England vs Australia LIVE: ICC Cricket World Cup result and reaction as holders finally crash out

Ben Stokes was out for 64 as England tried to chase 287 to win (Getty Images)
Ben Stokes was out for 64 as England tried to chase 287 to win (Getty Images)

England’s World Cup nightmare continued as their miniscule mathematical hopes of staying in the competition were finally extinguished by bitter rivals Australia.

After five defeats from their first six games the defending champions had long since given up hope of reaching the semi-finals, but officially bowing out at the hands of their Ashes foes with a 33-run defeat simply poured salt into open wounds.

Once again it was their batting that let them down, failing to get to grips with a manageable target after a spirited showing from the bowling unit left Australia 286 all out in the final over.

England were knocked over for 253 in response, Ben Stokes top-scoring with 64 but unable to pull his side out of the fire.

England vs Australia

  • Ben Stokes admitted England have been ‘crap’ in the tournament

  • Australia bowled out for 286 - England set 287 to win

  • Wicket! Bairstow out for 0 - England 0-0

  • Wicket! Root out for 13! ct Inglis b Starc England 19-2

  • Wicket! Malan out for 50! ct Head b Cummins England 103-3

  • Wicket! Buttler out for 1! ct Green b Zampa - England 106-4

  • Wicket! Stokes out for 64! ct Stoinis b Zampa - England 169-5

  • Wicket! Livingstone out for 2! ct Abbott b Cummins - England 174-6

  • Wicket! Ali out for 42! ct Warner b Zampa - England 186-7

  • Wicket! Willey out for 15! ct Zampa b Hazlewood - England 216-8

  • Wicket! Woakes out for 32! ct Labuschagne b Stoinis - England 253-9

  • Wicket! Rashid out for 20! - Australia win by 33 runs

Australia knock England out of the Cricket World Cup

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Here’s the match report from Ahmedabad:

England’s World Cup nightmare continued as their miniscule mathematical hopes of staying in the competition were finally extinguished by bitter rivals Australia.

After five defeats from their first six games the defending champions had long since given up hope of reaching the semi-finals, but officially bowing out at the hands of their Ashes foes with a 33-run defeat simply poured salt into open wounds.

England’s World Cup hopes finally extinguished by old rivals Australia

Australia win by 33 runs

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Moeen Ali: “I think the clarity in the players and the messaging has been the same but I think as players and individuals that hasn’t been the same.

“The clarity in the positions and in the roles hasn’t been there. Lack of runs, lack of wickets and not fielding as well as we can.”

Australia win by 33 runs

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Moeen Ali to Sky Sports: “To defend it in the style that we have - that’s the most disappointing thing, the style of cricket that we’ve played.

“I think the message we’ve tried as a group of players and as a management we’ve tried to play our way. We just haven’t had the confidence and I think the lack of belief in the side.”

Australia win by 33 runs

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Pat Cummins: “I feel like every game has improved a little bit, I don’t feel like we’ve played a complete game or really closed out the game.

“We knew at the start of the tournament we weren’t at our best, but you see a marked improvement and everyone is diving around, it’s one of the things we’ve improved on.

On Zampa: “He’s been bowling beautifully in the last couple of games, but he’s a match-winner, we’re lucky to have a few of them.

“He was at his best tonight.”

Australia win by 33 runs

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Buttler: “I think it’s the right shot to play, the execution was off, I want to take the game on and that was a time

“My own form has been a concern, coming into the tournament I felt like I was in a great space. my own performance with the bat has really hurt us.

“The only way to get into form is to front up and go again. The longer it goes on the closer you are to getting out the other side of it.”

Australia win by 33 runs

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Jos Buttler: “Disappointment I feel like we’re having the same chat after every game at the minute.

“To lose by 30-odd there’s plenty of ways we could find those 30 runs we needed.

“It certainly a low point, I’ve had a few but definitely as a captain to be stood in this position when you arrived in India with very high hopes is disappointing and it hurts a lot.

“We certainly haven’t done ourselves justice, coming into the tournament we fancied ourselves to have a good go at it and push whoever it was all the way.

