For the First time in history, Australia loss the World Cup trophy and will have to hand over their 5th World Cup trophy to either England or New Zealand on July 14. This is Australia’s first defeat in a World Cup semi-final in eight matches after they historically won 1975, 1987, 1996, 2007 and 2015. 1999 ended a tie with Africa. Many analysts have noticed the lack of preparation and back up plans as the Australia seemed to underestimate the opposing team. Do you want to get the latest Cricket news, scores and predictions? Here at 12BET Cricket, we will give you more! Visit us to get the highlight of the game.
England smashed Australia by 8 wickets, chasing down a target of 224 with 17.5 over to spare. Australia bowled out for 223 after Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid took 3 wickets each for England while Jofra Archer picked 3 wickets. Jason Roy led the charge for England with a 65-ball 85 while Bairstow, Root and Morgan ensured Australia won’t get any closer to victory. Woakes continued on damaging the opponent as he dismissed Peter Handscomb who replaced the injured Usman Khawaja. This wasn’t a very easy win to England, but robbing Australia’s chance to another World Cup was England’s goal during the game.
England will be playing their first 50-over World Cup final in 27 years of England. The last time they reached this far is the 1992 edition in which they were defeated by Pakistan in the summit clash. During last Sunday’s match England gave the all-time rival and defending champion a hard time in getting another win. England waited a long time for this moment and they played the game very well this time. The win over the undefeated champion changed the team standing and has the chance to finally home the trophy. If they win over New Zealand, they will be the third country to lift the trophy on their home soil.
Meanwhile, New Zealand have played 8 semi-finals and managed to make to the final twice. In 2015, they lose a game against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This time around they won’t be fighting against the same opponent since it was crushed another first timer in the finals after so many years.
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