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England vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja drives Australia forward – Times of India


OVERS 35.3: WICKET! Jofra Archer ends Aaron Finch’s stay at 100. Short from Archer. Finch pulls this away but finds Glenn Maxwell at the fine leg boundary. Brilliant catch from Maxwell. Big wicket for Australia.
Australia 185/3

OVERS 35.2: CENTURY! Aaron Finch brings up his 15th ODI century off 115 balls.
Australia 185/2

OVERS 35.1: Huge mix up here between Smith and Finch. Smith dives brilliantly. A direct throw would have costed Australia a wicket here.

Drinks are on the field now.

Australia 183/2 in 35 overs

Aaron Finch 98*, Steve Smith 4*

Steve Smith comes to the crease. Lord’s crowd welcomes Smith with the boos.

OVERS 32.2: WICKET! Ben Stokes castles Usman Khawaja for 23. Stokes is pumped.
Australia 173/2

OVERS 31.5: FOUR! Finch moves to 92 with a magnificent boundary off Adil Rashid towards deep mid wicket.
Australia 173/1

OVERS 31: A bouncer to end the over by Ben Stokes.
Australia 166/1

30 overs gone!

Australia 162/1

Aaron Finch 85*, Usman Khawaja 19*

OVERS 27.2: FOUR! Khawaja plays a reverse sweep towards deep backward point.
Australia 152/1

End of OVER 27: 8 runs off Moeen Ali’s over.
Australia 148/1

OVERS 25: SIX! What a way to end the over. Finch picks the length and sends the ball into the long-on stands. Superb shot from the Australian skipper.
Australia 138/1

Usman Khawaja comes to the crease

OVERS 22.4: WICKET! Moeen Ali gets breakthrough, ends David Warner’s stay at 53. Warner goes on backfoot and tries to smash but finds an outside edge. Joe Root takes an easy atch at the backward point. Big wicket for England.
Australia 123/1

22.2 overs:
SIX! What a shot from Finch. The Australian captain smashes Moeen for a huge one.

21.3 overs: 500 runs for David Warner in the ICC World Cup.

19.1 overs: The man-in-form Warner also reaches fifty off just 52 balls. This is his 20th ODI fifty. This is his fifth fifty plus score in the tournament

18.1 overs: Aussie skipper Aaron Finch continues his red hot run in the World Cup, scores yet another fifty, his 25th in ODIs

17.5 overs: Warner smashes through the covers to hit second boundary of the over that also brings Australia’s 100 in quick time.

17.3 overs: FOUR! David Warner is into the 40s now as he smashes Adil Rashid to deep square leg for four

End of 17th over: Moeen Ali concedes seven runs in his first over.
Australia 90/0

15.5 overs: FOUR! Gorgeous drive from Aaron Finch. Over-pitched delivery from Mark Wood and Finch wasted no time on that occasion.
AUS 83/0

End of 14th over: Expensive over from Mark Wood comes to an end. 12 runs from it including a couple of boundaries. Both Finch and Warner are looking in good nick now.
AUS 71/0

12.5 overs: FOUR! Half volley from Chris Woakes and Aaron Finch hits it straight down the ground to collect his sixth boundary. Exquisite timing on that occasion from the Australian skipper.
AUS 59/0

50 for Australia! On the pads from Mark Wood. Aaron Finch places the ball on the on side and completes an easy single. Fifty comes up for Australia in
11.5 overs at 4.23 RPO. Finch is batting on 21 alongside David Warner on 22.

End of 10th over: First powerplay comes to an end and both Aaron Finch and David Warner have kept England bowlers at bay. The duo has struggled under seaming conditions but have managed to keep their wickets intact.
AUS 44/0

End of 8th over: Another excellent over from Jofra Archer comes to an end. Terrific delivery to finish the over. Just three runs from it.
AUS 35/0

6.1 overs: Huge lbw appeal from Chris Woakes. Original decision from the umpire is not out and Eoin Morgan goes for the
review. Replay shows that the ball is just clipping the top of leg stump. Umpire’s call it is and the original decision stays.
Finch survives!
ENG 26/0

5.1 overs: Dropped! A diving JamesVince at backward point fails to hold on to the ball. Wide outside off from Jofra Archer and Aaron Finch goes after it. Gets the outside half and the ball flies off his bat. Full stretched dive from Vince but is not able to hold on. A difficult one but will go down as a dropped chance.

