The cricketing trends on social media mostly revolved around the second semi-final of the World Cup between Australia and England at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Aussies could only manage 223 in their 50 overs. Steve Smith (85) and Alex Carey (46) did a chunk of the scoring. Carey got hit on the chin by a bouncer from Jofra Archer, but the batsman carried on.
Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell scored in the 20s. The English pacers were outstanding in the first few overs. Archer along with Chris Woakes didn’t allow the Aussie batters to get away. Aaron Finch perished for a golden duck to Archer. David Warner and Peter Handscomb, who came in place of Usman Khawaja, got out cheaply as well. For the Brits, Adil Rashid and Woakes picked up three crucial wickets apiece.
After the brilliant show, Kevin Pietersen was a satisfied lot and he praised skipper Eoin Morgan for his field placements and rotation of bowlers. RP Singh was happy with the English bowling and also lauded Carey for his grit and determination. He also asked not to undermine the Australian attack. Brad Hogg said that the target of 224 should be enough for Australia. For Tom Moody, the Aussies were 50 runs short.
Ian Bishop felt that Archer bowled like someone with an experience of 10 years in international cricket. On Wednesday, India bowed out of the tournament after their 18-run defeat to New Zealand in Manchester. Mithali Raj, the Indian women’s legend, tweeted for the Men in Blue. The likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Rishabh Pant was over the moon after getting to represent India in the mega event.
1. Lee hails English side
England too good today
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 11, 2019
2. Kevin Pietersen lauds Eoin Morgan
1st half, Eoin Morgan quite brilliant! Fielding positions, rotation of bowlers just PERFECT!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 11, 2019
3. RP Singh praises England’s bowlers
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 11, 2019
4. Michael Vaughan feels English batters will attack
England will come out all guns blazing … Will be 75 – 0 or 40 for 3 after 10 … !! Strap yourselves in … #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2019
5. Tom Moody reckons Australia got an under-par score
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 11, 2019
6. For Brad Hogg, 223 is enough
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 11, 2019
7. Dean Jones critical of Dhoni and Smith
Trying not to be harsh.. but why didn’t Smith or Dhoni dive when there was a likelihood of a runout?
a dive can make you an extra foot.. #difference
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 11, 2019
8. A stylish Mahmudullah Riyad
— Mahmudullah Riyad (@Mahmudullah30) July 11, 2019
9. Ian Bishop all praise for Jofra Archer
Joffra Archer is only 24 yrs old but bowls with the smarts, skills and control of someone who has been around international cricket for 10yrs.
— ian bishop (@irbishi) July 11, 2019
10. Craig Kieswetter reckons England as favourites
— Craig Kieswetter (@kiesy_22) July 11, 2019
11. Aakash Chopra wants Archer to bounce out Maxwell
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 11, 2019
12. Mithali Raj tweets for Team India
I, for one, knows how it feels to loose in World Cup knockouts. This loss is reminiscent of our World Cup final loss in 2017. Your heart breaks but you realise you have to go on. That's just how sport is. What a whirlwind of emotions!India loves it's men in blue, no matter what🇮🇳
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 11, 2019
13. Rishabh Pant privileged to play for India
My country, My Team… My honour 🇮🇳
Could not be more grateful for the opportunity and even more for the belief and love the entire nation has shown us as a team 🙏🏻❤ We will be back stronger 🙌🏻#JaiHind #Strongertogether #bleedblueforever pic.twitter.com/HZ6ac1lX53
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) July 11, 2019
14. A grateful Kuldeep Yadav
It's been a dream for me to represent my country in the World Cup. It's very disappointing to not be on the winning side, but the entire experience has taught me a lot, and it was a moment of pride to play alongside this wonderful team and support staff. pic.twitter.com/rEX1ycOdrQ
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) July 11, 2019
15. Badrinath enjoying England’s fast bowling
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 11, 2019
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