England captain Eoin Morgan said it felt pretty cool to be in the World Cup semi-finals as the hosts look forward to playing their last-four clash at Edgbaston. Morgan's men secured a semi-final spot -- England's first at the World Cup since 1992 with their impressive 119-run thrashing of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street on Wednesday. Victory meant they are guaranteed to finish third in the 10-team round robin and so take part in the second semi-final at Edgbaston on July 11.
England beat India, their potential last four opponents, by 31 runs at the Birmingham ground on Sunday and they have won their last 10 matches in all formats at Edgbaston. "It's a place that we really like playing," said Morgan. "If we had a choice of where we would play our group-stage games, Edgbaston, the Oval and Trent Bridge would probably be the three grounds where we would have played the nine games.
"It is comforting that we are going to one of those three grounds." England's total of 305-8 against New Zealand, made after Morgan won the toss, was built on a third successive century stand between openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy. Bairstow's 106 was also his second successive century after the Yorkshireman's 111 against India.