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Photo Gallery: World Cup 2019 semi-final, England vs Australia

Zee Media Bureau | Jul 11, 2019, 22:57 PM IST

Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch

Hosts England are set to lock horns with defending champions Australia in the second semi-final of the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday. The winner will take on New Zealand in the final of the tournament at Lord's on July 14. England finished the league stage on the third spot in the points table, despite being under pressure at one stage. Australia, on the other hand, were expected to top the table but were pushed to the second spot following a defeat against South Africa in the final match of the group stage. 


Australia win toss

Australian skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat first against hosts England in the all-important second semi-final clash of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday. Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch will begin the innings for Australia while Chris Woakes will open the proceedings for England. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketcomau)


Australia's Playing XI

Here are Australia's Playing XI for their World Cup 2019 semi-final clash against England. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketcomau)


England's Playing XI

Here are England's Playing XI for their World Cup 2019 semi-final clash against Australia. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketcomau)


A sneak peek inside England's dressing room at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketworldcup)


Jofra Archer removes Aaron Finch

England skipper Eoin Morgan and fast bowler Jofra Archer celebrate after the latter trap Australian skipper Aaron Finch (duck) lbw on the first ball of the second over.  


David Warner departs for 9

Australian opener David Warner fell for just nine runs after being caught by Jonny Bairstow at second slip on the fourth delivery of the third over by Chris Woakes. 


Alex Carey hit on chin

Meanwhile, Australian batsman Alex Carey was hit on the chin by a short ball from England pacer Jofra Archer during the second semi-final of the World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketcomau)


Steve Smith slams 50

Australian batsman Steve Smith has brought up a half-century off 72 balls during his side's World Cup 2019 semi-final clash against England. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@cricketcomau)


England restrict Australia to 223

Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes bagged three wickets each as England bundled out Australia for 223 inside 49 overs in the second semi-final of the 2019 World Cup. 


Jason Roy slams 50

England opener Jason Roy has brought up his ODI half-century off 51 balls. He reached the mark with a boundary on the fifth delivery of the 15th over. 


England beat Australia to reach finals

England booked their place in the summit showdown of the 2019 ICC Men's World Cup with a comfortable eight-wicket win over defending champions Australia in the all-important semi-final clash at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday. Openers Jason Roy (85 off 65 balls) and Jonny Bairstow (34 off 43 deliveries) provided England with a solid start by sharing a 124-run partnership for the first wicket before third drop Joe Root (49) and skipper Eoin Morgan (45) helped the hosts cross the target of 224 runs in 32.1 overs.  

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