It was England’s day at Birmingham where five-time World Champions Australia were hapless in front of home side’s bowling attack in the second semi-final of the World Cup 2019.
Chirs Woakes (3-20) and Adil Rashid (3-54) showed their power and commitment in front of a packed English crowd.
The batsmen completed the remaining job for England as Jason Roy scored 85 off 65 balls to steer the show single-handedly. Eoin Morgan and Joe Root scored 45 and 49 runs respectively.
The home side will be playing the World Cup final after almost 27 years. England last time played 1992 World Cup final against Pakistan and lost by 22 runs.
The entire cricket fraternity congratulated England for making it to the historic final which will take place at the Home of Cricket (Lord’s) on July 14.
Fans including former cricketers and people from different walks of life took to Twitter to congratulate Morgan and team.
Former England Test cricketer Tim Bresnan shared his feeling on Twitter and praised the English side.
— Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) July 11, 2019
Pakistan’s former flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi also congratulated the England cricket team and applauded their all-round performance in a grand semi-final.
Great all-round performance from team England! Brilliant aggressive batting to back the bowling effort. We will have a new #CWC19 winner and it should be a memorable final. Tough luck Australia #ENGvAUS
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 11, 2019
On the other hand, England’s Prime Minister Theresa May is also overjoyed of her team’s performance in the semis.