ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Semi-Final 2): Australia vs England – Statistical Highlights
England have qualified for the final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after beating the defending champions Australia in the second semi-final of this tournament at Birmingham.
Australia won the toss and managed to score 223 runs (49 overs) in the first innings before losing their all wickets. In reply, England chased down that target comfortably in 32.1 overs after losing only both openers’ wickets.
England won this match by eight wickets (with 107 balls remaining). The host side England will play the final of this tournament against New Zealand at Lord’s (London) on 14th July.
Brief Scores: Australia – 223 in 49 overs (Steven Smith 85, Alex Carey 46; Chris Woakes 3/20)
England – 226/2 in 32.1 overs (Jason Roy 85, Joe Root 49*; Pat Cummins 1/34)
Result – England won by eight wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Australia were once battling on 14/3.
- It is the lowest ODI total for Australia to lose the first three wickets against England. Their previous lowest record in this list was 17/3 at Manchester on 25th May 1989.
- It is the second lowest CWC total for Australia to lose the first three wickets. Their lowest record in this list is 8/3 against West Indies at Mohali on 14th March 1996.
ii) Australia lost this match by eight wickets.
- It is the first time when Australia suffered a defeat in the CWC semi-final. Before this match, Australia played six CWC semi-finals and never lost any of those matches (won five matches and tied one match).
i) England won this match by eight wickets with 107 balls remaining.
- It is the largest ODI victory (by balls remaining in the second innings) for England against Australia. The previous record was winning by seven wickets with 94 balls remaining at Melbourne on 24th January 1979.
- Before this victory, last time England beat Australia in CWC history was in 1992 CWC. Since then, England lost four consecutive CWC matches against Australia before ending this streak with the latest victory.
i) England won this match and advanced to the final of this 2019 CWC.
- England will play their fourth Cricket World Cup final. Previously, they played the CWC final in 1979, 1987 and 1992 but every time England suffered defeat in the CWC final.
i) Australian captain Aaron Finch scored a golden duck.
- Aaron Finch is the first captain to score a golden duck in a CWC knockout match.
- Aaron Finch is the second Australian captain to score a golden duck in the Cricket World Cup history. Allan Border was the first Australian captain to achieve this feat (against South Africa at Sydney on 26th February 1992).
i) Australian cricketer Steven Smith registered his fourth 50+ score in CWC knockout stages history.
- It is the joint most 50+ scores for a batsman in CWC knockout stages history. Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also registered four 50+ scores in CWC knockout stages history.
i) England cricketer Joe Root has taken 12 catches in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- It is the most catches for a non-wicketkeeper in a CWC edition. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was the previous record holder with 11 catches in the 2003 CWC.
ii) Joe Root has taken 19 catches in his Cricket World Cup career.
- It is the second most CWC catches for a non-wicketkeeper. Ricky Ponting (Australia) is holding this record with 28 catches in CWC career.
iii) Joe Root has scored 751 runs in his Cricket World Cup career.
- As an England batsman, Joe Root is the second most run-scorer in CWC history. While he surpassed Ian Bell (718 runs), only Graham Gooch (897 runs) is ahead of Root in this list.
i) England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has taken 38 ODI wickets against Australia.
- It is the joint most ODI wickets for an England bowler against Australia. The right-arm pacer James Anderson has also taken 38 ODI wickets against Australia.
i) Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc took 27 wickets in this 2019 CWC.
- It is the most wickets for a bowler in a CWC edition. Former Australian right-arm pacer Glenn McGrath was the previous record holder who took 26 wickets in 2007 CWC.
i) England captain Eoin Morgan has scored 362 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC.
- It is the most runs for an England captain in a single CWC edition. The previous record holder was Mike Gatting with 354 runs in 1987 CWC.
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