Australia win toss, opt to bat against England

Ellyse Perry claimed her first ODI five-wicket haul against England

Ellyse Perry claimed her first ODI five-wicket haul against England

Australian bowlers, who have been outstanding throughout the World Cup, had otherwise seemed helpless today before the England batsmen.

England have reached the semi-finals after emphatic victories against India and New Zealand in their last two matches and they are now looking to make their first World Cup final since 1992.

"I think Sri Lanka was a game we felt we could have won and should have won, but let ourselves down and that had an overhang into the Australia game", Morgan said.

Australia were 103-3 and rebuilding through Steve Smith (44) and Alex Carey (38) halfway through its allotted 50 overs against England in the second semifinal in Birmingham. He also said that he will watch the second semi-final will interest. Leveraging the popularity of the ICC Cricket World Cup, a once-in-four-year event, that is being played in England and Wales, Star has signed over 40 top advertisers, including PhonePe, OnePlus, Havells, Amazon, Dream11, MRF Tyres, Coca-Cola, Uber, Mondelez, Oppo, Philips, Ceat Tyres, Swiggy, Airtel, Vodafone, Netflix, Paisabazaar and ICICI Lombard, among others. "It does not get better than that in my opinion", Boult said.

With the win, hosts England have now set up the final clash against New Zealand, who defeated India by 18 runs in a close first semi-final clash of the ongoing mega event at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday.

That brought Dhoni and Jadeja together and they almost saw India home in an improbably nerve-racking finish in Manchester.

"It comes down to us playing in the manner we have in those last two games and, if we do that, we'll be a very hard side to beat". "That was a big wicket for sure", he said. Jadeja and Dhoni rebuilt the innings and added 116 runs.

Towards the end when the onus was on Dhoni, Guptill pulled off a brilliant run out. This year, Hotstar has opened an additional stream of ad revenue, with Star India pushing bundled ad deals, including both television and digital platforms.

After having a match against England in 1994 abandoned due to rain, New Zealand's next ODI wasn't until a decade later, when they crushed the West Indies by 104 runs in the final of a tri-series in 2004.

When it was suggested that New Zealand had plunged billions of India fans into a state of mourning, the understated skipper, who has captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, replied: "I hope they're not too angry". Henry returned with three wickets, including the likes of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. We've made cricket exciting again and we've got people watching it. "If we do the things well that we know we can do, especially with the ball, I think we're good enough to beat anyone on the day". The records speak for themselves. Obviously, England have been probably the front-runners in world cricket over the last four years, the way they have changed the game, their game plan in particular has been very aggressive, taking it to the opposition.

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