Jofra Archer: “To be honest every game we have played from the New Zealand game has been like a semifinal. We just got to keep winning. Maxwell (was my favourite) wicket. He got me at Lord’s, so good to get him back. He (Smith) batted really well especially on this pitch. It nipped a lot more than it swung so probably after the first over we went cross-seam and quarter-seam to get more out of the pitch. Hopefully not (needed with the bat).”
* England need 224 runs to beat Australia and reach their first Cricket World Cup final since 1992. Only Steve Smith, with 85 off 119 balls, offered any real resistance for the Australians as they were dismissed for 223 in 49 overs in the second semi-final at Edgbaston. New Zealand await the winner at Lord’s on Sunday. The Blacks Caps successfully defended 239/8 in the first semifinal against India. Australia haven’t lost any of their seven World Cup semi-finals.
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Overs 49: OUT! Mark Wood cleans up Jason Behrendorff for 1. Australia 223 all-out
Overs 48: Australia 218/9
Brilliant over from Chris Woakes — two wickets and a single off it.
Overs 47.2: OUT! Chris Woakes dismisses Mitchell Starc (29). Australia 217/9
Overs 47.1: OUT! Steve Smith run out for 85. Australia 217/8
Overs 47: Australia 217/7
Good over from Mark Wood, gave away just seven runs in it.
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Overs 46: Australia 210/7
NOT OUT! England took a review but end result was umpire’s decision. Steve Smith (83*) survived.
Bowling change – Chris Woakes back into the attack.
Overs 45: Australia 206/7
14 RUNS! Big over for Australia. Mitchell Starc (22*) started the Liam Plunkett over with a six, before Steve Smith (82*) ended it with a four.
200 comes up for Australia in 44.3 overs — 200/7
Overs 44.1: SIX! Mitchell Starc (20*) smacks Liam Plunkett over long-off for a six.
Overs 44: Australia 192/7
Mark Wood conceded six runs in it, including a four by Mitchell Starc (14*).
Overs 43.2: FOUR! Mitchell Starc (13*) hits Mark Wood for a four, their first boundary in almost 10 overs.
Overs 43: Australia 186/7
Tidy over from Liam Plunkett at this stage — just five runs off it.
Overs 42: Australia 181/7
Five runs off Mark Wood’s over — three singles and two leg-byes.
Overs 41: Australia 176/1
Bowling change at both ends. Liam Plunkett started his new spell with five straight dot balls, before conceding a single off the final delivery.
Overs 40: Australia 175/7
Mark Wood came back into the attack and conceded four runs in it.
Overs 39: Australia 171/7
Jofra Archer completed his spell with a tidy five-run over.
Archer returned figures of 2 for 32 in 10 overs.
Overs 38: Australia 166/7
Brilliant last over for Adil Rashid, a wicket and one single off it.
His final figures: 10-0-54-3
Overs 37.4: OUT! Third wicket for Adil Rashid, Pat Cummins gone for 6. Australia 166/7
Overs 37: Australia 165/6
Four runs off Jofra Archer’s over.
Overs 36: Australia 161/6
Just four singles off Adil Rashid’s over.
Overs 35: Australia 157/6
Successful over for Jofra Archer, a wicket and five runs off it.
We’re getting used to seeing this celebration… #AUSvENG | #CWC19 | #WeAreEngland https://t.co/6qj3UAsR0g
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Overs 34.5: OUT! Jofra Archer removes Glenn Maxwell (22). Australia 157/6
Big Wicket! Archer broke the threatening 39-run stand between Maxwell and Steve Smith. Soft dismissal for Maxwell, gave away a dolly to Eoin Morgan at cover.
Overs 34: Australia 152/5
Good one for Australia. 8 runs came off Adil Rashid over.
Overs 33.4: FOUR! Glenn Maxwell (20*) hits a four off Adil Rashid to bring up 150 for Australia — 150/5
Overs 33: Australia 144/5
Another tidy over from Jofra Archer, just two singles off it after starting with four straight dots.
Time for drinks break
Overs 32: Australia 142/5
Overs 31.4: SIX! Glenn Maxwell (13*) smacks Adil Rashid over long-on for first maximum of the day.
