World Cup 2019 Australia vs England Live Updates:
6:40 PM | With cameos by Maxwell and Starc, Australia set a target of 224!
Australia 223-10 (49) Smith 85, Carey 46
Woakes 3/20, Rashid 54/3
5:00 PM | Two-wickets in an over for Adil Rashid!
A dangerous-looking partnership between Alex Carey and Steven Smith finally as Carey hit one straight to the fielder of Rashid. Three deliveries later, Stoinis also departed, trapped in front.
Australia 118/5 after 28 overs
3:05 PM | Australia 6/1 after 2 overs, Finch out on a golden duck
2:50 PM | Australia won the toss, elect to bat first
Australia skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday won the toss and elected to bat against England in the second semi-final of the ongoing World Cup at Edgbaston.
Australia have made one change to their line-up — Peter Handscomb has been included in place of Usman Khawaja. England, on the other hand, have gone with the same team that featured against New Zealand in their last league game.
They came into the tournament as favourites, but Englands poor show in the middle of the group stages saw them almost being ousted from the 2019 World Cup. But the hosts got their act right and won their last two games against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals of the showpiece event. And now, they are set to take on arch-rivals Australia at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Thursday.
A resurgent Australian outfit — under the able leadership of Aaron Finch — has taken the showpiece event by storm and has once again shown an affinity to rise to the challenge on the big stage. The first team to qualify for the knockouts, Australia lost their last group game against South Africa which saw them finish second on the points table, otherwise they looked set to be finishing as leaders after the group stage.
Playing XIs: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Kane Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson