Smith Smith fought a lone battle in the second semi-finals of the CWC 2019 as England faced Australia at the Old Trafford Stadium in Birmingham as the team chased a total of 223 runs. Smith scored 85 runs as wickets kept falling from the other end. With this the defending champions crashed out of the CWC 2019 and England made way into the finals. With the half-century in the semi-finals of the CWC 2019, Steve Smith equals Sachin Tendulkar's record of four 50+ scores in World Cup Knockout matches Australia vs England Cricket Score 2nd Semi Final ODI Match.
Both the batsmen have scored 50 plus in four knockout games over different editions of Cricket World Cup. While the Master Blaster did it in seven innings, Smith did it in four successive innings. But Smith's dream run was brought to a halt by Jos Buttler as the Australian got run-out by Jos Buttler that brought an end to the innings of the Australian opener. He bagged a lot of praises on social media for his innings. England Eliminates Defending Champion Australia From CWC 2019; Netizens React as Cricket World Cup Will Have a New Winner.
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However, despite the innings, Australia lost the game by eight wickets and the netizens were quite happy about the fact that the CWC 2019 will have a new winner. With this, the Three Lions will play against the Kiwis at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium on Sunday on July 14, 2019. The team lost only a couple of wickets as they chased a small total.