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England crush Aussies

Final with NZ on Sunday

 Final with NZ on Sunday
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England\'s bowler Chris Woakes(right) appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Australia\'s batsman Steve Smith during the World Cup Cricket semi-final match between Australia and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England on Thursday.

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12th-Jul-2019       
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England move into their first World Cup final for 27 years crushing Australia by eight wickets on Thursday to to face New Zealand in Sunday's title match.
England ended Australia's bid to retain the World Cup at Edgbaston, dismissing their old rivals for 223 and then powering to victory in 32.1 overs. Jason Roy's blistering 85.
Australia have made another breakthrough and this time it is very controversial indeed. A short one from Pat Cummins in the 20th over and Jason Roy goes for the pull. Aussies go up in appeal and first impression suggested that there was a deflection. Ultra-edge however suggested that the batsman did not get anything on it. The damage is done though as Bairstow had taken an earlier review, unsuccessfully so and that meant the Roy could not take a review. Roy looks disappointed as he leaves the pitch after a tremendous 65-ball 85, laced with nine fours and five sixes.
Mitchell Starc got the scalp of Jonny Bairstow, trapped leg-before but the lively left-armer is also going for runs. The wicket sees Starc however become the highest wicket-taker in a single editon of a World Cup with 27 wickets, overtaking former great and compatriot Glenn McGrath, who bagged 26 wickets during the 2007 edition.

Jason Roy struck a tremendous 50-ball 53, hitting Mitchell Starc for two boundaries in the 15th over-one pumped down the ground before curving one through the covers-to signal England's intent in chase of Australia's 223.  
The aggressive stance from Roy was supported well by Bairstow as Englnad romped to 116 without loss after 16 overs. The partnership is taking the game away from Australia's grasp pretty fast. Starc was brought in to make a breakthrough but Roy has had the upperhand so far in this semifinal clash. Having struck his fifty Roy then went after Steve Smith, hitting three big sixes on the trot, the last one of them a humongous six that left the ground.
England were off to a great start in their chase of Australia's 223 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.  Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow countered the early lively spells from Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff without too much trouble. Roy looked composed as he picked up boundaries from Australia's left-arm duo while Bairstow was watchful early on before he started to play a few shots. The English openers starred in a fifty partnership in 59 deliveries.
Mark Wood bowled Behrendorff with a brilliant yorker as Australia were bowled out for 223 in 49 overs at Edgbaston, Birmingham against England.
Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid each took three wickets as England seized control of their World Cup semi-final against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday, bowling out the defending champions for 223.
Woakes struck twice early on as Australia slumped to 14-3 after winning the toss in Birmingham but Steve Smith led the recovery for Australia with 85 and Alex Carey made 46.
The hope for Australia is that an attack led by left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc, the tournament's leading wicket-taker with 26 scalps, can defend a seemingly low total.
All three of England's defeats at this tournament, against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia, have come batting second.
England, bidding to reach their first final since 1992 and yet to win the World Cup, made a sensational start.
Australia's prolific opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch, as well as Peter Handscomb, were all back in the pavilion by the seventh over.
Warner, who walked out to boos because of his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year, returned to even louder jeers after being dismissed for nine.
Smith, who was also given a 12-month ban for his part in the incident, was given a similar greeting when he made his way to the wicket.
Smith and Carey steadied the innings with a fourth-wicket stand of 103 before leg-spinner Adil Rashid (3-54) struck twice in five balls.
Australia wicketkeeper Carey had his helmet knocked off by a Jofra Archer bouncer and required several minutes of on-field treatment.
With his head swathed in a bandage, Carey resumed his innings but in sight of a fifty he hoisted Rashid straight to substitute fielder James Vince at deep midwicket.
Four balls later, Australia were 118-5 when all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was lbw for a duck to Rashid's googly.
The dangerous Glenn Maxwell then holed out to England captain Eoin Morgan off Archer for 22 and Pat Cummins was caught by Joe Root to give Rashid another victim.
Smith received good support from Starc (29) in an eighth-wicket stand of 51 but, in sight of a hundred, he was run out by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler's direct hit.
Next ball, Starc was caught behind off Woakes and the innings ended with an over to spare when Mark Wood bowled Jason Behrendorff.
Archer, who took 2-32, said: "From the New Zealand game it's all been a semi-final for us so we just need to keep winning.
"Maxwell was my favourite wicket because he got me out at Lord's so it's good to get him back. Smith batted really well today, especially on this pitch.
"It nipped a lot more than it swung so we held the ball back and used more cross-seam deliveries."
The winners of the match in Birmingham will face 2015 runners-up New Zealand, who shocked mighty India at Old Trafford, in Sunday's final at Lord's.
Speedster Mitchell Starc came in at number 8 and featured in a 50-run partnership off 57 deliveries with set batsman Steve Smith and when the latter was nearing a ton, a Jos Buttler direct hit saw the back of Smith after a valiant innings of 85, one that helped Australia go past 200. Starc fell next ball as Australia are nine down.
Adil Rashid got the scalp of Pat Cummins and Steve Smith keep losing batsmen to partner him at the other end. Over a 10-over spell, Australia lost four wickets after the 103-run fourth-wicket partnership betweem Alex Carey and Steve Smith had pulled them out of trouble following the loss of three wickets for just 14 run.  
England quick Jofra Archer struck in the 35th over after he was brought back in the attack-his second spell-in the 31st over. Decieved by a slower from Archer, Glenn Maxwell sliced it into the hands of short cover. A soft dismissal and Australia see themselves in deep trouble.
Rashid sends Marcus Stoinis back.
England seemed to have found life in their bowling attack as Adil Rashid scalped two wickets in one over to put Australia in the back foot once again. The ball was barely clipping the stumps as Marcus Stoinis was out leg before wicket as the on field umpire raised his finger. Glenn Maxwell came on the field to rescue the Aussies while Steve Smith stay put.

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