ENG beat AUS by 8 wickets | Australia vs England Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Semi Final ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jul 11, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
AUS
223/10 Overs: 49.0
ENG
226/2 Overs: 32.1
England beat Australia by 8 wickets

Match Commentary

Australia vs England Highlights And Cricket Score - 2nd Semi Final ODI match - Commentary

End of Over : 49.0 AUS: 223/10

The target is not a big one and you would fancy England to chase this down. We did see a moderate target getting defended yesterday. Australia do have the bowling but can they defend it? Who will New Zealand face in the finals? Stay tuned to find out.

Jofra Archer is up for an interview. He tells that every game they have played for the last three games was like a semi finals. Tells Maxwell wicket was his favorite as Maxwell had taken his wicket in the big bash. Credits Smith for the way he batted. On the pitch, Archer says it was nipping more than it was swinging and they were concentrating on bowling it full. On being asked if he expects to bat, Jofra smiles and says hopefully not.

The England bowling was excellent today! They were right on the money from the word go. Woakes and Archer were brilliant with the new balls. Rashid was brilliant in the middle overs. Wood and Plunkett bowled well in bits and pieces. All-in-all they would be very pleased with their work today.

Everybody reckoned this is going to be a flat track and one which will be good for the batters but that was not to be. The England bowlers not only got the ball to move early on but also got some extra bounce. The new ball bowlers made use of that and blew away the top order. Smith and Carey, who was promoted up the order, then steadied things with a 103-run stand. Carey then looked to step on the gas but fell as soon as he tried to do so. Stoinis and Maxwell failed to make any impact. Smith was fighting a lone battle out there and it seemed Australia would struggle to get past 200. Starc however, played with a lot of responsibility, hung out there with Smith and the two added a vital 50-run stand. However, wickets in clumps have been the problem for Australia and that is what happened at the end. They lost Smith and Starc on consecutive balls and the last wicket also could not add a lot. Still that partnership between Smith and Starc has given some respectability to the score.

A top, top bowling performance by England! Their bowlers have been spot on in this big occasion. Eoin Morgan could not have asked for anything better after being asked to field first. They will surely be the happier side heading into the break.

48.6 W

Mark Wood to Jason Behrendorff. OUT! Bowled! That's the end of the Australian innings. They do not bat their full quota of 50 overs. Wood steams in and bowls a full, straight and pacy yorker on off, Behrenndorff cannot get his bat down in time and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. End of a brilliant bowling performance from England. AUSTRALIA BOWLED OUT FOR 223.

48.5 1

Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon. Full toss on off, Lyon squeezes it to sweeper cover and gets just a run. All these ones and twos might prove to be the difference.

48.4 2

Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon. Length ball on off and middle, Lyon raises his front leg up and pulls it to square leg for a couple.

48.3 1

Mark Wood to Jason Behrendorff. Good length ball around off, Behrendorff guides it down to third man for one.

48.2 1

Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon. Shorter in length and on the body, Lyon looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the body. The ball rolls on the off side and the batters take one.

48.1 0

Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon. Play and a miss! This is outside off, Lyon looks to guide it down to third man but misses.

End of Over : 48 1 Runs AUS: 218/9
47.6 0

Chris Woakes to Jason Behrendorff. Once again it is close to the stumps, Jason does really well to block it. End of another fantastic Woakes over. Just one run and 2 wickets off it.

47.5 0

Chris Woakes to Jason Behrendorff. On the stumps, Behrendorff defends it off the front foot.

47.4 1

Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon. Direct hit and it could have been curtains in this innings. Length ball around off, Lyon strokes it to the left of point and goes for a quick single. Archer gets to the ball quickly but mises his shy at keeper's end.

47.3 0

Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon. Good length ball on off, Lyon does well to defend it.

Nathan Lyon is the last man in!

47.2 W

Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc. OUT! Caught! Once again two wickets fall in quick succession. Good length ball outside off, Starc swings his bat at it with little to no foot movement. He gets a thick outside edge on it which goes straight into the mitts of Buttler. At one point when Starc and Smith were going along, it looked like they could reach 230-240 but now 225 looks difficult.

Jason Behrendorff is the new man in!

47.1 W

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. OUT! Run Out! End of a brilliant, brilliant innings here from Steve Smith. Back of a length ball on the pads, Smith looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball goes to the left of Buttler behind. Starc looks for a single and Smith goes with it. Buttler removes his glove and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays find Smith to be short of his crease. End of a tremendous knock from Smith. He has taken his side to a fighting total here.

A direct hit and England feel they have got Smith. He too is walking off. The umpire though has taken it upstairs.

End of Over : 47 7 Runs AUS: 217/7
46.6 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Back of a length ball on off, Smith pulls it towards square leg and gets a single. He will keep the strike.

46.5 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. In the air...but safe! Short ball on middle and off, Starc goes for the big pull but gets a top edge on it. Luckily the ball falls short and wide of fine leg so a single is taken which also brings up the 50-run stand. Very vital stand this for Australia.

46.4 0

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. On middle and leg, Starc strokes it to mid on and shouts a loud no.

46.3 2

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Well fielded by Plunkett! Length ball on off and middle, Starc flicks it through backward square leg. Plunkett runs to his left and saves the ball before the fence with a dive. Saves two runs for his side.

46.2 2

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Good length ball on off, Starc flicks it to the left of deep mid-wicket. He looks for two and goes for it. The throw at the keeper's end is a poor one so they get it with ease.

46.1 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. OHH! Full on off and middle, Smith moves across and looks to flick. Luckily he gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls to the leg side and they take a run.

Mark Wood is back on! His figures so far are 7-0-33-1.

End of Over : 46 4 Runs AUS: 210/7
45.6 1

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. NOT OUT! It is clipping the top of middle so it remains umpire's call! Woakes lands this around off and gets it to jag back in. Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit around the knee role. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The ball rolls on the off side and the batters take one. England review but replays show that the on-field call remains. A leg bye is signaled by the umpire in the end.

A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down! Smith is the man in question as England have reviewed. Looks close. Big moment in the game.

45.5 1

Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc. This time pulls it nicely through square leg and takes one.

45.4 0

Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc. Shorter and outside off, it is the slower one. Starc is a little early in the pull and ends up toe-ending it to mid off.

45.3 0

Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc. Attacks the stumps and Starc keeps it out.

45.2 1

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. That stays low! Shorter and around off, Smith initially looks to pull but the ball does not bounce. He does well to get his bat down and hit it through square leg for one.

45.1 1

Chris Woakes to Mitchell Starc. Good length and on off, Starc guides it towards point for one.

Chris Woakes is back into the attack! 6-0-16-2, his figures so far.

End of Over : 45 14 Runs AUS: 206/7
44.6 4

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. FOUR! Good way to end the over for Australia. Back of a length ball on off, Smith waits back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. End of a very expensive over from Plunkett. 14 runs off the over. Vital runs starting to come for Australia.

44.5 1

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. On the pads, Starc flicks it towards backward square leg and looks for two but Bairstow gets to the ball quickly so they have to be happy with one.

44.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Length ball outside off, Starc cuts it but finds point.

44.4 wd

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Wide! Bouncer goes way over Starc's head and it has been wided.

44.3 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. On middle and leg, Smith shuffles across and flicks it to the right of fine leg. Rashid there cleans it. This also brings up the 200 for Australia.

44.2 1

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Follows it up with a single down to square leg.

44.1 6

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. SIX! That has gone out of here! Fuller around off, Starc frees his arm and smashes it over long off fence for a maximum. He didn't time it too well but had enough to send it over.

End of Over : 44 6 Runs AUS: 192/7
43.6 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. A dot to end! This is on middle, SS works it to mid-wicket.

43.5 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

43.5 wd

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Goes for another short one but this is down the leg side. Wided.

43.4 0

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. A sharp bumper and on the body, Starc ducks under it.

43.3 0

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Goes full again and on middle, Starc works it to mid-wicket.

43.2 4

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. FOUR! Bludgeoned! A welcome boundary for Australia. This is half volley on off, Starc powers it through mid off and bags a boundary.

43.1 0

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. A very full ball on off, Starc just about gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.

End of Over : 43 5 Runs AUS: 186/7
42.6 2

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Two to end! Nicely played! Once again there is width on offer outside off. Smith guides it past point and takes two.

42.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Another dot! Too short and wide outside off, Smith cuts but finds point.

42.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Good length on off, Smith pushes it back to the bowler.

42.3 1

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Short again and on middle, Starc pulls it through square leg for one.

42.2 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. A direct hit and Smith was in trouble! This is shorter and outside off, Smith mistimes his pull toward mid-wicket. Root fumbles and the batters go for it. Root has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.

42.1 1

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Shorter in length and on the body, Starc nudges it through backward square leg for one.

End of Over : 42 5 Runs AUS: 181/7
41.6 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Once again a single on the last ball! This is shorter and on off, Starc guides it towards point and keeps strike.

41.5 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. That has been worked off the stumps! Fuller and on middle, Smith hits it to fine leg and gets to the other end.

41.4 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. One more single! Slower one and outside off, Starc guides it down to third man for one.

41.3 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Another leg bye! This is on middle, Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit high no the pads. It rolls on the leg side again for one.

41.2 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Short and on the body, Starc ducks under it.

41.1 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. On the pads, the batter looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

End of Over : 41 1 Runs AUS: 176/7
40.6 1

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. A single to end the over! England won't mind as Starc will be on strike. Fuller and around middle, Starc hits it down to long on for one.

40.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Slashes and miss! Shorter and outside off, Starc looks to cut but misses. 5 dots in a row.

