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Australia were knocked out of the Champions Trophy without winning a game after Ben Stokes’ stunning century guided England to an impressive 40-run Duckworth-Lewis victory on Saturday.

Australia, whose two previous games against New Zealand and Bangladesh were rained off, scored 277-9 from 50 overs — with Mark Wood and Adil Rashid talking four wickets apiece — and had reduced England to 35-3 in response.

But, after a brief rain break, Eoin Morgan (87) and Stokes (102 not out) dismantled the Australian attack, scoring freely in a partnership of 159 before Morgan was run out when closing in on his century.

But Stokes brought up his hundred with a cut through the covers, and he and Jos Buttler (29 not out) carried England home with the hosts comfortably ahead on Duckworth-Lewis.

England are joined in the semi-finals by unfancied Bangladesh, who beat New Zealand in Group A on Friday.

England won by 40 runs (D/L method): #CT17 #ENGvAUS #AUSvENG

Posted by eDailySports – Sports News on Saturday, June 10, 2017

England – 240/4 40.2/40.2 ov RR: 5.95
Australia – 277/9 50/50 ov RR: 5.54
England won by 40 runs (DLS Method)

Group A position #CT17

Posted by eDailySports – Sports News on Saturday, June 10, 2017

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