Australia vs England 2nd semi-final highlights: Australia are set to lock horns against England in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Birmingham. Both the teams will be fighting hard to win the match and meet New Zealand in the final at Lords on Sunday, July 14. Australia will be having an edge keeping in their performance in the league stage. Aaron Finch-led Kangaroos are in a tremendous form, they have won seven games out of nine in the league stage. On the other side, Eoin Morgan-led team have narrowly averted their exit from the World Cup. 

They have won their two games against India and New Zealand and secured their berth for the semi-finals. England have never won the World Cup title, so they will be eyeing to defeat Australia and take on New Zealand in Lord’s. Both the teams are equipped with world class players with the likes of Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Morgan, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and others. 

Squad: 

Ausralia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff.

England Playing XI: Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Root, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow,  Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, , Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.

Here are the live updates of the match: 

Live Updates

After 25 overs, England 171/2

Starc to deliver his eighth over. Root hits a boundary in the fourth ball. It was an attempted inswinging yorker, Root tickles it to the fine leg.5 runs off the over. After 25 overs, England 171/2

After 24 overs, England 166/2

Pat Cummins to deliver his seventh over. Morgan hits a boundary in the last ball off the over.8 runs off the over. After 24 overs, England 166/2.

After 22 overs, England 153/2

Cummins continues his spell. England skipper Eoin Morgan is the new batsman at te crease. England need 71 runs from 28 overs.After 22 overs, England 153/2

After 21 overs, England 151/2.

Starc to bowl his sixth over. Just two doubles in the over. 4 runs coming off the over. After 21 overs, England 151/2.

After 19 overs, England 141/1

Starc gets the breakthrough. He trapped Bairstow in a good length delivery, nipped in enough to beat Bairstow on the inside edge. Joe Root comes to the crease and hits 3 boundaries in the over. 12 runs and a wicket coming off the over. After 19 overs, England 141/1.

After 16 overs, England 116/0

Steve Smith comes to bowl. What a treat for England batsmen. Roy hits back to back three sixes in the over. Roy is racing towards the hundred. 21 runs off the over, After 16 overs, England 116/0

After 15 overs, England 95/0

Mitchell Starc to deliver his 4th over. Big over for England. Starc conceded 3 boundaries as Roy completes his fifty. England's opening pair is looking dangerous now, they are extremely close to cross the 100 run partnership as well. 15 runs coming off the over. After 15 overs, England 95/0

After 13 overs, England 76/0

Lyon to bowl his 2nd over. A boundary in the fourth ball of the innings. Extra-bounce takes the top-edge and flies away from the third man.5 runs off the over. After 13 overs, England 76/0

After 10 overs, England 50/0

Beherendroff bowls his fifth over. 50-up for England, openers does their job in the high-intensity match. End of the powerplay. 6 runs coming off the over. After 10 overs, England 50/0

After 9 overs, England 44/0

Pat Cummins to bowl his second over. Good bowling throughout the over by Cummins until in the last delivery he missed the line and Roy flicked the ball towards square leg. 4 runs coming off the over. After 9 overs, England 44/0

England 40/0 after 8 overs

Beherendorff bowls his 4th over of the inning. A big appeal against Roy in the third ball but the ball certainly pitched outside leg. Glorious straight drive by Bairstow in the fifth ball off the over. 7 runs off the over. England 40/0 after 8 overs.

After 7 overs, England 33/0

Patt Cummins comes to the attack. Good line and length by the Aussie. Bairstow pushes the ball through extra cover for 2 runs. 2 runs coming off the over. After 7 overs, England 33/0

After 6 overs, 31/0

Mitchell Starc continues his spell. Big over for England. Bairstow hit a short and wide delivery through point to the boundary in the first ball, Roy flicked the fifth ball for a six! Powerful wrist.12 runs coming off the over. After 6 overs, 31/0

New Zealand 16/0 after 4 overs

Mitchell Starc to bowl his second over. He continues bowling with 145+ kmph. 2 boundaries off the over. Roy hit the first ball gloriously through the mid-off region and smacked the last delivery off the over through extra cover. Sheer class! 10 runs coming off the over. New Zealand 16/0 after 4 overs.

England 6/0 after 2 overs

Mitchell Starc to start his spell. Jason Roy on strike. Starc bowls with fierce pace, his 5th delivery of the over touches 151kph. No run and just a wide in the over. 1 runs coming off the over. England 6/0 after 2 overs.

After First over England 5/0

Time for the chase for England. Jason Roy and Jhony Bairstow comes to the crease to open for England. Jason Behrendorff to bowl the first over. After First over England 5/0

Australia bowled-out for 223

Australia are bowled-out for 223 in 49 overs. Jason Behrendorff was the last player to lose his wicket for 1. Steve Smith was the leading run-scorer for Australia with 85 runs. On the other side, Chris Woakes took three wickets.

Australia bowled-out for 223

Australia are bowled-out for 223 in 49 overs. Jason Behrendorff was the last player to lose his wicket for 1. Steve Smith was the leading run-scorer for Australia with 85 runs. On the other side, Chris Woakes took three wickets.

2 wickets on two balls, Smith, Starch gone!!!

