Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
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Cricket fans warned over World Cup tickets on unofficial websites

Cricket fans warned over World Cup tickets on unofficial websites

Just as defeat's shadow wrapped Australia after the defending champion was overwhelmed by England in the World Cup semifinal at Edgbaston here on Thursday, Pat Cummins emphasised that considering where the team was a year back, a last-four finish was a creditable achievement.

Rashid told BBC Sports it's just another game of cricket with a bat and ball adding all the hard work they have put in is paying off.

But match bans only kick in when a player collects four demerit points in total leaving Roy, a key figure in Eoin Morgan's side, available to feature as England bid to win the World Cup for the first time.

Yet England will be there, walking out at the home of cricket as favorite against New Zealand in a match that will crown a first-time victor of the sport's biggest prize.

Jason Roy set the tone as England tore into the Australian bowling with relish on Thursday, dominating an opening stand of 124 with in-form partner Jonny Bairstow.

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"But at the same time we came here today to win a semi-final and get ourselves into a position to win another World Cup".

England trounced Australia by eight wickets to seal their spot in the final, where they will be looking to clinch their first global 50-over title.

"They bowled extremely well and took their opportunities".

Pat Cummins can not wait to return to Edgbaston and believes Australia will want revenge in the Ashes opener after their Cricket World Cup exit at England's hands.

"It's really good for the game and it's the game I love", he said.

However, England coach Trevor Bayliss does not want his players to get carried away by the "noise that you guys are now the favourites" ahead of their first final in 27 years.

Showing no nerves chasing a competitive but hardly formidable target, England played the same attacking cricket they have produced over the last four years that took them to the top of the One-Day International rankings. We have not won anything yet.

Boult and Matt Henry reduced one of the world's most powerful top orders to 5-3, before left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, aided by superb fielding, backed them up after Williamson and Taylor had made battling fifties on a tricky pitch.

"I think it shows the passion Jason has got for the game, and it is such a big game as well, when he was on the verge of scoring a hundred", he said.

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