Cricket ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Resilient England raced to the WorldCup Finale!!

Australia took on England in the second semi-final as both teams were looking ahead to make a mark in final, with Australia playing Handscomb in place of injured Khawaja, as Australia opted to bat first after winning the toss. 

Finch and Warner began the innings, as Archer provided an early breakthrough with Finch being undone for a duck. Warner was undone by Woakes, while Handscomb too, was undone by Woakes with Australia reeling at 14/3. Smith has joined Carey, as the pair put on decent 103 runs for the 4th wicket stand, as Carey was undone by Rashid for 46. Stoinis was undone for a duck, as Australia suffered at 118/5. Smith’s half-century came off 72 balls, as he put on 39 runs. Maxwell was undone by Archer for 22. Cummins made 6, while Starc’s knock of 29 and Smith’s resilient 85 took Australia to 223 in 49 overs. Woakes picked up 20/3

Chasing a modest total of 224, Roy and Bairstow provided scintillating opening stand of 124, as Bairstow was undone by Starc for 34. Roy made a brilliant 85, as his controversial caught behind was given off Cummins, with England at 147-2. Root and Morgan steadied the ship for hosts by taking them over the line in 33rd over. Morgan remained unbeaten on 41, while Root scored 49 not out, with England winning the game by 8 wickets. Cummins picked up 34-1

England will now play New Zealand in the final on Sunday. 

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