England keeps their world cup hopes alive as they defeat team India by 31 runs. However, it was Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow worked together to put England ahead by a large margin.
Batting first, England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow scored points at will, looking like they could have scored 360 runs or more. Their partnership scored a 160-run stand in 22 overs with Bairstow scoring a century. Ben Stokes scored 79 off 54 balls, the rest of the team scored 92 runs off the last 10 overs to end with a score of 337.
India cricket needed 338 runs to win the match. Their top order began slow scoring only 28 runs in the first 10 overs. Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma struggled with their batting. Virat Kohli replaced KL Rahul, and together, he and Sharma got the scoring going for India until the 25th over. Kohli eventually fell to Liam Plunkett, but Sharma scored his 25th century. Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant tried their best to get India back in the game but the task was too much for the duo. Even MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav couldn’t do much in the last five overs.
In the end, India cricket livescore was 306/5 (50) and England’s was 337/7 (50). On the scorecard, India is still at second position with 11 points while England is back in fourth position with 10 points.
Sharma Gives Witty Response
India’s win streak came to a stop when they were defeated by England. England’s semi-final hopes were starting to disappear, but this win inspired them, and the ended up beating India by 31 runs. Rohit Sharma scored his third century of the World Cup. However, it was not enough for the team to win. They will have to wait a few more days before their live cricket online spot is updated to reflect their spot in the semi-finals.
Eoin Morgan’s decision to bat first turned out to the right decisions as England scored a massive total of 337. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow put their team in a commanding lead by adding 160 runs in just 22.1 overs. Kuldeep Yadav gave India the much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Roy. However, there was absolutely no stopping Bairstow who scored a century.
One of the surprising decisions that India made during the match was sending the inexperienced Rishabh Pant ahead of Hardik Pandya. With India at 146 for 2, Pandya would have been the wiser choice ahead of Pant who was making his ICC Cricket World Cup debut.
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma was asked the same question at the post-match conference. “No. You guys wanted him to play, right? You asked where is Rishabh Pant? Where is Rishabh Pant? Here he is… at no.4,” he responded.