England vs India, World Cup Highlights: As it happened
India have never chased 300 or more in a World Cup game before. That record stays intact as England defeat India by 31 runs.
The high octane clash between India and England at Edgbaston turned out to be a dampner in the end. But don’t let that go-slow approach by Dhoni and Jadhav fool you, England were the better team tonight. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy gave them a blistering start before Mohammed Shami's five-for pegged them back. The England openers carted Indian spinners—Chahal and Kuldeep—for 160 runs in their 20 overs. Stokes and Buttler resumed the rampage in the end after a brief 10-over lull following the fall of wickets. Bumrah was exceptional, right at front and bullishly brilliant in the end—conceded just 26 runs off his last five. They ended 337/7, about 30-40 runs short.
India, meanwhile, got off to a bad start, with KL Rahul being dismissed for a duck. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were slow to start as they were seeing the new ball off. They were always in the hunt, this India team, but the English bowlers bowled to a plan and were outstanding in the field as well. Pandya threatened to take the game away from the host team, but they survived the storm.
England's win tonight has put them on ten points with one game in hand. In turn, this has made the other semi-final contenders' task tougher—the subcontinent teams Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh were eyeing that fourth spot that has now been reclaimed by England. They looked like champions tonight; and heck, they played like one.
England enter the top 4 with 10 points. This means it’s tougher for other teams to make it into the top 4. Alright, here’s what they need to do to qualify for the semi-final.
Pakistan: Currently on nine points, they need to beat Bangladesh. Even then they gotta hope that England lose to New Zealand.
Bangladesh: They have seven points with two games in hand. A win against both India and Pakistan will enliven their chances but then the net run-rate will come into the picture. This means they only stand a chance if New Zealand defeat England by a good margin.
Sri Lanka: Well, that’s all for Sri Lanka. They’re officially out of the World Cup semis race.
Such a disappointed chase this!
Even in the 49th over, Dhoni keeps ticking singles. This is frustrating. For the spectators, for the fans. Real lack of intent this from Dhoni and Jadhav. Just 7 runs from the penultimate over.
A six and a four came from the last over, but it's too late for India. This mountain was too hard for them to climb. They lose by 31 runs.
Dhoni-Jadhav partnership: Both the batsmen scored 38 runs from 31 balls in the end. 7 dots, 20 singles, 3 fours, and 1 six.
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Today's win is England's first in #CWC v India in 27 years! pic.twitter.com/L76MSQQbCw
Dhoni-Jadhav happy ticking singles!
Dhoni and Jadhav don't really seem quite eager to win this match. They've given up! Dhoni has given up! He's ticking the balls, just prodding along singles off every ball. It's Dhoni to Jadhav; it's Jadhav to Dhoni. No one's taking a chance here! Both want to home NOT OUT.
Or, is Dhoni pragmatic? Knows that this total can't be chased down and therefore, bides his time and just takes the total closer.
Five runs from the 47th over. The required run rate shoots to 19. India just three overs away from a loss that would hurt Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka more than them!
India pick up just one boundary off the 46th over. They need 62 runs from 24 balls.
Pressure gets Pandya!
The pressure was building up. And you knew something was gonna happen here. Pandya was frustrated that he didn't get naything away in a couple overs. Plunkett picks Pandya, another crucial one, after Kohli and Rishabh Pant. Takes the top edge and a safe catch that from Vince at mid on. That should shatter all the subcontinent team's dreams, then?
17 runs off last three overs
Now that's going to hurt India. The asking run rate has climbed up to 13 now. Archer just bowled one quick, and followed it up with the slower and cutter five balls. How important these three overs have been! India need 78 runs from 36 balls. Plunkett is next up.
India take seven runs from the 43rd over. They need 83 runs from 42 balls. Archer is back.
Just five runs from Rashid's over
So, England took a gamble, and it has paid off. Just five runs from the 42nd over. The required run rate has shot up to 11.25rpo. Can Pandya and Dhoni carry their team home? Alright, Woakes is in for the 43rd.
No glory for Pant!
Plunkett picked Kohli. Plunkett picks Pant. Just keeps on delivering the crucial wickets. And what a catch that is from Chris Woakes! A flying superman catch tight on the boundary line. A perfectly timed jump to snatch the ball inches from the turf. he's out playing his favourite walk-across-hoick shot.
