ICC World Cup 2019: Steve Smith Helps Australia To 223, Twitter Reacts
Yet another low-scoring game greets the semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2019. The Superb bowling effort from the England bowlers and the stunning knock from the ex-skipper Steve Smith helped the Australian team to post a moderate total on the board.
Initially, it was Aaron Finch, who won the toss, elected to bat first. They haven’t got the start, which they wanted, as Jofra Archer removes Aaron Finch off his first ball. David Warner looked in decent nick with brilliant fours upfront but failed to convert his start into a big one.
Steve Smith-Alex Carey added 103-run partnership:
The duo went for cheap scores while Peter Handscomb’s return to Australian team didn’t go as planned. Chris Woakes was the wrecker-in-chief with the new ball while Steve Smith delivered the much-needed partnership for the team alongside Alex Carey, who played with an injured-Chin.
Glenn Maxwell smashed a couple of boundaries for the team and looked decent enough to bring a good partnership for the team. But, the knuckle delivery from Jofra Archer saw Maxwell walking back while Pat Cummins followed him in a quick time.
Despite wickets falling at the other end, Steve Smith batted brilliantly to tickle the scorecard with occasional boundaries. Mitchell Starc also played a decent knock, in the end, to help his side reach a competitive total.
Steve Smith scored a brilliant 85 before Jos Buttler ran him out at the non-striker end. For England, all the bowlers delivered the goods.
Here are a few tweets:
Excellent presence of mind from Alex Carey to catch his helmet and not allow it to fall on the stumps. He would have been hit-wicket if helmet had hit the stumps.
Immediately, he even waved hands towards dressing room for help. #EngvAus
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 11, 2019
Woakes on 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Aussies collapsing.. 14-3.
LOVE IT. #ENGvAUS
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 11, 2019
— Roy Dyson (@rdyson22) July 11, 2019
— Nandhu TARAK..SVC (@nandhunandamuri) July 11, 2019
— Ankur Pathak (@ankur1985) July 11, 2019
After seeing the run out of Smith, Martin Guptill has sent a friend request to Jos Butler just now #ENGvAUS
— Ashish Kulkarni (@Kulkarni1988) July 11, 2019
Yesterday And Today !!! 😍😍😍
Two Big Wickets
— MZR. (@MehdiyaZehra1) July 11, 2019
England have been magnificent in the field & with the ball in hand .. The skipper also hasn’t missed a trick .. 👍 #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2019
Trying not to be harsh.. but why didn’t Smith or Dhoni dive when there was a likelihood of a runout?
a dive can make you an extra foot.. #difference
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 11, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 11, 2019
Australia have a defendable total – just. 224 the target but on this wicket ….#ENGvAUS
— susaneastoe (@susaneastoe) July 11, 2019
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) July 11, 2019
— Shane Nolan (@iamshanenolan) July 11, 2019
This is the reason why I Love Australia, there 'NEVER SAY DIE' Attitude. 💕💕
World Cup is a stage where character trumps everything and it is a stage where heroes rise – Alex Carey is ONE. ❤️
— Arif Naveed (@ArifN786) July 11, 2019
That's a wrap!
A brilliant bowling display from England sees Australia all out for 223! Steve Smith battled hard for the Aussies with his 85 – could that be a match-winning knock?#AUSvENG | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/REgouHphe5
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 11, 2019
All out 💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣224 to win #ENGvAUS all out after winning the toss 😂
— David Ball (@djballltfc75) July 11, 2019
That’s it from me… bed now..
off overseas early tomorrow for a special trip..
wonder where? #goodluckAussies
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 11, 2019
— John Flanagan (@Nodge22) July 11, 2019
— ibs 🏴 (@Ibstar01) July 11, 2019
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