Defending Champions Australia became the 1st team to qualify for the semi-finals after a crushing 64 run win over hosts England at the Lord’s. After being asked to bat first, Australia were powered by Aaron Finch's 2nd ton of the tournament. David Warner scored 53 and is now the highest run-getter of this World Cup. Once looking good to go past 350, the brittle Aussie middle order collapsed as the visitors posted 285/7. In reply, the Aussie pacers kept picking wickets at regular intervals. Only Ben Stokes showed some promise as he made 89. Jason Behrendorff picked up his 1st 5 wicket haul as Mitchel Starc picked up 4 wickets. England were bowled out for 221 as Australia completed a rout at the Lord’s.