Australia managed to escape with a draw in the tantalising second Ashes Test at Lord's. Set to chase 267 after Ben Stokes' hundred saw England recover from a precarious position, the Aussies were in trouble as the top order succumbed yet again to Jofra Archer. The absence of the unfit Steve Smith added to the visitors' woes. However, Smith's concussion replacement Marnus Labuschagne stood up with a soild half-century to keep a rampant England at bay.
So here we are then. After many permutations, combinationd and predictions, England are New Zealand are the two sides that will battle it out for the World Cup 2019 crown at Lord's on Sunday. The hosts making it to the summit clash was very much on expected lines even as New Zealand continue to shine with their methodical ways.