England is into its first World Cup final in 27 years, after easily beating Australia by eight wickets in their semi-final at Edgbaston.
Hosts England thrashed defending champions Australia by eight wickets in the semifinals to reach the World Cup finals for the fourth time.This was England’s first win against Australia since the 1992 World Cup and it will be the first time since that night in Melbourne 27 years ago that England has reached the final.Joe Root and Eoin Morgan finished the chase as they reached the target with 8 wickets in hand in just 32.1 overs. Coming out to chase 224, England openers Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler gave a solid start.England openers Jason Roy, who hit 85 from 65 balls, and Jonny Bairstow, who made 34, took the game away from Australia with a superb 124-run partnership for the first wicket. Earlier, Australia were bundled out for 223 despite Steve Smith’s 85.Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc set a new record for most wickets at a single World Cup when he had England’s Jonny Bairstow lbw in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday.New Zealand awaits the winner at Lord’s on Sunday. The Blacks Caps successfully defended 239-8 in the first semifinal against India.Australia hasn’t lost any of its seven World Cup semifinals.Eoin Morgan has completed 4,000 ODI runs as the skipper of England and overall he is the 13th captain to achieve this feat. Morgan reached the 101 innings.