Australia were 130 for 5 after 30 overs against England in the second semifinal of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Earlier in the day, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat first at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Thursday.

England started their dream spell with the ball and reduced Australia at 14 for 3. Captain Finch fell to Jofra Archer on a golden duck. After Finch, David Warner fell to Chris Woakes on his individual 9. And soon, Peter Handscomb also joined his seniors in the dressing room after a failed innings of 4 runs.

The Australian ship was almost on the brink of sinking but a 103-run stand between Steve Smith and Alex Carey kept the ship floating. But soon Adil Rashid put the Aussie juggernaut on a temporary halt by taking the wickets of Carey and Marcus Stoinis (0) in the 28th over.

Carey, who departed after a well-made 46, had got hit on his helmet by a snorter from Jofra Archer during his innings but the 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t give up and kept playing for his team with a bleeding head until Rashid trapped him.

Captain Steve Smith was playing a good hand from the other end and was not out on 59.

Scorecard: Australia 130 for 5 in 30 overs (Steve Smith 59, Alex Carey 46, Chris Woakes 2/16, Adil Rashid 2/34) against England.