In this 2019 CWC tournament, the defending champions became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. The team booked their berth for the semi-final after securing a 64-run victory against England at the Lord’s stadium.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch and David Warner maintained their perfect form with another century partnership from them. Left-arm pacers Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc picked up some wickets in the powerplay to upset the chase for the host team. On the other hand, Ben Stokes fight didn’t prove enough for the hosts to win the match. The host team was bowled out for 221 in just 44.4 overs.
1.Australia brought an end to their 6-match losing streak in ODIs against England.
2.Australia has now been victorious in each of their last four World Cup games against England.
3.Aaron Finch became the first captain to score a World Cup century against England. Graeme Smith’s unbeaten 89 in 2007 was the previous highest individual CWC score by a captain against the English team.
4.Number of wickets between Jason Behrendorff (5/44) and Mitchell Starc (4/43); the first left-arm pace opening pair to share nine wickets in an ODI.
5.The last instance of Behrendorff and Starc sharing the new ball in an ODI for Australia was way back in the 2015 World Cup.
6.Mitchell Starc became the second player to secure as many as five 4-wicket hauls in the World Cup.
7.Finch is now only the 2nd captain with four consecutive 50+ scores in the history of World Cup.
8.David Warner and Aaron Finch now have shared three century partnerships in this World Cup.
9.Warner and Finch put on fifty-plus stands in six out of seven matches in this tournament; the 2nd most by any pair in a single World Cup edition.