40.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. 4 dots in a row! On a good length and on middle, Starc defends it onto the ground.

40.3 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. One more dot! On a good length around off, Starc mistimes it to mid off.

40.2 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. This is angled into the batter from around the wicket, Starc works it to mid on.

40.1 0

Liam Plunkett to Mitchell Starc. Fuller and on middle, Starc strokes it to mid on.

Powerplay 3 time! Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings. The big question here is, can Australia bat till the end? Liam Plunkett to inaugurate the final Powerplay of this innings.

End of Over : 40 4 Runs AUS: 175/7
39.6 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. A dot to end! Shorter and on middle, Smith defends it.

39.5 1

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Shorter in length and outside off, Starc guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.

39.4 0

Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Good length and around off, Starc pushes it to covers.

39.3 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. On the pads, Smith works it fine on the leg side and gets to the other end.

39.2 2

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Shorter and on off, Smith stands tall and pushes it through covers for two.

39.1 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. That has skidded through. Shorter and outside off, Smith looks to punch it through the off side but is late on the shot.

Mark Wood is back!

End of Over : 39 5 Runs AUS: 171/7
38.6 0

Jofra Archer to Mitchell Starc. Bouncer to end Jofra's spell. It is outside off, the ball keeps raising. Buttler behind the stump does well to take it jumping and stretching his left hand. Starc looks at the square leg umpire hoping it to be wided but it isn't. End of a brilliant day for Jofra. He finishes with the figures of 10-0-32-2. What an inspired selection he has been in this World Cup!

38.5 2

Jofra Archer to Mitchell Starc. Full on middle, Starc flicks it nicely wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.

38.4 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Good length ball on off, Smith pushes it towards cover and gets to the other end.

38.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Back of a length ball on off, Smith taps it towards point and shouts a loud no.

38.2 1

Jofra Archer to Mitchell Starc. Comes around the wicket and bowls it on off. It comes in with the angle, Starc looks to defend but it goes wide of first slip off the upper half of his bat and gets a single to get off the mark.

38.1 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Good length ball on off, Smith defends it with soft hands towards cover and gets a single.

End of Over : 38 1 Runs AUS: 166/7
37.6 0

Adil Rashid to Mitchell Starc. Beaten all ends up! How did that miss the off pole? Another googly, this is flatter and on middle, it turns away. Starc goes back and looks to defend but misses. The ball just about kisses the off pole. End of another outstanding over by Rashid. He has been brilliant today. His figures 10-0-54-3.

37.5 0

Adil Rashid to Mitchell Starc. Brilliant! Another googly, this lands on off and then turns away. Starc looks to defend but is beaten.

Mitchell Starc, who will have to be at his brilliant best later on in the day with the ball will have to do a job with the bat here first.

37.4 W

Adil Rashid to Pat Cummins. OUT! Another one bites the dust! A sharp, sharp catch at first slip. A googly outside off, Cummins looks to play it against the turn through the off side but it goes off the outside edge and quickly to Root who takes it at first slip. Root reacted well as that not only went quickly but it was also a touch low. 200 now looks difficult! Rashid gets his third. He has not had a great World Cup so far but has come to the party in this big, big game.

37.3 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Another tossed up ball on off, Smith hits it through covers for one.

37.2 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. A crowd catch! This is very full on off, Smith hits it into the ground and to covers.

37.1 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. On the stumps, this is defended.

End of Over : 37 4 Runs AUS: 165/6
36.6 2

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Looks for the yorker to end the over but ends up bowling a full ball on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for two.

36.5 0

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Another dot! Shorter and on middle, Cummins looks to defend but it hits the sticker of the bat but lands safe.

36.4 0

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Shorter and around off, Cummins looks to upper cut it but misses.

36.3 0

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Just short! Almost another one. One more slower ball on off, it is the knuckle ball. Cummins does not pick it and he too goes hard at it. It goes off the face but it lands short of Archer.

36.2 0

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Fuller and on middle, Cummins hits it to mid on.

36.1 2

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. Two taken! Back of a length on off, Cummins guides it through backward point for two.

End of Over : 36 4 Runs AUS: 161/6
35.6 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Good stop by Root. Tossed up around off, Smith drives it to the left of cover. Root there dives on that side and saves a certain boundary. We all saw how crucial fielding was in the first semifinal and England today have been good in the field.

35.5 1

Adil Rashid to Pat Cummins. Shorter around off, Cummins flat-bats it to long off for one.

35.4 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Short on off, Smith pulls it to square leg for one.

35.3 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Googly pitching on off, Smith looks to defend and does so off the inner half of his bat.

35.2 1

Adil Rashid to Pat Cummins. Floats it around off, Cummins nudges it to point and gets to the other end.

35.1 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Leg spinner pitching on middle and leg, Smith flicks it against the spin to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.

End of Over : 35 5 Runs AUS: 157/6
34.6 0

Jofra Archer to Pat Cummins. A dot to end a successful over by Archer. Full and outside off, Cummins guides it to point.

Into the bowlers now. Pat Cummins walks out to bat. He can bat but can he bat and give support to Smith till the end of this innings?

34.5 W

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. OUT! Soft, soft dismissal! And the ploy to get back Archer has worked. Morgan wanted Maxwell's wicket and Archer gets it in what probably would have been his last ball of this spell. It is a well disguised slower ball. Maxwell does not pick it. He initially goes hard at the ball but then looks to bail out as it just does not arrive. In the end, he ends up chipping it to the cover fielder where Morgan takes a dolly. Maxwell once again gets out after getting to a start. England into the bowling all-rounders now.

34.5 wd

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Another wide! This is short and on middle, Maxwell ducks under it and it has been wided.

34.4 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. On middle, Smith works it through square leg and gets to the other end.

34.4 wd

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. WIDE! Way too short and Smith ducks under it. It has been wided.

34.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. A slower one on the pads, Smith once again picks the fielder at backward square leg.

34.2 1

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. On the off pole. Maxwell guides it through cover-point and gets to the other end.

34.1 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Almost drags it on! A slower one outside off, Smith is early into the drive. It goes off the inside edge, just past the leg pole and down to fine leg for one.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs AUS: 152/5
33.6 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. A single to end a decent over for Australia. Fuller and around off, Smith pushes it down to long off for one.

33.5 1

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. A single now as Maxwell slaps this through covers.

33.4 4

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! A hit-me ball! Short and on middle, it sits up to be hit. Maxwell says thank you very much as he goes back and pulls it hard over mid-wicket for a boundary. 150 up for Australia.

33.3 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. The slider but on the pads, Maxwell works it to mid-wicket.

33.2 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. On middle, Maxwell pushes it back to the bowler.

33.1 2

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Two! Rashid gives it air and Maxwell drags it over mid-wicket. It is not right off the middle so the fielder in the deep gets across and keeps it down to two.

End of Over : 33 2 Runs AUS: 144/5
32.6 1

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a full ball on the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.

32.5 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. A single now! Shorter and around off, Smith guides this through point for one.

32.4 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Another dot as this back of a length ball has been kept out.

32.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Well bowled! A slower one outside off, Smith is early in his push and gets beaten.

32.2 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Shorter and on middle, Smith works it towards backward square leg where they just got a fielder in so a dot.

32.1 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. A good short one, right on the body. Smith ducks under it.

Drinks Break! Australia had a steady partnership going when Smith and Carey added 103-run stand but a double wicket over from Adil Rashid has put the defending champions back on the back foot. Glenn Maxwell is the one who has joined the well-set Steve Smith. The former has looked to play his shot but needs to be cautious as he is the last recognized batter in this line up. England have been seriously good with the ball. They have kept plucking wickets at regular intervals and will look to break this stand as well.

End of Over : 32 7 Runs AUS: 142/5
31.6 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Rashid gives it air again and Maxwell pushes it to covers. So just the 7 from the over despite the biggie.

31.5 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Rashid now bowls it flatter and around middle, this is kept out.

31.4 6

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. SIX! Enough of blocking says Maxwell. He clears long on for the first biggie of the day. Rashid gives it air and Maxwell's eyes lit up. He goes against the turn but does so nicely and hits it over the fence.

31.3 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

31.2 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. The googly just outside off, Smith, just at the end, guides it to point.

31.1 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Floats it up on the stumps, Smith defends it.

End of Over : 31 5 Runs AUS: 135/5
30.6 0

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Bouncer again! Maxwell ducks under this one. Good battle this between Jofra and Maxwell.

30.5 0

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Now a play and a miss. It is not the short one that does you, it's the follow up. Good length ball outside off, it moves away just a bit. Maxwell looks to push it on the off side but misses.

30.4 4

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. FOUR! No calmness here, this was pure aggression. Archer bends his back and bowls it short. Maxwell picks the length early and whacks his pull through mid-wicket for a boundary.

30.3 0

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Once again in the channel of off stump and Glenn calmly blocks it.

30.2 0

Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. On top of off, Maxwell calmly defends it with a straight bat. Yes, Maxwell indeed does that.

30.1 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Starts his new spell with a good length ball around off, Smith turns it towards square leg and gets a single.

Jofra Archer is back! Morgan wants Maxwell early and he has turned to his gun bowler.

End of Over : 30 3 Runs AUS: 130/5
29.6 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. On the stumps, this is kept out. Another excellent over by Rashid.

29.5 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. On the shorter side and on off. Maxwell pushes it towards cover. The fielder fumbles but no runs taken.

29.4 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Another outside edge! Another tossed up ball outside off, Maxwell looks to drive it but once again it turns away. It goes off the outside edge to short third man. Maxwell wanted a run but is sent back.