Back-to-back three boundaries
It's a perfect T20 setup and who better than to have Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya to be batting at this time! Brilliant batting this from Hardik Pandya; he has hit three boundaries on the trot off Chris Woakes, England's best bowler tonight. 16 runs from that over.
Can Pant win the game for India?
The first ball off the 36th over, and Pant has tried to belt this ball over deep square. Instead the bat has gone flying to the keeper. Plenty happening here since he came to to the pitch. Almost ran himself out twice. After that he has smoked a couple of handsome boundaries. It’s game on!
There’s a lot riding on the youngster who is playing his first game in the World Cup. He is the X-factor, he’s got power and unorthodox style of playing—the kind India are betting on to see them through. Mind you, he’s replaced Vijay Shankar for the number four ahead of Dinesh Karthick, who was in the queue.
He has been joined by Harik Pandya. Twins in every conceivable way. One says jump, the other asks, how high!
Rohit's gas runs out!
That's how far he'll go. He has scored a century here and that's it. He's so disappoointed. Slower short ball outside off and Rohit has edged it to the wicketkeeper. A fine innings come to an end!
Alright, Harik Pandya walks in!
That's a hundred for Rohit Sharma!
India have snuck past the halfway mark in their chase but still a long road from here. How much gas does Rohit have left in the tank? Enough to score a century and carry on from there. His third one in this World Cup.
The required run rate has shot up to 10rpo. India need 150 runs from 90 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma at #CWC19— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
After two low scores, the Hitman is back with a bang, bringing up his third ???? at the competition, off 106 balls ????
No Indian batsman has ever made more at a single World Cup ????#ENGvIND | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/MkHpoWjq4d
The RRR shoots up to 9.5
When Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were batting, the required run rate was hovering around 8.5. A wicket has brought Rishabh pant in, who is playing his maiden World Cup game. He is taking time to settle in; even Rohit Sharma looks subdued with Jofra Archer and Liam plunkett operating from both the ends.
Another soft dismissal for Virat Kohli
Plunkett gets his man. Plunkett gets England back in the game. Plunkett gets Rishab Pant on the field. And just like that, Virat Kohli gets out again. A soft dismissal. Can't convert another fifty into a hundred.
A HUGE MOMENT!#ViratKohli gets a thick outside edge off Liam Plunkett, and James Vince holds on to the catch.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
An excellent innings by the Indian skipper. Can his team-mates launch from the platform?
Rishabh Pant walks in for his first #CWC19 innings. What can he do?#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/osv5G8tFTx
Up and running!
That's three boundaries on the trot for Rohit Sharma. Stokes was in to ball the 26th over and Sharma pulls and flays and steers the first three balls for a boundary. Sharma is up and runnning. He is finding the timing here, folks. That gruelling fifty had been a tough battle for Sharma; now it's time to cash in. Just like that, he has caught up with the balls played.
First ball off Rashid, and Rohit will take a four again. Four fours in the last five balls for him. He's 75 off 80 balls. Kohli is 64 off 71. India need 198 runs more from 23 overs with nine wickets remaining. Can India chase this total down?
Alright, Jofra Archer comes back.
100 comes up for India; Rohit scores fifty, too
India are skipping along nicely now. Yes, the required run-rate is of 8.5 but the good thing for India is that Kohli and Sharma are their in the middle. Kohli is fluent as ever; Sharma's innings, however, have been gruelling to say the least. He has mistimed the shot on a lot many balls today. But he's held his own, and brings up his fifty in style! Inside out lofted cover drive off Adil Rashid.
India are 107/1 after 23 overs.
Fifty for the captain!
What a fine innings this has been so far! Kohli is leading from the front. Five half-centuries in a row for the captain! He has been very proactive today. He's intercepted the ball, on average, 2m away from his stumps, more than 25cm further down the track than Rohit Sharma. Most importantly, he's got that look in the eye; the hunger that keeps asking for more--a century, for sure!
Adil Rashid into the attack
Spin first over in the 19th. Rohit and Kohli both have struggled a bit here as England have used the cross seam delivery pretty well at Birmingham. The only good thing about India is that both their best batsmen are there at the crease. Rahsid goes for just three.
