Eoin Morgan and Joe Root celebrate victory in the Cricket World Cup semi final

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Eoin Morgan and Joe Root celebrate victory in the Cricket World Cup semi final

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 12 July

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Friday, July 12, 2019 – 7:15am

England cricket fans could be forgiven for feeling a little bewildered this morning as their team dominates both the front and back pages after a stunning demolition job on Australia that propelled them into Sunday’s World Cup final.

Adulation poured in from all quarters after a simply sensational performance against the Old Enemy at Edgbaston.

“Eoin Morgan’s players bared their teeth on the biggest cricketing day of their lives and mauled Australia,” says Michael Atherton in The Times. “Semi-finals can be fraught, nervy affairs but this was a thrashing – a glorious thrashing – England winning by eight wickets with almost 18 overs to spare.”

It was almost too much for some seasoned observers of England’s cricketing travails. Vic Marks of The Guardian says their obliteration of the Aussies felt “faintly ridiculous”.

But Scyld Berry of the Daily Telegraph describes it as a “romp”, illuminated by “some of the …read more

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