The impossible things have happened in the 2nd semi-final. No, the impossible word is not appropriate. England actually deserves this. After 27 years, team England has moved to the final of the Cricket World Cup. Yes, Jason Roy led England to the World Cup final! Not only Roy but also every player of the team played well today. Once again, the cricket World has seen the destructive performance of England. They easily destroyed the current World champion Australia.
At Edgbaston, Birmingham the 2nd semi-final between Australia and England took place. In the match, England won by 8 wickets. It is a big victory for the host team England. At the same ground, in the group stage, Australia beat England easily. But the victory could not stop England to reach the semi-final. Even they have used the chance and defeated Australia in the semi-final. When Australia needs the victory most, their players could not perform well.
Earlier today, the 2nd semi-final between the two oldest members of the cricket took place where the Aussie won the toss and decided to bat first. But against the English bowlers, their top-orders were failed. Warner and Finch started the match for the Aussie but in 4 runs, Captain of the team Australia, Finch was gone. Archer took the first wicket. Just six runs later, Woakes took the 2nd opener Warner and in 14 runs, 3rd wicket Handscomb returned to the dressing room. Woakes took him.
Jason Roy is on fire, but Australia have a breakthrough!
Mitchell Starc pins Jonny Bairstow lbw soon after Roy smashes three consecutive sixes off Steve Smith.
— ICC (@ICC) July 11, 2019
But in the 4th wicket partnership between Smith and Carey, they hinted to score a big total but scoring 46 runs, Carey was gone. Rashid made the breakthrough. Smith tried his best and scored the highest 85 runs. But he could not stop the fall of wickets. In 49 overs, Australia lost all wickets scoring 223 runs so far. Woakes and Rashid took three wickets each for the English team.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 11, 2019
In return, England started very destructively. Openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow played quite aggressively and jointly added 124 runs. Bairstow was gone first. He was lbw by Starc. He took the review but it was a mistake and they suffered later.
The umpire declared out but the player Roy did not touch the ball. He could use the review but earlier, Bairstow burned the chance. Roy played well and scored 85 runs in 65 balls. Later, Joe Root and Captain Morgan led the team to the victory. In 32.1 overs, team England reached the destination.
🔸 85 runs
🔸 65 balls
🔸 9 fours
🔸 5 sixes
— ICC (@ICC) July 12, 2019