Australia and England are playing each other in the second semi-final of world cup 2019. In this match, Australia won the toss and Opted to bat first. But they could not get a good start and lost the early wicket of Aaron Finch and David Warner. Once they are 14/3, but after that Steven Smith and Alex Carey added 103 runs for the 4th wicket. Carey got out after scoring 46 runs in 70 balls with the help of 4 fours.
After this, Australia lost two wickets in one over. But Steven and Mitchell Starc added 51 runs for the 8th wicket. Steve Smith played one of the best innings of his career. He made 85 runs in 119 balls with the help of 6 fours and Australia Set the target of 224 runs for England. Steve Smith got run out when Australia inning settling the target. Jos Buttler’s outstanding throw run out of Steve Smith.
In the bowling for England, Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes took three wickets. Jofra Archer took two wickets. England have got a good start and did not lose any wicket during the power-play.
Here the Video Jos Buttler’s run-out of Steve Smith
During the Mid-inning Presentation, Jofra Archer said,
“To be honest, every game we have played from the New Zealand game has been like a semi-final. We just got to keep winning. Maxwell (was my favourite) wicket. He got me at Lord’s, so good to get him back. He (Smith) batted really well, especially on this pitch. It nipped a lot more than it swung so probably after the first over we went cross-seam and quarter-seam to get more out of the pitch. Hopefully not (needed with the bat).”
Most wickets in a World Cup:
27 – Mitchell Starc (2019) **
26 – Glenn McGrath (2007)
23 – Chaminda Vaas (2003)
23 – Shaun Tait (2007)
23 – M Muralitharan (2007