29.3 0

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Floats it up on off, this is kept out.

29.2 2

Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Just away from the fielder at first slip! Is this the luck Maxwell needs? Rashid almost got another. This is tossed up outside off, Maxwell looks to drive but the ball turns away. It goes off the outside edge and wide of first slip for three.

29.1 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Big turn for Rashid. The length is shorter and around off, it spins away. Smith pushes it down to long on for one.

End of Over : 29 9 Runs AUS: 127/5
28.6 1

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Keeps strike now as he works it through square leg for one. Not a good follow up over by Stokes. 9 runs from it.

28.5 4

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. FOUR! Through the covers! It is a little too full and on off, Smith strokes it in the gap in the cover region and bags a boundary. Smith continues his fight from one end.

28.4 1

Ben Stokes to Glenn Maxwell. This is angled into the batter, Maxwell works it through mid-wicket for one.

28.3 0

Ben Stokes to Glenn Maxwell. A yorker but outside off, Maxwell is late in bringing his bat down and gets beaten.

28.2 1

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Back of a length on off, Smith looks to defend but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.

28.1 2

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. A couple! This is on the pads, Smith works it through backward square leg for two.

The new man in is Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell is known for his flair. He's renowned for his big hitting magic. Australia don't need that magic to come out just yet. They want him to play a sensible knock here and then go bang, bang!

End of Over : 28 2 Runs AUS: 118/5
27.6 W

Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis. OUT! LBW! Rashid gets his second in the over and once again, Australia find themselves in trouble. Stoinis fails to make an impact yet again. He does not trouble the scorers here. Rashid bowls the googly outside off. Stoinis had no clue which way the ball is going to turn. He looks to hit it through the off side but misses as it turns back in. The ball hits the pad. A huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger. End of a brilliant over for England. 2 runs and 2 wickets.

27.5 0

Adil Rashid to Marcus Stoinis. Fuller and outside off, Stoinis drives it nicely but to covers.

27.4 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Flatter and on middle, Smith pushes it down to long on for one. Fifty up for Smith, his 23rd in ODIs. Australia's best batter rises to the occasion. Only half the job done though and he would know that.

27.3 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Outside off, Smith guides it to point.

Marcus Stoinis walks out to bat next.

27.2 W

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. OUT! Carey holes out! The partnership has been broken! Carey falls 4 short of a half ton. He was looking to go after the leg spinner. Comes down the track to him and looks to whip it over the mid-wicket fence but it goes right off the toe-end and straight to Vince, the substitute who makes no mistake. A much-needed wicket for India. They continue to remain on top.

27.1 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Floats it up on off, Smith strokes it towards cover where the fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. Can't stop a run though.

End of Over : 27 3 Runs AUS: 116/3
26.6 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. Another good length ball on off, the batter blocks it out. A tidy over by Stokes.

26.5 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. On the pads, Carey is late on the flick. It hits his pad.

26.4 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. Shorter in length and outside off, Carey looks to slap it but misses.

26.3 2

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. On the shorter side, Carey pulls it, not right off the middle but hit well enough to get two through mid-wicket.

26.2 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. Fuller and around middle, Carey hits it to mid on.

26.1 1

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Shorter and around off, Smith guides it down to third man and takes one. The 100-run stand is up. They have got Australia to safer shores but Australia would love for them to continue. This is Australia's 50th century run stand in World Cups. First side to achieve this feat.

Ben Stokes is back!

End of Over : 26 10 Runs AUS: 113/3
25.6 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. On the shorter side outside off, Smith slaps it through covers for another single. 10 from the over. Australia looking to get a move on now?

25.5 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Carey played that late! Outside off, AC waits for it and then guides it towards short third man for one.

25.4 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Floats it up on off, Smith hits it down to long off for one.

25.3 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. The googly now, flatter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.

25.2 4

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. FOUR! Crunched! Out comes the slog sweep and it has been hit right off the middle, it is also in the gap and Carey bags another boundary.

25.1 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Flatter and on middle, Smith hits it down to long on for one.

25.1 wd

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. This is wide outside off, Smith lets it be and it has been wided.

End of Over : 25 5 Runs AUS: 103/3
24.6 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. A good length ball on off, Carey keeps it out.

24.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Another length ball on off, Carey strokes it to mid off.

24.5 wd

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Another wide! This is down the leg side again, Carey looks to help it on its way but misses. Wided.

24.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. OHHH! This is around off, Carey looks to drive it on the up but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

24.3 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Around off, Smith works it through mid-wicket and takes one.

24.2 1

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

24.2 wd

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. That is way down the leg side, Carey looks to flick but misses. 100 up for Australia. This is a good recovery from them but they still are behind in the game. Can't relax.

24.1 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Fuller and on the pads, Smith works it through mid-wicket for one.

End of Over : 24 6 Runs AUS: 98/3
23.6 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Flighted on off, Smith milks it down to long off for one.

23.5 2

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Floated around off, Smith strokes it wide of sweeper cover and gets a brace.

23.4 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. On the stumps, Steve defends it off the front foot.

23.3 2

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Free run there. Floated on off, Smith pushes it to the left of cover and takes one. Stokes has an unnecessary shy at the bowler's end. He misses. There is no back up so one more run is taken. Two runs taken overall.

23.2 0

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Tossed up on off, Smith strokes it to the right of mid off. The fielder dives across on that side and saves one.

23.1 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Loopy ball on middle and off, Carey plays a stylish looking whip shot to deep mid-wicket for one.

End of Over : 23 5 Runs AUS: 92/3
22.6 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Another dot to end! This is on the pads, Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. He missed out there.

22.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Is that just short or has that been dropped? It is short. On the shorter side and outside off, Smith cuts it, it goes on the bounce to the point fielder where Stokes dives to his left and half stops it. No runs taken.

22.4 1

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. A single now! This is on off, Carey hits it towards mid off and takes one.

22.3 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. On the pads, Carey looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

22.2 4

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. FOUR! That is class! Just class! Australia get off 87 in style. Fuller and around off, Carey leans into it and strokes it through covers and the ball races away to the fence.

22.1 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Fuller and on off, this is hit towards covers.

End of Over : 22 7 Runs AUS: 87/3
21.6 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. A quick run to end the over! Another googly on middle, Carey picks it and taps it towards the off side. They set off for a run. Buttler runs towards the ball and has a shy at his opposite end but misses.

21.5 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on. Roy slips as he tries to field the ball. No extra run taken.

21.4 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. The googly and outside off, Carey drives it square on the off side for one.

21.3 2

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Nicely played! Carey plays the paddle sweep, down towards fine leg for two.

21.2 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Floats it up on off, Smith pushes it back towards the bowler. Rashid initially moves to his left, he is wrong footed so he then fails to stop it with a dive to his right and a single to long off.

21.1 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Comes down the track but gets too close to the pitch of the ball. In the end he whips it down to long on for one.

End of Over : 21 2 Runs AUS: 80/3
20.6 1

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. A single to end! On the pads, this is worked to deep square leg for one.

20.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Another dot to end! Good length and on off, Carey pushes it to covers.

20.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

20.3 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. A single eventually! This is on a length and around off, straightens after pitching. Smith is squared up as he tries to defend. It goes off the outer half towards point. Stokes there fails to stop it with a dive and a run is conceded.

20.2 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Another dot as another full delivery is driven back to the bowler.

20.1 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Fuller and on off, this is hit back to the bowler.

Change of ends for Liam Plunkett!

End of Over : 20 6 Runs AUS: 78/3
19.6 0

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. A dot to end another good over for Australia. On middle, Carey hits it back to the bowler.

19.5 4

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Carey would have surely be worried for a moment. Rashid tosses it up outside off, he wants Carey to play the drive. Carey does so but finds the gap in the cover region and also the boundary.

19.4 1

Adil Rashid to Steve Smith. Flatter and on off, Smith eases it down to long off for one.

19.3 1

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Shorter in length and it is the googly, Carey goes back and powers it to long on for one.

19.2 0

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Flatter and outside off, Carey guides it to backward point.

19.1 0

Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Very full and on off, Carey jams it back to the bowler.

Spinner into the attack now. Adil Rashid is introduced into the attack.

End of Over : 19 6 Runs AUS: 72/3
18.6 1

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Length ball pitching on off, it comes in with the angle. Carey taps it towards point and keeps the strike with a single.

18.5 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. On top of middle, Carey glances it to mid-wicket.

18.4 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Full outside off, Carey looks to drive but it goes off the inner half of his bat towards mid off.

18.3 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Good length ball on off, Carey defends it with a straight bat.

18.2 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Now plays his trademark flick. He shuffles across and flicks it from middle and off towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

18.1 4

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. FOUR! Smith starting to accelerate here. Bouncer from Wood, Smith waits for it and then easily pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

End of Over : 18 4 Runs AUS: 66/3
17.6 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. On middle, Carey defends it to mid off.

17.5 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Back of a length on off, Carey defends it out.

17.4 2

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. A little too straight, Carey works it down to deep backward square leg and two runs is taken.

17.3 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Good length and on off, this is guided to point.

17.2 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. Good length and outside off, Smith guides it down to third man for one. The 50-run stand is up. A vital one as Australia were in big trouble when the two joined association. It needs to continue though.

17.1 1

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket and a single is taken.

End of Over : 17 7 Runs AUS: 62/3
16.6 4

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. FOUR! Lovely shot! He played that nice and late. This is on a length and outside off, Smith waits for it and guides it behind point. The ball races away to the fence. Spoils the over.

16.5 2

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. A couple now! This is on the pads, Smith works it through backward square leg for two.

