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England vs Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch set new World Cup record

first_imgadvertisement scorecard England vs Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch set new World Cup recordICC Cricket World Cup 2019: David Warner and Aaron Finch survived a difficult opening period of play at the Lord’s to add 123 runs for the opening stand against England on Tuesday. view more view less graphs No data available! Akshay Ramesh LondonJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 12:19 IST ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: David Warner and Aaron Finch have been in fine form for Australia in England (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner and Aaron Finch added 123 runs for the opening stand vs EnglandEngland won the toss on an overcast morning but failed to make use of the conditionsWarner got out after getting to a half-century and the 500-run mark in World Cup 2019On an overcast morning, Australia were sent in to bat in their crunch World Cup 2019 match against hosts England at Lord’s in London. England seamers Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer were getting some carry and movement but David Warner and Aaron Finch, the two Australian openers, rode their luck to survive the tough initial phase.Eoin Morgan’s decision to put Australia into bat seems to have backfired as Aaron Finch and David Warner have broken an array of batting records during their opening partnership for Australia at the Home of Cricket.England vs Australia, World Cup 2019: Live Cricket ScoreFinch and Warner became the first pair in world cricket to register 5 successive fifty-plus opening stands in a World Cup. The duo achieved the feat on Tuesday, going past the previous record of 4 successive fifty-plus stands — Chris Tavare and Graeme Fowler (4) in 1983, David Boon and Geoff Marsh (4) between 1987 and 1992, Amar Sohail and Saeed Anwar (4) in 1996, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (4) in 2003.A fantastic start for Australia having been asked to bat first!Both Finch and Warner have passed fifty and they’ve reached their third century partnership of #CWC19Australia are 107/0. Follow #ENGvAUS live https://t.co/uq9IddyIkC pic.twitter.com/Nr1m2F4aJOCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 25, 2019Notably, Finch and Warner stitched their 3rd 100-plus stand of World Cup 2019 for Australia as they comfortably put pressure on the England bowling attack without taking any risks. The duo added 123 runs for the opening stand before David Warner fell to Moeen Ali for 53.advertisementWarner and Finch also have set the record for the highest opening stand for Australia vs England in England in ODIs.Warner crosses 500-run mark, Finch not far behindWarner also became the first batsman to go past the 500-run mark in the ongoing World Cup, having already got two hundreds. Ever since coming back to competitive cricket after the completion of his 1-year ball-tampering ban, Warner has been in fine form. The Australia opener scored 692 runs from 12 matches in Indian Premier League 2019.Warner, once again, had enough time to settle into his innings as Aaron Finch took care of the job of keeping the scorers busy with well-calculated risks.The Australia captain is not far behind Warner on the list of most runs scored in Wolrd Cup 2019. Finch went past Shakib Al Hasan’s tally of 476 as he was closing in on his 2nd hundred of the tournament.Finch had said at the toss that he wasn’t entirely sure of what Australia were going to do if they had won the toss. So far, it seems it was a blessing in disguise for the defending champions as England bowlers have been under pressure at Lord’s.Also Read | This day that year: When Kapil’s Devils created glory at 1983 World CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Aaron FinchFollow David WarnerFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Chris WoakesFollow ODI recordsFollow Jofra ArcherFollow Eoin Morgan Next commentarylast_img read more