World Cup 2019: Queensland police troll England after their defeat to Australia
The whole of Australia cannot miss out on this opportunity having defeat England in an authoritative manner.
Updated - Feb 7, 2020 8:09 pm
England’s World Cup 2019 campaign is derailing fast as from being tournament favourites, they are now gasping for breath in order to stay in the race for a semi-finals berth. Their cause was further hampered when they lost to Australia in their most recent match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London by 64 runs.
The home team has now lost three matches so far in the tournament and is at the fourth place in the points table with four wins and eight points. Their two remaining matches are against New Zealand and India, both of whom have not lost to England in the World Cup in the last 27 years. This makes their task even harder. Against Australia as well, England showed no spirit in sense of fight and just lost the plot at the top.
Queensland police take a dig at England
This loss has made England the butt of jokes on social media and now the Queensland police of Australia has come up with an amazing way to use that defeat in order to send a message to their residents about intense rains and wet roads. They cashed in the opportunity big time, launching a subtle jibe at the English cricket team and posted on Twitter, “The tears of English cricket fans have made driving conditions tricky this morning. Drive safe Brisbane.”
The tears of English cricket fans have made driving conditions tricky this morning. Drive safe Brisbane #ENGvAUS
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 25, 2019
The English team was expected to do well at the Home of Cricket Lord’s where a host of England supporters turned out to support their team against arch-rivals. The Aussies batted first after losing the toss and David Warner and Aaron Finch started off slowly, but then put on a massive 126-run partnership. Warner fell for a fifty, but Finch went onto make a century and Steve Smith and Alex Carey made 38 runs as Australia put 285/7 in 50 overs.
The Australian team had chosen to bring in Jason Behrendorff in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile and he backed his selection by picking five wickets in the match including opener James Vince for a duck. He was assisted by Mitchell Starc who continued his brilliant World Cup by picking 4 wickets including captain Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Adil Rashid. England now needs to win both of their matches to make it into the semi-finals.