16.4 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. A sharp bumper on middle, Smith ducks under it.

16.3 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Back of a length on off, Smith stands tall and pushes it to covers.

16.2 1

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Good running! This is around off, Carey pokes at it. He gets an inside edge onto the body. It rolls towards the off side for a quick run.

16.1 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Wood, from around the wicket, angles it into the batter. Carey works it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 16 8 Runs AUS: 55/3
15.6 0

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. A dot to end a good over for Australia. Back of a length on middle, this is kept out.

15.5 3

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Another good fielding effort in the field! On the fuller side on off, Carey strokes it towards mid off. Roy runs to his left, dives but only manages to make an half stop. It is still racing towards the fence. Mid on gives it a chase and pushes it back in. A run saved.

15.4 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. On the off pole, Carey pushes it to mid off.

15.3 0

Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Slower one and on middle, AC defends it out.

15.2 1

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. This is on the pads, Smith works it through mid-wicket for one. Follows the boundary with a single.

15.1 4

Liam Plunkett to Steve Smith. FOUR! Straight down the ground! Welcome into the attack, Plunkett. This is a half volley on middle, Smith strokes it back past the bowler, through mid on and a boundary results. Also, the 50 is up for Australia.

Liam Plunkett is into the attack now! He replaces Stokes into the attack.

Drinks Break! England have completely dominated the first 15 overs of this game. They have bowled with pure venom and have Australia on the back foot. For the defending champions, Smith and Carey hold the key here. The duo steadied the ship from a similar situation against West Indies in the league stage. They will need to do something similar or better in this scenario. Run Rate should not be an issue here for them as the dynamic duo of Maxwell and Stoinis can hit the long ball. But right now, the need of the hour is stability for them. The hosts, meanwhile will look to break this stand.

End of Over : 15 2 Runs AUS: 47/3
14.6 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. A dot to end! Shorter in length and on off, Carey guides it to point. A better second over from Wood.

14.5 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Edgy run! This is fuller and around off, Smith looks to drive it with a straight bat but the ball straightens after pitching. It goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

14.4 1

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Good running! This is on off, Carey drops it towards cover and takes one.

14.3 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Another short one and on the body, Carey ducks under it.

14.2 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. On the shorter side and it is outside off, Carey initially looks to pull but then bails out.

14.1 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Shorter and on off, Carey guides it to point.

End of Over : 14 9 Runs AUS: 45/3
13.6 2

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Outside off, Smith stands tall and punches it through point. He calls for two straightaway and gets it with ease as Adil Rashid cleans it up.

13.5 2

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Fuller around off, Smith flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple.

13.4 0

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Stokes hits the deck hard around off, Smith defends it back to the bowler and calls a loud no to his partner.

13.3 0

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Now calmly leaves the next ball which is on the fourth stump line.

13.2 4

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. FOUR! Pulled and pulled away smartly! Back of a length ball outside off, Smith gets on his back foot and pulls it through the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary. First one of this semifinal for Smith.

13.1 1

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. Good length ball on the pads, Carey turns it on the leg side for a single.

Alex Carey is getting more band aids applied. We could see it did not stop bleeding and the physios are getting it done.

End of Over : 13 7 Runs AUS: 36/3
12.6 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. BEATEN! A good end to an over which did not start well. This is around off and it is on a length. In the corridor of uncertainty. Smith ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.

12.5 0

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Outside off and SS lets it be.

12.5 wd

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. WIDE! Bowls this one down the leg side, Smith looks to flick but misses.

12.4 1

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Another top stop! England have their tails up. This time it is Stokes. This is fuller and outside off, Carey drives it square on the off side. Stokes at point dives to his right and makes a half stop. Saves three for his side.

12.3 2

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Excellent fielding! This is on the pads, Carey looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and goes fine on the leg side. Woakes runs to his right and with a dive seems to have pushed it back in. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that he has done fine. Saves two for his side.

12.3 wd

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Shorter in length and down the leg side, Carey moves out of the way and it has been wided.

12.2 0

Mark Wood to Alex Carey. Loose stroke! This is full and wide outside off, Carey goes after it away from his body but the ball goes past the outside edge.

12.1 1

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. Uppish but in the gap! This is fuller and outside off, Smith hits it in the air but wide of the cover fielder for one.

12.1 wd

Mark Wood to Steve Smith. A false start for him! This is full and way too wide outside off, Smith lets it be and it has been wided.

Mark Wood on now! He is pacey and has been good this tournament. The platform is set for him to inflict more harm in this Aussie side.

End of Over : 12 1 Runs AUS: 29/3
11.6 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. On the shorter side and on middle, Carey pushes it back to the bowler. A tidy start by Stokes.

11.5 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. Another length ball and Carey makes another leave.

11.4 0

Ben Stokes to Alex Carey. On the shorter side and outside off, Carey leaves it alone.

11.3 1

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. On the fuller side and around off, Smith strokes it through covers for one.

11.2 0

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Shorter and around off, Smith pushes it to covers.

11.1 0

Ben Stokes to Steve Smith. Shorter and on middle, Smith defends it onto the leg side.

Ben Stokes is on now!

End of Over : 11 1 Runs AUS: 28/3
10.6 0

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. Another dot to end! Good length and outside off, Carey does not play at it.

10.5 0

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. A little too straight, Carey looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

10.4 1

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. A single now! Shorter and outside off, Smith gets on top of the bounce and guides it through cover-point for one.

10.3 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Fuller and on middle, Smith looks to drive but it goes off the inner half to square leg.

10.2 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Good length and on middle, Smith pushes it to mid on.

10.1 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Good length and on off, this is kept out.

Powerplay 2 signalled! England have dominated Powerplay 1. Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Don't think the two extra fielders are going outside the circle just yet.

End of Over : 10 3 Runs AUS: 27/3
9.6 0

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. Well bowled and well played! Shortish and around off, Carey evades it by taking his hands out of the way. End of a very bad Powerplay 1 for Australia. Their worst in the tournament so far. 27 for 3 is their score.

9.5 0

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. One more short one and on the body, Carey is ready for it and he ducks under it.

9.4 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Shorter and on middle, Smith nudges it around the corner and takes one.

9.3 1

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.

9.2 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Just behind a fuller length on middle, Smith looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the outer half down to third man for one.

9.1 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Back of a length on off, SS defends it out.

End of Over : 9 5 Runs AUS: 24/3
8.6 4

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. FOUR! Sweet! That is a shot of a man in form. Slightly overpitched on off, Carey gets on his front foot and drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.

8.5 0

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. Good bowling. It is outside off, tempting Carey to have a poke at it. He does go for it but misses. Ohs and Ahs are shouts from the English players.

8.4 0

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. No. Just a length ball on the pads, Carey looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad.

8.3 0

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. Outside off on a length, Carey shoulders arms to it. A bouncer to follow to scare Carey again?

8.2 1

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Good length ball on top of middle and off, Smith shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. The ball rolls to the leg side of the pitch off his thigh pad and they take a leg bye.

8.1 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Fuller outside off, a little bit of away swing on this one. Smith leaves it alone.

The physio is out on the middle to have a check on Alex Carery. He is bleeding from his chin and for all the Ashes fans this is very similar to the bouncer that made Ricky Ponting bleed in the 2005 Ashes. The physio is putting band aids on the cut. Carey is ready to continue the battle.

End of Over : 8 4 Runs AUS: 19/3
7.6 0

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. Nasty, nasty delivery! A cut on the chin for Carey. He is bleeding! This is short and on middle, it zips through. Carey looks to evade it but the ball arrives before he can do so. He gets hit right on the helmet which falls off. Carey though does well to catch as it could have rolled onto the stumps too. Carey now needs a breather and rightly so. He is surrounded by the English players who are asking him if he is okay!

7.5 0

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. Excellently timed again! Fuller and on off, Carey strokes it to mid off.

7.4 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Direct hit and it would have been close! This is on a length and around off, Smith pushes it towards cover and takes off. Morgan gets to the ball and with a dive across has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.

7.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. On middle, Smith works it to square leg.

7.2 3

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. Nice shot! Does not go to the fence but three! Fuller and on off, Carey just puts bat to ball and hits it through mid off. The fielder hares after it and pushes it back in with a slide.

7.1 0

Jofra Archer to Alex Carey. On a good length and outside off, Carey shoulders arms to this one.

End of Over : 7 1 Runs AUS: 15/3
6.6 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Just the run and a wicket from the over! Good length and outside off, SS shoulders arms to this one.

6.5 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. A little too straight, Smith looks to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.

6.4 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. On a good length and on off, Smith pushes it to covers.

6.3 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. On middle, Smith works it to mid-wicket.

6.2 1

Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. Edge, short and a run! Good length and around off, it slants away. Carey looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge. Falls short of second slip who does not stop it cleanly and a run is taken. Carey is off the mark.

3 wickets down in no time, who walks out now? Will it be Stoinis? He has not been in the greatest form with the bat in this tournament. Will the go to Maxwell to play a bold counter attacking game now? Or will it be the in-form Alex Carey? He has been their best middle order batter in this tournament. It will be Carey who will join Smith in the middle now.

6.1 W

Chris Woakes to Peter Handscomb. OUT! Drags it on! Handscomb always looked vulnerable against Woakes and he is the one to get him. England are all over Australia at the moment. Handscomb fails to make an impact after being brought in the side. A loose, loose shot to be honest. This is bowled slightly fuller and it is outside off. Handscomb, with no foot movement, pushes at it tentatively. The ball hits the inside edge and then shatters the stumps behind. Woakes with his second and Australia slip further.

