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Beat Australia By 8 Wickets, England Into The Final After 27 Years

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England thump Australia by 8 wickets to reach the first final in 27 years

Host England has reached the final of the ICC World Cup 2019. England defeated Australia by 8 wickets in the second semi-final on Thursday. England bowled superbly and then batted superbly in the match played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

After winning the toss and batting first, Australia made a challenging 223 runs. In reply, England easily grabbed this goal by losing two wickets in 32.1 overs. England will now clash against New Zealand on 14 July. The England team reached the final for the fourth time.

First Time Australia Lost Semi-Final In World Cup History

For the first time, the Australian team has lost the semi-final. England reached the finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992 but did not win the World Cup. However, this time the hosts were considered to be the strong contenders of the title from the beginning. Now that England and New Zealand are in the final, one-day cricket is set to get a new champion. Actually, the two teams have never been able to clinch the world title.

England started a fantastic start chasing the target. Jason Roy (85) and Johnny Bairstow (34), who came in to start the innings, shared a 124-run partnership for the first wicket. Both of them fired the Australian bowlers from the start. Roy scored fast runs in comparison to Bairstow.

This partnership was broken by Pat Cummins’ second ball of the 18th over by dismissed the Bairstow with LBW. He hit 5 fours in his 43-ball innings. Subsequently, Roy led the inning with Joe Root (49 not out). Both of them added 23 runs for the second wicket.

Roy Missed His Century

Roy was going close to the century but was dismissed behind the wicket on the fourth ball of 20th over. However, the decision to give out Roy by the umpire has been quite controversial. Because at a replay, the ball did not go into the hands of wicketkeeper Alex Carey.

Roy scored nine fours and five sixes in his 65-ball knock. Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan (45 not out) took the front and returned to winning the team. Both of them shared an unbroken partnership of 79 runs for the third wicket.

Australia’s Inning

Earlier, the Australian team made 223 runs in the allotted 49 overs. Steven Smith made the most runs from the Kangaroo team. He played 85 balls with 6 fours in 119 balls. Smith was heading towards his ninth ODI century but ran out in the 48th over.

England Beat New Zealand To Make It To The Semis Of World Cup-2019

England beat New Zealand to seal World Cup semi-final spot

Thanks to the strong performance of the bowlers after the century of Opener Jonny Bairstow (106), hosts England defeated New Zealand by 119 runs on Wednesday in the world Cup match. With this victory, the England team also qualify for the semi-finals. England won the toss and batted first, scoring 305 runs for 8 wickets. After that, New Zealand’s team was all out for 186 runs in 45 overs. Man of the match, England’s Bairstow scored 106 runs in the match while paceman Mark Wood smashed 3 wickets in 34.2 overs in 9 overs.

This victory for England was also very special because it made the semifinals for the first time since 1992. Not only that, after 1983, he defeated New Zealand in a World Cup match. England won this series by 12 points and qualified for the third position in the points table.

New Zealand is at number four with 11 points, while Pakistan has 9 points. If Pakistan beat the Bangladeshi team on Friday, then they will also equal to the Kiwi team with 11 points, in which case the net run rate will be counted and The fourth team to reach the semi-finals will be revealed at the run rate.

Chasing a target of 306 runs, Latham hit a half-century, contributed 57 runs for the New Zealand team. He hit 5 fours in his 65-ball knock. He also made a half-century partnership of 54 runs with James Neesham (19) for the fifth wicket. He was out by Liam Plunkett as the team’s 7th wicket. Besides them, Taylor scored 28 and captain Ken Williamson contributed 27 runs. Mark Wood took 3 wickets for England. Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, and Ben Stokes got 1-1 wickets.

Bad Start Of New Zealand

The start of the New Zealand team was very bad and its 4 wickets fell to 69 runs. Henry Nicholls (0) became the victim of Chris Woakes on the 5th ball of the first over. Martin Guptill (8) caught out by Jofra Archer at the hands of Jos Buttler

Half Of The Team Returned To The Pavilion At 123

Captain Ken Williamson (27) was unfortunately returned pavilion. Williamson hit three fours in 40 balls. Ross Taylor (28) was also run out. James Neesham (19) was bowled by Mark Wood and Half of the team returned to the pavilion At 123.

