England and Australia played quite a vital match today at the Lord’s in England in the 32nd game of the CWC 2019. It was Aaron Finch and men who walked away with the last laugh as they defeated the hosts comprehensively. The number one ODI side lost the game by a massive margin of 64 runs. This surely has not gone down well with the netizens who mocked at Eoin Morgan and men for being number one in the 50 over format and yet struggling in the World Cup 2019. After winning the toss, England won the toss and elected to field first. England vs Australia Highlights of ICC World Cup 2019 Match: Aaron Finch’s Hundred, Jason Behrendorff’s 5-Fer and Mitchell Starc Help AUS Trounce ENG by 64 Runs.
With Aaron Finch and David Warner giving a bright start to Australia as they scored 100 and 53 runs respectively. Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja made 38 and 23 runs respectively. Australia posted a hefty total of 285 runs on the board. Australia’s pace batteries Jason Beheredorff and Mitchell Starc snapped five and four wickets respectively and led the team to victory. Apart from Ben Stokes (89) none of the batsmen could survive the lethal spell of the two pacers. In the end, England got bundled out on 221 runs. Mitchell Starc Becomes Leading Wicket-Taker in ICC CWC 2019 With 19 Scalps to His Name After Wrecking Havoc on England at Lord's.
Needless to say that the performance of the hosts did not please the netizens and they took a potshot at the team’s ODI status. Check out a few tweets below:
Its very sad to see No 1 ODI team struggling to Qualify in Semi final.
Mind you before #CWC19
England was everyone favorite to win this #WC19
They must be missing #Alex_hales..
Who wasnt picked.
Jason Roy injury hurting England team more than him.
— Being_Stranger (@Being_Stranger) June 25, 2019
Here another one.
— Foglington (@Fog_House_) June 25, 2019
A funny meme.
— Click_Like (@amit_twitted) June 25, 2019
Mockery of the number one ODI status.
England making a mockery of the ODI cricket rankings in spectacular fashion so far at the World Cup
— Disaffected (@ingeland) June 25, 2019
They’re no1 in the rankings because they win pretty meaningless ODI series, that ranking leads to the hype that they’ll win the tournament easily. It’s a bit blinkered when you see the quality on show in the other teams.
— Stewart (@whytestew) June 25, 2019
Captain Aaron Finch walked away with the Man of the Match Award. With this comprehensive win, Aaron Finch and men reclaim the number one position on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, England remains on number four of the points tally.