90% of experts predicted the Final of India and Australia but as you know New Zealand is going to play with the host team England in the Lords. Who will lift the World Cup from the Lord’s Balcony?
England vs Australia Semi Final 2
After winning the toss Aaron Finch decided to bat first and to put pressure on the host with a big total on the board. But their start was completely disastrous, only in their 7th over they lose their important 3 wickets at the score of 14.
Although, Steven Smith and Alex Carey gave some sort of hope to the World Champions but they actually never recovered from the shocking start. The former captain Steven Smith made a nice half-century but it all goes in vain.
From England, Chris Woakes was the hero, he threatened the Australian team with his new ball skills. He took 3 wickets giving 20 runs in 8 overs. Also, he was awarded as the Man of the Match. Except Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid also took 3 wickets, two for Archer and 1 for Mark Wood.
The Chase was very easy with the brutal knock of Jason Roy. With 5 sixes and 9 fours, Jason Roy made 85 runs in 65 balls, well supported by Jhonny Bairstow with a 100+ opening stand. The rest was done by Captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root, both stand not-out scoring 40+ each and lead their team to the finals.
From the very first over of the Australian inning, they never looked into the game. The top two teams of the league stage are already out of the tournament.
So, none of the finalist team has won a 50 over World Cup so far. So, we will get a new world champion this time. Best of Luck to both the teams “New Zealand” and “England”.