“We feel like we’ve let ourselves down, we’ve let people at home down and that wears heavy on your shoulders.”

Australia win by 33 runs - England are knocked out of the Cricket World Cup

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Adam Zampa was named player of the match, and said: “I thought we put up a really competitive total in the end but it was always going to be tough to defend that.

“The ball has come out probably the best it ever has tonight, so that was good, it was fun.”

On his batting he added: “Just to stay fairly positive and trying to bat until the 50, I think I came in at 240-odd and wanted to just try and stay there until the end of the game.”

Wicket! Rashid out for 20! ct Inglis b Hazlewood - Australia win by 33 runs

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Rashid goes for a shot and can only top-edge it straight into the air for Inglis to catch.

England are officially knocked out of the World Cup.

Wicket! Woakes out for 32! ct Labuschagne b Stoinis - Englnad 253-9

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Stoinis will bowl this one, there’s 18 balls left and England need 44 runs.

His first two balls are yorkers. But Rashid has top-edged one for six...and that was high, but they haven’t checked the height!

That’s just what England wanted. Woakes goes for a big heave but misses the slower ball.

He goes for a big shot final ball of the over, but doesn’t get enough on it and it’s caught by Labuschagne.

England 243-8 (47) Woakes 29, Rashid 13, Cummins 2-49 (10)

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Cummins will bowl himself out here, and that leaves Hazlewood with just one over remaining, he might have to bowl Stoinis again if they cannot take the wickets in time.

Woakes has smashed a big six to take the required runs down below 50, if they can get near it would be a massive achievement from the lower order.

That was a big 75 metre six!

England 233-8 (45) Woakes 21, Rashid 11, Hazlewood 1-49 (9)

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Hazlewood will bowl here, and Rashid has hit a boundary! He fires that over the top towards the boundary and the fielder in the deep can’t get there.

Seven runs from the over.

England 225-8 (45) Woakes 20, Rashid 4, Cummins 2-38 (9)

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Cummins is back with ball in hand and Australia need just two wickets to wrap up this game.

Two runs from the over.

Wicket! Willey out for 15! ct Zampa b Hazlewood - England 216-8

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Willey hits Hazlewood to the boundary at the start of the next over!

He tries to follow it up with another big hit but doesn’t quite get hold of it and it loops up in the air, Zampa makes a stunning run and catch to dismiss the all rounder.

England 212-7 (43) Woakes 15, Willey 11, Starc 2-66 (10)

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Woakes has driven Starc away for four! That was a lovely drive through extra cover to the boundary.

This will also be Starc’s last over.

And Woakes has another boundary from the final ball.

England 199-7 (42) Woakes 7, Willey 9, Zampa 3-21 (10)

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There is some relief around the corner for England, Zampa is bowling his last over here.

His control has been expert, and just one run from his final over.

England 198-7 (41) Woakes 6, Willey 9, Starc 2-55 (9)

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Starc has been brought back on to try and find the required breakthroughs for Australia, but Willey has timed one perfectly and struck the ball to the boundary.

Willey is playing well having only just come to the crease.

Wicket! Ali out for 42! ct Warner b Zampa - England 186-7

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Moeen Ali goes for a big shot over midwicket, and finds David Warner in the deep.

Australia are firmly on top again here, and Zampa has another wicket.

England 182-6 (39) Ali 42, Woakes 5, Cummins 2-36 (8)

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Ali has another boundary, it might have come off the glove, but it takes it very fine over the keeper and he moves inot the 40s.

Nine runs from the over, after Woakes scored his first boundary from the final ball.

England 177-6 (38) Ali 37, Woakes 1, Zampa 2-19 (8)

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Zampa has been so impressive in this match so far, and every delivery looks like it could be dangerous.

He did not start the tournament well, and neither did Australia, but they have found their footing towards the key stages of the tournament and are on course to qualify for the semi-finals.

Wicket! Livingstone out for 2! ct Abbott b Cummins

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Livingstone top-scored with 27 against India, but like most of England’s batters, has not really performed at the level that he should during the tournament.

