England beat Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

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Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc set a new record for most wickets at a single World Cup when he had England's Jonny Bairstow lbw in the semi-finals at Edgbaston on Thursday.

England opener Jason Roy smashed three sixes in a row in his 85 off 65 balls, helping England reach its target in just 32.1 overs. That is the question we all want answering and it's the question that will be answered at the end of this match, as we find out who will join New Zealand in the final at Lord's on Sunday. It will be England's fourth World Cup final, and New Zealand's second, though neither team has won it. "World Cups are very special, they bring out the best in the best players, so I think that's why Australia have had a very rich history, winning four of the last five", Finch said on Wednesday.

While Australia lick their wounds before facing England in the Ashes next month, the progress of Morgan´s team comes after a four-year overhaul.

In the first innings, Joe Root also broke an all-time World Cup record.

Not since 1992 have England gone this deep at the World Cup, while Australia are aiming to continue their ideal record in semi-finals, having progressed from all seven of their previous matches at this stage of the competition.

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