Mumbai: Hosts England will face Australia in the second semi-final of World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston, Birmingham on July 11. England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy have been in sublime form lately, putting on 100-run partnerships against India and New Zealand. For Australia, David Warner and Aaron Finch have been in stunning form and are among the leading run-scorers of the tournament with 638 runs and 507 runs respectively.
10.6: A big over for England as they gather 13 runs from Nathan Lyon’s first over
10.1: Six! Nathan Lyon comes into the attack and Roy welcomes him with a six.
9.5: 50 comes up for England! The opening duo has provided England a good start yet again in the World Cup.
8.1: England off to a stable start as Roy and Bairstow steer England to 40 runs in first eight overs.
6.1: First change in bowling and Cummins comes into the attack.
5.5: Six! Roy superbly times it to clear fine leg. Starc has been hit for two boundaries now in one over.
5.1: Four! Starc bowls it short and Bairstow slashes the ball through point.
3.4: Starc hits the 150 kmph mark! Can he provide the initial breakthrough for Australia?
1.6: Best bowler of the tournament — Mitchell Starc comes into the attack and concedes only 1 run in his first over.
0.1: England openers Roy and Bairstow walk to the crease. Behrendorff opens the attack for Australia. England need to maintain the required run rate below 5 for winning this match.
48.6: Wicket! Behrendorff has been dismissed for 1. Australia’s last wicket is down. England need 224 to win.
47.2: Wicket! Woakes is on a hat-trick. He has dismissed both men who made a 50-run partnership in just two balls. Australia are down to their last wicket with not many deliveries left
47.1: Wicket! Steve Smith has been taken out by none other than Chris Woakes. Superb throw by Jos Buttler all the way to the other end of the pitch
45: Australia have built up a decent total and have 5 crucial overs to go. Mitchell Starc so far has been great help to Smith.
40: Australia are down 7 wickets and Steve Smith has clung on to his wicket. 10 overs to go. How far can Smith take the team?
37.4: Wicket! Pat Cummins departs after his shot lands in Root’s hands. Another man down for Australia
34.5: Australia lose another as Jofra Archer takes Maxwell for 22.
30: Steve Smith who just completed his 50 as two batsmen left the pitch in quick succession, is perhaps Australia’s last big hope left with the bat.
27.6: Another Wicket! Rashid takes two in an over as Stoinis also departs from the pitch.
27.2: Wicket! Alex Carey dismissed just four runs away from his half century, England are back at it, as the Aussies lose another man!
25: The partnership continues to work its magic as Australia cross 100 and Smith gets close to his half century. Great composure shown by both batsmen after Australia’s horrible start.
24: Australia inch closer to a total of 100 as the Smith-Carey partnership keeps it together.
20: Looks like Australia finally can climb back on to the road and post a decent total for England to chase. Singles and Twos with the occasional boundaries has always worked in high pressure games.
17: Thanks to a couple of boundaries by Steve Smith, the runs seem to be climbing faster for the Kangaroos now as Australia cross 60.
15: Australia are not losing wickets anymore, but this speed might not get them a big total in the end.
10: Australia have somewhat stabilised the boat, but they are still slow on the board. Another wicket might completely turn the tables on the Kangaroos.
8.0: England have maintained some tight pressure on the Aussies here but they are managing to sneak a few runs here and there.
6.1: Wicket! Bowled by Woakes! Another man down for Australia as Handscomb departs on 4. This is starting to look like India’s demolition from not so long ago!
2.4: Wicket! Oh No, Australia have lost its second opener as well! David Warner has been sent back!
2.3: Four! Warner is still here after Australia lose an imp wicket.
1.1: Wicket! Finch falls prey to an lbw. Early wicket for England, and Australia have also lost their review.
0.1: Four! Warner starts strong and takes no prisoners today.
The toss is scheduled at 2:30 pm.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Thursday. (July 11)
Where is the match?
The match will take place at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channel. The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar as well.