Match Detail

Australia Men 223 ( 49.0 ) overs
England Men: 2-226 ( 32.1 ) overs
England win by 8 wickets
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
45
39
8
0
115.38
49
46
8
0
106.52
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.1
2
38
0
4.65
Man of the Match
Chris Woakes
Commentry
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
Over 33. 4 runs. Bowler: Jason Behrendorff. England: 2-226(rr 6.85)
32.1
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. The England captain fittingly hits the winning runs to take his team to a World Cup final on home soil. What a performance all round from the hosts and they were deserving winners. There might have been a few nerves around when the openers went out but Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy put all that to bed with a 124 run partnership. From then on it was plain sailing for the captain and Joe Root to knock off the remaining runs.The final is set then. New Zealand and England go head to head on Sunday to see who will be crowned champions for the first time ever. See you then.
In over# 32
Runs : 6 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
Over 32. 6 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. England: 2-222(rr 6.94)
31.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Back of a length, middle stump on the front foot cutting, well timed to fourth slip for no runs, run save by Maxwell.
31.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
31.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Finch.
31.3
1
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Handscomb.
31.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Great shot to move within four runs of victory. Hitting on the up and threading the gap at point.
31.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to gully for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
In over# 31
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
Over 31. 6 runs. Bowler: Jason Behrendorff. England: 2-216(rr 6.97)
30.6
1
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Slower ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
30.5
.
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
30.4
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted to the fence. Huge cheers from the crowd after every run that is scored.
30.3
.
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Smith.
30.2
.
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Smith.
30.2
1
Wide Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
30.1
.
Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Length ball, to leg on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Maxwell.
In over# 30
Runs : 13 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
Over 30. 13 runs. Bowler: Nathan Lyon. England: 2-210(rr 7.00)
29.6
1
Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Behrendorff.
29.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Change of angle does not bring a change in fortunes. Root has every shot in the book and brings out the reverse-sweep to access the gap behind point.
29.4
1
Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, mis-fielded by Behrendorff, fielded by Warner.
29.3
2
Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Stoinis.
29.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Crunched flat and hard. Aerially but into the gap.
29.1
1
Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Behrendorff.
In over# 29
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
Over 29. no runs. Bowler: Jason Behrendorff. England: 2-197(rr 6.79)
28.6
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Warner.
28.5
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Leg cutter short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
28.4
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Finch.
28.3
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
28.2
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump down the track pulling, bottom edge to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Smith.
28.1
.
Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Warner.
Australia Men: 223 ( 49.0 ) overs
England Men 2-226 ( 32.1 ) overs
Toss - Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
England win by 8 wickets
RR : -0.11
CRR : 7.03
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Warner

c: Bairstow b: Woakes

9
11
2
81.82
A Finch

lbw: Archer

0
1
0
0
S Smith

run out (Buttler)

85
119
6
71.43
P Handscomb

b: Woakes

4
12
0
33.33
A Carey

c: (Sub) b: Rashid

46
70
4
65.71
M Stoinis

lbw: Rashid

0
2
0
0
G Maxwell

c: Morgan b: Archer

22
23
2
95.65
P Cummins

c: Root b: Rashid

6
10
0
60
M Starc

c: Buttler b: Woakes

29
36
1
80.56
1
4
0
25
N Lyon

not out

5
6
0
83.33
Extras 16(b 0, lb 6, WD 10, NB 0)
Total 223/10 49.0 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.0
0
20
3
2.50
10.0
0
32
2
3.20
4.0
0
22
0
5.50
9.0
0
45
1
5.00
8.0
0
44
0
5.50
10.0
0
54
3
5.40
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Roy

c: Carey b: Cummins

85
65
9
130.77
J Bairstow

lbw: Starc

34
43
5
79.07
J Root

not out

49
46
8
106.52
E Morgan

not out

45
39
8
115.38
Not bat : Ben Stokes,Jos Buttler,Chris Woakes,Liam Plunkett,Adil Rashid,Jofra Archer,Mark Wood
Extras 13(b 0, lb 1, WD 12, NB 0)
Total 226/2 32.1 overs

