England chasing 224 to beat Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the second semi-final The Spin podcast: subscribe and listen to our show And you can email Geoff here or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.19pm BST I don’t know what I’ve had more emails about today: that you want Marina Hyde to do an OBO, or that Liam Plunkett is Irish. Both have been a deluge. You wouldn’t have thought that the Irish could feel underrepresented in Eoin Morgan’s team, but there you go. Look, fine – by the end of this summer we’ll have Marina do an OBO live in Cork, if that will keep you wolves from the door. 2.12pm BST They’ve done the job, the home side. Half of it, any rate. It doesn’t look that difficult to bat out there, but they just got early wickets and put the squeeze on Australia, and despite a couple of excellent partnerships in defiance, the batting side were always coming from too far back. Smith was the core of that resistance with 85, and built beautifully with Carey (46), entertainingly with Maxwell (22), and desperately with Starc (29). Continue reading...

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