AUS vs ENG ICC CWC 2023 Match 36 Report: Australia put the final nail in the coffin, beating England by 33 runs to eliminate the defending champions from the World Cup. With the win, the Kangaroos came close to a semifinal berth in the 36th match of the ICC World Cup 2023.
The match, played in Ahmedabad, where England’s title defense began to unravel a month earlier, showcased Australia’s all-around dominance and left England searching for answers.
AUS vs ENG ICC CWC 2023 Match 36 Report: ICC CWC 2023
England’s chase of Australia’s 286 got off to a shaky start, losing Jonny Bairstow to the first ball of the innings and Joe Root in the fifth over. Despite that, Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes stabilized the innings with a determined 84-run partnership. However, the cracks began to show once again when Pat Cummins dismissed Malan immediately after he reached his half-century.
As long as Stokes was at the crease, there was hope for England. He showed glimpses of his explosiveness but ultimately fell to a soft dismissal while attempting to sweep Adam Zampa. The rest of England’s batting lineup lacked the resilience to mount a successful chase. Although Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes contributed valuable runs, England fell short by 33 runs.
Australia’s victory marked their fifth consecutive win after a shaky start to the tournament, putting them on the brink of qualification for the semi-finals. Key performances, especially Adam Zampa’s outstanding bowling with figures of 3 for 21, played a crucial role in their success. Marnus Labuschagne’s solid 71, combined with useful contributions from Cameron Green, Steve Smith, and Marcus Stoinis, helped Australia post a competitive total.
AUS vs ENG ICC CWC 2023 Match 36 Report: Score Summary
286 (Labuschagne 71, Green 47, Woakes 4-54)
253 (Stokes 64, Malan 50, Zampa 3-21)
Australia won by 33 runs
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