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England Vs Australia, World Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match at Birmingham: England Register Eight-Wicket Victory to Setup NZ Finale

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 11, 2019, 9:49 PM IST

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AUS vs ENG Cricket Scorecard (ODI)

2nd Semi Final ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 11 July, 2019

Australia

223/10

(49.0) RR 4.55

v/s
England

226/2

(32.1) RR 7.02

England beat Australia by 8 wickets

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  • 21:45 (IST)

    FOUR! That's the way to end it, Morgan puts it away for a boundary and England have absolutely bossed the chase here. They win this one easily by 8 wickets. Absolutely dominant from England this and they are heading to Lord's. First final since 1992!

  • 20:49 (IST)

    OUT! Roy departs and he's furious. He's given out for edging the ball while going for a shot on the leg side but replays show he didn't touch it. He refused to walk for a bit but eventually did so though not without throwing in a few expletives on his way out. England two down now. 

  • 20:29 (IST)

    SIX SIX AND SIX! My word Jason Roy! Steve Smith comes into the attack and Roy shows him no mercy, smashing him for three straight sixes - the first that just evades long-on, the second a flat one over the bowler's head and the final an absolutely massive one that almost ends up in the commentary box. 

  • 20:22 (IST)

    FIFTY FOR ROY! His fifth of the tournament and his return to the team after injury has really helped them. He reaches there with 2 fours after Bairstow scores one early in the over. England are 95-0 at the 15th over. 

  • 19:55 (IST)

    Some good running - and a bit of confused running - sees England bring up their 50 in 10 overs. Excellent start for them and exactly what Australia wouldn't have wanted. They need wickets fast. 

21:58 (IST)

MAN OF THE MATCH, Chris Woakes, says it is an incredible performance by the team, it started off with the ball but the way the batters knocked the runs off was brilliant. Admits they were nervous in the morning which is quite natural but the way they won it speaks a lot about their side. Further adds he was nervous and hence, he got the length wrong on the first ball but then got his length right and it went well. Reckons it was not a bad wicket but they found the right lengths, also, Australia losing early wickets did not help their cause. States they try and not pay attention to what people are saying, they did bowl a little shorter in Lord's but they have come a long way from there, they entered the knockout stages with momentum on their side and it all went well. Ends by saying he was three when England last made it to the finals, he still can't believe they are into the finals but he hopes all goes well on Sunday.

21:53 (IST)

Not a lot you can write about a side's bowling attack when they have conceded 224 in less than 35 overs. Australia needed early wickets but they did not get any. They seemed helpless as their bowlers got no assistance from the wicket. Also, they had no answers to the assault by Roy and Bairstow. Starc and Cummins did take a wicket each but it was just a mere consolation.

21:49 (IST)
21:45 (IST)

FOUR! That's the way to end it, Morgan puts it away for a boundary and England have absolutely bossed the chase here. They win this one easily by 8 wickets. Absolutely dominant from England this and they are heading to Lord's. First final since 1992!

21:43 (IST)

STAT ATTACK: THIS WAS AUSTRALIA'S 8TH SEMI-FINAL IN WORLD CUP HISTORY. - BUT THIS IS THEIR FIRST EVER LOST IN SEMIS. - BEFORE TODAY AUSTRALIA WAS THE ONLY UNBEATEN TEAM IN #CWC SEMIS . 

21:35 (IST)
21:30 (IST)

Well, a maiden here from Jason Behrendorff! That was bit of an anti-climax. Behrendorff bowling short against Morgan, but surely its too late. England are 197/2 after 29 overs here

21:26 (IST)

Morgan gets two boundaries in the over, Lyon has proved to be totally ineffective here. Conceded 36 runs in 4 overs! England looking to finish this before the 30th over. They are 197/2 after 28 overs

21:22 (IST)

They're not giving Australia any chance here, absolutely bossing the chase at the moment. Another boundary in the over for Morgan and he already has four boundaries to his name. 38 needed from 23 overs, England 186/3

21:17 (IST)

Reverse sweep now from Morgan, we are seeing the full arsenal of shots here from him. Now the required target is less than 50 here, they just need 46 runs from 24 overs. Can they finish it before 35 overs here?

21:13 (IST)
21:09 (IST)

Up and above, this time over Mid-off. England really bossing this chase at the moment. Not giving anything away to Australia, this is turning into a really embarassing loss for the Aussies!

21:04 (IST)

Australia trying to target Eoin Morgan with the short ball here but the results aren't coming yet for them! Morgan finding the boundary with ease here, England are currently 158/2 after 23 overs

20:58 (IST)

Eoin Morgan and Joe Root are in the middle here, but there is some rain falling down. Crowd just starting to open up the umbrellas here and the groundsmen are also ready on the sideline. England though way ahead in terms of DLS at the moment. They are 79 runs ahead at the moment!

20:53 (IST)

Jason Roy departs for 85: 4th highest score by an ENG batsman vs AUS in WC:

20:49 (IST)

OUT! Roy departs and he's furious. He's given out for edging the ball while going for a shot on the leg side but replays show he didn't touch it. He refused to walk for a bit but eventually did so though not without throwing in a few expletives on his way out. England two down now. 

20:44 (IST)

Joe Root is the new man in and he starts with some aggression, hitting Starc for some boundaries. Roy is continuing his aggresive approach and is closing in on a century. England are easing towards a final spot. 

