England vs Australia
This was do or Die match for Australia after two matches were finished in no result. Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. England already qualify so match result won’t affect on their position. Opener Warner & Finch started well but in 8th over Warner got out. After that Finch & Smith added 96 runs for 2nd wicket but in next 10 overs Australia lost Aaron Finch (68), Moises Henriques (17) & Steve Smith (56) and Australia were 4 for 181 in 32.1 . As both Smith & Finch got out in quick succession that affect the total score but still dangerous Maxwell & young Travis Head in the crease. Maxwell looking dangerous but England took 3 wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade & Mitchell Starc in 2 overs because of that Australia were in big trouble. As Head was still in the crease at the end Travis Head score 71* and that help Australia to reach 277. For England Mark Wood & Adil Rashid took 4 wicket each also Stokes took wicket of Finch.
“Due to rain match stopped but as soon as match resumed Morgan & Stokes were in attacking mood and those took this match away from Australia.”
278 was not big total for inform England batting lineup. But Starc, Hazlewood & Pat Cummins were able to made things difficult to England batting. As Hazlewood & Starc put England in big trouble that England were 3 for 35 in 5.4 overs. It looks like Australia will win this match. Due to rain match stopped but as soon as match resumed Morgan & Stokes were in attacking mood and those took this match away from Australia. As due to overcast condition D/L method will be in play but these two batsman didn’t give any chance to comeback into match. Morgan got out after scoring 87 in 32nd over but Stokes still in the crease. After that Stokes & Buttler add 46 runs before the match called off due to rain when England were 240 for 4. England won the match by 40 runs by D/L. With this lost Australia knocked out of the champions trophy and Bangladesh enter into semis. For Australia Hazelwood took 2 wickets & Starc took one wicket. Ben Stokes awarded by MOM for his unbeaten 102 in 109 balls.