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  1. England unchanged after Archer passes precautionary fitness test
  2. England likely to need two wins from final three matches to reach semi-finals
  3. Australia will qualify for semi-finals if they beat England today
  4. England’s first competitive match against Australia since ball-tampering scandal

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  1. Bangladesh successfully defended 262.

    They’re now just a point behind England in fifth place…

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    Video caption: Cricket World Cup: Shakib al Hasan takes five wickets for Bangladesh against Afghanistan
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    Speaking of Bangladesh…

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    Stephan Shemilt

    BBC Sport at Lord’s

    After a month of shadow boxing, the World Cup finally feels proper. As the captains spoke yesterday, addressing the newly painted real tennis courts at Lord’s, the tone was as heavy as the black walls.

    North London has been freshened by overnight rain. The temperature is pleasant, the grey sky illuminated by the flashing of the BT Tower. “Good morning London,” it beams.

    This is the biggest game of the tournament so far. Win, and England can think about the semis. Lose, and all of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will nip at their heels. And that’s without even mentioning the Ashes….

  • Archer fit to play

    Some good news for England…

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    Yes, it does feel a bit like England play Australia every other week, but this should be a good one.

    It’s the first time England have played against Steve Smith and David Warner in a competitive game since #Sandpapergate and Australia have – say it quietly – been playing rather well in this World Cup.

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    The summer of England versus Australia starts now.


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