England entered the World Cup as a favorite .. In the final, proving that his predictions were not wrong. The hosts, who are all-round, beat Australia by 8 wickets in Thursday's semifinals. Woakes (3/20), Rashid (3/54), Archer (2/32) sensational game play stopped Australia score at 223 runs in 49 overs.
Woakes was awarded the Man of the Match award for sensational bowling. The goal is very small. But if England were to take wickets early in the chase, Australia would have had a chance to try for victory. But England openers Jason Roy and Bairstow did not give the Australia bowlers any chance. The pair batted well and put on 50 runs in 10 overs. Roy then changed gear. Beat the ball to the boundaries with a blinding batting and hit the scoreboard. Roy completed a half century with two fours in Stark over. Aussie skipper Finch bowled a part-time spinner for Smith in the 16th over to try differently as the opening partnership was split. But it did more damage to Australia. Roy hit three sixes in a row. The ball came off the field for a huge six. Bairstow ran out with a team score of 124. At 147, When Roy was heading towards the century he was caught out. England lost by two wickets in a short span of time, but the Aussies did not put pressure on the team. Root and Captain Morgan gave them no chance. The duo played aggressively and scored 79 runs for an impenetrable third wicket, bringing England to victory.
Australia - 223/2
England - 226/2
England beat Australia by 8 wickets
Australia vs England - Match Highlights | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019