England vs Australia: full scoreboard England's faltering World Cup campaign veered further off track as old rivals Australia booked their place in the semi-finals with a run victory at Lord's.
After misadventures against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, England ran aground when chasing for the third time in the tournament, dismissed for an error-strewn Australia captain Aaron Finch paved the way for his side's win, weathering a tricky start after being sent in and making exactly , his second of the World Cup.
Yet England rallied well with the ball, dragging the score back from for one in the 32nd over to a more modest for seven. That still proved too much, though, Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc splitting the wickets as England's top order limped to 53 for four.
The left-arm pair finished with nine wickets between them, including Behrendorff's maiden five-for. Just as he did in a losing cause against Sri Lanka Ben Stokes stood tallest, battling apparent leg cramps on his way to a bullish 89, but he received precious little support as a much-vaunted batting line-up again fell short.
Man of the match Aaron Finch set Australia on their way with an impressive century Credit: Getty images As anticipated Steve Smith and David Warner were booed to and from the crease on their first return to the home of cricket since year-long bans for ball-tampering , but that proved little more than a sideshow on a day that cranked up the pressure on Eoin Morgan's men.
The captain handed his bowlers first use of a fresh pitch offering a handy hint of sideways movement, but Australia quickly found their luck was in. Finch sprayed a thick edge over second slip from Chris Woakes' second ball of the day and continued to lead a charmed life.
James Vince got one hand to a diving chance at backward point and Woakes got the bad end of a marginal lbw decision on DRS. Warner also struggled for fluency, but the pair eventually settled as England's changes came up short, Mark Wood leaking 24 runs in three overs and Adil Rashid's first costing Moeen Ali finally landed a blow with one that spun sharply at Warner, who lobbed to gully moments after becoming the first player to reach runs at the tournament.
With Finch and Usman Khawaja adding another 50, a total of did not seem outlandish, but it was England who wrestled control of the innings, taking six for in the last 18 overs. Archer had Finch caught at fine leg the ball after his century, Woakes reversed his earlier bad fortune to take the popular wicket of Smith as well as Pat Cummins, while Mark Wood and Ben Stokes took one each.
Vince was desperate for a score but instead received a booming, inswinging yorker from Behrendorff that rocked back middle stump. It was only Behrendorff's second delivery against the old enemy and he will do well to better it.
Starc, meanwhile, has a long and proud record against England and extended it with two key scalps in successive overs.
Root was his first, pinned lbw so cleanly to a full ball he barely thought about referring the decision. Morgan's departure was more reckless, taking on a short one but merely helping it round to fine leg where Pat Cummins gladly accepted. Jonny Bairstow hinted at a fightback, piecing together 27 with five boundaries, but replicated his captain's error in judgement.
Another short ball, another mis-timed pull and another catch for Cummins. Stokes began another lone hand, a dogged effort that included eight fours and two sixes off Glenn Maxwell, and pressed on after receiving treatment on both legs.
He was sixth out on , comprehensively cleaned up by a sumptuous Starc yorker, but the all-rounder was comfortably England's most diligent performer. Jos Buttler flicked Marcus Stoinis to long leg for 25, a half-hearted knock from a man of his pedigree, while Moeen, Woakes and Archer all succumbed in Behrendorff's decisive final spell.
He banked a career-best five for 44 as the tail toppled and Starc wrapped things up by taking out Rashid, leaving 5. Report by PA Morgan tries to remain positive "Our fate is in our own hands in the next two games we play.
Aaron Finch played really well and capitalised on the start he got. England's hopes are in the balance now. It all went wrong from the outset this morning for Morgan's men. Worrying times for the hosts. England bowled out for Starc finishes it off and Australia have secured their place in the semi-finals.
He's bowled brilliantly, as have all the Aussies actually. Behrendorff signs off with Archer c Warner b Behrendorff 1 Simple enough.
Full from Behrendorff, Archer goes after it and just picks out the man at long-off.
That's Behrendorff's first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. Starc is back to kill this game off. He's taken three wickets so far today while Behrendorff four.
It's a race to see which left-arm seamer can end with a five-for.
There's just so little scope for runs when Starc bowls at the death. He's bang on the money as usual and it just becomes a case of survival. Three singles scored. No panic whatsoever as he just passed it to Finch and stepped over the rope.
Just crazy. Rashid then flicks four over short fine-leg.
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Woakes c Finch b Behrendorff 26 Oh get out. That's ridiculous! Australia have gone and done one of those relay catches at long-on and it's sublime.
They made that look stupidly easy.
Rashid agrees and skips down before clearing long-on for six. More of that required. England, meanwhile, are starting to find themselves in real trouble in this competition.
A lot depends on other teams' results but they are beginning to look in real danger of not making the knockouts. It's a perfect line and awkward length, which prompts Moeen into a nibble through to the keeper. The Aussies have bowled really, really well today.
But I can't imagine he'll get much even vaguely close to the stumps. Nope, a single through to cover.
And that's the only run from the over. Not good from an England perspective. It's looking more and more improbable for the hosts.