20:38 (IST)

OUT! Australia finally have a wicket. Starc gets one in a good spot and raps Bairstow on the pads. He reviews but it was plumb and he's got to go. Not that England will mind too much. 

20:34 (IST)

Stoinis comes into the attack and while his over was going okay till the fifth ball, he too falls victim to Roy on his final ball. 8 runs come off this over and England are absolutely cruising. 

20:29 (IST)

SIX SIX AND SIX! My word Jason Roy! Steve Smith comes into the attack and Roy shows him no mercy, smashing him for three straight sixes - the first that just evades long-on, the second a flat one over the bowler's head and the final an absolutely massive one that almost ends up in the commentary box. 

20:22 (IST)

FIFTY FOR ROY! His fifth of the tournament and his return to the team after injury has really helped them. He reaches there with 2 fours after Bairstow scores one early in the over. England are 95-0 at the 15th over. 

20:13 (IST)

The rate at which they're going England could be in for a 10-wicket win. 

20:10 (IST)

Bairstow is tended to and is good to go, though his face is still red from what seems to be pain. He sees out the 12th over though and looks okay for now. 

20:05 (IST)

Australia are now leaking runs under pressure. Cummins bowls a bouncer that evades everyone and goes for five wides. Meanwhile Bairstow injures himself while running and is being tended to. 

20:00 (IST)

SIX AND FOUR! WOW! Lyon comes into the attack and is greeted with a six over long-on. Later in the over he reverse sweeps him for a four. 13 off the spinner's first over. 

19:55 (IST)

Some good running - and a bit of confused running - sees England bring up their 50 in 10 overs. Excellent start for them and exactly what Australia wouldn't have wanted. They need wickets fast. 

19:51 (IST)

So nearly a perfect over from Cummins. He bowls five dot balls but strays down the leg side and Roy pounces, playing a wristy shot that runs away to the boundary. England have made an excellent start. 

19:47 (IST)

Bairstow turns a quiet over into a good one with a wonderful straight drive that goes for four. 7 runs came off the over and England are slowly running away with the game at this point. 

19:41 (IST)

Pat Cummins is introduced into the attack and his first over is a good one as it goes for just the two runs. Australia need a wicket soon as these two have made a solid start. 

19:36 (IST)

FOUR & SIX! England have taken an absolute liking to Starc as Bairstow begins the over with a wonderful four through the off side, punishing a short and wide ball. Roy then flicks Starc off his pads for a six on the fifth ball of the over. 

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England Vs Australia, World Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match at Birmingham: England Register Eight-Wicket Victory to Setup NZ Finale

England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS), ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ODI 2nd Semi-final at Birmingham Latest Updates: FOUR! That's the way to end it, Morgan puts it away for a boundary and England have absolutely bossed the chase here. They win this one easily by 8 wickets. Absolutely dominant from England this and they are heading to Lord's. First final since 1992!

England vs Australia semi-final in the ICC World Cup 2019 on July 11th (Thursday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The World Cup semi-final will be played at Manchester and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow the Cricket Live Score through our live blog (ENG vs AUS).

PREVIEW: They came into the tournament as favourites, but Englands poor show in the middle of the group stages saw them almost being ousted from the 2019 World Cup. But the hosts got their act right and won their last two games against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals of the showpiece event. And now, they are set to take on arch-rivals Australia at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday. A resurgent Australian outfit -- under the able leadership of Aaron Finch -- has taken the showpiece event by storm and has once again shown an affinity to rise to the challenge on the big stage. The first team to qualify for the knockouts, Australia lost their last group game against South Africa which saw them finish second on the points table, otherwise they looked set to be finishing as leaders after the group stage. However, that will act as motivation for the Australians as they are keen to show the world that the Sandpaper Gate fiasco is a thing of the past and this team is just as good as those that won the showpiece event five times over the years.

For the Englishmen, it is more about staying true to the tag of favourites and not crumbling under the pressure of expectations. They have a talented bunch of players, but consistency has been a worry for them in this tournament. However, with Jason Roy back at the top of the innings, things are looking in control once again for the hosts. Interestingly, hard-hitting batsman Jos Buttler's form would definitely be a worry for the Englishmen as he is yet to light up the tournament. Yes, he has scored a century, but the swashbuckling batsman is expected to do a lot more than score just 253 runs. Ben Stokes, on the other hand, has been brilliant coming in lower down the order. He has scored 381 runs with four fifties. But the stars of the show have been Test skipper Joe Root and opener Jonny Bairstow. While Root is the highest scorer in the team with 500 runs (two centuries and three fifties), Bairstow has managed to score 462 runs with two hundreds and two fifties.

The bowling too has looked good with Jofra Archer picking 17 wickets and Mark Wood clinching 16. But one area of concern would be the form of frontline spinner Adil Rashid. With just 8 wickets from nine games, he definitely needs to buck up. As for the Aussies, opener David Warner and skipper Finch have led from the front in the batting department. While Warner has 638 runs with three hundreds and three fifties, Finch has 507 runs with two hundreds and two fifties. In the bowling department too, Mitchell Starc has been one of the best in world cricket. And while he seemed a bit off form coming into the World Cup, he now has 26 wickets in his name. And Pat Cummins has played perfect second fiddle with 13 wickets. Not to forget the left-arm deliveries from Jason Behrendorff. All in all, it will be a battle of nerves more than talent as only those who have the aptitude to soak in pressure will perform on the big stage.

Squads: England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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