Cummins has brought himself back on to have a go at the new batter and the plan has worked!

Livingstone has smashed that but Abbott takes the catch and he has gone for just two runs.

Wicket! Stokes out for 64! ct Stoinis b Zampa - England 169-5

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Adam Zampa takes the wicket to change the course of the match! Stokes tried to just play that one around the corner, and has hit it straight to Stoinis at fine leg on the edge of the ring.

It is hard to think that with that England’s chances have not disappeared as well.

England 169-4 (35) Stokes 64, Ali 32, Hazlewood 0-31 (7)

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Hazlewood will continue, Pat Cummins has just been urging some of his team to calm down and keep their heads as Stokes remains at the crease.

Ali has sent that to the boundary from the last ball of the over.

England 162-4 (34) Stokes 63, Ali 27, Stoinis 0-24 (3)

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Ali flicks Stoinis for four to bring up the 50 partnership with Stokes. Stoinis had to come on to bowl, with Zampa not being able to after being off the field for a period of time.

He follows it up with a second four, back to back boundaries for England. He goes again, but it’s into the air and Hazlewood parries the ball away from the boundary.

10 runs from the over.

England 148-4 (33) Stokes 62, Ali 18, Hazlewood 0-24 (6)

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Hazlewood has come back on to bowl, and there is little sign of the risk taking of the previous overs from Stokes.

Moeen Ali drives Hazlewood back down the ground for a boundary, six from the over.

England 146-4 (32) Stokes 61, Ali 13, Head 0-28 (5)

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Head will continue, his first four overs have been good, just 20 runs from it. And Stokes has gone for it again!

Head has been launched over the rope for another maximum, Stokes has been absorbing pressure, but has just started to put it back on the opposition.

Eight runs from the over, that’s a bit more like it from England.

Stokes 50! England 138-4 (31) Ali 12, Starc 2-45 (8)

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England are just hanging in there, but the runs are starting to become a bit hard to come by.

Starc is back on, and he has brought up his 50 with a huge hit into the stands! That was launched!

England 128-4 (30) Stokes 46, Ali 11, Head 0-20 (4)

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Head has come back on and England might have to start going after him, but they haven’t yet, just four runs from the over.

England 125-4 (29) Stokes 44, Ali 10, Starc 2-35 (7)

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David Warner makes a sprawling dive to stop Stokes picking up another boundary. The outfield is getting quicker.

Starc has come back on as Australia hunt for another wicket.

England 119-4 (28) Stokes 41, Ali 7, Zampa 1-14 (6)

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Zampa starts his over with two wides. The required run rate is up over seven an over, but I don’t think England will be worrying about it too much at the moment.

Just the one run from the bat in the over, Zampa is bowling quick and flat, but England cannot find any gaps.

England 116-4 (27) Stokes 41, Ali 6, Cummins 1-24 (6)

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Moeen Ali has his first boundary, but it’s flown off the edge, that was not necessarily a deliberate shot, but England might take any run they can get.

The second one is a thicker edge, almost identical to the first, but that one is close enough for third man to field.

England 107-4 (26) Stokes 37, Ali 1, Zampa 1-11 (5)

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Zampa has been excellent, and he has the key wicket.

Wicket! Buttler out for 1! ct Green b Zampa - England 106-4

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The England captain has gone! He came down the wicket and tried to hit Zampa back over his head but picked out Cameron Green.

Buttler has had a poor tournament, and his awful form with the bat continues.

England 106-3 (25) Stokes 37, Buttler 1, Cummins 1-15 (5)

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Cummins has not given an inch here, he has bowled exceptionally.

He went through the variations, including a bouncer, at a pace pushing towards 90mph.

A maiden over from the Australian captain.

England 105-3 (24) Stokes 36, Buttler 1, Zampa 0-10 (4)

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With the wicket Zampa has just been brought back on as well. Buttler has his first run, just tapping the ball into the off side.

Just three runs from that over.