From the other end, it's Ben Stokes. He has been excellent with the bat, can he do the same with the ball? Ben Stokes has dismissed Virat Kohli three times in 71 balls in ODIs, at an average of 20.66. But he goes for a boundary first ball. Good sign this from India.
India are shifting gears now
That's two in the over. So, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are like, "We've watched a lot of balls now. We need to get along with the chase." A sumptuous drive through the covers and the trademark pull from Rohit gets a couple of fours. India are 71/1 after 18 overs.
Rohit takes the charge!
So, Rohit Sharma has decided that enough is enough. He had been scoring at an under-50 strike rate and the required run rate had climbed up to 8. He nails a couple of boundaries off his favourite pull shots. Can almost palpably sense the urgency in Rohit to get things moving! India are 40/1 after 12 overs; and they need more such overs.
India off to a sluggish chase!
India are 28/1 at the end of 10 overs. Are they even on to this chase? They require 310 runs off 40 overs.
That's been a super Powerplay for England. Could have been fantastic if Root had held Rohit's catch. Also, it's the lowest Powerplay total of the tournament so far.
Even half that run would be good enough!
England needed some of that!
Chris Woakes--third maiden in a row!
All hysteria created around Jofra Archer but how good has Chris Woakes been. Sensational. Three overs, all maiden, one wicket. He's creating the kind of pressure that Archer from the other end can reap.
It's only happened nine times before in ODI history that an opening bowler has done so. India are 17/1 after 6 overs. And finally India take a single off Woakes after 18 deliveries.
Chris Woakes' first three overs today:— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
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The Wizard has started his spell with three maidens on the bounce, and claimed the key wicket of KL Rahul ???? ???? #ENGvIND | #CWC19 | #WeAreEngland pic.twitter.com/bdc5W0YcNb
KL goes for a duck!
Caught and bowled! He has struggled to play that one and is too early on that shot. He gets a leading edge and the ball was dying on Woakes as he gets down low and holds it on to his hands. Sensational stuff this from Woakes. Two maiden overs and a wicket. Not a memorable match this for KL Rahul.
Virat Kohli walks in.
Rahul-Rohit begin the chase
A cautious start this from KL Rahul. A maiden first over this from Chris Woakes.
Second over, Chris Woakes come in. And Joe Root has DROPPED Rohit Sharma off the fourth ball at the second slip. The next ball has been smashed for four as if to add insult to the injury. Archer is bowling full, and though he has been smashed for a couple boundaries, he might as well have got that wicket.
Can India scale up a virgin mountain?
India will need to chase more than any team have ever chased in a World Cup to beat England ????— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
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Brilliant Bumrah cleans up Stokes!
How good is Bumrah in the death overs. A yorker up again and Stokes scoops it off the stumps but straight to fine leg. The umpires check the no-ball; it's tight but he's just about okay. What a last over this from Jasprit Bumrah. Yorkers, yorkers, and more yorkers. He concedes just three runs. England have scored 337/7 in 50 overs.
Shami gets his first WC fifer!
This is brilliant bowling. Bumrah chokes the runs, Shami scalps wickets. The English batsmen were living on the edge, but not this time. Woakes has to depart. He is on a hat-trick. He goes full, and Stokes hammers the hat-trick ball for a four. The third ball has gone for a SIX! Oh, Stokes is pulling out a gem of an innings again. And it's four again off the fourth ball.
Shami this over: W 4 6 4 1 0
Why Jasprit Bumrah is best in the business!
Jasprit Bumrah is an absurdly good defensive bowler. In the last 10 overs of the innings in ODIs he has an economy rate of 5.73 RPO - that is -1.72 RPO below what we'd expect given the overs he has bowled. That is the best death overs True Economy Rate in ODI history. #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/8j7al0JYBX— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) June 28, 2019
England just can't get Bumrah away. He is varying his length and bounce, but the fifth ball is top-edged for a four. Exceptional bowling from India's death over specialist. England are 319/5 after 48 overs.
46th over, 4 runs; 46th, 17 runs--and a WICKET!
That's a brilliant over from Bumrah. Canny, really canny stuff. He's the best for a reason. Real death over specialist, Jasprit Bumrah.
On contrast, Shami is leaking runs real quick, real bad. Buttler is charging him real quick, real bad. But Shami has the last laugh. Got 'em off the last ball; that's his fourth--and a crucial one. Buttler would have hurt India in the final three. Tremendous stuff!
