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England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

11 July 2019

The fine for dissent takes him to three demerit points for this World Cup following an earlier incident against Pakistan, but a ban kicks in only after a player reaches a total of four.

England have reached their first Cricket World Cup final in 27 years by trouncing defending champions Australia by eight wickets, ensuring there will be a first-time victor of the sports biggest prize following the clash against New Zealand on Sunday.

Replays showed the England batsman had every right to feel aggrieved.

Despite losing both openers, Joe Root (49no) and captain Eoin Morgan (45no) ensured there would be no shock collapse, easing the hosts home in 32.1 overs. Lockie Ferguson, who will play in Sunday's final for New Zealand, is third, with 18 wickets.

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Australian coach Trevor Bayliss was drafted in, sparking an impressive transformation that has seen England climb to number one in the ODI rankings and move to within touching distance of World Cup glory.

Starc's haul included the 4-43 he took in the group-stage defeat of England at Lord's and he set the new benchmark by trapping Bairstow lbw for 34.

Roy struck five sixes and nine fours before being given out caught behind even though he didn't touch the ball.

While Australia lick their wounds before facing England in the Ashes next month, the progress of Morgan´s team comes after a four-year overhaul.

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England, in reply, started explosively.

Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the first innings opening with the striking duo: David Warner and Aaron Finch. Jofra Archer got the big scalp of and Chris Woakes sent back unsafe David Warner and young Peter Handscomb to reduce Australia to 14/3. They formed a valuable stand of 103 runs before tweaker Adil Rashid had Australia in trouble again.

"I just got my length wrong for the first ball".

Steve Smith was later run out on 85 runs as Australia finished up below-par 223 runs.

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England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final