England 103-3 (23) Stokes 35, Buttler 0, Cummins 1-15 (4)

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The partnership had been worth 84 and just as England looked like building something, there is another breakthrough.

Buttler is in, he remains one of England’s best-ever white ball players, but like so many in this team he has been completely out of form in this tournament.

Wicket! Malan out for 50! ct Head b Cummins England 103-3

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Malan brings up his 50 from 63 balls, including a six and four fours.

He just dabbed the ball down to third man, and has probably been the pick of the batters so far, he is the only one to have scored a century - against Bangladesh.

Just after bringing up the milestone, Malan has gone big at one and not got hold of it, it was taken by Travis Head at long leg.

Cummins brought himself on to find the breakthrough and he has done it!

England 101-2 (22) Malan 49, Stokes 34, Head 0-17 (3)

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Head is being slowed down by Malan here, he is so quick at bowling these overs.

Stokes has come down the ground and hit Head over his head for six, but he is hobbling around slightly after having played it.

The next time he tries the same, but it’s a hack that skews into the field.

England 91-2 (21) Malan 46, Stokes 27, Stoinis 0-14 (2)

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Malan flicks on leg side off his pads for four, a bit of width from Stoinis and he has been picked off.

They have looked to attack Stoinis having seen off the dangerous opening seamers, and won’t want to lose touch with the run rate after the steady start.

Malan has another boundary, but he has not got hold of it properly and more like fended it towards fine leg.

England 82-2 (20) Malan 38, Stokes 26, Head 0-8 (2)

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Stokes is coming down the wicket and will be hoping some of his powerful shots will find the gaps soon.

Head has rattled through that over, 3 runs from it.

England 79-2 (19) Malan 37, Stokes 24, Stoinis 0-4 (1)

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Stoinis has come on to bowl. England might have to start attacking the non-frontline bowlers soon as the run rate has just started to creep up.

But that being said, they cannot afford to take any risks.

England 75-2, Malan 35, Stokes 22, Head 0-5 (1)

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Travis Head will bowl his first over, and England will be encouraged by that after struggling against Zampa and Malan plays one into the deep first ball of the over.

Five runs from it.

England 69-2 (17) Malan 32, Stokes 20, Starc 2-29 (6)

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Stokes has driven Starc beautifully down the ground for his first boundary.

And a few balls later he brings out the pull shot, he’s faced 40 balls and looks to just be settling in. These two have steadied the ship slightly for England, after the two early wickets.

Eight runs from the over.

England 61-2 (16) Malan 30, Stokes 14, Zampa 0-7 (3)

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Stokes turns Zampa around the corner for a single. England are just rotating the strike a bit better now and preventing getting stuck.

Four runs from that over from Zampa.

England 58-2 (15) Malan 29, Stokes 12, Starc 2-21 (5)

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England are doing exactly what they have to do and just hanging in there.

England 53-2 (14) Malan 27, Stokes 9, Zampa 0-4 (2)

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Zampa has a lot of variations and this doesn’t seem to be a surface with a lot of turn, but he has beaten Malan’s outside edge with a slightly quicker delivery.

Just three runs from Zampa’s over.

England 50-2 (13) Malan 25, Stokes 8, Cummins 0-13 (3)

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Five from the over from Pat Cummins, and England can take their time to settle into the game now, 50 overs is a long time to bat.

England 44-2 (11) Stokes 7, Malan 20, Cummins 0-8 (2)

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Malan has opened up a bit here, and has another four, this time off Cummins.

There was too much width from the bowler and Malan carved it away to the boundary over the slips.

England 38-2 (7) Malan 15, Stokes 6, Hazlewood 0-18 (5)

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England have struggled to find the gaps in the field, but they are finding the middle of the bat, and after the powerplay will hope the space opens up to allow them to find the singles and rotate the strike.

It is not a high total to chase, but Australia have a few more runs on the board than England would have wanted them to.

And Malan has smashed Hazlewood for six!

England 31-2 (9) Malan 9, Stokes 5, Cummins 0-2 (1)

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Cummins has brought himself on to bowl. Australia would love nothing more than another wicket in the powerplay, and England just have to hang on.

