The hosting team England deservingly reached the finals of ICC World Cup 2019 after thrashing defending champions Australia in lopsided semifinals by eight wickets on Thursday at Edgbaston Stadium. Eoin Morgan and team seemed to look on fire right from the beginning of the game, as a result, they didn’t give a single chance to the Aussies to comeback in the match.
The only thing that Australia won in the game was toss after which Aaron Finch decided to bat first. Finch’s decision against England cost him the most important game. This time hosts were all prepared with their great bowling and batting spells. This resulted in five-time World Cup champions Australia posted a below-par score of 223 runs in 49 overs after losing experienced top-order batsmen in first 10 overs.
Right from the beginning of second innings, England started dominating the aggressive Aussies with their aggressive batting style. Explosive openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow made things much easier for England as they established a commendable partnership of 124 runs in just 17.2 overs. Though Roy’s wicket at 19.4 overs gave a little scare to England’s fans but the star of the show Eoin Morgan drove his team to the deserving victory as he showered flabbergasting hits and boundaries in Edgbaston ground against arch-rivals Australia.
At last brilliant skipper Morgan finished off the game with a perfect match-winning boundary and England scored 226/2 in just 32.1 overs. With this historical win, England paved its way to the World Cup finals after 27 years. Indeed, England’s 4 years of hard work paid off in this game. Now it will be interesting to see whether the hosts will create the history after winning their maiden World Cup trophy on Sunday or again go back to the pavilion with weeping faces.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch expressed himself after the ending of his team’s journey in World Cup 2019 saying,”definitely in the first 10 overs of the game. We know they were going to come really aggressive at us with the bat, so we had to be aggressive with the ball, we had to take or create ten chances and take them as well”
Check out Twitter reactions after the hosting team England beat the defending champions Australia by total eight wickets at Edgbaston:
— Jittu Varghese (@jittuvarghese13) July 11, 2019
Jason Roy’s fastest fifty in semifinals
— Amogh Shambu (@iamAmoghShambu) July 12, 2019
The winning moment for England
— Sports is My Life (@KPYJ24) July 11, 2019
Jason Roy crying over a bad umpiring decision is hilarious. This was the same guy who gloved the ball against India and didn't walk. #JasonRoy #ENGvAUS #CWC19 #ENGvsAUS #AUSvENG #Australia #Kohli pic.twitter.com/eLQsH3AQep
— 🇮🇳🇮🇳 BANSI 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@IamTejas07) July 11, 2019
Congratulations England Cricket Team
— Ch Hamza (@CH_HAMZA_CH) July 11, 2019
Fighter Carey carried on
England will next meet the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand Cricket Team in the final showdown on July 14th at ‘Mecca of Cricket’ Lord’s Cricket Stadium. This year in the 12th edition of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, both England and New Zealand will battle for their maiden cricket cup their title.
Australia: 223/10; Steve Smith (85), Alex Carey (46), Mitchell Starc (29), and Pat Cummins (1/34)
England: 226/2; Jason Roy (85), Joe Root (49*), Eoin Morgan (45*), Chris Woakes (3/20), Adil Rashid (3/54), Jofra Archer (2/32)