Player of the day, Australia vs England: Chris Woakes

NEW DELHI: Chris Woakes He played the ball when England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-field victory over Australia on Thursday.

Woakes (3/20) and Adil Rashid (3/54) took three windows each to help the hosts defeat the reigning champions at 223.

Woakes hit twice early in his native land when Australia fell to 14/3 after winning the draw. The prolific opening pair of Australia, David Warner and Finch, as well as Peter Handscomb, were back in the pavilion from the seventh day.

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Steve Smith then led the recovery for Australia with 85 and Alex Carey achieved 46. Smith received good support from Starc (29) in eighth place of 51, but was soon defeated by the direct hitter of goalkeeper Jos Buttler.

On the next ball, Starc was trapped behind Woakes and the innings ended with a surplus left over when Mark Wood threw Jason Behrendorff.

Chasing 224, Jason Roy hit 85 ampoules when England reached a victory goal with a mammoth of 107 balls to spare. The starters Roy and Jonny Bairstow (34) put 124 for the first window, its fourth centenary in a row.

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