Birmingham: England stormed into the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after crushing Australia by eight wickets in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.
England will now face New Zealand in the final to be played on July 14 at Lord’s. In the first semi-final, New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs.
Earlier, Steve Smith saved Australia’s blushes with a gutsy 85 to help the defending champions post 223 all out in 49 overs. In reply, England reached the target with 17.5 overs to spare.
The last time England reached the final of a World Cup was back in 1992 when they lost to Pakistan in the final.