England rout India to remain alive in World Cup

Birmingham   –  A superb 111 from Jonny Bairstow and a brisk half-century from Ben Stokes was ably supplemented by the bowlers as England sealed a 31- run win over India of their ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup conflict at Edgbaston.  A quartet of convincing victories had put England right into a place the place qualification for the semi-finals felt like a formality. 9 days and two defeats later and the mindset within the England camp had modified considerably.

Instantly, the hosts and pre-tournament favourites had been in actual hazard of dealing with a bunch stage exit. After 4 years of dominance in ODI cricket, that will characterize considerably of an aberration. Going into at present’s recreation at Edgbaston – the place Indian supporters considerably outnumbered England followers – England wanted a win they usually claimed one. 

With Jason Roy match, Eoin Morgan received the toss and batted first. Roy, raring to go, began the match in emphatic style – confidently dispatching the in-form Mohammad Shami to the fence twice within the opening over. Roy’s return appeared to inject a brand new lease of life into his common companion Jonny Bairstow. Reunited after greater than two weeks aside, the pair performed with uncharacteristic warning in opposition to the harmful new ball pair of Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. They bided their time and in what was clearly a premeditated plan, they went after India’s spinners. Roy ultimately fell for 66 – he was caught fantastically by substitute fielder Ravi Jadeja – whereas Bairstow constructed on his good begin to file his first World Cup century. Ben Stokes then continued his advantageous World Cup type to assist England put up a greater than aggressive complete of 337/7. Mohammad Shami ended with figures of 5/69 from his 10 overs.

England almost began their defence completely. Jofra Archer induced an edge from Rohit Sharma which travelled at a catchable peak to Joe Root at second slip. Root couldn’t fairly maintain on to it and Rohit was given an adolescence. Chris Woakes managed to choose up the early wicket of KL Rahul however India seemed good with each Rohit and Virat Kohli on the crease.

Liam Plunkett broke their essential stand, sending again Kohli for 66. Rohit, who scored his third hundred of the match, was dismissed for 102 with India nonetheless needing one other 140 runs to win. 

Rishabh Pant (32) and Hardik Pandya (45) additionally received good begins, however Plunkett had different plans. He dismissed each the set batsmen and India ultimately fell 31 runs in need of the goal with the hosts transferring as much as No.Four within the match standings desk.

Scorecard

England:

J Roy c sub b Kuldeep Yadav 66

J Bairstow c Pant b M Shami 111

J Root c Pandya b M Shami 44

E Morgan c Jadhav b M Shami 1

B Stokes c sub b Bumrah 79

J Buttler c & b M Shami 20

C Woakes c Sharma b M Shami 7

L Plunkett not out 1

J Archer not out 0

EXTRAS: (b 2, lb 2, w 4) 8

TOTAL: (7 wkts, 50 overs) 337

FOW: 1-160, 2-205, 3-207, 4-277, 5-310, 6-319, 7-336.

BOWLING: Mohammed Shami 10-1-69-5, JJ Bumrah 10-1-44-1, YS Chahal 10-0-88-0, HH Pandya 10-0-60-0, Kuldeep Yadav 10-0-72-1.

INDIA:

Ok Rahul c & b Woakes 0

R Sharma c Buttler b Woakes 102

V Kohli c sub b Plunkett 66

R Pant c Woakes b Plunkett 32

H Pandya c sub b Plunkett 45

MS Dhoni not out 42

Ok Jadhav not out 12

EXTRAS: (lb 1, w 6) 7

TOTAL: (5 wkts, 50 overs) 306

FOW: 1-8, 2-146, 3-198, 4-226, 5-267.

BOWLING: C Woakes 10-3-58-2, J Archer 10-0-45-0, L Plunkett 10-0-55-3, M Wooden 10-0-73-0, A Rashid 6-0-40-0, B Stokes 4-0-34-0.

TOSS: England

UMPIRES: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena

TV UMPIRES: Ruchira Palliyaguruge

RESERVE UMPIRE: Marais Erasmus

MATCH REFEREE: Ranjan Madugalle

POINTS TABLE

Pos TEAM M W L N/R PT NRR

1 Australia Eight 7 1 0 14 +1.000

2 India 7 5 1 1 11 +0.854

Three New Zealand Eight 5 2 1 11 +0.572

Four England Eight 5 Three 0 10 +1.000

5 Pakistan Eight Four Three 1 9 -0.792

6 Bangladesh 7 Three Three 1 7 -0.133

7 Sri Lanka 7 2 Three 2 6 -1.186

Eight South Africa Eight 2 5 1 5 -0.080

9 West Indies 7 1 5 1 3 -0.320

10 Afghanistan Eight Zero Eight Zero 0 -1.418

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