It will be England’s fourth World Cup final, and New Zealand’s second, though neither team has won it. [Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters]

England have reached their first Cricket World Cup final in 27 years by trouncing defending champions Australia by eight wickets, ensuring there will be a first-time winner of the sports biggest prize following the clash against New Zealand on Sunday.

Australia failed to win a World Cup semifinal for the first time in eight attempts, unable to defend a total of 223 that it limped to after being reduced to 14-3 after winning the toss.

England opener Jason Roy smashed three sixes in a row in his 85 off 65 balls, helping England reach its target in just 32.1 overs.

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