Any clues, eh?
England look to pile on at a rapid rate!
How many can they get here: 340-350? 12 runs off that Shami over despite a wicket from the 45th. Buttler onto what he does best: second ball, he smoked it over deep midwicket for a SIX. And just like that, Stokes has brought up his fifty.
Ben Stokes brings up his fourth fifty of #CWC19 ????— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
It's been a blistering knock from just 38 balls ????
However, two of his previous three half-centuries have ended in defeat. Will the story today be different?#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Uftp3HBtp0
Shami gets Root!
But is that a blessing in disguise for England? Joe Root scores at 7.2rpo in the last 10 overs of ODIs. He's no slouch, but Buttler scores at 10rpo. England need to get their finisher out there, now.
Meanwhile, Shami has been exceptional with the ball. Root timed it perfectly, too good for his own. Brilliant catch that by Pandya running in at fine leg!
Have India missed a trick here?
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been clobbered by the English batsman at Edgbasto today. Their combined figures read 20-0-160-1. Have they missed a trick--or was it just bad bowling? Well, seems like a combination of both, really. Earlier, England dropped Moeen Ali from the squad. And now they will be backing their selection even more.
350 on the cards?
Ben Stokes is on the charge!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
He's just played a ridiculous reverse hit for six over square leg/point ????
???????????????????????????? are 253/3 with nine overs to bowl. How far can they get from here?#CWC19 | #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/oZk65GCC2m
Meanwhile, Chahal has finished his 10-overs quota and gave away 88 runs--the most he has conceded in an ODI. He was targeted early on by Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. In the last three overs, Ben Stokes clobbered him away. He went for 35 runs in the last three.
Stokes is taking the charge!
Stokes has gone after Chahal now in the 38th and 40th over. He smashed eight runs off the previous over, and in the 40th, he smoked the wrist spinner for a reverse-sweep six. 15 runs came from that over. Englnad are 245/3 at the end of 40 overs. How many more can they add here?
What a game he is having!
Last 10 overs, England 25/2
India have really squeezed the flow of runs at Edgbaston here. This is cricket, and this is what the fall of wickets can do to you. England seem to have been slumped trying to go after every delivery. They have scored only 25 runs and have lost two wickets in the last 10 overs.
Shami cleans up Morgan!
Oh, that's another one for Mohammad Shami. And that's what we were talking about: India just needed an opening here. After Roy and Bairstow, it's the captain Eoin Morgan that bites the dust. Two wide bouncers, and two wickets for Shami.
Shami was brilliant with the new ball, and he's reaped benefits in his second spell. A short ball and Morgan top edges the hook to Kedar Jadhav, who did really well running around from fine leg to take the catch diving forwards!
Shami gets Bairstow!
Bairstow had started struggling and wasn't able to accumulate runs as quickly after scoring his maiden century in this World Cup. A restrained last over from Chahal, and he was looking to big to a length delivery outside off. Shami gets his man finally. Bairstow is out for a well-made 111. A nelson omen for Bairstow.
The last 24 out of the 40 balls were dots. Brilliant team effort this from India. Pressure, pressure--and a well-deserved wicket.
How many can India chase?
Since 2017, India have had to chase 300+ scores only seven times. And guess what, India have lost five of those matches.
Meanwhile, it's a terrific 31st over from Chahal. Bairstow who has hit a century is looking to go big; and it's good bowling from Chahal to keep him down. It's like his game has changed completely. Only 2 runs off that over. England are 2014/1 at the end of 31 overs.
All three of them have come against Kuldeep Yadav!
That's Bairstow's first World Cup 100!
How has he redeemed himself, Jonny Bairstow! Opened up with a shaky start--with a couple inside edges missing the stumps. And then, after the end of the first powerplay, he went berserk--smoking India's spinners all over the park. A well-deserved hundred this. He would want to go big from here. What a special knock this! And that, too, at such a crucial time!
Jadeja pulls off a blinder
I'll tell you what. Jadeja deserves a place in India's playing XI just because of his fielding. India needed something special to get their first, and Jadeja has given it all. He has taken a sensational catch here to dismiss Jason Roy. The England opener is in disbelief. Jadeja came sprinting to his left, dived full length and plucked the ball inches from the ground. Kuldeep strikes. Have India opened the gates here?