FOW: (Ben Stokes) , (Jos Buttler) , (Chris Woakes) , (Liam Plunkett) , (Adil Rashid) , (Jofra Archer) , (Mark Wood)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.1
2
38
0
4.65
9.0
0
70
1
7.78
7.0
0
34
1
4.86
5.0
0
49
0
9.80
1.0
0
21
0
21.00
2.0
0
13
0
6.50
In over# 45
Runs : 4 Bowler: Liam Plunkett Wickets : 0
44.6
4
FOUR! Liam Plunkett to Steven Smith. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Crucial runs these for Australia. Anything above 230 will provide plenty of nerves in the England camp after yesterday's game.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
43.2
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. Welcome boundary for Australia. Struck firmly back down the ground and past mid off.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
33.4
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Glenn Maxwell. Leg spinner back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A real drag-down from Rashid. Easy for Maxwell to rock back and put it wherever he likes.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jofra Archer Wickets : 0
30.4
4
FOUR! Jofra Archer to Glenn Maxwell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Maxwell knew the short ball was coming eventually. Waited for it, got his hands high and slapped it way in front of square.
In over# 29
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
28.5
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Half volley, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Perfect placement through the covers. Typical Smith fashion playing off the back foot to a full delivery and he does it so easily.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
25.2
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Powerful shot to the fence. Picked the googly early and got into position to play the slog-sweep.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Liam Plunkett Wickets : 0
22.2
4
FOUR! Liam Plunkett to Alex Carey. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Threaded the gap perfectly once more. He is such a clean striker of a cricket ball and the cover drive is a thing of beauty.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Adil Rashid Wickets : 0
19.5
4
FOUR! Adil Rashid to Alex Carey. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Sweetly struck through the gap. Aerial for a while but always in the gap.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
18.1
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Superbly controlled to the boundary. Kept it down with high hands and used the pace on offer.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
16.6
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carved behind point for four. Fraction of width offered and Smith did brilliantly to open the face at the last moment.
In over# 16
Runs : 4 Bowler: Liam Plunkett Wickets : 0
15.1
4
FOUR! Liam Plunkett to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Shot of the day. Shows the full face of the blade to the bowler and punches the ball back down the ground.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Ben Stokes Wickets : 0
13.2
4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Steven Smith. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Some light relief for Australia. Smith rolls his wrists on the ball and places it perfectly into the wide open space.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
8.6
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to Alex Carey. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Hammered to the fence. Such a confident shot after being struck in the head by a vicious bouncer.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
2.3
4
FOUR! Chris Woakes to David Warner. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Chipped back over the bowler's head. What a shot in these circumstances and under this pressure.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Chris Woakes Wickets : 0
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Chris Woakes to David Warner. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Perfect start for Australia and Warner. Leaning into the friendly full delivery and picking the gap at cover.
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
32.1
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. The England captain fittingly hits the winning runs to take his team to a World Cup final on home soil. What a performance all round from the hosts and they were deserving winners. There might have been a few nerves around when the openers went out but Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy put all that to bed with a 124 run partnership. From then on it was plain sailing for the captain and Joe Root to knock off the remaining runs.The final is set then. New Zealand and England go head to head on Sunday to see who will be crowned champions for the first time ever. See you then.
In over# 32
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
31.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Great shot to move within four runs of victory. Hitting on the up and threading the gap at point.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
30.4
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Joe Root. Short, down leg side on the back foot hooking, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swatted to the fence. Huge cheers from the crowd after every run that is scored.
In over# 30
Runs : 8 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
29.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Joe Root. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Change of angle does not bring a change in fortunes. Root has every shot in the book and brings out the reverse-sweep to access the gap behind point.
29.2
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Crunched flat and hard. Aerially but into the gap.
In over# 28
Runs : 8 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
