Cricket World Cup 2019 2nd Semi Final: England vs Australia Highlights
Team England entered their first Cricket World Cup final since 1992 World Cup, destroying five-time champions Australia by eight wickets after fearless batting from Jason Roy at The Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. The 224 chase of a World Cup semi-final was not expected to be walk in the park yet England side made it only that with a forceful methodology that has turned out to be synonymous with them in the course of recent years.
The England Openers Roy (85 off 65) and Jonny Bairstow (34 off 43) shared a 124-run stand, their fourth century remain straight, to do greater part of the task for their team after the bowlers expel Australia for 223 in spite of great batting from Steve Smith (85). Joe Root (49 not out off 46 balls) and skipper Eoin Morgan (45 not out off 39 balls) knocked off the rest of the races to finish a renowned success in simply 32 overs.
Team England, who lost three World Cup finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992, presently have a brilliant chance to win the tricky crown with a triumph against New Zealand at Lord’s.
Here are the highlights from the England vs Australia Second Semi-Final:
As Indian team experienced in first semi-final match, chasing even small target has proved to be difficult in the competition yet England batsmen, particularly Roy, made it look simple with their magnificent stroke play. Roy, who was unfortunate to be given out got behind when the replays proposed something else, was relentless from word go. He started a few off-drives before going for boundaries.
He was expectedly furious with the umpire’s choice and could be punished before final match. The early swing that could have disturbed the openers was not there, permitting to Roy to go for his shots against any semblance of Mitchell Starc. His engaging thump contained 9 fours and 5 sixes. What was noteworthy that England did not change their methodology after the expulsions of Bairstow and Roy who left England doing very well at 147 for two in the twentieth over.
Steamrolling Aussies in a major event is rare occurrence however the hosts England figured out how to do that. With this loss, it was Australia’s first loss in the World Cup semifinal.
Chris Woakes: Man of the Match
I was three years old in 1992, it was a while ago. We have one game to go, hopefully, we will go all the way. Coming into the World Cup as favourites, it was important for us to reach the knockout stages. It’s an incredible feeling to win the semi-final against Australia at the best ground in the world,
Eoin Morgan, the winning captain states:
Absolutely delight. I would like to thank the fans who’ve come out, our fans have been exemplery. Having beaten India on this ground, we would have come in with similar confidence. We talked about wanting to get better from game to game and we wanted to take control from ball one. Extremely happy for Woakes; he is a cool customer and has been one of the best bowlers in the world in the last year. The guys coming after that really backed him up well. Roy and Jonny at the top of the order are really imposing when they get themselves in. They set the tone for us. I was six in 1992, I don’t remember it, but I have seen a lot of it. It is an opportunity for us on Sunday, a huge one at that too. It is a massive leap from where we were in 2015. Everyone in that dressing room must take a lot of credit for that.