The home team of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England, has faced a massive setback after suffering a defeat against Australia in the match 32 of this tournament.
The defending champions Australia scored 285/7 (50 overs) in the first innings after losing the toss. Chasing down that target, England was bundled out for just 221 runs (44.4 overs), and they lost this match by 64 runs.
Brief Scores: Australia – 285/7 in 50 overs (Aaron Finch 100, David Warner 53; Chris Woakes 2/46)
England – 221 in 44.4 overs (Ben Stokes 89, Jonny Bairstow 27; Jason Behrendorff 5/44)
Result – Australia won by 64 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Australia scored 285/7 (50 overs) in the first innings which is their second-highest total in Cricket World Cup history against England. Their CWC record total against England is 342/9 (50 overs) at Melbourne on 14th February 2015.
ii) It was the third time in Cricket World Cup history when the left-arm pacers combinedly took the record nine wickets in an innings. In 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Pakistan left-arm pacers achieved this record figure for twice.
i) Pacer Jofra Archer has already bagged 16 wickets in this season. Former England pacer Ian Botham also took 16 wickets in 1992 Cricket World Cup while no other English bowlers have picked up more than 15 wickets in a CWC edition.
i) David Warner-Aaron Finch becomes the first partner to put five consecutive 50+ partnerships in an edition of the Cricket World Cup.
ii) David Warner-Aaron Finch becomes the second partner to put more than five 50+ partnerships in an edition of the Cricket World Cup. While they have managed six 50+ partnerships in this edition, the former Aussie openers Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden managed seven 50+ partnerships in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
iii) Australian opener David Warner has already scored 500 runs in this Cricket World Cup. After Matthew Hayden (659 runs in 2007) and Ricky Ponting (539 runs in 2007), Warner becomes the third Aussie batsman to score at least 500 runs in a CWC edition.
iv) Another Australian opener Aaron Finch has scored 496 runs as a captain in Cricket World Cup which is the second most runs for an Australian captain in this tournament history. During this match, Finch surpassed the former Australian captain Steve Waugh’s 398-run record in CWC history. Only Ricky Ponting scored more CWC runs as an Aussie captain as he scored 1,160 runs.
v) Aaron Finch’s 100-run knock was the second century by an Australian batsman against England in Cricket World Cup history. The first record holder was also Aaron Finch with 135 runs at Melbourne on 14th February 2015.
vi) After Ricky Ponting (four centuries), Aaron Finch is the second Australian captain to hit more than one century in Cricket World Cup history. The latest century was Finch’s second CWC century as an Australian captain.