England 29-2 (8) Malan 8, Stokes 4, Hazlewood 0-11 (4)

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Stokes has got one through the in-field, David Warner dived to make the stop, but England will have three from that.

He has looked a bit more in touch today, certainly than he did against India and maybe than he has all tournament.

England 25-2 (7) Malan 7, Stokes 1, Starc 2-16 (4)

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Malan fires one to the boundary on the off side, it was just behind square and that will help relieve a tiny bit of pressure.

England 20-2 (6) Malan 3, Stokes 1, Hazlewood 0-7 (3)

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A maiden over from Hazlewood, Stokes has just blocked that one out and is taking his time here.

England 20-2 (5) Malan 3, Stokes 1, Starc 2-11 (3)

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Stokes is off the mark with a single, that is already better than 10-ball duck against Shami in the last match.

It’s just a case of weathering the storm here...not the first time that has been said about England this World Cup.

Wicket! Root out for 13! ct Inglis b Starc England 19-2

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England just need to dig in here and see out the powerplay without losing wickets like they did against India.

Root flashes at one, and Australia have reviewed it for a caught behind.

Labuschagne was convinced, saying “that’s a huge noise”. And his conviction pays off, Root has gone!

England 19-1 (4) Root 13, Malan 3, Hazlewood 0-7 (2)

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Root has another boundary, it was off the edge and well wide of Smith at slip.

He is struck on the pads again, but this time Australia choose not to review.

England 14-1 (3) Root 9, Malan 3, Starc 1-10 (2)

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Stoinis has dropped Root! Root played it uppish and straight towards Stoinis, but he has spilled it!

Is that a let off?

England 11-1 (2) Malan 2, Root 7, Hazlewood 0-3 (1)

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Hazlewood’s first delivery is wide and Malan leaves well alone after watching what happened to Bairstow.

He also leaves the next one which was not too far away from the stumps!

Malan has a single, playing Hazlewood down to third man.

England 7-1 (1) Malan 1, Root 6, Starc 1-7 (1)

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Aaron Finch is even saying on commentary he feels sorry for Bairstow, that was just what England could not afford to do.

Root has started well though, a two towards backward point and then a drive back past Starc down the ground for four.

Root has been struck on the pad, the umpire’s finger does not move but Pat Cummins has reviewed, the ball was shown to be going over the stumps, and England can breathe a sigh of relief.

Wicket! Bairstow out for 0 - England 0-0

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Bairstow is out first ball! He wafts at one down leg side and Inglis dives and takes the catch!

It was a loosener from Starc and Bairstow has gone after it and it caught the edge.

Australia all out for 286

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Australia are making their way on the field, soon to be followed by Bairstow and Malan.

Australia all out for 286

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Almost time for the second innings and England have to start steadily and try and keep wickets in hand - something they have not done in any match other than the single win over Bangladesh so far in the tournament.

Australia bowled out for 286

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England have to perform with the bat today to not only keep their hopes of reaching the 2025 Champions Trophy alive, but restore some pride in their performances.

Ben Stokes admitted on the eve of the game that England have been ‘crap’ but against a team with so much history and rivalry, they won’t want to collapse like they did against India six days before.

Australia bowled out for 286

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Here are some photos from the first innings:

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Australia bowled out for 286

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That feels like it might be slightly below-par from Australia. They might well be disappointed with that, so many players made starts, but only Labuschagne scored a half-century, and even he could not go big.

Labuschagne top-scored with 71, the wickets were shared out between the England bowlers, they kept on the pressure and struck at the right times to prevent a damaging partnership from falling.

Wicket! Starc out for 10! Australia bowled out for 286

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Starc goes for a big shot and is caught on the edge of the ring from a variation. Ali takes the catch.

England have bowled out Australia for 286, it has been a good bowling and fielding performance from Buttler’s side, but their problem in this tournament has been with the batting.

