England knocked out defending champions Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019). England will now meet New Zealand in the final on July 14 at Lord’s Cricket Ground. And we will have a first-time champion either in New Zealand or England. Set 224 to win, England chased it down comfortably with eight wickets in hand after openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow added 124 runs for the first wicket. England vs New Zealand, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final: CWC Set For a First-Time Champion as Eoin Morgan And Co. Take On The Black Caps at Lord's.
England make it to the finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1992. Roy was top-scorer for England with 85 runs while Joe Root and Eoin Morgan finished unbeaten on 49 and 45 respectively.
Australia failed to pick early wickets and that made things easy for England. Roy was unfortunate to be given caught behind after replays confirmed that he had not edged it. For Australia, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins picked a wicket each. Australia vs England Highlights of ICC World Cup 2019 Semi-Final Match: ENG Knockout AUS, Set Finals Clash With New Zealand.
Here are some stat highlights from AUS vs ENG CWC 2019 semi-finals
# Mitchell Starc overtakes Glenn McGrath to become bowler with most wickets in a single edition of WC.
# Australia remains winless across formats in Edgbaston since 2002, while England are unbeaten in Edgbaston in their last 11 games.
# England hadn't beaten any of India, New Zealand & Australia in a World Cup match since 1992. They have now beaten all three. AUS vs ENG CWC19 Semis Full Scorecard.
# Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow's pair becomes the first pair with four century stands in a single edition of World Cup.
Earlier Australia after opting to bat first were reduced to 14 for three in 6.1 overs. Steve Smith and Alex Carey then bailed their side out of the trouble with a partnership of 103 runs for the fourth wicket. Smith was top-scorer for Australia with 85 runs while Carey scored 46.