ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As England Convincingly Defeat Australia To Book Final Berth
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 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.
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:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 11, 2019
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 11, 2019
Like tennis where they have three reviews for each set, is it time cricket too has a review for every powerplay in ODIS? In Tests, can it be for every session? Surely, the ICC can try and get decisions right. #ENGvAUS
— Nitin Naik (@toi_nitinnayak) July 11, 2019
Roy c Carey b Dharmasena. Poor, poor call.
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) July 11, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 11, 2019
Quite apt that the WC Final will be between a team that plays cricket with great discipline, shrewdness, knows how to maximize resources AND a team that has redefined 50 overs cricket with its aggressive batsmen. On Sunday, there will be a new WC winner at Lord's. #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 11, 2019
That @JasonRoy20 innings, regardless of the farcical end, was pure bliss ❤️. Perhaps batsman will stop just trying to get away with being plumb when they see what can happen as a result 🙄
— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) July 11, 2019
Jason Roy should direct his anger at Jonny Bairstow for burning up a review.
Related – Bairtsow has a dodgy ankle, and Roy might be on dodgy demerit ground. So IF England avoid collapse and make the final – new openers? #CWC19
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) July 11, 2019
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 11, 2019
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) July 11, 2019
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 11, 2019
Can’t imagine how teams are struggling against England. The last 2 games vs Sri Lanka they were beaten …one by 200+ runs
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 11, 2019
Surely Jason Roy must be suspended for a year for that dissent. #CWC19
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) July 11, 2019
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) July 11, 2019
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 11, 2019
— Danyal Rasool (@Danny61000) July 11, 2019
Whilst umpire Dharmasena got the decision wrong, it happens. Surely the blame is on the poor review by Bairstow when it was clearly out.
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 11, 2019
— Hemant (@hemantbuch) July 11, 2019
"It's a goal!" roars Kumar Dharmasena.
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) July 11, 2019
Umpire right now – pic.twitter.com/gYB22SkFd5
— Gagan (@GaganAlmighty) July 11, 2019
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