End of 4th over: FOUR! Boundary to end the second over from Jofra Archer. Short pitched delivery from Archer and David Warner pulls the ball through deep square-leg region to collect his first boundary of the match.
AUS 18/0

3.2 overs:
Wooah! Cracking delivery from Jofra Archer. Just moves away after pitching. Beats the outside edge of Aaron Finch’s bat.
AUS 13/0

1.1 overs: FOUR! Loose delivery first up from Jofra Archer. Full and wide outside off from Archer and Aaron Finch pounces on it. Drives it through covers to collect his second four of the match.
AUS 11/0

End of 1st over: Expensive start from Chris Woakes. Seven runs from his first over. Jofra Archer will share the new ball with Woakes from the other end.
AUS 7/0

0.2 overs: FOUR! Out swinger from Chris Woakes and Aaron Finch goes hard at it. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies over Joe Root at second slip and races to the third man fence. Australia and Finch are off the mark.
AUS 4/0

Aaron Finch and David Warner are at the crease to open for Australia. Chris Woakes will start the proceedings for England.
Here we go!

Both teams are out in the middle along with the match officials for the national anthems. We are just minutes away from the start!

Playing XI for both teams

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff

England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Captains at the toss

Eoin Morgan: We are going to bowl. Not necessary a no-brainer, it’s a bit soft on the top, it rained overnight and the wicket was under covers, might do a bit this morning. Hopefully, the sun will come out later and make batting easy in the afternoon. We are playing the same XI. Jofra is good, had stiffness in his side and played with the problem in the last two games, we just had a precautionary fitness test. We are confident, for long we never won anything against Australia, but we have had some success against Australia recently and think we have a good side.

Aaron Finch: Not too disappointed about batting first. Wasn’t too sure about the wicket, but I would have probably bowled first as well. Two changes for us – Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff in, they replace Adam Zamp and Nathan Coulter-Nile. We have played some consistent cricket without being really outstanding, think we can still improve. If we go too hard, we will be opened up in the death overs, we found it out against Pakistan. We aren’t really bothered about how the crowd react (to Smith and Warner). Every game is important, in such a condensed tournament, two points is crucial and we can’t take any game lightly.

TEAM NEWS: Australia have gone in with two changes. Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff come in with Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile sitting out. England have gone in with same combination.

TOSS NEWS: England skipper Eoin Morgan wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Australia at The Lord’s in London.

A crucial match specially for England as they have four wins and two defeats in six games. With their next two matches scheduled against undefeated India and New Zealand, England will look to win against the arch-rivals and revive their bid for the semis.

A quick look at the dressing room of both the teams.

Both teams are all set!

Hello and welcome to the live match updates of ICC Cricket World Cup Match 32 between arch-rivals England and Australia.


After suffering a shock defeat against Sri Lanka, England will look to return to winning ways and take one step closer towards the semi-finals when they face arch-rivals Australia in their crucial World Cup game at the iconic Lord’s.

With four wins from six games, England are currently at the fourth spot in the points table. The hosts, who came into the tournament as overwhelming favourites, are in a bit of a tight situation as they need to win at least two of their remaining three games to enter the last four.

However, it would not be an easy task for them, especially considering they have to face India and New Zealand after their Australia game. England’s record against all the three teams is not great as they have not been able to register a single World Cup win against Australia, India and New Zealand in the last 27 years.

Thus, the pressure will surely be on Eoin Morgan and team to come out with a fearless brand of cricket which they have playing in the last two years. To add to their woes is the unavailability of Jason Roy, who has been sidelined due to hamstring injury.

Australia, on the other hand, have been quite formidable in their performances so far. They have won five out of their six games and are currently placed at the second position in the points table. The batsmen, especially their openers, have been in top form and have scored runs in bulk. Their bowlers, led by Mitchell Starc, have been able to pick wickets at crucial junctures of the games.

The availability of Marcus Stoinis has also provided them with the much-needed balance. All in all, Australia have played the reigning champions and will surely look to correct their recent form against England.

The mighty Aussies have lost nine out of the last 10 games played against England.

With the stakes high for England, and Australia looking to continue their dominance, fans can be rest assured of an exciting contest at the Home of Cricket.

England vs Australia Live Score, World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja drives Australia forward – Times of India

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