England crush Australia by eight wickets to reach World Cup final

England crush Australia by eight wickets and with 18 OVERS to spare to reach first World Cup final since 1992 against New Zealand

  • England will face New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday
  • Eoin Morgan’s side crushed Australia with dominant all-round performance
  • Aussies were reduced to 14 for three after winning the toss and batting first
  • Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid shared six wickets to bowl them out for 223
  • Jason Roy went on the attack with blistering 85 from 65 balls and five sixes 

England are into their first World Cup final in 27 years after a devastating eight-wicket victory over Australia on Thursday.

After losing the toss Eoin Morgan’s side produced a brilliant display with the ball to bowl the Aussies out for just 232.

A blistering 85 from 65 balls from Jason Roy set the hosts up for an emphatic win that sets up a meeting with New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

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Eoin Morgan and Joe Root celebrate after knocking off the final runs to give England victory

England captain Morgan hits into the leg side as he helps his side towards victory

Root hits into the off side as England secure their place in the final of the World Cup

Jason Roy smashes Steve Smith for a third successive six as England make hay on Thursday

Smith walks back to his mark as umpire Kumar Dharmasena signals a six with his arms

Roy was left furious after he was given out caught behind despite not hitting the ball

Roy and Jonny Bairstow once again shared a opening stand worth over a hundred for England

Jos Buttler throws down the stumps to dismiss Smith when he was on 85 for the Aussies

Chris Woakes celebrates in the background as Smith fails to make his ground and is given out

Australia’s Pat Cummins edges Adil Rashid to be taken by Joe Root at first slip

Spin bowler Rashid is congratulated by team-mates after taking three wickets with the ball

Alex Carey is patched up with a bandage around his head after being hit while batting

Carey’s helmet fell off as he was struck in the face by a Jofra Archer bouncer early on

Woakes celebrates after clean bowling Peter Handscomb for just four runs

Handscomb got an inside edge before playing onto his stumps as the Aussies struggled

Jofra Archer appeals successfully for the wicket of captain Aaron Finch for a golden duck

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