Cricket World Cup History: Top 3 clashes between Australia and England at the mega event
The most historic rivalry in the sport of cricket, England vs Australia, will get a new chapter added today as the teams clash in a group stage encounter of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord's. Both Australia and England have performed well in the initial phase of the tourney and they are two of the top 4 teams in the points table.
England haven't defeated Australia in a World Cup match since 1992 but today, the hosts need to win this one in order to solidify their candidature for the semifinals. On the other hand, Aaron Finch's men will look to maintain their good World Cup record versus their arch-rivals and seal their position in the semifinals with a win here.
Australia have a 5-2 World Cup head-to-head record against England. Here are the top 3 World Cup clashes between the two teams.
#3 Match 2, ICC World Cup 2015
Australia and England met in the second match of the ICC World Cup 2015 in front of a jam-packed MCG crowd. England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Australian openers built a 50-run opening stand but a double strike from Stuart Broad brought England back in the game.
Steve Smith lost his wicket soon which left Australia reeling at 70-3 after 10.3 overs. Captain George Bailey then joined forces with Aaron Finch to stitch a 146-run partnership for the 4th wicket.
Finch crossed the three-figure milestone in that innings; the current Aussie captain aggregated 135 runs off 128 balls.
A brilliant finish from the trio of Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Marsh took Australia to 342/9. Steven Finn took a hat-trick off the last three balls but his efforts did not make much difference.
Chasing 343, England were never in the chase as Mitchell Marsh picked a 5-wicket haul to reduce England to 92-6. James Taylor played the role of a lone warrior but he did not get support from the other end as England lost the match by 111 runs.
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