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Britain on skirt of World Cup enormity, says Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh says England could go down as probably the best group in one-day cricket history on the off chance that they beat New Zealand to secure their first World Cup on Sunday.

Eoin Morgan's side are firm top choices to win the Lord's masterpiece in the wake of pounding Australia by eight wickets in Birmingham on Thursday to achieve their first last in 27 years.

"It's extraordinary compared to other one-day groups I've seen and would go up against anybody from past periods in any case they will be made a decision on Sunday," said Waugh, who won two World Cups with Australia.

"In the event that they win that they may go down as one of the incredible one-day sides. In the event that they lose, at that point I theory they're simply back to being one of different groups that didn't exactly make it. They can possibly be an extraordinary one-day group."

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