Wicket! Zampa out for 29! ct. Buttler b Woakes - Australia 285-9

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Zampa’s cameo of 29 from 19 comes to an end. He goes for another big shot but could only hit it straight in the air and this time someone - Buttler - was underneath it!

Australia 286-8 (49) Zampa 29, Starc 10, Willey 1-48 (10)

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England are an over behind on the over rate counter, despite 20 overs from the spinners.

Another one is sent into the sky and again it lands safe! I think that takes the tally to four! Australia have had some luck today.

Zampa has smashed another down the ground, these are all useful runs, the partnership has moved to 37 from just 28 deliveries.

Australia 276-8 (48) Zampa 23, Starc 8, Woakes 2-53 (9)

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After blocking the first two balls, Zampa has another boundary, pulled to backwards square to move to 20 from just 12.

Eight runs from the over.

Australia 268-8 (47) Zampa 16, Starc 7, Wood 2-70 (10)

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The extra pace of Wood has rushed Zampa, but it has clipped the bat, flown over Buttler and will bring four more runs to the total.

The next one is muscled away down the ground for another four. Wood has not bowled badly, but Australia have eight runs from the first two balls.

Another ariel ball off the bat drops short of the field.

Australia 257-8 (46) Zampa 5, Starc 7, Willey 1-39 (9)

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The runs have definitely dried up as Willey will continue. Root makes another dive on the boundary to prevent another four.

Willey has varied his pace as well here. Zampa has skied one that has gone straight in the air, but another one falls short of the fielders.

Australia 250-8 (45) Starc 3, Zampa 2, Wood 2-59 (9)

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Wood has bowled well here, and England have the chance to bowl out Australia.

Wicket! Cummins out for 10! ct Malan b Wood - Australia 247-8

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Wood comes back on but Cummins has a boundary, just angling his bat so the ball glanced off the face and ran away to the boundary.

He strikes next ball! It hit Cummins high on the bat and looped to Malan at midwicket, England have another wicket!

Wicket! Stoinis out for 35! ct Bairstow b Livingstone - Australia 241-7

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This is the over for Australia to capitalise, Livingstone is back for a single over before it will be the turn of the seamers again to try and restrict the batters in the final few overs.

And that’s exactly what Stoinis does, smashing Livingstone into the stands for a big six into the leg side.

He follows it up with a four down the ground, this is great batting. He is using all of his strength to send this ball as far as he can.

The next ball he goes for one too many! A big heave into the leg side, high into the sky, and Jonny Bairstow jumps and takes a stunning catch to dismiss the Australian.

Australia 231-6 (43), Stoinis 25, Cummins 6, Willey 1-32 (8)

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Stoinis has just wafted at one from Willey but doesn’t get an edge on it. The left-armer is into his eighth over.

The wicket of Green has done exactly what England needed, it has completely slowed down the run rate.

Stoinis miscues one for two, and Root has to make a diving stop on the boundary, it has been a good fielding performance from England.

Australia 226-6 (42) Stoinis 24, Cummins 2, Rashid 2-38 (10)

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Rashid has been brought on for his final over, to Cummins. But there’s one over England have to find from either Livingstone or Ali.

Cummins after defending at the first three, pushes down the ground for a single.

Australia 224-6 (41) Stoinis 23, Cummins 1, Willey 1-27 (7)

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A great over from Willey, four runs and a wicket, Cummins is off the mark.

Wicket! Green out for 47! b Willey - Australia 223-6

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That’s just what England needed! Green pre-meditated the paddle sweep, and just got it all wrong, the ball crashes into leg stump and green has to go at what could be a crucial time in this innings.

Willey and England celebrate and they are into the bowlers now.

Australia 219-5 (40) Green 47, Stoinis 20, Woakes 2-45 (8)

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Green is nearing his 50 after surviving that run-out chance, and Stoinis has opened up as well here.

There’s just over 10 overs left and the batters will want to start pushing the score on. The ball was dragged down by Woakes and Stoinis has pulled that for four.

This pair have put on more than 40 runs between them. Eight runs from that over, it’ll be interesting to see what England do here, because they need their seamers for the final overs.

