Stumps, Day 2: England 294 (Buttler 70, Root 57; Marsh 5/46, Cummins 2/76) and 9/0 (Burns 4*) lead Australia 225 (Smith 80; Archer 6/62, Curran 3/46) by 78 runs.
The battle for the urn may be over, but WTC points are still at stake as England and Australia go again for the last time this series.
In their last two series, England beat Ireland 1-0 at home after losing 1-2 in West Indies.
Trailing by 122, England will have to battle hard to save the Test against Ireland.
Neither England nor New Zealand has won the World Cup before. Cricket is thus ready to witness the first new world champion in 23 years.
Warner (647 runs) finished 1 run behind tournament leader Rohit. Starc now has the most wickets by anyone in a single edition of the World Cup.
Jonny Bairstow hit a ton to lead England’s way to the semi-final. His 107 off 99 balls placed him at the 7th position. Lockie Ferguson, although didn’t play the match against England manages to hold the second place.
India have played a hundred matches against Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, and New Zealand, while England’s list features only Australia and West Indies.
Root (424) is 3rd now, 1 behind Shakib and 23 behind Warner. With 15 wickets, Archer shares top spot with Starc.
The week 3 wrap chronicles the splendid performances of Root, Finch, Rohit, Shakib and Morgan, the failure of Afghan bowlers, Williamson's hundred, and a du Plessis quote.