Massive blow for Australia. Steve Smith has finally given his wicket or 85. He was looking for a single but quick Jos Buttler hit a direct throw.

Australia 217/7 after 47 overs, Smith, Starc score 50-run partnership

Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc have crossed a 50-run stand and helped their team to cross 215.

200 comes for Australia, Steve Smith on 78, 201/7

A double hundred has come up for Aaron Finch-led team in 45th over with Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc at the crease. Starch has changed gear, scoring 21 off 25 balls. On the other side, Smith's score has reached 78.

Australia 186/7 after 43 overs

Australia are 14 runs away from 200. They have three wickets in hands with seven overs to face. Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc are at the crease. Smith is still at the crease.

10 overs to go, 3 wickets in hand, Australia 175/7

Austraila are in trouble. They are looking to score more runs. Steve Smith alone has led Australia to 175 in 40 overs. His individual score reached 73 off 104 balls coupled with four boundaries.

Adil Rashid strikes again, removes Pat Cummins

Adil Rashid has claimed his third wicket, removing Pat Cummins for 6. He was caught at slip. Steve Smith is still at the crease for 68. Australia 166/7

Glenn Maxwell gone!!!!!!

Jofra Archer has done it again. He removed dangerous Glenn Maxwell for 22 off 23 balls. He was looking good after he scored two boundaries and a sixer. Australia 157/6.

150 comes up for Australia in 34th over

With the help of Steve Smith, Australia's score has slowly and steadily reached 150 in 3 overs. Kangaroos are definitely looking for 250-total. They can do it but they should not lose Smith and Maxwell.

Australia 142/5 after 32 overs

All thanks to right-handed batsman Steve Smith who helped Australi to propel the score to past 140 in 32 overs. Smith's score has reached 61 off 81 balls.

2 wickets for Adil Rashid in 1 over, Marcus Stoinis also gone

Adil Rahis has struck in his 5th over, removing Marcus Stoinis right after Alex Carey. Australia are in deep trouble.

Breakthrough for England, Alex Carey gone

Adil Rashid has given a much-needed breakthrough for England, removing Alex Carey for 46. On the other side, Smith has scored 50, Australia 118/4.

Smith, Carey close to fifties

Both Smith and Carey are near to their fifties. Smith has scored 48 off 69 coupled with four boundaries while Carey made 46 off 67 balls. He also smashed four boundaries. Score has reached 127 in 27.1 overs.

100 comes up for Australia

100 has come up for Kangaroos in the 25th over. Credit goes to Steve Smith and Alex Carey for taking the team out of pressure. After they lost three quick wickets, it looked an uphill task for Australia to proceed, but both the batsmen played really well.

Australia close to 100

Steve Smith and Alex Carey have helped Australia to recover after early dismissals. Both the batsmen started with a slow strike rate and later increased the speed. Their partnership has reached 84.

Smith, Carey help Australia recover after top order collapse, 78/3 after 20 overs

Steven Smith and Alex Carey are looking good after their team lost three top batsmen. They have made a 61-run stand and took Australia to past 75.

Australia 66/3 after 18 overs

Eoin Morgan has so far handed ball to five bowlers, among these Jogra Archer and Chris Woakes go wickets. After the dismissal of Australian top order, Steven Smith and Alex Carey are saying at the crease.

50 comes up for Australia

50 has cup up for Australia with three wickets down. After the top order was dismantled, Steven Smith and Alex Crey steadily propelled score to 50 in 15.1 overs. Both the batsmen are playing with all their eyes open. They must stay at the crease.

Australia 45/3 after 14 overs

Steve Smith and Alex Carey are steadily looking for a much-needed run-stand. If they get succeed in building the partnership, their contribution will be always remembered.

Australia under pressure, 29/2 after 12 overs

England have dominated the first powerplay with blowing Australian top order. Australia are struggling to face English pacers. They need to stitch a partnership.

Australia 27/3 after 10 overs

Now the responsibility is on the shoulders of Steven Smith and Alex Carey to build a partnership. If Australia are looking for a defendable total, both the batsmen need to perform. The score reached 27/3 in 10 overs.

Australia 19/3 after 8 overs

Australia are in huge trouble after losing their top order for just 14 runs. The likes of Aaron Finch and David Warner failed to perform in the crucial match.

Another blow to Australia, Peter Handscomb gone for 4

English bowlers have completely dismantled the top order of Australia in just 7 overs. It would be a disappointment moment for Aussies.

Australia 13/2 after 5 overs

Both the strike fast bowlers seem to be in good touch. They have dismantled the best opening pair of Australia. Kangaroos are in deep trouble.

2 wickets in 2 overs, Warner also gone

Australia have lost both the openers in just two overs. In the second over of the game, Jofra Archer removed Aaron Finch and in the next over, Chris Woakes departed David Warner.

Jofra Archer strikes, removes Aaron finch for 0

Big blow! Australia have lost skipper Aaron Finch without troubling the scorer. It was Jofra Archer who struck in his first over.

Aaron Finch, David Warner begin innings for Australia

One of the best opening combinations skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner have started the innings for Aussies. Both the batsmen are in tremendous form. They have played a crucial role in taking their team to the knockout stage. On the other side, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer have started for England.

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