Reigning World Champions Australia got the better of England by 64 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Lord's on Tuesday. By the virtue of this win, Australia became the first team to qualify for the semifinals. The Aussies have now won six of their seven matches and have 12 points in their tally. Their only loss had come against India. Meanwhile, England are at the fourth position with four wins in seven games and three losses. They have eight points in their tally. The hosts will now need to win their last two encounters against India and New Zealand respectively to be assured of a spot in the semis.
After the five-time World Champions' convincing win over their arch-rivals, the Queensland Police came forward and took a dig at the English team. They took to Twitter and wrote 'The tears of English cricket fans have made driving conditions tricky this morning. Drive safe Brisbane #ENGvAUS'
Even the netizens joined the Queensland Police to troll the World Cup hosts.
However, it did not go down well with the others and they gave it back.
England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Aussies got off to a flying start as both David Warner and skipper Aaron Finch added 123 runs for the opening wicket. Warner got out after scoring a good half-century. Captain Finch then stabilised his team's innings as he registered his second century of the tournament. He was dismissed for a 116-ball 100.
After Finch's dismissal, the Aussies then saw a batting collapse as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. In the end, wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey's finishing touches helped them get to 285/7 in their 50 overs.
In reply, England were reeling at 54/4. All-rounder Ben Stokes' 115-ball 89 restored their hopes. However, it was not enough as the hosts were bundled out for 221.