'The best thing for our beautiful game, a 1st time winner!'

Hosts England made it to their first World Cup final since 1992 with an emphatic eight-wicket win over defending champions Australia, setting up a title contest with New Zealand. The cricketing fratenity is now looking forward to crowning a new world champion at Lord's on July 14.

A great moment for English cricket, with the team one win away from a maiden World Cup title.

There was praise from former Australia stars as well.

And from those across the sporting fraternity.

British politicians also weighed in.