|ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston|
|Australia 223 all out (49 overs): Smith 85, Woakes 3-20, Rashid 3-54|
|England 226-2 (32.1 overs): Roy 85, Root 49*, Morgan 45*|
|England won by eight wickets|
England gets into their first World Cup finals after a long time with a thrilling eight-wicket annihilation of Australia at Edgbaston.
The hosts will get the opportunity to lift the trophy for the first time when they meet New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.
A first win in a World Cup knockout match since 1992 was verified over the shielding champions on the multi day that will live long in the memory, legitimately nearby anything from the 2005 Ashes or the 2010-11 voyage through Australia.
It was based on a wild opening seven overs when Australia was diminished to 14-3 by the new-ball splendor of Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer.
Steve Smith, so frequently England’s adversary, held Australia together with 85, assisting them to an aggregate of 223 that at any rate gave them something with bowling at.
In any case, home nerves over the threatening nearness of Mitchell Starc were relieved by a productive opening organization between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, who included 124 for the main wicket.
Roy smashed 85 preceding Joe Root and Eoin Morgan took England to their objective with 17.5 overs to save.
Brilliant England peaking at the correct time
This was a finished presentation by England, who was sublime with the ball, sharp in the field and prevailing with the bat.
Woakes (3-20) and Archer (2-32) nipped the new ball around on a full length. Bowman caught Finch lbw with his first ball, Woakes got one to climb that Warner battled to initially slip, at that point bowled Handscomb through the entryway.
Bowman additionally left Alex Carey requiring lines from a hit to the jaw, yet the left-hander recouped to make 46 of every a remain of 103 with Smith.
At 117-3, the game was gently balanced, before Carey unnecessarily holed out off Adil Rashid, who evacuated Marcus Stoinis in the equivalent over and later had Pat Cummins gotten at slip in a stunning spell of 3-54.
Smith stayed through everything, just to be run out by wicketkeeper Jos Buttler’s immediate hit that some way or another went between the batsman’s legs – an activity symptomatic of multi-day when everything went directly for England.
After the hazardous Starc’s initial overs were arranged, Roy cut free with fearsome power – the third of his sixes off Smith was a colossal hit into the top level of the stand.
In spite of the fact that Bairstow was caught leg before by Starc for 34 and a furious Roy was wrongly declared to have snared Pat Cummins behind, Root and Morgan were untroubled in a solid remain of 79.
After the match, Roy was fined 30% of his match expense and given two fault focuses for indicating a question at his expulsion.
Given their group for this competition just truly met up ultimately, it is shocking that they made the semi-finals without any difficulty.
In any case, here they were trapped by England and now should regroup before the Ashes start on this ground on 1 August.
As his colleagues disintegrated around him, Smith stood tall, shutting out the maltreatment to gather with his trademark restless effectiveness.
Had Carey stuck around, England’s undertaking could have been troublesome at the same time after he left, wickets fell with consistency.
At the point when Smith was beaten by Buttler’s toss to turn into the eighth man out, he shook his head right to the structure, unfit to disguise his failure.
To stand any opportunity, Australia required early wickets and when they neglected to appear, they were frail to counteract Roy’s great hitting.