England beat Australia

Champions Trophy: Tigers into semis as England beat Australia

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached into Champions Trophy semi-finals as England beat Australia at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Ben Stokes hit a career-best 102 not out and captain Eoin Morgan 87 as England knocked Australia out of the Champions Trophy with a 40-run win over their arch-rivals.

England collapsed to 35 for three chasing 278 for victory before left-handers Morgan and Stokes changed the course of the game with a fourth-wicket partnership of 159.

Stokes’s third one-day international century was his highest score at this level after the all-rounder had twice made 101.

Brief scores:

Australia 277-9, 50 overs (T Head 71 no, A Finch 68, S Smith 56; M Wood 4-33, A Rashid 4-41)

England 240-4, 40.2 overs (B Stokes 102 no, E Morgan 87)

Result: England won by 40 runs (DLS)

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