Today it was the 47th match of ODI 48 World Cup 2019. In the second semifinal, England and Australia faced each other in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England on 11 July 2019. For this match, we predicted that England was going to win and we were right. Both teams played a terrifying and fiery match but today, luck was on England’s side. They won the match by 8 wickets and qualified for the final. Now, on 14 July 2019 Sunday, New Zealand and England will fight for the World Cup Champions trophy.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first against England. Peter Handscomb came on the pitch but was not fortunate enough to make a big score. He went back at 4 runs. David Warner made 9 runs and Steve Smith was still on the pitch. David Warner missed out the chance to become the highest run-scorer of this World Cup.
Chris Woakes took three wickets today. Aaron Finch was out on zero. Two wickets were down for only 10 runs. It was not a good start by Australia in this important match. Alex Carey was lucky to make 46 runs. Marcus Stoinis made zero runs but Glenn Maxwell scored 22. Nathan Lyon got only 5 runs.
Jofra Archers collected two wickets. Adil Rashid got three wickets. Pat Cummins was out on 6. Mitchell Starc was not able to give a big score and made only 26 runs. Steve Smith tried to get run out like MS Dhoni in the semi-final yesterday but he was out on 85 runs. Steve Smith got the chance to make his 23rd ODI half-century.
Mark Wood ended Australia’s inning and was out on zero. The entire team was all out on 223 in 49 overs. Now, it was the time for team England to prove that they deserve the World Cup trophy.
England took a strong start. Jason Behrendorff came on the pitch for bowling to Bairstow where he made only 34 runs. Mitchell Starc and Cummins got one wicket each today. Jason Roy got his 18th ODI half-century and 3rd in a sequence in this World Cup. Jason Roy was out on 85 runs. On 124 runs, only one wicket was down.
Mitchell Starc became the highest wicket-taker in a single World Cup edition and got 27 wickets in the tournament now.
Eoin Morgan made 45 runs and was near to score his half-century. Joe Root also scored 49 runs and was a single run away from a half-century. In 32.1 overs, England finished the chase run with a style and made 226/2. They have beaten Australia by eight wickets and thrashed them out of the Final.
England has reached the final of this ongoing World Cup 2019 after a gap of 27 years.
The English fans are very happy and joyful but on the other hand, Australian fans are feeling unlucky to lose the chance to reach the final. Now, On 14 July Sunday, we will see England and New Zealand in action to fight for the World cup trophy.