England’s 300 Plus Score

Earlier, England scored 305 runs for 8 wickets, thanks to a century by Jonny Bairstow (106).  He shared share 123 runs partnership with Opener Jason Roy (60). Captain Eoin Morgan contributed 42 runs. For New Zealand, Trent Bolt, Matt Henry, and James Neesham took 2-2 wickets. Mitchell Satmar and Tim Southee got 1-1 wickets.

Team India Reached Semi-Finals By Defeating Bangladesh

India beat Bangladesh by 28 runs in ICC World Cup 2019 In the match played at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Ground, India batted well and then bowled superbly. India batted first and present 314 runs challenge. In reply, the Bangladesh team all out at 286 runs in 48 overs. For Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan (66) scored most runs. He hit 6 fours in his innings of 74 balls. With this victory, India has made a place in the semi-finals.

Points of India and Bangladesh

The Indian team is second in the points table with 13 points in eight matches. India is the second team to reach the final four after Australia. Bangladeshi team is now completely out of the semi-final race. For them, it was a match of ‘do or die’. Bangladesh is at seventh place with seven points in eight matches.

Bangladesh Started Well

Chasing the target, Bangladesh made a strong start. Tamim Iqbal (22) and Soumya Sarkar added 39 runs for the first wicket. Shami sent Tamim to the pavilion. Sarkar and Shakib brought the team’s score to 74, but on the way, Hardik Pandya made the Soumya as his victim. Shakib batted well and as long as he was on the field, the team’s hopes were alive.

Hardik Pandya broke the hope of Bangladesh’s victory

But Hardik Pandya ended the hopes of Bangladesh’s victory by dismissed Shakib at the fifth ball of the 34th over. After their departure, Sabbir Rahman (36) and Mohammad Saifuddin (51 not out) took the lead and shared 66-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Bumrah broke this partnership on a total score of 245.

Saifuddin then kept the match on the road of victory with Mashrafe Mortaza (8), Mustafizur Rahman (0), Rubley Hossain (9). But Jasprit Bumrah gave India victory by taking two wickets in the last two balls of the 48th over.

For India, Jaspreet Bumrah took four, Hardik Pandya three, Yuzwendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammed Shami picked up one wicket each.

India’s inning

Earlier, India won the toss and scored 314 runs by losing 9 wickets in 50 overs. Rohit Sharma (104) scored highest runs from India. He hit 7 fours and five sixes in 92 balls.

It is Rohit’s fourth century in this World Cup. He has become the highest run scorer in this World Cup. Apart from them, Lokesh Rahul (77), Rishabh Pant (48), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (35), Virat Kohli (26), Hardik Pandya (0), Dinesh Karthik (8) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2) and Mohammad Shami Contributed one run.

From Bangladesh side, Mustafizur Rahman took 5 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel Hossain, and Soumya Sarkar got one wicket each. A batsman from India returned to the pavilion by being run out.

Sri Lanka Win Against West Indies By 23 Runs In A Thrilling Encounter

Sri Lanka’s bowler Angelo Mathews, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies’ batsman Nicholas Pooran for 118 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, 

Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 23 runs in a World Cup League match with the bowlers’ excellent performance after the first century of young batsman Avishka Fernando’s career.

Chasing Sri Lanka’s 339 runs target, West Indies’s Nicholas Pooran made the first century (118) and despite sharing 83 runs partnership with Fabian Allen (51), for the seventh wicket, the team could have scored 315 runs for nine wickets.

This is the third win in eight matches of 1996 World Cup champion Sri Lanka in the World Cup 2019 and it now has eight points. Another side, Two-time world champion West Indies had to face the sixth defeat in eight matches. Although both teams have already gone out of the semifinals competition.

Nicholas’s Century Gone Waste

Pooran playing ninth ODI match of his career, hit 11 fours and four sixes in his 103-ball innings. He made share 61 runs partnership for the fifth wicket with captain Jason Holder (26) and a 54-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Carlos Brathwaite (08) but could not win the team. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga took three wickets by giving only 55 runs.