Overs 31: Australia 135/5
Jafra Archer came back into the attack and conceded five runs in it including a four by Glenn Maxwell (7*).
Overs 30: Australia 130/5
Tidy over from Adil Rashid, just three runs off it.
Overs 29: Australia 127/5
Nine runs off Ben Stokes over. Steve Smith (58*) hit his fifth four of the knock.
Overs 28: OUT! Adil Rashid strikes again, dismisses Marcus Stoinis (0). Australia 118/5
Two wickets in the over for Rashid.
A battling fifty from Steve Smith – he’s delivered when his side needed him to. #AUSvENG | #CWC19 | #CmonAussie https://t.co/7rTe6Sb3ET
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FIFTY for Steve Smith off 72 balls, his 23rd in ODIs. Australia 118/4 in 27.4 overs
Overs 27.2: OUT! Adil Rashid strikes to dismiss Alex Carey (46). Australia 117/4
Overs 27: Australia 116/3
Ben Stokes came back into the attack and gave away just three runs in it.
Hundred-run partnership between Steve Smith (48*) and Alex Carey (44*). Australia 114/3 in 26.1 overs
Overs 26: Australia 113/3
10 RUNS! Good over for Australia. Alex Carey (44*) hit a four off Adil Rashid in it.
Overs 25: Australia 103/3
Liam Plunkett conceded five runs in it — two wides and three singles.
100 comes up for Australia in 24.1 overs — 100/3
Overs 24: Australia 98/3
Six runs came off Adil Rashid over.
Overs 23: Australia 92/3
Good recovery from Liam Plunkett, conceded just five runs in it including a four by Alex Carey.
Overs 22.2: FOUR! Alex Carey (35*) hits a four off Liam Plunkett.
Overs 22: Australia 87/3
No boundaries, but Australia scored seven runs off Adil Rashid in the over.
Overs 21: Australia 80/3
Bowling change at both ends. Liam Plunkett back and gave away just two singles in it.
Overs 20: Australia 78/3
Bowling change – Adil Rashid into the attack. Another six-run over for Australia. This time, Alex Carey (25*) hit a four.
Overs 19: Australia 72/3
Steve Smith (33*) keep the score ticking, hit a four off Mark Wood in the over.
Overs 18: Australia 66/3
Good over from Liam Plunkett, gave away just four runs in it.
Fifty-run partnership between Steve Smith (28*) and Alex Carey (17*). Australia 64/3 in 17.2 overs
Overs 17: Australia 62/3
Steve Smith (27*) ended the Mark Wood over with a four as the pacer gave away seven runs in it.
Overs 16: Australia 55/3
Liam Plunkett conceded 8 runs in his first over.
Steve Smith (20*) welcomes Liam Plunkett with a four as 50 comes up for Australia in 15.1 overs — 51/3
Time for drinks break
Overs 15: Australia 47/3
Good comeback from Mark Wood, conceded just two singles in it.
End of OVER 14: 9 runs off Stokes’ over.
OVERS 13.2: FOUR! Cracking shot from Smith. Short from Stokes. He pulls this away towards square leg.
End of OVER 13: 7 runs off Mark Wood’s over.
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OVERS 12.3: Wood to Carey. 2 runs. Leg Byes.
Another bowling change for England . Mark Wood comes into the attack
End of OVER 12: Just 1 run off Stokes’ over.
Bowling change for England. Ben Stokes comes into the attack.
End of OVER 11: 1 run off Woakes over.
OVERS 10.4: Smith punches the ball towards square of the wicket for a quick single.
End of OVER 10: Jofra has been brilliant so far. 3 runs off his fifth over.
10 overs gone and it’s been England’s day so far – Australia are 27/3. #AUSvENG | #CWC19 https://t.co/U3OfQsu1dt
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OVERS 9: FOUR! Carey drives Woakes beautifully towards deep extra cover. Superb shot from him.
OVERS 8: Archer to Carey. Nasty short ball from Archer. Carey gets a blow on his helmet. His helmet is on the ground. Carey signals towards the dressing room. He is bleeding from his chin. The physio and doctor are assisting him. There are tense faces in the Australian dressing room. Carey is smiling. He has been bandaged and ready to bat.
