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Australia’s elite defending record in World Cup tournaments
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Australia’s elite defending record in World Cup tournaments

Last year, Australia looked far away from being a strong contender to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. However, they now sit as the first team to qualify for the knock-out stage of the competition as they defeated England by 64-runs in a high-voltage contest.

Despite losing their way towards the later end of the innings, the defending champions posted 285 runs on the board. It was considered a below par total by everyone before Aussies portrayed their bowling class to keep their mind-boggling defending record intact. With this victory, Australia claimed their 25th win while defending a target in excess of 275 in World Cup tournaments. As a matter of fact, the five-time world champions are yet to lose such a contest.

This clearly speaks volume of the quality and mental strength of a unit which was down and out not long ago. Australia will next face New Zealand on June 29 at Lord’s. Even though the semi-final berth has been secured but Australia would need more victories to finish at the top of the table.