End of Over : 6 1 Runs AUS: 14/2
5.6 1

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. On a good length and outside off, Peter guides it down to third man for one.

5.5 0

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. This is outside off, Handscomb lets it be.

5.4 0

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. Off the outer half again but safe! Slightly shorter than the previous two balls. Handscomb looks to defend but does so inside the line. It goes off the outer half to point.

5.3 0

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. Another top class delivery! Length and around off, this one straightens too. PH looks to defend but is beaten again.

5.2 0

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. That is unplayable! Just unplayable! This is angled into the off pole which means Handscomb has to play at it. He does so but is rooted to his crease. The ball pitches and straightens at 145 KPH. Difficult to adjust at that pace. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.

5.1 0

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. Good length and on off, Handscomb keeps it out.

End of Over : 5 1 Runs AUS: 13/2
4.6 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. This is angled into the pads of the batter, looking to get Smith LBW. SS gets his bat down in time and defends it out. Another excellent over comes to an end.

4.5 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Another dot! One more outswinger outside off, Smith shoulders arms to this one.

4.4 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. Off the outer half! On the stumps and gets it to straighten. Smith looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.

4.3 0

Chris Woakes to Steve Smith. This time gets one to move away after pitching it on a length and outside off. Smith initially looks to play at it but then bails out.

4.2 1

Chris Woakes to Peter Handscomb. Another length ball and it comes back in. Handscomb once again ends up defending outside the line. It goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

4.1 0

Chris Woakes to Peter Handscomb. Howzzat? The umpire is not interested and he signals bat. Rightly so as replays confirm that. Woakes once again bowls it outside off and gets it to come back in. Handscomb tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. A huge shout but the umpire shakes his head.

End of Over : 4 1 Runs AUS: 12/2
3.6 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Bouncer to end another good over. It is around the body, Smith ducks under it. Just a run off it. England keep building pressure here.

3.5 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Hits the deck hard around off, Smith this time defends it off the middle of his bat.

3.4 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Smith living with some danger here. Back of a length again around off, Smith loosk to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

3.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Play and a miss. Length delivery outside off, Smith goes chasing after it but misses.

3.2 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Back of a length ball on off, it raises onto Smith. He does well to get on top of it and keep it down.

3.1 1

Jofra Archer to Peter Handscomb. Good length ball on off, Handscomb turns it behind square on the leg side. He takes one and looks for second as the fielder from fine leg cleans it up. Smith though says no so just a one. The last thing Australia want at this stage is a run out.

End of Over : 3 5 Runs AUS: 11/2
2.6 1

Chris Woakes to Peter Handscomb. Handscomb is off the mark, courtesy a misfield! Fuller and outside off, PH pushes it towards cover. Morgan fails to stop it cleanly and a run is taken. Back-to-back successful overs for England.

2.5 0

Chris Woakes to Peter Handscomb. NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is! A good review though by England, they do not lose it too. This is on a good length and around off, it pitches and jags back in. Handscomb tries to defend but misses to get hit on the front pad. A huge appeal but the umpire turns it down. England review. Replays roll in and they show that the ball is clipping the top of leg stump. Could have gone either way that, this time the Umpire rules it in the favor of the batter.

England have taken their review now. Handscomb is the man in question. It is for an LBW. It looks to be a little high. Let's see what the replays have to say.

Peter Handscomb is the new man in. This is his World Cup debut. Remember he was not in the initial 15-man squad. He has come in place of Usman Khawaja who got injured in the previous game. Nervy moment for him. Can he be the star Australia desperately want?

2.4 W

Chris Woakes to David Warner. OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Warner is out of here now. This is a dream start for England. They have both the openers back in the hut in no time. Woakes gets his first and now both the new ball bowlers have struck. This is huge because Warner has been the man for Australia with the bat. This is a top class delivery. This is slightly shorter and on off. Woakes seems to have bent his back on this one. He gets some extra bounce. Warner hops and tries to defend but fails to get on top of the bounce. An outside edge is induced and it goes at head height to Bairstow at firs slip. He takes it nicely. Australia in deep trouble here.

2.3 4

Chris Woakes to David Warner. FOUR! Up and over! That has been hit straight as an arrow. Full and on middle, Warner lofts it nonchalantly over the bowler's head for a boundary.

2.2 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. Bowls it on a length and on middle, Warner defends it off the back foot. Bowling a tight line to Warner. Giving hi nothing away.

2.1 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. Back of a length on middle, Warner hops and keeps it out.

End of Over : 2 2 Runs AUS: 6/1
1.6 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. A dot to end a successful first over for Archer. Fuller and on middle, Smith hits it to mid on.

1.5 1

Jofra Archer to David Warner. On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.

1.4 1

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Smith is off the mark! Shorter in length and on middle, Smith pushes it towards mid on and takes a quick run.

1.3 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Slightly fuller and around off, this one too is tailing back in. Smith looks to drive it through the off side but it goes off the inner half to mid-wicket.

1.2 0

Jofra Archer to Steve Smith. Welcomes the new batter with a sharp short one, Smith ducks under it.

Steve Smith walks out at number 3. He walks in way sooner than he would have wanted. He scored a century the last time Australia were in the semi final of the ODI World Cup. Can he repeat that heroics again?

1.1 W

Jofra Archer to Aaron Finch. OUT! Three reds and Finch, the Aussie skipper, bags a golden duck in Semi Finals 2. What a start for Archer! Finch is being booed as he walks off, he also takes Australia's only review along with him. It is the inswinging delivery, which has troubled him so many times in his career, he though did play it well in the World Cup so far but falls prey to it today. This starts outside off and it comes back in. Finch plants his front foot way too across and looks to play it with a straight bat but the ball hits the pad. A huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Finch reviews. Replays show that the on-field call is the right one. Ideal start for England. The centurion in the last meeting between the two, bags a first-baller. Well, the boos are not for Finch, it is for Steve Smith who is walking out to replace his skipper.

Finch is a goner! He has been given out LBW but he has reviewed. Only an inside edge can save him.

Jofra Archer to bowl with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 4 Runs AUS: 4/0
0.6 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. An excellent comeback after going for a boundary on the very first ball! Just the 4 from the first. Another length ball on off, this one angles away. Warner looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.

0.5 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. Once again on a length and just outside off, Warner plants his front foot forward and shoulders arms to this.

0.4 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. On a length again and around off, Warner guides it to point.

0.3 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. A little bit of shape there! Fuller again and around off, this one tails back in a touch. Warner looks to drive it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half to mid on.

0.2 0

Chris Woakes to David Warner. Goes back to bowling length and just outside off, Warner lets it be.

0.1 4

Chris Woakes to David Warner. FOUR! What a start to semi final 2 and what a way to get off the mark. Woakes goes full and outside off, he is looking for some swing. There ain't any and it turns out to be a half volley. Warner creams it through covers and bags a boundary.

Done and dusted with the National Anthems! It is now time for the action to begin. The Australia openers, Aaron Finch and David Warner, make their way out to the middle. David Warner is on strike and he will be facing Chris Woakes who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...

Time for the National Anthems! The players make their way out to the middle. Australia will sing their first and then it will be England's turn.

Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb (In for Usman Khawaja), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.

ENGLAND (UNCHANGED PLAYING XI) - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says they wanted to bat too, the trend of the tournament is batting first. Mentions they are not bothered though as before the World Cup, they prepared to chase. States they have gone from strength to strength after the last two games, especially after all the highs and lows in the group stages. Informs they are unchanged.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says it looks a good wicket and they want to put a good score on the board. States winning five World Cups gives them experience in this situation and a word with the ones who have won it, also helps. Informs Handscomb comes in for the injured Khawaja and he hopes he can do well.

TOSS - We are all in readiness for the coin toss. The match referee along with the two captains are out in the middle. Australian skipper, Aaron Finch has the coin in hand. Up it goes, England skipper, Eoin Morgan calls Heads but it comes down as Tails. AUSTRALIA OPT TO BAT!

Welcome to the second semifinal of the 2019 World Cup. Defending champions, Australia take on World Cup hopefuls and hosts, England. This is the oldest rivalry in world cricket and both teams will be looking to knock their bitter rivals with a knockout blow. Eoin Morgan and his troops will be looking to take the revenge for the loss they faced against Australia in the league stage. Finch and his men, on the other hand, will be looking to repeat that performance and continue their dominance over England in this World Cup. Who will gain the upper hand before the upcoming Ashes and tatter the dreams of the other? New Zealand are waiting for the winners at Lord's. An intense battle awaits us at Edgbaston. Stay tuned as the toss is not far away.

End of Over : 32.1 ENG: 226/2

So, that's it from semifinal 2. It is going to be England who will battle it out against New Zealand in the final at Lord's. The hosts' 9969 days wait to play in the final is over. It will be played on Sunday, 14th July. That match will begin at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). Whoever, the winner is, it will be the first time that country lifts the cup. Will it be England? or will it be New Zealand? Make sure you join us for that to find out who the new champions will be. Till then, take care, cheers!

So, that's it from semifinal 2. It is going to be England who will battle it out against New Zealand in the final at Lord's. The hosts' 9969 days wait to play in the final is over. It will be played on Sunday, 14th July. That match will begin at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). Whoever, the winner is, it will be the first time that country lifts the cup. Will it be England? or will it be New Zealand? Make sure you join us for that to find out who the new champions will be. Till then, take care, cheers!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says he is very delighted, he thanks the fans for their support. Mentions they came in here with a lot of confidence, they wanted to get better after each game and today was an example. He is very happy for Woakes, he is a cool customer and he goes about his business nicely. States today was his day, he and archer were excellent with the new balls and the guys later on were brilliant. Mentions Roy and Bairstow are in the form of their life and are very dangerous once they get in. Says he was 6 when England played in their last final and says he watches a lot of the highlights. Ends by saying it is a big opportunity this Sunday, looking back to where they were in 2015 and seeing what they can achieve on Sunday is a huge improvement.

Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says they were outplayed. Admits after they were 27 for 3 and it got difficult to get back into the game. States it was a combination of both, the wicket doing and a bit and England bowling well but you expect the new ball to do a bit in the first half and they did well to hit the stumps. Further adds they tried to do the same but could not do it. Mentions you always want to win but there have been some positives, a lot of character has been shown in the last 6 months, they had their backs to the walls but have improved very much. Tells they kept looking for wickets, they tried changing it up but could not pick any, Roy and Bairstow played really well. Also says you got to beat everyone in the World Cup, they did have a few injuries but that is not an excuse.

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.

However, the Australian bowlers can't be blamed a lot as it was their batters who let them down today. After winning the toss and electing to bat, their top order was blown away. Smith did show some fight, first with Carey and then with Starc but Woakes and Rashid's brilliant spells ensured they bowl Australia out for a low total which their batters chased down without breaking a sweat.

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.

The England innings was all about Jason Roy! Yes, there were scores from the other batters as well but it was Roy's innings which was the stand out. He was the mainstay in his 124-run stand with Bairstow which more or less sealed the deal for the England side. Roy though was unlucky to be dismissed 15 short of a ton but Morgan and Root then ensured there were no further wickets to fall and the two took England over the line.

England have literally barged into the finals! We are now sure of having a new World Cup winner. The English side has done it with so much ease. They have cruised through. They have made the mighty Aussies look so tiny.

32.1 4

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! That's it! England go to the finals for the first time since 1992. Good length ball on off, Morgan flat-bats it over mid on for a boundary. The crowd erupt in joy. The ODI skipper and Test skipper have a hug and smile in the middle. The English fans are delighted. The defending champions are out and we will have a new champion. ENGLAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS.

End of Over : 32 6 Runs ENG: 222/2
31.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Excellent fielding! The Aussies won't just give it up. Good length ball around off, Root cuts but Maxwell at short third man dives to his left and stops the winning runs. Just delaying the inevitable.

31.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Full again on off, Root strokes it to mid off.

31.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan. Very full on off, Morgan strokes it to covers and gets a single. There is an overthrow at the keeper's end but no extra run.

31.3 1

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Back of a length ball, Root pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.

31.2 4

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. FOUR! Just used the pace of the ball. Good length ball on off, Root drives it through covers and gets a boundary. Moves to 48 and now England just a boundary away from sealing their place in the Final.

31.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Back of a length ball on off, Root defends it off the front foot.

Mitchell Starc is back!

End of Over : 31 6 Runs ENG: 216/2
30.6 1

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Full toss on off, Root does not make the most of it. He hit it to fine leg and gets a single.

30.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Yorker on off, Root does well to dig it out.

30.4 4

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. FOUR! Too good! Bouncer on middle, Root pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Just 9 needed now. The 1992 inspired kit is taking this England team to the finals for the first time since 1992.

30.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Length delivery on off, Root blocks it off the front foot.

30.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Good length ball on off, Root defends it off the back foot.

30.2 wd

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. WIDE! Behrendorff misses his line with the slower one. It is down the leg side. Wide signalled.

30.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Good length ball around off, Root stands tall and punches it to point.

End of Over : 30 13 Runs ENG: 210/2
29.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. On the pads, Root flicks it to the on side and keeps the strike. Just 14 runs needed now.

29.5 4

Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. FOUR! Tossed up on middle, Root reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary.

29.4 1

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Short around off, Morgan punches it through covers for a single.

29.3 2

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. On the pads, Morgan sweeps it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.

29.2 4

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Short and wide outside off, Morgan lofts his punch over extra cover for a boundary. There was a shout for catch it but don't know for whom.

29.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off spinner on off, Root turns it with the spin to square leg and gets a single.

Drinks Break! Nothing much to tell, England are cruising along and have all but sealed their place in the Finals. Only a giant miracle can see Australia win this, it looks almost impossible for them.

End of Over : 29 0 Runs ENG: 197/2
28.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Morgan comes down the track and hits it to mid on. Another maiden for Behrendorff.

28.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Slower bouncer. It is bowled at 112 kph but it is on the leg side it has not been wided.

28.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Good length ball on off, Morgan defends it to the off side.

28.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Bouncer! Morgan sits under it.

28.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Length delivery around off, Morgan comes down the track and pulls it to mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.

28.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Good length ball on off, Morgan looks to pull but it does not come off the middle. It goes to the man at mid on.

End of Over : 28 11 Runs ENG: 197/2
27.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Short again, this time Morgan strokes it towards point and keeps the strike with a single. 50-run stand comes up between the ODI skipper and Test skipper.

27.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. In the air but safe. Quicker and shorter, Morgan looks to cut but gets it off the upper half of his bat. The ball falls short of the man at short third man.

27.4 4

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Cut and cut hard this time. Short around off, Morgan gets on his back foot and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.

27.3 4

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Darted on the pads, Morgan premeditates his sweep and hits it fine down the leg side. The fielder is up inside the circle there. He gives it a chase but cannot stop it.

27.2 1

Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Tossed up around off, Root milks it to long on for one.

27.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Short on middle, Morgan cuts it towards point and gets one.

End of Over : 27 8 Runs ENG: 186/2
26.6 1

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Another short ball, once again Morgan pulls it in control towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

26.5 4

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Morgan standing tall and facing the short balls with authority now. Short ball on off, Morgan pulls it with control through square leg for a boundary.

Change of bats for Morgan. Seems like his handle is off.

26.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. On the pads, Morgan flicks it to mid-wicket.

26.3 2

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. In the air..but just wide! Slower ball on off, Morgan looks to go over mid off. He does not time it well as the ball comes off the lower half of his bat. It still goes over mid off. Finch runs behind and stretches his arms out wide but cannot get there. Two taken.

26.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Good length ball outside off, Morgan looks to defend inside the line but misses.

26.1 1

Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Full on the pads, Root flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.

Jason Behrendorff is back!

End of Over : 26 7 Runs ENG: 178/2
25.6 2

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Shorter on off, Morgan guides it down to third man and gets a brace.

25.5 4

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Up and over with sheer control. Floated on off, Morgan connects his reverse sweep over point for a boundary.

25.4 0

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Shorter on middle, Eoin strokes it to extra cover.

25.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Floated on the stumps, Morgan defends it off the front foot.

25.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Flighted outside off, Morgan looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.

25.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. On the pads, Root turns it square on the leg side for a single.

Nathan Lyon is back!

End of Over : 25 5 Runs ENG: 171/2
24.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball on off, Root drives it to the left of mid off and takes one. He will keep the strike. 53 needed off 150 balls, just in case you wondered what was the equation.

24.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Good length ball on off, JR defends it to point.

24.4 4

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. FOUR! Poor ball this! Full on the pads, Root flicks it fine down the leg side to the the fine leg fence for a boundary. 54 needed now.

24.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Back of a length on off, Root defends it off the back foot.

24.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Fuller around off, Root drives it but it goes straight to Stoinis at cover. For a minute it looked like he was out caught but he it it on the bounce.

24.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Good length ball on off, Root pushes it to mid off.

End of Over : 24 8 Runs ENG: 166/2
23.6 4

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Up and over! A little too full by Cummins. Morgan lofts it over the mid off fielder and bags a boundary.

23.5 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Shorter and on the body, Morgan hops and keeps it out.

23.5 wd

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. A bumper but it is way too short. Morgan ducks under it. Wided.

23.4 1

Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Shortish and outside off, Root slaps it through covers for one.

23.3 1

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Edge run! This is a good length ball on middle, Morgan looks to defend by staying leg side of the delivery. It goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.

23.2 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. In the air... but safe! Shorter and on the body, Morgan looks to flick but it hits the handle and lobs beside the pitch.

23.1 1

Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Back of a length on middle, this is played towards wide mid on for one.

End of Over : 23 5 Runs ENG: 158/2
22.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length ball on off, Morgan defends it off the back foot.

22.5 4

Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan. FOUR! Good length ball around off, all the men in the deep are square on either side. Morgan lofts it over square leg for a boundary.

The first slip is deep now. No I have not made any mistake. The man at third man is standing exactly deep where first slip would be if placed inside the circle.

22.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. On the pads, Root glances it down the leg side for a single.

22.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Good length ball on top of the stumps, Root looks to play but misses.

22.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Well played and well fielded too! Length ball outside off, Root cuts it hard but Maxwell at dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.

22.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Fuller outside off, Root drives it off the upper half of his bat towards mid off.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs ENG: 153/2
21.6 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Pacey good length ball on the body, Morgan looks to defend but the ball raises onto him and hits him on the glove.

21.5 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Once again short, Eoin sways away from it.

21.4 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length ball on the body, Morgan defends it to the side of the pitch on the off side. Eoin shouts a loud no to his partner.

21.3 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Bouncer! Morgan sways away from it.

21.2 1

Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Length ball on the pads, Root glances it to square leg for one.

21.1 1

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. On the pads, Morgan flicks it to fine leg and gets off the mark. The English skipper unlike the Australian skipper won't bag a golden duck.

End of Over : 21 4 Runs ENG: 151/2
20.6 2

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Nice shot! Slightly shorter and outside off, Root stays leg side of the ball and guides it past point for two.

