Piers Morgan, Gary Lineker and Money Supermarket supremo Martin Lewis lead tributes as England smash Australia to reach cricket World Cup final


PIERS MORGAN led the tributes as England battered Australia at Edgbaston to reach the cricket World Cup final.

The controversial Good Morning Britain presenter is a big cricket fan, and tweeted out his delight at the eight-wicket mauling.

Eoin Morgan and Joe Root celebrate after leading England to a thumping victory

It means Eoin Morgan will lead his troops out for the biggest prize in cricket against New Zealand on Sunday at Lord’s.

Piers wrote on Twitter: “England annihilated Australia. Out-bowled them. Out-batted them. Out-fielded them.

“Only thing the Aussies did better than us was win the toss. Congrats ⁦@Eoin16 & his brilliant team.

“A stunning performance.”

England hero Jason Roy celebrates after battering Australia all over the park

Legendary comedian Stephen Fry was also a happy chappie, as he wrote: “Congratulations to a superb England side. Just remarkable … #walkingonair.”

BBC Match Of The Day host and ex-footballer Gary Lineker posted: “England have won a World Cup semifinal…. and in some style.

“Now that doesn’t happen very often. Well played @englandcricket, well played.”

And MoneySuperMarket supremo Martin Lewis tweeted: “Superb win – lets hope it’s as easy on Sunday #ENGvsAUS.”

The old rivals were poles apart in the semi-final clash, with the Aussies making 223 from their 49 overs.

In reply, the result never looked in question and thanks to Jason Roy’s impressive 85, the hosts reached the target with 107 balls to spare.

That was despite Roy incorrectly being given out  – but Johnny Bairstow had wasted the review earlier meaning the Surrey man walked.

Incredibly it has been 9,969 days since England were last in a World Cup final – that was back in 1992.

More to follow…


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