England showed just how good we are – Woakes

England produced a superb display to defeat Australia and reach the Cricket World Cup final, with Chris Woakes named man of the match.

England's Chris Woakes   -  Getty Images

Chris Woakes was delighted as England demonstrated its class in an eight-wicket demolition of Australia to reach the World Cup final.

With figures of 3-20, Woakes' man-of-the-match display epitomised England's dominance of Thursday's clash at Edgbaston, where Australia was bowled out for 223.

Jason Roy (85) starred with the bat as the tournament host chased down the target in 32.1 overs, setting up a Lord's showdown with New Zealand on Sunday.

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"I'm pretty speechless," said Woakes after England reached the final for the first time since 1992. "It was an incredible performance from the whole team.

"It started with the bowling performance and then the way they [the batsmen] knocked that off was outstanding.

"There were some nerves around this morning but that's natural going into a semifinal. The way we produced the goods just showed how good we are and where we are at as a team.

"It hasn't sunk in that we're in a World Cup final and hopefully we can go all the way.

"We were tipped as favourties so it was important to get to the semifinal in the first place, and then to win this in this fashion against this Australia side on the best ground in the world is amazing."

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