20.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. On the off pole, Root defends it onto the ground.

20.4 2

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Lovely use of the wrists there! This is on middle, Root works it through mid-wicket and bags two.

20.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Full and outside off, Root drives it to covers. Three dots.

20.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Another fuller ball on off, Root strokes it back to the bowler once again.

20.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Fuller and on middle, Root drives it back to the bowler.

Mitchell Starc is back!

End of Over : 20 6 Runs ENG: 147/2
19.6 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Outside off on a length, Morgan shoulders arms to it.

19.5 0

Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Bouncer to welcome Morgan. Eoin sways away from it.

Eoin Morgan is the new man in.

19.4 W

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. OUT! Caught! Roy is unhappy and honestly Dharmasena took a long time to raise his finger. Short ball on the leg side, Roy goes chasing after it with his pull. The ball goes to the left of Carey and he takes it. The Australian players put a very confident appeal. They scream and cry for it. The umpire seemed to be unmoved but at the dying seconds he raises his finger. Roy stands there shell shocked and confused. He has a word with Erasmus, the square leg umpire. He cannot believe he has been given out. Dharmasena comes and joins the chat but Roy has to walk back as England do not have a review. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows no spike on it. One can feel why Roy was unhappy. End of a stupendous knock from Roy. Deserved a 100 in all honesty but he won't get it. Walks back for 85 but to a huge applause from the crowd.

19.3 1

Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Bouncer now. Root pulls it in a controlled manner to deep square leg for a single.

19.2 4

Pat Cummins to Joe Root. FOUR! 4th boundary for Root and he has played just 9 balls. Length ball outside off, Root cuts it through point for a boundary.

19.1 1

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. On the pads, Roy flicks it to the on side and gets a single.

Pat Cummins is back on!

End of Over : 19 5 Runs ENG: 141/1
18.6 0

Marcus Stoinis to Joe Root. Another dot to end! This is shorter and around off, Root guides it to short point.

18.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Joe Root. Fuller and on off, Root pushes it to mid off.

18.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Joe Root. Back of a length and on off, Root pushes it to covers.

18.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Joe Root. Good length and on off, Root guides it to point.

18.2 1

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. Shorter and outside off, Roy throws his bat at it but gets an edge down to third man for one.

18.1 4

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. MISFIELD AND FOUR! It is raining boundaries despite the fall of the wicket. Short and on middle, Roy pulls it towards mid-wicket. It bounces just in front of the fielder there who lets it through and a boundary.

End of Over : 18 12 Runs ENG: 136/1
17.6 4

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. FOUR! Crunched! This is the best of the lot in Root's hat-trick of boundaries. Yes, Root has scored 3 boundaries already. Good length ball outside off, Root crunches it through point for a boundary.

17.5 4

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. FOUR! Starc bowls it on the pads, Root just helps it on its way fine down the leg side for a boundary. Carey dives to his left but to no avail.

17.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball on off, Root blocks it off the front foot.

17.3 4

Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. FOUR! Not the most convincing ways to get off the mark but Root won't mind. Short and fast on the body, Root looks to defend but ends up gloving it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

Joe Root is the new man in!

17.2 W

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. OUT! LBW! It looked plumb and it was plumb. Good length ball pitching on middle and leg, it straightens up a bit. Bairstow looks to play it across the line but misses. The Australian players put in a loud, confident appeal. The umpire raises his finger. Jonny has a chat with Roy and then takes it upstairs. Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat. Ball Tracker rolls in and shows the ball was going to hit the middle pole. Bairstow takes the sole review with him but he has done his job here. He will be disappointed but he has ensured that England are just a few meters away from a place in the World Cup final. 27th wicket for Starc in this World Cup, most by any bowler in this edition. Something to cheer for the Aussie fans.

Bairstow has been adjudged LBW here. He has taken the review. Looks dead plumb.

17.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Bouncer! It is around the body, Bairstow sits under it.

Mitchell Starc is back on.

End of Over : 17 8 Runs ENG: 124/0
16.6 4

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! None of the Australian players even moved there. This is short again, Roy comes down the track and smashes it through mid-wicket. Runs needed is 100 now.

16.6 wd

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. WIDE! Way too short and down the leg side.

16.5 0

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. On the fuller side on off, Roy pushes it to covers.

16.4 0

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. Around off, Roy looks to drive it with a straight bat but it goes off the outer half to point.

16.3 0

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. This is angled into the pads, Roy looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. A leading edge is induced but it falls well short of the bowler.

16.2 2

Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. Well fielded by Lyon! Shorter and on middle, Roy gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket. Lyon runs to his left, dives and pushes it back in. Saves two for his side.

16.1 1

Marcus Stoinis to Jonny Bairstow. This is on the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Marcus Stoinis is back!

End of Over : 16 21 Runs ENG: 116/0
15.6 0

Steve Smith to Jason Roy. Now calms the storms and blocks it to see through the over. Tossed up on off, Roy gives some breathing space to Smith and pushes this ball to cover. 21 off this Smith over. Don't be shocked if this is the last over we see from Smith in this game.

15.5 6

Steve Smith to Jason Roy. SIX! Hat-trick of sixes and Roy is ending Smith's bowling career here. This is the biggest and the baddest of the lot. He has torn the ball to pieces here. Floated on leg, Roy demolishes it two, maybe three rows over the long on fence for a daddy six.

15.4 6

Steve Smith to Jason Roy. SIX! Two in two here. Roy is a man possessed. Floated on middle, this time Roy goes straighter but the result is the same.

15.3 6

Steve Smith to Jason Roy. SIX! Going...going...gone! Floated on middle and leg, Roy clears his front leg and smashes it over long on. Maxwell jumps and looks to take it but he cannot do anything about it.

15.2 1

Steve Smith to Jonny Bairstow. Brilliantly from Maxwell. Tossed up on middle and leg, Jonny lofts it over mid on. Maxwell runs and dives to his right and saves a certain boundary.

15.2 wd

Steve Smith to Jonny Bairstow. WIDE! Smith sprays this down the leg side, Bairstow looks to play the paddle but misses. Wide signalled.

15.1 1

Steve Smith to Jason Roy. Smith starts with a very low full toss around off, Roy milks it to long on for one.

Steve Smith is on now! Finch trying everything here.

DRINKS! England are doing it very easily at the moment. They need another 129 runs and have 10 wickets in hand. The two out there are in the mood to finish this off quickly. Australia on the other hand, look down and out. They need someone to put their hand up and not get one, two but three wickets very quickly. Will there be some fight from the Aussies or will England crush them?

End of Over : 15 15 Runs ENG: 95/0
14.6 1

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. On the pads, Jason glances it to the on side and keeps the strike.

14.5 4

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. FOUR! What a way to bring up his fifty! Good length ball on off, Roy creams his drive through covers and gets to his 5th World Cup fifty. His 18th in ODIs. Yes England bat deep but this man is just so crucial to this side. He raises his bat and soaks in all the well deserved applause he is getting.

14.5 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. WIDE! Starc misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Wide signalled.

14.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball outside off, Roy cuts it hard but Bherendorff dives to the left and saves a certain boundary.

14.3 4

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. FOUR! This is just too good! Once again Starc bowls it on the slot in middle, Roy lofts it wide of mid off and scores a boundary. He makes it look all so easy, does Roy.

14.2 1

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Now runs it down to third man and gets a single.

14.1 4

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. FOUR! Powered away! Starc overpitches it on off, Bairstow moves away just a bit and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

Starc is back on!

End of Over : 14 4 Runs ENG: 80/0
13.6 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Uppish but short! A length ball around off, this one holds up in the surface. Roy plays a check-drive which goes on the bounce to mid off. 144 more needed.

13.5 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Back of a length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.

13.4 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Cummins bangs this one shorter and on middle, Roy evades it.

13.3 4

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. FOUR! Easy-peasy! This is down the leg side, Roy helps it on its way to the fine leg fence and bags a boundary. England are cruising at the moment.

13.2 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Slower one on off, this one also bounces a touch extra. Roy does well to keep it down as he plays it towards mid-wicket.

13.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Good length on off, Roy mistimes it to point.

End of Over : 13 5 Runs ENG: 76/0
12.6 0

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Flatter around off, JB cuts it to the man at short third man.

12.5 0

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Floated on the stumps, Bairstow blocks it.

12.4 4

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. EDGED AND FOUR! Floated around off, Bairstow looks to flick but gets a top edge which flies wide of short third man. Cummins gives it a chase and tries to stop the ball from going to the fence with a dive. He fails in his attempt to do so.

12.3 0

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Good fielding from Warner! Short on middle, Bairstow pulls but Warner moves swiftly across to his left from point and saves runs with a dive.

12.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Flighted outside off, Bairstow looks to play the paddle sweep but misses.

12.1 1

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Short off spinner, Roy cuts it from middle stump to sweeper cover for a single.

End of Over : 12 8 Runs ENG: 71/0
11.6 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. On the fuller side, Bairstow drives it crisply to mid off.

11.5 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Good delivery! This lands outside off and then comes back in. Bairstow looks to defend but misses to get hit high on the pads.

Jonny Bairstow has taken his pads out and he looks in a lot of pain. The physio is out to have a look. He has had ankle issues before too. He has worn his pads now and Bairstow is all set to go.

11.4 2

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Shorter and outside off, JB guides it past point. They take one, Bairstow slips as he turns for the second but still goes for it and completes it. He is in pain now though.

11.4 wd

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. FIVE WIDES! Bonus runs! This is short and down the leg side. Carey moves to that direction and looks to collect it but it goes over his gloves and into the fine leg fence.