Avishka Fernando Hit A Century

In Sri Lanka team, playing the third match in the World Cup and ninth ODI of his career, Avishka Fernando scored 103 balls with nine fours and two sixes in 104 balls.

Fernando played the role of an anchor in Sri Lanka’s inning, 85 runs partnership with Kusal Mendis (39) for third, 58 runs partnership with Angelo Mathews (26) for the fourth wicket and 67 runs partnership with Lahiru Thirimane (44 not out from 33 balls), for the fifth wicket. Openers Kusal Perera(64) also hit a half-century.

Holder And Pooran Took Over

Holder and Puran took charge at critical moments. Both reached the score of 100 in the 21st over. Holder and Puran shared a 61-run partnership for the fifth wicket and when it seemed that both the West Indies would be able to recover from the difficulties, then Captain was caught out on mid-on.

Sri Lanka Completed 50 Runs In 11 Overs

Sri Lanka’s 50 runs were completed in 11th over. In the same over, Perera hit three consecutive fours on Shannon Gabriel. Perera completed a half-century in just 38 balls with a run on the ball of the Holder. Holder took the first wicket for West Indies by catching Sri Lankan Dimuth Karunaratne at the hands of wicketkeeper Hope.

India’s First Defeat, England’s Semi-Final Hopes Upheld

India vs England, ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow break 40-year-old World Cup record against India

In the much-anticipated match of the ICC World Cup 2019, host England defeated India by 31 runs. This is the first time since 1992 that England has defeated India in a World Cup match. With this win, England’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals are intact. This is the fifth win in eight England matches and now it has 10 points. The hosts have reached fourth place in the numeral table.

India had to face the first defeat in seven matches. England presents the major challenge of 337 runs in this match at the Edgbaston stadium in Birmingham. In reply, the Indian team could only manage 306 runs in the 50 overs by losing 5 wickets. Rohit Sharma (102) scored the highest runs for India. He hit 15 fours in his 109-ball innings.

India’s Inoperable Start

During chasing a target, the Indian team’s start was not good and its opener Lokesh Rahul returned to the pavilion without opening an account in the third over. Chris Wax sent him to the pavilion. After this, Captain Virat Kohli (66), who came to the crease, shared a 138-run partnership with Rohit for the second wicket. This partnership was broken by Liam Plunkett in the 29th over. Indian captain hit 7 fours in his 76-ball knock.

After Kohli’s return to the pavilion, Rohit shared 52 runs partnership with young batsman Rishabh Pant (32) for the third wicket. Rohit completed his 25th century of ODI cricket in 106 balls. However, after completing the century, he could not stay long and became a victim of Plunkett in the 37th over.

After this, India’s fourth wicket fell as Pant. He was expecting a big turn to the team but he returned to the pavilion in the 40th over. He made four fours in his 29-ball innings. Hardik Pandya (45) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42 not out) took the lead in the match.

Last 10 Overs, Failed To Touch The Boundaries Of Victory.

In the last ten overs, India needed 107 runs to win. But the Indian batsmen could not overcome this difficult halt. Pandya and Dhoni added 41 runs for the fourth wicket. Pandya quickly became the victim of Plunkett in the 45th over. He made four fours in his innings of 33 balls.

After Pandya’s dismissal, Dhoni made an unbeatable partnership of 39 runs with Kedar Jadhav (12) for the fifth wicket. Both took the team out of 300 but they were not able to reach the win. Dhoni scored four fours and a six in his 31-ball knock while Jadhav hit a four in his 13-ball knock.

England Played A Stormy Inning

Earlier, England lost 7 wickets in 50 overs and scored a huge score of 337 runs. Most runs for the hosts were made by Jonny Bairstow(111) Apart from them, Ben Stokes (79), Jason Roy (66), Joe Root (44), Jos Buttler (20), Chris Woakes (7) and Eoin Morgan contributed 1 run. Liam Plunkett returned to the pavilion by scoring 1 run and Jofra Archer returned to the pavilion without opening. Mohammed Shami took 5 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav picked up one wicket each.