It is hard to say, but yes the English cricket team has been defeated in the Home of cricket at Lords against Australia. Australia became the cricket side to officially qualify for the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. 

England won the toss and asked Australia to bat first knowing that they have lost twice in the tournament while chasing. Australia had a very good opening stand between the captain Aaron Finch and David Warner. Warner classic fifty was followed by a beautiful hundred off Finch. At one stage Australians were looking to score over 350 but English bowlers did well in the end and restricted them to 285 for 7.

Looking at England's line up it wasn't a big ask, but they had a disastrous start. 26 for 3 in 5.5 overs having Root and Morgan back in the pavilion, never easy. Mitchel Starc bowled a beautiful inswing good length delivery to Root and he was off straightaway. In a similar fashion, he bowled a superb bouncer to Morgan and beat him for pace and was caught at deep fine leg. 


Everything thing has worked in the favor of Australian. The moment when Stokes was looking extremely dangerous and was taking on bowlers Finch goes to his champion bowler and what a delivery that was from Starc. A late reverse swing yorker to a batsman on 89 and had literally no answer. One of the best yorker of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which made Australia qualify for the next round.

Apart from Starc the new entity Jason Behrendorff picked 5 wickets against England at Lords, a dream reality for a young lad. It was some good fight by Stokes as always, but luck wasn't his side today.  

So, now the World Cup has gone more interesting as Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan still have some mathematical chances so as West Indies, but they need to win all of their remaining matches. Some twist, turn and a bit of drama. 
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