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England thrash Australia at Edgbaston

11th July 2019, 17:50 by Gareth Freeman

England demolished Australia in the World Cup semi-finals as they claimed an eight-wicket victory at Edgbaston.

England are through to the final for the first time in 27 years and can claim the trophy for the first time in their history if they manage to overcome New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday.

The first seven overs were key for the tournament hosts, as Australia were quickly reduced to 14-3 with Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer ripping through their top order.

Steve Smith was the exception for Australia as he managed a knock of 85, while Alex Carey added 46 as they posted a total of 223.

Openers Jason Roy (85) and Jonny Bairstow (34) combined for 124 for the first wicket as England closed in on a comprehensive win, with Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan adding unbeaten scored of 49 and 45 to easily see them over the line.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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