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Semi-final rout raises Australia’s Ashes anxiety

SYDNEY: Australian media lamented their team’s “shellacking” by England in the Cricket World Cup semi-final Friday, warning it was an ominous harbinger for the upcoming Ashes series.

Hosts England humbled Australia to secure an eight-wicket win at Edgbaston and set up a decider on Sunday against tournament surprise package New Zealand at Lord’s.

The Age’s Jon Pierik said the five-time champions were “chastened” after a one-sided def