Kohli going for wickets. Bumrah is back.
Kuldeep 36/0 after 3 overs. Three, you say?!
Now England openers have taken a special liking towards Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal. Both the wrist spinners have gone for 87 runs in the eight overs they shared between each other. They are on a rampage, these English openers. They are hitting a six each over and have taken their score to 141/0 after 19 overs.
Alright, Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
India being tested by this England rampage!
Jason Roy brings up his fifty! He has played with a lot of freedom today. And the next ball after that, he has clobbered that ball over the sight screen for a huuuge SIX. This is sensational batting from both the openers.
Bairstow gets 50 with a six! 100 up for England
Now that's been the kind of the day for India: almost a wicket, but it's gone for a six. Rahul was there on the rope, but Bairstow has got too much on this one! Rahul flings himself backward at long-on to no avail! And then, Bairstow clobbers even the last ball from Chahal for a six. England are now officially on the rampage! They ain't gonna stop anytime soon. England are 112/0 after 16 overs.
Kuldeep Yadav replaces Pandya
A flighted one, and Roy has carted him over his head for a four second ball. Fourth ball is full toss, and that's been crashed over wide long-on for another four. A delicate dab next ball, and England have scored 13 runs off his first over. They ain't letting any other bowler settle. Magnificent stuff!
Kuldeep Yadav's ODI career so far:— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
Best figures: 6/25
Congratulations to Kuldeep on his 50th ODI cap ????
Can he celebrate with a special performance?#CWC19 | #TeamIndia | #ENGvIND | #OneDay4Children pic.twitter.com/9ENalUlqnV
England's gameplan: target Hardik Pandya!
That's four boundaries in a row. Hardik Pandya was smashed a six and a four off the last two balls, and the next over he came to ball, Bairstow smoked him for a couple fours. Both Roy and Bairstow have gone after Pandya after that escape.
And now they're going after Yuzvendra Chahal. A four and a six in the 14th over. Formidable and punishing! These two look so solid out here, tells you why England wanted to desperately have Roy back in their side. England are 84/0 after 14 overs.
Roy was OUT. India didn't review!
Huge appeal from India! A pull down the leg side but the umpire straightaway signals a wide. India don't review. The ultra edge showed that there was a nick. India could've got Roy. Pandya would've got Roy first over.
And to add salt to their injury, Roy smashed a six and a four off the next two deliveries, with the second one being another half-chance. Sums up the day for India: they are so close and yet so far.
Pandya brought into the attack
Four overs each from Shami and Bumrah, and now it's Pandya's turn to bowl the 11th. This will be interesting. Two well-set batsman, and a ostensible weak link entering the attack. How are Jason Roy and Bairstow going to play him? They have rode their luck, but they have a platform now. As it turns out, they make the most of such a start--in the last 10 ODIs where they've not lost a wicket in the first Powerplay, they have won nine.
Jason Roy looks in great touch
There's been plenty of near misses but not a single wicket for India. Meanwhile, Jason Roy doesn't look like he's coming after a break. He is batting with style; he is reading Chahal off his hands. He hit a fairly straight delivery through point, by playing it extremely late with quick hands; he then played a much wider delivery in front of midwicket, by playing it further down the track. A couple of fours off the 8th over to take England 46/0 at the end of the over. They look solid for a good 300+ total.
Shami was bowled well--but reamins wicketless!
Chahal in at sixth over
Bumrah didn't really look as menacing as he usually is. And more importantly, India need wickets. Chahal has been introduced. He is getting spin as well; but Bairstow flogged his fourth delivery over the mid on for a four. Is Kohli looking to use Bumrah like Australia use Starc--like a floater? But he's already been doing that.
Now we know why!
A photocopy survival!
How unlucky is Mohammad Shami here! Overs 2.2 and 4.3. Similar ball, similar shot, similar result. Saved again as Bairstow looks to slash this one; a cramped drive that escapes the stump very nearly. Goes for a boundary. More frustration for Shami. The Ball's the north pole and the wickets north pole of the magnet. Repel is what they're doing.
Mind if I take a break as well? Boss says, "NO!"