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OVERS 7.2: Alex Carey hits this straight down the ground. He takes two runs and calls for third as well. Brilliant running between the wickets by Carey and Smith.
Jofra Archer starts his fourth over.
Huge support from the England fans
The England fans are BUZZING right now 🎉 #CWC19 | #AUSvENG | #WeAreEngland https://t.co/YWZLMlw2j1
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SECOND WICKET FOR WOAKES
The wizard strikes again! He’s gone through Handscomb! #AUSvENG | #CWC19 https://t.co/wcLszn0BZu
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No, England fans – you’re not dreaming. This is really happening. #AUSvENG | #CWC19 | #WeAreEngland https://t.co/DFfsFGzVEl
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OVERS 6.1: WICKET! Chris Woakes takes his second wicket, castles Peter Handscomb for 4. Five-time champions Australia lose their third wicket. England are celebrating. What a start from the Three Lions.
Jofra Archer starts his third over. Two slips in place for Peter Handscomb.
DAVID WARNER IN THE ICC WORLD CUP 2019
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End of OVER 4: Another brilliant over from Archer. Just 1 run off it.
End of OVER 3: 5 runs off Woakes’ over.
Australia’s two highest run-getters of the tournament are back in the hut
OVERS 2.4: WICKET! Chris Woakes removes David Warner for 9. Short with a bit of bounce delivery from Woakes. Warner fails to judge it properly. The ball kisses the shoulder of the bat and goes straight into Bairstow’s hands at slip. HUGE WICKET for England.
OVERS 2.3: FOUR! What a shot from Warner. The left-hander picks the length and hits this straight down the ground.
Woakes starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 2 runs off Archer’s over.
Steve Smith comes to the crease
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OVER 1.1: WICKET! A loud LBW appeal from Jofra Archer against Aaron Finch. Umpire raises his finger. Finch discusses with Warner and takes a review. It’s OUT. Archer removes Finch for a duck.
An excellent first over from Jofra Archer! #WeAreEngland | #AUSvENG | #CWC19 https://t.co/2q2oWxFt4X
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Jofra Archer comes into the attack.
End of OVER 1: 4 runs off Woakes’ over.
OVER 0.1: FOUR! What a start from Warner. He sends Woakes towards deep extra cover for a boundary.
Australia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch are making their way to the middle. Chris Woakes will open the attack for England.
Toss OK! To be crowned out & out champions, you need to win in all situations. Today Is The Day! England 🏆
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14:58 IST: Mark Wood will be playing his career’s 50th ODI today
A landmark day for England’s Mark Wood – he’s playing his 50th ODI today 👏 👏 #WeAreEngland | #AUSvENG | #CWC19 https://t.co/E1g5rJyzOY
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Teams have lined up for national anthems
14:47 IST: Australia and their World Cup semi-finals performances
Australia’s record in men’s World cup semi-finals: 1975 – ✅ 1987 – ✅ 1996 – ✅ 1999 – 🤝 2003 – ✅ 2007 – ✅ 2015 – ✅… https://t.co/dj8OrzQPdk
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14:45 IST: The high-octane clash is 15 minutes away
Excited? Nervous? Not long now before this semi-final gets underway! #AUSvENG | #CWC19 https://t.co/sjqwDAHDea
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Exact same. The trend of the tournament has been to bat first. Although Edgbaston has been a maginificent ground. The last time we played here against India, we saw a high scores of 340 and them almost chasing it down. Not really bothered as before the World Cup we preferred to chase. I think whoever plays the best cricket will go through. We have gone from strength to strength. We are going with the same team.
We are going to have a bat. Don’t think it will change too much. Will try to put up a big score. Just one, Peter Handscomb will come in for Usman Khawaja.We are going to have a bat. Looks like a really good wicket and don’t think it will change too much. Hopefully we put up a big total. It gives a lot of experience to the occasion and gives the guys a chance to talk to peoplewho have been in that position before. It is nice but come the day it does not count for a helluva lot. Just one, Peter Handscomb comes in for Usman Khawaja. Yes he (Smith) will bat at three today. He is a world class player and last World Cup he dominated that position. So hoping for much more today.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
AUSTRALIA: Peter Handscomb comes in for Usman Khawaja
TOSS: Australia captain Aaron Finch wins toss, opts to bat against England
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