CWC 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Defeat Australia To Book Final

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Convincingly Defeat Australia To Book Final Berth

Jason Roy, Sanjay Manjrekar, ICC World Cup 2019

England was able to cruise to a convincing win as they defeated Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the second semifinal of the World Cup. Thus, the hosts will meet New Zealand in the final of the tournament on 14th July at Lord’s, London. England came up with a complete performance as they rattled their arch-rivals comfortably.

Meanwhile, Australia posted 223 runs after their skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first. England opening bowlers, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes provided an ideal start to their team. Jofra Archer was able to plumb Aaron Finch in front of the wickets for the golden duck.

England. Credit: Twitter

England came up with a complete performance.

Subsequently, Chris Woakes was able to get the better of David Warner when the southpaw could not control the extra bounce. Jonny Bairstow was able to take a sharp catch at the first slip.

Peter Handscomb, making his World Cup debut was done in by Chris Woakes who got the ball to jab back into the right-hander. Thus, Australia was left reeling at 14-3. The onus was on former skipper Steven Smith and Alex Carey to help the defending champions get out of the troubled waters.

Carey took a blow to his chin from Jofra Archer but the left-hander kept on batting after putting a bandage. However, Australia could not add the finishing touches to their innings.

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. Credit: Twitter

On the other hand, England got off to flying start as Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy added a fine alliance of 124 runs to put their team’s noses in front. Jason Roy was the aggressor whereas Bairstow played second fiddle to his partner. Bairstow was plumbed in front by Mitchell Starc for 34 runs. Roy was the prey of poor decision from Kumar Dharmasena after he scored a blistering knock 65-ball 85 with the help of nine fours and five maximums.

Subsequently, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root added the finishing touches to the run-chase.

Here is how Twitter reacted to England’s win:

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