England swaggered into their first World Cup final in 27 years, blowing away rivals Australia by eight wickets in a magnificent display of attacking cricket that sets up a winner-takes-all date with New Zealand at Lord’s.

England vs Australia Scoreboard

England vs Australia
Date: 9 July 2019 Match: Semifinal 2 Start time: 15:00
Venue: Edgbaston,Birmingham
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena/Marais Erasmus
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
England win by 8 Wickets
Australia First Innings England First Innings
223 all out (49 overs) 239 for 8 (50.0 overs)

Score Board

Australia Innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s SR
Finch * lbw Archer 0 6 1 0 0 0
Smith run out (Buttler) 85 201 119 6 0 71.43
Handscomb b Woakes 4 15 12 0 0 33.33
Carey † c sub b Rashid 46 94 70 4 0 65.71
Stoinis lbw Rashid 0 4 2 0 0 0
Maxwell c Morgan b Archer 22 29 23 2 1 95.65
Cummins c Root b Rashid 6 11 10 0 0 60
Starc c Buttler b Woakes 29 45 36 1 1 80.56
Behrendorff b Wood 1 10 4 0 0 25
Lyon not out 5 8 6 0 0 83.33
Extras (0nb 10w 6lb 0b) Total 223 all out (49.0 overs)
Fall of wickets Overs
4 Finch 1.1
10 Warner 2.4
14 Handscomb 6.1
117 Carey 27.2
118 Stoinis 27.6
157 Maxwell 34.5
166 Cummins 37.4
217 Smith 47.1
217 Starc 47.2
223 Behrendorff 48.6
England First InningsRunsMinsBalls4s6sSR
Royc Carey b Cummins85996595130.77
Bairstowlbw Starc3488435079.07
Rootnot out49684680106.52
Morgan *not out45563980115.38
Buttler †       
Extras (0nb 12w 1lb 0b)Total 226 for 2 (32.1 overs)
Fall of wickets Overs
124 Bairstow 17.2
147 Roy 19.4

Post Match Presentation Speech

Eoin Morgan | Winning skipper: Absolutely delighted. I would like to thank the fans who’ve come out today, our fans have been great with their support. Edgbaston has always been great for us. Having beaten India on this ground, we would have come in with similar confidence (had we faced India here). It is very important to take confidence from the group stages into the semi-finals. We talked about wanting to get better from game to game and we wanted to set the tone from ball one and we made Australia pay. Extremely happy for Woakes; he is a cool customer and has been one of the best bowlers for us in the last couple of years. He goes about his business day in and day out exceptionally. Him and Jofra were probably the standout performance for us in the last four years (referring to today’s first spell). The guys coming after that really backed them up well. Roy and Jonny at the top of the order are really imposing when they get themselves in. They are in the form of their lives and they take advantage of that. They set the tone for us. I was six in 1992, I don’t remember it, but I have seen a lot of it in the highlights. It is an opportunity for us on Sunday, a huge one at that too. Looking back at where we were in 2015 and looking ahead to Sunday is a dramatic improvement. Everyone in that dressing room must take a lot of credit for that. Making the most of that opportunity in getting the result will be great for us.

Aaron Finch | Losing skipper: We were just totally outplayed today. The way they set the tone with the ball and getting to 27/3 after ten overs was a huge part of the game. And was too hard for us to get back from. You do expect the new ball to seam first up, but they bowled really well by targetting the stumps and bowled a great length, something that we tried to do as well. But plenty of positives for us in this World Cup especially given where we were last year when we came here in England. You always want to win, but really proud of the group to get us here. In the last six months or so, there has been a lot of character shown, but it still hurts. We tried to change it up as much as we could, kept looking for wicket taking options. Just couldn’t find it because they played exceptionally well. But they played really well, we know how dynamic they are and how dominating they are when they get on top. It’s just one of those days, things didn’t go our way and when you don’t execute your plans well, you get hurt by a really good team. You’ve got to beat everyone in every condition. But things didn’t go for us with a couple of injuries, but that’s not really an excuse. We came here expecting to win, but it wasn’t to be.

Chris Woakes | MoM: This is pretty sweet, incredible performance from the whole team. We started well with the bowling performance. There were few nerves around in the morning but that is natural going into the semifinal of such a big tournament. I think the way we produced the goods show how good we are as a team. I didn’t think it was a bad wicket by any means, I think we just found the right lengths. And when you pick up wickets early, they have to rebuild and we kept the pressure. We could have bowled fuller at Lord’s, we got our lengths little bit wrong that day. We came into the knockout stage with good form and momentum. We played two good games against India and New Zealand and then we carried on that today. I was three years old in 1992, it was a while ago. We have one game to go, hopefully, we will go all the way. Coming into the World Cup as favourites, it was important for us to reach the knockout stages. It’s an incredible feeling to win the semi-final against Australia at the best ground in the world.


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