England was beaten by Australia by 64-runs in match no. 32 at Lord’s London in ICC World Cup 2019. The chances of England to reach semifinals are highly doubtful after this humiliation.

England Vs Australia – Familiar problems come back to haunt England again

England again suffered a painful defeat in their home soil after losing against Sri Lanka. England won the toss and chose to bowl first. Australia managed to score 285 for 7 in 50 overs as captain Aaron Finch scored a 100 while David Warner scored a prolific 53. England started to lose wickets since the start of the game and finally managed to score 221 in 44.4 overs. Except Ben Stokes heroics 89, no English players were able to stand against Australian pacers.

So, the saga was ready to unfurl!

Under the growing pressure, it seems England are withering greatly. Their chances for semifinals are hanging on the balance very surprisingly. Four days ago scenario was completely different before they met Sri Lanka as England had one foot on semifinal.

Things changes very fast. Surprisingly, they are getting the heat of the pressure and it’s very likely they have a great chance to taste another humiliation and heartbreak. Matches again Sri Lanka and Australia completely exposed them and their weaknesses. If they fail to turn around the scenario, there’s a huge chance they will suffer another mortification especially considering their next opponents are New Zealand and India, both teams are the real contenders of the trophy, both teams they haven’t beaten since 1992 and both teams are unbeaten in this tournament so far.

England started the game in a completely positive way. They won the toss and sent Aussies for bats. The game mode was in England’s favor but they failed to hold this advantage for long. It was obviously a heartbreaking for English fans as they were expecting a classic encounter between two giants. But, England just fell short against the five-time champions and they didn’t have the answer for their own ridiculousness.

There was an outstanding century comes from Australian skipper Aaron Finch. David Warner also played a good game by scoring 53 runs. They both are now the top two highest scorers in the tournament by scoring 500 and 496 respectively. Mitchell Starc and Jason Behrendorff bowled amazingly and destroyed England’s top-order in a remarkable way.

Ben Stokes dauntless fight didn’t work out as Australia managed to win the match by a large margin and his deep courage against the flow completely went in vain.

England showed once again their cowardice in the big stage as they simply failed to live up the high expectations from the fans. Their home soil also didn’t help them either. A win against Australia could be a mental freshness for them before the two big clashes. Australia showed shrewd mental toughness and proved how to deal with big challenges in vital moments. No wonder, that’s the reason hey won the tournament for five-times.

English batsman Ben Stokes fell his bat in anger mode before being bowled by Mitchell Starc.

So, things already get very tough for the English side. As they have to face two unbeaten teams in the World Cup, they should go back to the board and starts their homework quickly and fix the errors if they don’t want to suffer another embarrassment.

Playing XIs:


1 Jonny Bairstow,

2 James Vince,

3 Joe Root,

4 Eoin Morgan (c),

5 Ben Stokes,

6 Jos Buttler (wk),

7 Moeen Ali,

8 Chris Woakes,

9 Adil Rashid,

10 Jofra Archer,

11 Mark Wood


1 Aaron Finch (c),

2 David Warner,

3 Usman Khawaja,

4 Steven Smith,

5 Glenn Maxwell,

6 Marcus Stoinis,

7 Alex Carey (wk),

8 Jason Behrendorff,

9 Pat Cummins,

10 Mitchell Starc,

11 Nathan Lyon

England is in danger and edge of another humiliation. England will be back in action June 30 at Edgbaston against India.