ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 'England should blame their batting on Rabada's IPL stint', Twitter reacts to Australia's win over England

Here's how Twitter reacted to Australia's win over England at Lord's in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match-up

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 25, 2019 23:53:24 IST

Australia smothered top-ranked England by 64 runs at Lord's and piled more pressure on the home side in their bid to join the defending champion in the semi-finals.

The Australians successfully defended a total for the fourth consecutive match, making 285-7 stand tall by bowling out England for 221 with 5.2 overs to spare. Fast bowler Jason Behrendorff took a maiden 5-for and Mitchell Starc grabbed four to lead the tournament wickets list with 19.

England's third defeat in seven matches — all three while chasing — wasn't fatal to their semifinal hopes, but raised the stakes even higher for a win against India or New Zealand, who are both unbeaten.

The latest defeat for England also breathed more life into closest challengers Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, each of whom must still win all their remaining games to stay hopeful.

Here's how Twitter reacted to Australia's semi-final qualification and England's consecutive losses.

That joy of being the first team to qualify for semis!

They do come alive on the biggest stage!

Going by trends, that might be the best thing to do right now

The stats start flowing!

Enough of England bashing, time to credit Australia, they were simply superb!

Some of them are dancing in the isles

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 23:53:24 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254