In the 38th match of the World Cup, England defeated India by 31 runs in Birmingham's Edgbaston on Sunday. England won after losing two consecutive matches. With this victory, he reached number four in the table. He has 10 points in his 8 matches. To reach the semi-finals, he has to beat New Zealand.
Chasing England's 338 runs target, Rohit (102) scored a century after scoring 306 runs in five wickets and he had to face the first defeat in the tournament. Rohit shared 138 runs for the second wicket with captain Virat Kohli (66) but could not win the team. Hardik Pandya scored 45 while Dhoni scored 42 not out.
Liam Plunkett (3/55) and Chris Woakes (2/58) took two wickets for 58 runs. This defeat of India has been disappointing because Team India did not show enough ambition to win the victory during the entire innings.
Earlier, England scored 337 runs for seven wickets in the 50th over, with Ben Stokes (79) and Jason Rai (66) apart from opener Joni Bairstow (111).
Bairstow, with the help of six sixes and 10 fours in 109 balls, added 160 runs for the first wicket with Rai, giving England a stormy start. Joe Root (44) also played fine innings.
On behalf of India, Mohammad Shami bowled the best of his career, taking five for 69 runs. Jasprit Bumrah, who bowled economically and took a wicket with 44 runs while the other bowlers proved to be expensive.
What a batting performance from England! After back-to-back failures from their batting line-up, they have bounced back in some fashion in this must-win game. They are surely the happier side at the moment.
The England openers set the tone for them, after electing to bat. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow started off cautiously but after Powerplay 1, they started pounding the bowlers. The opening pair added a 160-run stand. England at that time seemed like would reach somewhere close to 300, however, once Roy fell for 66, the runs slowed down.
After the 27th over, it was hard for England to hit a boundary. Also, Bairstow soon departed after scoring a ton and Morgan once gain was bounced out. India seemed to be making a comeback in the end. Root and Stokes though, steadied the ship, got things back under control and once the all-rounder was set, he cut loose.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says chasing is never a problem but he would have wanted to bat first too. Mentions They haven't' chased after the first game in the tournament so it is a good challenge for them. Further adds they haven't focused on the opposition a lot and hence, they are quite consistent. States they have managed to find ways to win games and he hopes they have another good day. Informs Pant comes in for Shankar. Tells Rishabh Pant brings in fearlessness and if he gets going, it could be fun to watch. Ends by saying a lot of Pakistan players will be supporting them today which is a very good thing.
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says they have two games to go and they hope to win both and go through. Liam Plunkett's inclusion is more tactical as they feel pace and bounce will be better suited on this surface. Informs Roy is fit to play and he comes in. Ends by saying it is about the team's character now, they have had the chat and he hopes it all goes good for them.
PITCH REPORT - Sanjay Manjrekar says it is a fresh pitch. Further adds the ball turned a lot in the last game but this pitch is different, there is a lot of grass covering. States There will be a little turn at the start and it may turn more as the game progresses.
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood