb, OUT, b Woakes 4(12)

A Carey                        1(1)                                            C Woakes 11/2

S Smith                      1(17)

Chris Woakes has the ball

END OF OVER 6: AUS 14/2

P Handscomb            4(11)                                            J Archer 4/1

S Smith                      1(13)

Jofra Archer has the ball

END OF OVER 5: AUS 13/2

END OF OVER 3: AUS 11/2

END OF OVER 2: AUS 6/1

END OF OVER 1: AUS 4/0

Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first against hosts England in 2nd semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Thursday at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

England Playing XI: Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer.

 

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