England thrash Australia to reach World Cup final

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England swept into their first World Cup final for 27 years as the hosts crushed Australia by eight wickets today to book a clash with New Zealand in Sunday's title match..

Eoin Morgan's side ended Australia's bid to retain the World Cup in ruthless fashion at Edgbaston, dismissing their old rivals for 223 and then powering to victory in 32.1 overs thanks to Jason Roy's blistering 85.

England will head to Lord's bidding to win the 50-over World Cup for the first time, with 2015 runners-up New Zealand, who they thrashed by 119 runs in the group stage, standing between Morgan's men and the trophy.

England, who were in the semi-finals for the first time since 1992, have lost all three of their World Cup finals.(AFP)

  Comments - 4

  • Jude Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:28 PM

    On Sunday, say hello to First time winners of ICC ODI world cup !!!

    Kunam Friday, 12 July 2019 12:59 AM

    The money England spends in its cricket team is multiple times more than what Sri Lanka can afford. Yet we won the World Cup and England has never won.

    Dushyantha Friday, 12 July 2019 07:39 AM

    England played magnificent cricket. The selectors had picked the squad 4 years ago and it had paid rich dividends, no politicans are involved so they have a free hand.

    Chris Friday, 12 July 2019 07:50 AM

    Top three cricket playing countries who attempted to dominate ICC cricket get into semis and hosts enter final - nice script.


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