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Roy's fireworks power England to the final

Roy's fireworks power England to the final

England has stormed into their first World Cup final for 27 years after they completely thrashed their arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston. The England charge was powered by aggressive opener, Jason Roy who has plunged another life in England’s World Cup campaign.

Jonny Bairstow was playing second fiddle to Roy, as the latter hammered the Aussie bowling attack to all corners of the park. Nathan Lyon was greeted with a thunderous six and when Australian captain Aaron Finch gambled on Smith, the part-timer was blasted for three consecutive maximums. Finch tried hard to control Roy’s rapid striking but all his plans collapsed.

The 28-year-old smashed 85 runs off just 65 runs to leave Australian bowlers frustrated. Roy’s magnificent innings includes nine fours and five towering sixes. He continued his fine partnership with Bairstow and took his World Cup runs tally to 426 across seven innings.