• Australia reduced to 14-3 at one point as England dominate
• Latest reaction as England go into Cricket World Cup final
England’s passage to the World Cup final was faintly ridiculous. Semi‑finals are supposed to be gritty affairs with runs dourly chiselled out in a desperate quest to get to Lord’s. In semi-finals you are supposed to win ugly. New Zealand showed the way at Old Trafford.
Yet Eoin Morgan’s England took the alternative route to a final. They smashed Australia by eight wickets, chasing down a target of 224 with 17.5 overs to spare. When England were batting this game had the air of an exhibition match. Batsmen kept heaving deliveries from the mighty Mitchell Starc over the infield. Spinners were butchered into the stands. “We’ll get ’em in sixes” appeared to be the plan.
Written by Vic Marks at Edgbaston
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/11/england-australia-cricket-world-cup-semi-final-report under the title “England thrash Australia to reach their second Cricket World Cup final”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.