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England beats Australia by six wickets

By Paul Mulvey 22/09/2004 05:12:39 AM Comments (0)

Australia has been beaten by England in a one-day match for the first time in over five years to be knocked out of the ICC Champions Trophy.

England won the semi-final at Edgbaston by six wickets in a commanding display led by a 140-run stand between opener Marcus Trescothick and captain Michael Vaughan to reach 4-262 with 3.3 overs to spare.

Despite never getting on top of the England bowlers, Australia cobbled together a challenging 9-259 off 50 overs, Damien Martyn top scoring with 65 off 91 balls.

But it was not enough as England's batsmen immediately had the edge on the lacklustre Australian bowlers.

Australia has never won the tournament dubbed the mini World Cup and was also knocked out in the semi finals at the 2002 event by Sri Lanka.

"To make a semi final of this tournament again and to get knocked out is disappointing," said captain Ricky Ponting.

"Our batting was pretty good in patches but we lost wickets at crucial times. We had some good partnerships going, we lost wickets when we wouldn't usually.

"I thought we were 30 runs shy of what we should have got.

"We were just outplayed today, we were certainly out-bowled and out-batted."

Following his 2-42 with the ball, Vaughan's 86 was his highest score in one-day cricket to lead England into Saturday's final against either Pakistan or the West Indies.

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