Cricket World Cup: England beat Australia to reach final for first time in 27 years | UK News

England have beaten Australia to reach the Cricket World Cup final for the first time since 1992.

England roundly beat Australia by eight wickets in Birmingham, and finished 226-2.

England’s top men Joe Root and Eoin Morgan put the game to bed, scoring 49 and 45 runs respectively.

New Zealand await England on Sunday at Lords, after the Black Caps beat India in dramatic fashion on Wednesday afternoon.

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England dismissed Australia in 49 overs, with only Steve Smith putting up any real resistance, scoring 85 from 119 balls.

Australia struggled early on in the match, and at one point were just 14-3 against the hosts, after a destructive opening spell by bowlers Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes.

England’s Jason Roy was controversially dismissed for 85, after being caught behind, despite replays showing he did not hit the ball.

However, the hosts had no reviews remaining, meaning Roy had to leave the pitch.

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