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by Cricket World Thursday 31 October 2019
England are coming off the back of a remarkable victory at the Cricket World Cup on home soil and all roads now leads to their defence in 2023, which will be taking place in India. This was the first victory in the competition’s history for England and they did not go unbacked, having been heavily supported by punters using offers like betting24.fi. This platform provided players will the best bonuses on the market for the event, which meant England supporters were very happy. Here we look back at their run to the World Cup final victory.
England progressed through to the knock out stages of the competition, following finishing in third place out of the nine sides. This saw them pick up 12 points, winning six and losing three.
The first game for the hosts saw them face off against South Africa. Ben Stokes produced a player of the match performance on the way to a 104 run victory. England finished 311/8 from the 50 overs, in which they then bowled out the visitors for 207 in 39.5 overs.
England were then surprisingly beaten by a strong Pakistan side by 14 runs. England scored 334/9 from 50 overs but Pakistan surpassed this scoring 348/8.
The hosts got back to winning ways with a dominating 106 run victory over Bangladesh. England posted a score of 386/6 from 50 overs, with the visitors being bowled out for 280 in 48.5 overs. Jason Roy got the player of the match as he scored 153 runs.
This was then backed up with another victory for England by 8 wickets over the West Indians. They bowled West Indians out for 212 in 44.4 overs and then reached the target of 213 in just 33.1 overs, losing just two wickets. Joe Root was the player of the match having taken two wickets, whilst scoring 100.
A third victory in succession for England as they beat Afghanistan by 150 runs. This saw them score 397/6, in comparison to the visitors 247/8. Eoin Morgan was awarded the player of the match, scoring 148 from 71 balls.
Another surprise loss for England as they were beaten by 20 runs from Sri Lanka. England scored just 212 from 47 overs, in comparison to the visitors 232/9.
England were then beaten for a second consecutive game and appeared to be in danger of heading out the competition. Australia won by 64 runs, scoring 285/7 from 50 overs, with England being bowled out for 221 from 44.4 overs.
A must win game for England and they did by 31 runs from India. This saw them score 337/7, in comparison to India’s 306/5. Jonny Bairstow got the player of the match award as he scored 111 from 109 balls.
The final game of the group stages that secured England’s progression to the final four. This saw them beat New Zealand by 119 runs, scoring 305/8 from 50 overs. The visitors were then bowled out for just 186 in 45 overs. A consecutive player of the match for Jonny Bairstow as he scored 106 runs from 99 balls.
Australia v England
England secured their final spot on home soil with an impressive 8 wicket victory over Australia. They bowled them out for just 223 from 49 overs and then surpassed that figure after just 32.1 overs. Chris Woakes was given the player of the match award, taking three wickets from just 20 balls.
New Zealand v England
The greatest match of all time, which gave a fantastic advertisement for the sport of cricket. England looked to be heading for defeat before the incredible 84 from player of the match Ben Stokes meant the game finished a draw. Both teams finished on 241 runs, as England then won the match in the super over. This again down to Stokes, who scored eight from three balls. A remarkable victory as the visitors Kane Williamson was awarded the player of the tournament.
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