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Australia set a winning target of 286 before England
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Australia set a winning target of 286 before England

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In the classic rivalry match, riding on the ton made by Aaron Finch, Australia have set a winning target of 286 before England in the World Cup Cricket 2019 at Lord's Cricket Ground on Tuesday. After 50 overs, , Australia scored 285 runs for 7.

After winning the toss England opted to bowl against arch-rivals Australia. With patient batting, Aaron Finch made a ton for Australia but soon after having 100 runs, he was caught by Christ Woakes off Jofra Archer . Aaron Finch's century came out of 116 balls which include 11 boundaries and two sixes. Earlier David Warner also made a half-century.

Alex Carey and Steve Smith also added 38 runs each during the later end of the Australian innings. England made no changes in their team for this important match. Meanwhile, Australia made two changes in the team as Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff came in place of Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile. The hosts, England will look to bounce back after a shocking 20 runs defeat against Sri Lanka by in their last match.

On the other hand, Aussies will be high on confidence as they defeated Bangladesh by 48 runs on Thursday. Both England and Australia are sitting pretty in the top four positions with 8 and 10 points respectively and will be looking for a win to further improve their chances of sealing their place in the semifinals of the ongoing World Cup.