Australia 212-5 (39) Green 45, Stoinis 15, Willey 0-23 (6)

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Willey will bowl his sixth. Australia could look to attack the slightly slower bowling, and Green swings hard but there’s a good stop on the boundary from Woakes to prevent a boundary.

England have a run out chance! It’s sent upstairs, Green came a long way down the wicket before being sent back! It’s not a direct hit, Willey has to take the ball and dive at the stumps, but the batter’s dive sees him survive.

Australia 210-5 (38) Green 44, Stoinis 14, Woakes 2-38 (7)

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Woakes, who bowled well at the top of the order, will return, and he’s been hit for four by Green who has driven perfectly into the gap first ball of his seventh over.

England have a run out chance but Malan misses the direct hit, that was a bit of a mix up in the calling from Australia.

Australia 202-5 (37) Green 39, Stoinis 11, Wood 1-52 (8)

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Wood will continue, and Green continues to kook slightly unsettled against the England quick.

Stoinis against Wood and he plays it late and straight into his pads, that could have gone anywhere.

But he picks the gap and finishes the over with four.

Australia 197-5 (36) Green 38, Stoinis 7, Rashid 2-36 (9)

11:16 , Sonia Twigg

Green has a single first ball and Rashid has another chance at Stoinis, but he is already into his second-last over.

But Stoinis has smashed him into the stands for six, that is the first six for a long time in this innings! He follows it up with a lovely delivery that just beats the outside edge.

Australia 190-5 (35) Green 37, Stoinis 1, Wood 1-47 (7)

11:13 , Sonia Twigg

Wood will have a go at the new batter here after taking the wicket of Labuschagne at the end of his previous over.

It has been a tighter start, the last over was nine balls after three wides. Green has completely mistimed one that crashed into his gloves, and he did not look comfortable at all there.

The next one has gone to the boundary however, Green just put the bat in the way and the ball flew.

Australia 181-5 (34) Green 28, Stoinis 1, Rashid 2-29 (8)

11:07 , Sonia Twigg

It’s the match up England will have wanted, Adil Rashid against Stoinis who has struggled many times against the English spinner.

Wicket! Labuschagne out for 71! lbw Wood - Australia 178-5

11:02 , Sonia Twigg

Wood’s over starts with a wide, but the next one is hit high into the air by Green, but it falls short of the fielder on the boundary and over the ones in the ring.

There’s a couple of singles and then another two more wides. Not great from Wood, who hasn’t had the best tournament overall.

There’s a four flashed off the bat, and Wood does not look confident, but he might have a wicket there!

Labuschagne has immediately reviewed the decision, but he was struck on the pad and the umpire’s finger was in the air.

But there are three reds on the screen and Labuschagne has gone!

Australia 166-4 (32) Labuschagne 67, Green 21, Rashid 2-26 (7)

10:51 , Sonia Twigg

Rashid has done what he has done all innings and kept it tight. That will be drinks as well, it does seem quite hot out there, with the temperate in the mid-30s, but not as oppressive as Mumbai where players were cramping up almost constantly towards the end of the first innings.

Australia 162-4 (31) Labuschagne 64, Green 20, Wood 0-26 (5)

10:47 , Sonia Twigg

Mark Wood will come back on to replace Livingstone, and an injection of pace will hopefully bring another angle to this game.

There is just a hint of reverse, which will encourage the seamers.

The extra pace does also mean the ball comes off the bat quicker however, and Green has carved one into the off side for a boundary.

Green has absolutely skied one! The bat flew out of his hand and went further away than the ball, but neither Wood nor Buttler could get there in time. There were four fielders running towards it but none close enough to get a hand to it.

The next ball is short, wide and dispatched to the boundary!

Australia 152-4 (30) Labuschagne 62, Green 12, Rashid 2-21 (6)

10:41 , Sonia Twigg

Rashid has bowled very well here and Labuschagne is struggling to get the ball away.

He can only defend it back to the bowler. Just one run from the 30th over, Rashid has four more he can bowl.

