England still continues to be at fourth after the loss, while the Australians have gone to the top with 12 points after 3 straight wins.
Mumbai: Five-time World champions Australia on Tuesday defeated tournament favourites England by 64-runs to become the first team to quality for the 2019 World Cup semi-finals. This was England‘s two straight defeats. Before the match against Australia, the team lost against Sri Lanka by 20-runs.
England still continues to be at fourth after the loss, while the Australians have gone to the top with 12 points after three straight wins. Aaron Finch played a vital knock of 100 from 116 balls to help Australia post a decent total of 285-7.
Meanwhile, Twitterati congratulated the Australians for becoming the first team to reach the semis.
AUSTRALIA QUALIFY FOR THE #CWC19 SEMI-FINALS!!!!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 25, 2019
That, from Mitch Starc to Ben Stokes, has to be one of the best yorkers you will see. Almost certainly the ball that guarantees Australia a place in the semi-final.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 25, 2019
Well played Australia.. nice win. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) June 25, 2019
I had predicted before the tournament that Starc would repeat what he did in the 2015 World Cup. https://t.co/Xepf0FRy6A— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) June 25, 2019
Tough result for England today..well played Australia..England still can qualify but they have two very tough games ahead.. specially against India..let’s see what happens.. what do u think guys ??? #AUSvENG #WorldCup2019 @ICC 🏏— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 25, 2019
A fantastic 100 from Aaron Finch and an exceptional bowling display from Behrendroff and Starc. Congratulations Australia on a superb win. #ENGvAUS— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 25, 2019
England will now have to defeat atleast one of the two unbeaten teams in the tournament so far to qualify for the semi-finals. What a turnaround it’s been for them. Congratulations Australia on a wonderful win. ##EngvAus— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 25, 2019