A look at England’s previous record in major tournament semi-finals

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England take on Australia in the World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Victory over New Zealand in their final group match secured Eoin Morgan’s men a spot in their first World Cup semi-final since 1992.

Here, PA looks at England’s record of reaching the knockout stages of major tournaments.

Cricket World Cup 1975 – semi-final v Australia, Headingley, Leeds

Gary Gilmour (bottom left)
Gary Gilmour, bottom left, took six for 14 against England (PA Images)

Cricket World Cup 1979 – semi-final v New Zealand, Old Trafford, Manchester

World Cup 1979 - team line-ups
Lined up at Lord’s, the eight finalists in the 1979 World Cup (PA Images)

Cricket World Cup 1983 – semi-final v India, Old Trafford, Manchester

England won the toss and elected to bat but restrictive Indian bowling led them to be bowled out for 213. In response, India’s Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil made half-centuries as they reached their target in 54.4 overs, winning by six wickets and subjecting England to another semi-final defeat.

ICC Champions Trophy 2004 – semi-final v Australia, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Paul Collingwood and Andrew Strauss (left)
Paul Collingwood and Andrew Strauss, left, celebrate their last-four victory in 2004 (John Giles/PA)

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 – semi-final v Australia, SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa

Shane Watson (left) and Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Australia’s Shane Watson during the 2009 semi-final (Gareth Copley/PA)

ICC World Twenty20 2010 – semi-final v Sri Lanka, Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

Stuart Broad (second left)
Stuart Broad, second left, took two for 21 (Rebecca Naden/PA)

ICC Champions Trophy 2013 – semi-final v South Africa, The Oval, London

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott’s 82 was the top score in England’s victory (Anthony Devlin/PA)

ICC World Twenty20 2016 – semi-final v New Zealand, Feroz Shah Kolta, Delhi

England won the toss and elected to bowl with New Zealand reaching 153 for eight from their 20 overs. England replied as Jason Roy scored the second-fastest half-century for an English player in a World Twenty20 match as he reached the landmark off 26 balls. The target was met after 17.1 overs as England progressed to the final where they were narrowly beaten by the West Indies.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – semi-final v Pakistan, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

After qualifying for the semi-finals by winning their first two group games, England faced Pakistan in Cardiff. Joe Root hit 46 as Hasan Ali took three for 35 with England reaching 211 before they were bowled out. Pakistan lost only two wickets as they reached their target in 37.1 overs after Azhar Ali finished with 76. They went on to beat rivals India by 180 runs in the final.

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