27.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, middle stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Back to back. Goes off side this time with plenty of space in the deep.
27.3
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Past fine leg and away to the boundary. England are edging closer to the total.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
26.5
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. Behrendorff doesn't have the pace and bounce of Starc or Cummins so the bouncer isn't as much of a worry for Morgan.
In over# 26
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
25.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs. How many times do we see this? Makes it look so easy.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
24.4
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Tucked nicely off the pads. Nearly a very good yorker from Starc.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
23.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. The first one pitched up to Morgan and he deals with it superbly. Casually lofted over mid off.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
22.5
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Slightly off line which makes playing the short ball a lot easier for Morgan.
In over# 20
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
19.2
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. How good and easy is this? Anything off line is given the treatment.
In over# 19
Runs : 4 Bowler: Marcus Stoinis Wickets : 0
18.1
4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Finch. Little sloppy at midwicket. Gifting Roy bonus runs.
In over# 18
Runs : 12 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
17.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Quality from Root. Latches onto the short and wide delivery and sends the ball flying to the fence.
17.5
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. In-swinging length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Started off on the wrong line. Easy pickings for Root down towards fine leg.
17.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Joe Root. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs. Quick delivery at the armpit. Root played it as well as possible but was fortunate that the ball didn't go to a fielder.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Marcus Stoinis Wickets : 0
16.6
4
FOUR! Marcus Stoinis to Jason Roy. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Roy is feeling good and he is putting on a show right now for the crowd. Down the track and slapped to the fence.
In over# 15
Runs : 12 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
14.5
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stand and deliver batting right now. Fifty for Roy in a World Cup semi-final and he has done it in style.
14.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Only fractionally too full and Starc pays the price. Two lovely shots down the ground.
14.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. Up and over. England are taking this Australian attack apart with relative ease.
In over# 14
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
13.3
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Using the pace and taking advantage of the poor line bowled. Four more to Roy's score.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
12.4
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, top edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Not a shot Bairstow will want to see again although the end result turned out okay.
In over# 11
Runs : 4 Bowler: Nathan Lyon Wickets : 0
10.5
4
FOUR! Nathan Lyon to Jason Roy. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Four more. This shot has got Roy in trouble on occasion but not today. Swept with power and placement.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
8.6
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Jason Roy. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Flicked off the stumps using his strong wrists. Steady start made by England in pursuit of 224.
In over# 8
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
7.5
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Cracker back down the ground. Out of the screws and away to the fence.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
5.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jonny Bairstow. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Pace on the ball and all Bairstow has to do is find the gap to pick up a boundary.
In over# 4
Runs : 8 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 0
3.6
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Don't even bother to run. An over bookended by two picture-perfect cover drives.
3.1
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Jason Roy. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Beautiful shot across the outfield. Using the hands to cover the swing and drilling a powerful drive.
In over# 1
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jason Behrendorff Wickets : 0
0.5
4
FOUR! Jason Behrendorff to Jonny Bairstow. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Crunched square of the wicket to the fence. Releases any nerves on the England opening pair.

David Warner

4 (6)

4(7)

Aaron Finch

0 (1)

David Warner

5 (5)

6(9)

Steven Smith

1 (4)

Steven Smith

0 (9)

4(21)

Peter Handscomb

4 (12)

Steven Smith

48 (57)

94(127)

Alex Carey

46 (70)

Steven Smith

1 (2)

1(4)

Marcus Stoinis

0 (2)

Steven Smith

15 (18)

37(41)

Glenn Maxwell

22 (23)

Steven Smith

3 (7)

9(17)

Pat Cummins

6 (10)

Steven Smith

17 (22)

46(57)

Mitchell Starc

29 (35)

Mitchell Starc

0 (1)

0(1)

Jason Behrendorff

0 (0)

Jason Behrendorff

1 (4)

6(10)

Nathan Lyon

5 (6)

Jason Roy

79 (61)

113(104)

Jonny Bairstow

34 (43)

Jason Roy

6 (4)

23(14)

Joe Root

17 (10)

Joe Root

32 (36)

77(75)

Eoin Morgan

45 (39)