Aussies give the English another bloody nose


England suffered its sixth defeat of the Cricket World Cup in India when its batsmen failed to rise to the occasion against Australia’s Adam Zampa and co.

The English had to score 287 runs for victory, but they were bowled out for 253 runs in the 49th over.

Jonny Bairstow was caught behind the wickets on the first delivery of the England innings, while Joe Root also came and went.

Ben Stokes and Dawid Malan then tried to pull the chestnuts out of the fire, but Zampa took the brunt of England’s sails with his spectacular bowling analysis of 3/21 in his ten overs.

Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid came up with a couple of big shots towards the end of the innings in vain to let England’s winning flame flicker a little.

However, it was too little and hopelessly too late.

Earlier, Marnus Labuschagne played a good innings of 71 runs for Australia, while Chris Woakes excelled with his four wickets.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

Australia 286/10 in 49.3 overs: Marnus Labuschagne 71, Cameron Green 47 and Chris Woakes 4/54.

England 253/10 in 48.1 overs: Ben Stokes 64, Dawid Malan 50 and Adam Zampa 3/21.

  • World Cup Standings:
  1. India: 14 points after seven matches
  2. South Africa: 12 points after seven games
  3. Australia: 10 points after seven games
  4. New Zealand: 8 points after eight games
  5. Pakistan: 8 points after eight matches
  6. Afghanistan: 8 points after seven games
  7. Sri Lanka: 4 points after seven matches
  8. Netherlands: 4 points after seven games
  9. Bangladesh: 2 points after seven matches
  10. England: 2 points after seven games.