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.
Congratulations to England on beating Australia and winning the semi-finals . Must be a cracking game at Lords where a first time World Champion will be crowned #EngvAus— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 11, 2019
The best thing for our beautiful game, a 1st time winner! Congrats to the players and fans of England and New Zealand. #CWC19— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) July 11, 2019
Great all-round performance from team England! Brilliant aggressive batting to back the bowling effort. We will have a new #CWC19 winner and it should be a memorable final. Tough luck Australia #ENGvAUS— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 11, 2019
A new world champion for certain. #CricketWorldCup Well done England.— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 11, 2019
A great moment for English cricket, with the team one win away from a maiden World Cup title.
Beautiful #WeAreEngland— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 11, 2019
Wow .. We are going to get to see England at Lords in a World Cup Final .. #CWC19— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2019
England well played. Serious team. Hope England can go on and win the World Cup & change cricket in England forever #CWC2019— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) July 11, 2019
I've thoroughly enjoyed today!!! On to the next!!! Bring it home @englandcricket!!!!!!— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) July 11, 2019
There was praise from former Australia stars as well.
Congratulations England. Outplayed Australia today. All the best for the WC final v NZ.#CWC2019— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) July 11, 2019
England too good today— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 11, 2019
Congratulations to @ECB_cricket for a convincing win. Won in facets of the game. Dominated ODI cricket over the last couple of years and deserve your place in the final, at Lords. #CWC19 #ENGvAUS #AUSvENG #ENGvNZ #NzvEng— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 11, 2019
And from those across the sporting fraternity.
England have won a World Cup semifinal.... and in some style. Now that doesn't happen very often. Well played @englandcricket, well played.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2019
British politicians also weighed in.
Congratulations to @englandcricket for a magnificent performance against Australia today.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 11, 2019
I'm delighted the final on Sunday will be free to watch. More cricket should be on terrestrial TV, so more people can enjoy it. It was a mistake to take it off.#ENGvAUS #CWC19