11.3 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Ambitious shot! This is on the pads, Bairstow looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.

11.2 1

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Shorter in length and on the body, Roy pulls it down to fine leg for one.

11.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Back of a length and on off, Roy defends it out.

Change of ends for Cummins!

End of Over : 11 13 Runs ENG: 63/0
10.6 1

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Edged but safe. Tossed up on off, Roy comes down the track and looks to flick but gets a leading edge on it. Luckily for him, the ball falls well short of point.

10.5 4

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. FOUR! This is just brutal from Roy! This is just unfair on the bowler. Lyon bowls a flighted ball on middle and leg, Roy gets on his knees and reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary. Not a bad ball this but just brilliant batting.

10.4 1

Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Floated around off, Bairstow premeditates his sweep and hits it to square leg for one.

10.3 1

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Short around off, Roy cuts it hard to deep point and gets a single.

10.2 0

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Bowls it quicker and flatter outside off, Roy looks to push it on the off side but misses.

10.1 6

Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. SIX! Lyon is welcomed with a massive six. Not the welcome Nathan would have wanted. He tosses it up on middle, Roy demolishes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Also, Nathan Lyon is on now.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

End of Over : 10 6 Runs ENG: 50/0
9.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. On the pads, JB glances it to the man at mid-wicket.

9.5 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Good length ball on off, Roy pushes it to mid off. The fielder there looks to stop it with a dive but the ball deflects off his hands towards mid on and they take a run. Yet another 50-run stand comes up between the two.

9.4 2

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Another good looking cover drive. Fuller on off, Roy drives it through covers. The fielder inside the circle dives and gets a hand to it. Glenn Maxwell from sweeper cover cleans it up. Two taken.

9.3 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. On the pads, Bairstow glances it through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

9.2 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Once again it is on off and middle, Roy flicks it to the on side and gets a single.

9.1 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Good length ball on off, Bairstow flicks it square on the leg side and gets a single.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs ENG: 44/0
8.6 4

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. FOUR! Easily done! Another length ball and this time it is a little too straight. Roy shuffles across and flicks it through backward square leg for a boundary. Spoils what was a potential maiden.

8.5 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Roy walks across the stumps and Cummins lands it on off, JR works it to mid-wicket.

8.4 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Back of a length on off, Roy stands tall and keeps it out.

8.3 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. A good short one and on the body, Roy ducks under it.

8.2 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. That has gone through him! This is shorter and around middle, Roy hops and tries to hit it on the leg side. The ball stays low and goes beneath the bat but over the stumps.

8.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. This is angled into the batter, Roy looks to flick it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.

End of Over : 8 7 Runs ENG: 40/0
7.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Now calmly blocks this one to get through the over. 40 runs off the 8 overs and England are cruising along at this point of time.

7.5 4

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. FOUR! Venom, that's what it was hit with! Overpitched on middle and leg, Bairstow drives it through mid on. Behrendorff looks to block it but he is down the ground. He had no chance of stopping that.

7.4 2

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. On the pads, Bairstow does not miss his flick and manages it to flick it wide of mid-wicket for a couple.

7.3 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Appeal from LBW but turned down. It is on the pads, Roy moves across and looks to flick but misses. Behrendorff puts in an appeal but it is turned down. The pitching seemed to be the issue there.

7.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Good length ball on off, Roy defends it off the front foot.

7.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Little bit of swing there. Good length ball on top of middle, Roy comes down the track and looks to hit but then seeing the away movement he retracts from his shot.

Change of ends for Jason Behrendorff!

End of Over : 7 2 Runs ENG: 33/0
6.6 2

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Fuller on off, Bairstow drives it through covers. Warner gives it a chase and cleans it before the ropes. Two runs taken. So just the brace of Cummins' first. Australia though need wickets here. They cannot defend it.

6.5 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Good shot but straight to the man at cover. Good length ball on off, Bairstow drives it on the up but straight to the fielder at cover.

6.4 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Bouncer! It is slightly away from the body, Jonny sways away from it.

6.3 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Fuller on off, Bairstow looks to drive but the bat turns in his hands as the ball makes contact with the bat and it goes to mid on.

6.2 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Now betters his line and bowls it on off, Jonny defends it off the front foot.

6.1 0

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow. Cummins start with a good length ball on middle and leg, Bairstow pushes it towards mid on.

Pat Cummins is on! Australia need a wicket. Can he deliver it?

End of Over : 6 12 Runs ENG: 31/0
5.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Now a solid front foot defense to end the over. 12 off this one and 22 runs have come of Starc's last two overs.

5.5 6

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. SIX! First maximum of the day and that was hit with so much ease, wow! Full on the pads, Roy just lifts his flick and sends it over the square leg fence for the first maximum of the innings. The fielder at fine leg goes after it but can just bring the ball back in play.

5.4 1

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Length delivery around off, Bairstow runs it down to third man and calls yea to his partner, indicating to come for a run.

5.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Good length ball just outside off, Bairstow tucks it to the left of mid-wicket and looks for a run but Roy sends him back.

5.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Now sensibly defends this one towards mid off.

5.1 4

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. FOUR! Crunched! Starc is guilty of giving width outside off, Bairstow with the form that he is in, won't miss that and he smashes it through point for a boundary.

5.1 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. WIDE! Starc bowls it at a good pace but down the leg side. Bairstow looks to flick but misses. This ball was bowled at 145 kph.

End of Over : 5 3 Runs ENG: 19/0
4.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Good length ball on top of middle, Bairstow shows signs of aggression as he comes down the track and hits it to mid on. 205 needed off 270 balls.

4.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Length delivery on the stumps, Roy defends it off the front foot.

4.4 2

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. On top of middle, Roy looks to play it to the on side, the ball though goes to the left of deep mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat allowing them to get a brace.

4.3 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. On the pads, Jonny flicks it towards square leg and gets to the other end.

4.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Good length ball outside off, Bairstow looks to cut but it goes off the inner half of his bat.

4.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Full on off, Bairstow looks to drive but it goes to mid on off the inner half of his bat. Finch at mid on stops it.

End of Over : 4 10 Runs ENG: 16/0
3.6 4

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. FOUR! Gorgeous! That is so gorgeous. Starc overpitches this on off, Roy gets on his front foot and plays a delightful cover drive for a boundary. The over ends the way it started it, i.e, with a boundary.

3.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Back of a length ball around off, Roy taps it towards point and looks for a run initially but then sees it's not there so backtracks on it.

3.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Starc bowls it on top of off, Roy defends it back to the bowler. This was the line they bowled at Lord's against England. Roy didn't play that game and he is looking good here.

3.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball on off, Roy defends it towards point.

3.2 2

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Now flicks this one through mid-wicket and gets a couple. Smart batting this from Roy.

3.1 4

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. FOUR! Beautiful hands by Roy! Fuller around off, Roy gets on his front foot and drives it right off the meat of his bat through covers for a boundary. The sound the ball made after connection was just so sweet.

End of Over : 3 0 Runs ENG: 6/0
2.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Another play and a miss. Good length ball outside off, Bairstow looks to drive this one but misses it completely. Maiden for Behrendorff. Good start for him.

2.5 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Ohh! This one moves slightly away after pitching. It is full pitching around off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets beaten. He was expecting it to come back in but it does not.

2.4 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Good length ball on middle, Bairstow calmly defends it off the front foot.

2.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Full on middle, Bairstow pushes it to mid on.

2.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball around off, Bairstow pushes it to the man at cover.

2.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Full on off, Bairstow defends it towards mid on and shouts a loud wait on to his partner.

End of Over : 2 1 Runs ENG: 6/0
1.6 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Corrects his line and bowls it on top of off, Roy defends it with a straight bat. Just a wide off Starc's first. The start of this innings has been like a game of chess.

1.6 wd

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. WIDE! Starc misses his line and bowls this one down the leg side. It is bowled at 142 kph. Roy looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.

1.5 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Ouch! That must have hurt! Starc steams in and fires one in at 151 kph. It is on the body, Roy looks to play but gets beaten by the pace. The ball hits him around the belly region.

1.4 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Bowls the same line and Roy is in no hurry. He shows his calm and keeps it out.

1.3 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Once again bowls it on top of off, Roy blocks it with command.

1.2 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball on off, Jason defends it off the front foot with authority.

1.1 0

Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Full on middle and leg, Roy pushes it to mid on.

Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 5 Runs ENG: 5/0
0.6 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. An appeal but not given! This is around off, Bairstow plants his front foot forward and tries to defend. There are two noises and the Australians are appealing. The umpire shakes his head thinking it is bat first. Replays later on show that it is pad first but the ball to be clipping the outside of off.

0.5 4

Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. FOUR! Bairstow is off the mark and that too in style. Fuller around off, Bairstow gets on his front foot and plays a brilliant square drive for a boundary. He has been in good form and this shows just that.

0.4 1

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. It is off the mark now. Good length ball around off, Roy runs it down to third man and gets off the mark.

0.3 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. On middle, Jason strokes it to mid-wicket again. Still waiting for the run chase to get off the mark.

0.2 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Good length ball on middle and leg, Roy defends it to mid-wicket.

0.1 0

Jason Behrendorff to Jason Roy. Behrendorff starts with a good length ball on off, it nips back in. Roy looks to play it on the off side but it goes off the inner half of his bat to square leg. Roy wanted a single but Bairstow sends him back.

We are back for the chase! The Australian players are in a huddle before they take their respective positions in the field. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy walk out to the middle to open the innings for England. Jason Behrendorff to operate with the first new ball. He was the chief tormentor when these two sides met the last time. Can he do it again?