England Knocks Down Australia And Cruise Towards The Final of ICC World Cup 2019

England Knocks Down Australia And Cruise Towards The Final of ICC World Cup 2019
England Knocks Down Australia And Cruise Towards The Final of ICC World Cup 2019
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After winning the toss Finch has elected to bat, their top order was blown away. Smith showed some fight, first with Carey and then with Starc but Woakes and Rashid’s brilliant spells ensured they bowl Australia out for a low total which their batters chased down without breaking a sweat.

Not a lot you can write about a side’s bowling attack when they have conceded 224 in less than 35 overs. Australia needed early wickets but they did not get any. They seemed helpless as their bowlers were wicketless. Also, they had no answers to the batting display by Roy and Bairstow. Starc and Cummins did take a wicket each but it was just a mere consolation.

The England innings was all about Jason Roy! Yes, there were scores from the other batters as well but it was Roy’s innings which was the standout. He was the mainstay in his 124-run stand with Bairstow which more or less sealed the deal for the England side.

Roy though was unlucky to be dismissed 15 short of a ton but Morgan and Root then ensured there were no further wickets to fall and the two took England over the line. England has literally barged into the finals! We are now sure of having a new World Cup winner.

The English side has done it with so much ease. They have cruised through. They have made the mighty Aussies look so tiny.

So Finally, We are going to see a New Champion.

England skipper, Eoin Morgan:

says he is very delighted, he thanks the fans for their support. Mentions they came in here with a lot of confidence, they wanted to get better after each game and today was an example.

He is very happy for Woakes, he is a cool customer and he goes about his business nicely. States today was his day, he and archer were excellent with the new balls and the guys, later on, were brilliant.

Mentions Roy and Bairstow are in the form of their life and are very dangerous once they get in. Says he was 6 when England played in their last final and says he watches a lot of the highlights.

Ends by saying it is a big opportunity this Sunday, looking back to where they were in 2015 and seeing what they can achieve on Sunday is a huge improvement.

Aaron Finch | Australian Captain:

says they were outplayed. Admits after they were 27 for 3 and it got difficult to get back into the game. States it was a combination of both, the wicket doing and a bit and England bowling well but you expect the new ball to do a bit in the first half and they did well to hit the stumps.

Further adds they tried to do the same but could not do it. Mentions you always want to win but there have been some positives, a lot of character has been shown in the last 6 months, they had their backs to the walls but have improved very much.

Tells they kept looking for wickets, they tried changing it up but could not pick any, Roy and Bairstow played really well. Also says you got to beat everyone in the World Cup, they did have a few injuries but that is not an excuse.

Chris Woakes | MAN OF THE MATCH:

Chris Woakes, says it is an incredible performance by the team, it started off with the ball but the way the batters knocked the runs off was brilliant. Admits they were nervous in the morning which is quite natural but the way they won it speaks a lot about their side.

Further adds he was nervous and hence, he got the length wrong on the first ball but then got his length right and it went well. Reckons it was not a bad wicket but they found the right lengths, also, Australia losing early wickets did not help their cause.

States they try and not pay attention to what people are saying, they did bowl a little shorter in Lord’s but they have come a long way from there, they entered the knockout stages with momentum on their side and it all went well.

Ends by saying he was three when England last made it to the finals, he still can’t believe they are into the finals but he hopes all goes well on Sunday.

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