Crickey, mate! Bairstow survives two-in-two
Oh, that's frustrating for Shami. He could've got him twice in this over. The first delivery of the third over, and Bairstow was struck dead i front of the stumps. Would've been plumb save a big inside edge. The second ball, and that inside edge is there again! He slashes but the ball takes the edge and so NEARLY takes his off stump as well. It's a four, but Bairstow is living dangerously here.
Bumrah into the attack from the other end
First over from Shami: Two hits, two misses
Match number 38. Live from Edgbaston. First over from Mohammad Shami. First ball has drifted down the leg side for a wide. He runs in again, straight on to the leg-stump once again. He bowls the second delivery on the fourth channel and Roy has chopped this fiercely past point for a boundary.
The fourth delivery is an absolute peach. Bowled to his strength for the first time in this over. A tight leave! The fifth ball Roy has solidly driven it for another four. But Shami comes back again last ball. Just misses the bat as he looks it to run down past the second slip.
England openers would look to start well
England have improved significantly against spin in ODI cricket over the last few years.
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Rishabh Pant, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Rishabh Pant in for Vijay Shankar
Virat Kohli, the captain, says that Shankar ran into a toe niggle and that Pant's inclusion is a forced change.
Did you know: No batsman has scored more quickly for India since the last World Cup than Pant, who has scored at 7.85rpo in his brief stint at this level.
Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett in for England
England bat first in Birmingham. They have won every international game at this venue since the last World Cup. Jason Roy and Liam Plunkett are in for England in place of James Vince and Moeen Ali.
Perhaps, India's number 4 spot!
Dear Virat & Ravi - please don’t drop Vijay Shankar.— Kevin Pietersen???? (@KP24) June 29, 2019
I think he’s coming into his own and would potentially win you tomorrow’s game.
Don’t think about Pant. He needs another 3 weeks prep before I think he can get into your World Cup side.
It’s a good day at cricket at Edgbaston. Square of the wicket, the boundary is just 59 metres. Expect some batsmen to go after that. Sanjay Manjrekar on TV says it's a fresh pitch, so it might not be helping spinners as much as it did during Pakistan v New Zealand. The pitch is covered by grass, dry grass. “Slight turn first up and more turn as the sun comes up. Bat first," he reckons.
India at Edgbaston
India have won 3 out of 4 matches with success rate of 75 per cent. India have a 100 per cent win record in the last 5 games against all countries in Edgbaston.
England vs India: Head-to-head
No Result: 3
World Cups: 7 matches
So, Archer's playing?
There was a doubt about his inclusion in the match against Australia. He wasn't 100 per cent fit, and it showed in his bowling. Archer bowled with an economy rate of 6.22 and could take just one wicket. Will England risk playing him today, or offer the hat to Liam Plunkett?
No change in India’s playing XI, then?
Indian skipper Virat Kohli backed the under-fire MS Dhoni saying that you don’t need tell him what to do—he knows best. He also put his weight behind all-rounder Vijay Shankar on the eve of the high-voltage World Cup group stage clash against hosts England.
"He (Dhoni) had a decent game against Pakistan. Against Afghanistan on that pitch, he looked really assured. We had discussed shot selection with him for that game. In the last game again, he came out and looked really good," Kohli said during the pre-match presser yesterday.
Number 4 Shankar has failed to cash in on the opportunity with scores of 29 against Afghanistan and 14 versus the West Indies, and there’s much debate on whether Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthick should replace him. But Kohli doesn’t seem convinced.
"So you can't really sit down and pinpoint things. But I personally felt that he (Shankar) looked really solid. There's not much that needs to be tinkered with. Sometimes in cricket you just need a bit of luck to get over from 30 to 60, and then you play a defining knock for the team.”
So, Pakistan-Sri Lanka-New Zealand-Bangladesh praying India's victory?
Reasons for wanting England to lose today -— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) June 30, 2019
Ind: Er.. so that we win and qualify.
Aus: So that we don't face India in the semis.
NZ: So that we are guaranteed to qualify.
Pak, Ban, SL: So that we have a chance of qualifying.
Afg, SA, WI: Chumma.#INDvENG
England vs India: Where to live stream?
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Much talk about this flaming orange jersey!
MUST WATCH: We go behind the scenes into #TeamIndia's fun photoshoot as the Men in Blue gear up to don Orange for the game against England ????+???? #ENGvIND #CWC19 - by @RajalArora— BCCI (@BCCI) June 30, 2019
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