‘The best thing for our beautiful game, a 1st time winner!’

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Hosts England made it to their first World Cup final since 1992 with an emphatic eight-wicket win over defending champions Australia, setting up a title contest with New Zealand. The cricketing fratenity is now looking forward to crowning a new world champion at Lord’s on July 14.

Congratulations to England on beating Australia and winning the semi-finals . Must be a cracking game at Lords where a first time World Champion will be crowned #EngvAus

— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 11, 2019

The best thing for our beautiful game, a 1st time winner! Congrats to the players and fans of England and New Zealand. #CWC19

— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) July 11, 2019

Great all-round performance from team England! Brilliant aggressive batting to back the bowling effort. We will have a new #CWC19 winner and it should be a memorable final. Tough luck Australia #ENGvAUS

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 11, 2019

A new world champion for certain. #CricketWorldCup Well done England.

— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 11, 2019

A great moment for English cricket, with the team one win away from a maiden World Cup title.

Beautiful #WeAreEnglandJust Beautiful

— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 11, 2019

Wow .. We are going to get to see England at Lords in a World Cup Final .. #CWC19

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2019

Well played @englandcricket Now go and win it pic.twitter.com/wHKNqlTKD7

— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) July 11, 2019

Boys that was awesome. #ENGvAUS #englandcricket @englandcricket

— Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) July 11, 2019

England well played. Serious team. Hope England can go on and win the World Cup & change cricket in England forever #CWC2019

— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) July 11, 2019

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed today!!! On to the next!!! Bring it home @englandcricket!!!!!!

— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) July 11, 2019

There was praise from former Australia stars as well.

Congratulations England. Outplayed Australia today. All the best for the WC final v NZ.#CWC2019

— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) July 11, 2019

England too good today

— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 11, 2019

Congratulations to @ECB_cricket for a convincing win. Won in facets of the game. Dominated ODI cricket over the last couple of years and deserve your place in the final, at Lords. #CWC19 #ENGvAUS #AUSvENG #ENGvNZ #NzvEng

— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) July 11, 2019

And from those across the sporting fraternity.

England have won a World Cup semifinal…. and in some style. Now that doesn’t happen very often. Well played @englandcricket, well played.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 11, 2019

British politicians also weighed in.

Great win for @EnglandCricket today – every England fan will have enjoyed that one! Good luck for Sunday#ENGvAUS #CWC19

— Theresa May (@theresa_may) July 11, 2019

Congratulations to @englandcricket for a magnificent performance against Australia today.
I’m delighted the final on Sunday will be free to watch. More cricket should be on terrestrial TV, so more people can enjoy it. It was a mistake to take it off.#ENGvAUS #CWC19

— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 11, 2019