It was reminiscent of the Australian swagger of yore as Aaron Finch‘s pacers bossed arch-rivals England on their way to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 semifinals with a 64-run victory at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Tuesday.

While Australia became the first team to reach the semifinals of the showpiece, England’s defeat, their second straight following the stunning reverse to Sri Lanka, made their path to the last four way tougher than it was not less than a week ago.

Captain Finch rose to the occasion with his second century of the tournament before England rallied to stop Australia at 285 for seven in their blockbuster showdown.

In reply, England found the left-arm pace duo of Jason Behrendorff (5/-43) and Mitchell Starc (4/44) too hot to handle, capitulating to 221 all out in 44.4 overs. Ben Stokes waged a lonely battle for his 89 off 115 balls.