Australia and England clash in a high-octane drama in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which could very well be an edge of a seat affair. The hosts looked down and out for a brief period in the group stage but bounced back with the class to finish third. Australia, on the other hand, were the first team to confirm their place in the semis and it was only due to the defeat at the hands of Proteas that ensured they came in second. The Oz are masters when it comes to playing semi-finals at a World Cup, boasting an immaculate record of seven wins out of seven. In terms of head to head record, the two teams have played 148 games with England winning 61, Australia 82, 2 ties and 3 games produced no results. A look at how their last five encounters panned out. Australia vs England Cricket Score 2nd Semi Final ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019.
England vs Australia – 25th June 2019 – Lord’s, London – Australia Won by 64 Runs
A wonderful century by skipper Aaron Finch laid the foundation for Australia to score big in Lord’s but a flurry of wickets in the end overs ensured they could only put up 285/7 on board. England’s reply was below par with the side losing early wickets. Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc picked up 9 wickets between them to ensure Australia won by 64 runs.
England vs Australia – 24th June 2018 – Old Trafford, Manchester – England Won by 1 Wicket
Brilliance from spinner Moeen Ali helped England restrict Australia to 205 in just 34.4 overs of cricket in the first innings. What should have been an easy chase for the home team turned out to be a thriller with Jos Butler scoring a fine century? This knock by the English wicket-keeper helped his team secure a 1 wicket inning.
England vs Australia – 21st June 2018 – Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street – England Won by 6
Hundreds from Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch guided Australia to 310/8 in their quota of fifty overs which was quite a competitive total. But England came out all guns blazing with an 83 ball 101 from opener Jason Roy which set the platform for an easy 6 wicket win. Jonny Bairstow was brilliant to in his knock of 79.
England vs Australia – 19th June 2019 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham – England Won by 242 Runs
England reached the highest ODI score in the history of the format, piling on 481/6 with massive tons from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales. Eoin Morgan chipped in with a 30 ball 67 towards the tail end to complete the rout. Adil Rashid’ 4 wickets were enough to ensure the hosts won by 242 runs.
England vs Australia – 16th June 2019 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – England Won by 38 Runs
A nightmare of sorts for the bowlers in the game with them getting belted throughout the contest. First, it was the English batsmen who piled on 342/8 with Jason Roy scoring a wonderful century. In the second innings, it was Shaun Marsh who smashed a 116 ball 131 to keep his team in the hunt but in the end, it proved to be a futile effort.
Australia vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Semi-Final Video Preview
England have had success against Australia on home turf in the last few years which sets up for a fascinating contest between two equally capable teams.