Australia 152-4 (29) Labuschagne 62, Green 12, Livingstone 0-30 (5)

10:38 , Sonia Twigg

Livingstone drags one down and Bairstow dives on the boundary to try and stop the four. He manages to do so, but it has not been brilliant from the all-rounder.

Australia 146-4 (28) Labuschagne 59, Green 9, Rashid 2-21 (5)

10:34 , Sonia Twigg

Rashid will continue at the other end, he has bowled very well today and this over was no different.

Australia have not really been able to settle against him.

Having said that Labuschagne plays a strong cut behind square for a boundary from the final ball of the over.

Australia 138-4 (27) Labuschagne 52, Green 8, Livingstone 0-24 (4)

10:31 , Sonia Twigg

Ben Stokes has slid to stop one on the boundary and gingerly got to his feet, it is always a worry when he dives for the ball due to his ongoing left knee problems. He confirmed ahead of the match that he would be undergoing surgery after the World Cup.

Green smashes a boundary off Livingstone. It’s hard to work out why he’s bowling rather than some others who have looked more like taking wickets.

Australia 129-4 (26) Labuschagne 50, Green 1, Rashid 2-13 (4)

10:28 , Sonia Twigg

Labuschagne moves on to 49 with a ball that Bairstow has to dive for on the boundary, he doesn’t quite get it cleanly but it’s enough to stop the boundary.

However, Labuschagne brings up his milestone later in the over, from 63 deliveries, his second World Cup 50!

Australia 124-4 (25) Green 1, Labuschagne 45, Ali 0-28 (4)

10:24 , Sonia Twigg

Cameron Green has one run after that Rashid over, and Moeen will continue, Labuschagne edged it! But it has raced away for a boundary.

Labuschagne is nearing a half century with that delivery.

Wicket! Inglis out for 3! ct Moeen b Rashid - Australia 117-4

10:17 , Sonia Twigg

Inglis has carved Rashid straight to backward point! He goes for a reverse sweep and just plays it straight to Ali.

Inglis scored just three runs, and with one wicket comes two!

Australia 117-3 (23) Labuschagne 39, Inglis 3, Moeen 0-23 (3)

10:16 , Sonia Twigg

Ali will continue against the new batter Inglis, and this has been a much tighter line and length, with just three runs coming from it.

Wicket! Smith out for 44! ct Moeen b Rashid, Australia 113-3

10:10 , Sonia Twigg

The running from this pair has not been as sharp as it could be, there has been a bit of hesitation.

Smith has gone! Rashid has his and England’s wicket, he goes chasing a wide one and top-edged it to a diving Moeen Ali.

Australia 111-2 (21) Smith 43, Labuschagne 37, Ali 0-20 (2),

10:08 , Sonia Twigg

Smith hits one in the air but just past Woakes at mid off, he dives but can’t get a hand to it and it will be a boundary.

Another expensive over that from Ali, and the batters are starting to look pretty set.

Australia 101-2 (20) Smith 35, Labuschagne 35, Rashid 0-3 (1)

10:05 , Sonia Twigg

Rashid has now been brought on to bowl, but the 100 runs is up for Australia.

20 overs gone, England need another wicket, and as far as Australia are concerned, they can afford to take their time and wait while these two get set as there is still a lot of time left to accelerate later.

Australia 94-2 (19) Smith 34, Labuschagne 33, Ali 0-10 (1)

10:02 , Sonia Twigg

Moeen Ali has been brought into the attack, and has gone for a boundary. It’s starting to look a bit too comfortable for the pair in the middle as far as England are concerned.

An expensive over from Ali, 10 runs from it.

Australia 82-2 (17) Smith 26, Labuschagne 22, Wood 0-17 (4)

09:55 , Sonia Twigg

But Labuschagne has a boundary off Wood, that will ease some of the pressure.

It’s a bit disappointing to see England look to be content with just restricting Australia’s scoring rather than trying to take wickets, as that has so often been their undoing when it comes to their own innings.

Labuschagne is struck on the pad and England review! It’s missing the stumps and they will lose that review.

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