ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

England vs India - Match 38

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Date & Time: 30 June 2019

India 306/5

RR: 6.12 | England beat India by 31 runs

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FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul c Chris Woakes & b Chris Woakes c Chris Woakes & b Chris Woakes 0900
Rohit Sharma c Jos Buttler (W) & b Chris Woakes c Jos Buttler (W) & b Chris Woakes 102109150
Virat Kohli c & b Liam Plunkett c & b Liam Plunkett 667670
Rishabh Pant c Chris Woakes & b Liam Plunkett c Chris Woakes & b Liam Plunkett 322940
Hardik Pandya c & b Liam Plunkett c & b Liam Plunkett 453340
MS Dhoni not out not out 423141
Kedar Jadhav not out not out 121310
Mohammed Shami
Kuldeep Yadav
Yuzvendra Chahal
Jasprit Bumrah
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 1, w 6, nb 0)
Total 306 (5 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
8-1 (KL Rahul,2.3), 146-2 (Virat Kohli,28.2), 198-3 (Rohit Sharma,36.1), 226-4 (Rishabh Pant,39.1), 267-5 (Hardik Pandya,44.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chris Woakes10 3 58 2 5.80
Jofra Archer10 0 45 0 4.50
Liam Plunkett10 0 55 3 5.50
Mark Wood10 0 73 0 7.30
Adil Rashid6 0 40 0 6.67
Ben Stokes4 0 34 0 8.50

So that is it from this game! England keep their hopes alive and India have to wait to register their place in the semis. Both can do so in the next game though there is still time for that. On the 1st of July 2019, we have two different teams playing, West Indies and Sri Lanka. It is a dead rubber as both have been knocked out but they will be playing for pride. That game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says they had a brilliant day, right from the beginning and the decision at the toss was not easy but it went well. Credits Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow for the way they played and further adds that contributions from the rest took them to a very good total. States they did really well to take on the two Indian spinners and it came off well. Informs the feedback from the first innings was it got tougher to bat on and that was at the back of his head and he was not too worried. Tells he was quite happy to see India weren't going all guns blazing at the end and his bowlers bowled really well. Appreciates Plunkett for his effort and says he has been outstanding, especially in the middle period and he does it on a regular basis. Ends by saying the next game will not be an easy one and they can't take any team lightly.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says every team has lost a game here or there, nobody likes to lose but England played better and they were more clinical. States the mood is the same in the dressing room and they need to forget this and move forward. Informs the toss was a vital factor but they should have been better with the bat as the wicket was flat. Tells there is not much you can do about it if a batsman reverse sweeps you for a biggie, it is difficult to contain with one short boundary. Further adds England were going towards 360 but they did well to pull them back, 15-20 runs less was what he would have liked. Also mentions that had they got to a good start it could have been different but wickets fell at the wrong time. Shares when Pandya and Pant were in there they still had a chance but they lost their wickets and it became difficult for them. Ends by saying MS Dhoni was trying really hard to find the boundaries but it was difficult for him.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Jonny Bairstow, says it was important they set a platform after winning the toss and opting to bat. States it has been frustrating, they know how well they can play, today they were pretty good with bat and ball and are looking forward to the game against New Zealand. Mentions they were just reacting to each ball and had no plan on how to play the spinners. Further adds India bowled well up front, a couple of inside edges went for boundaries, they had luck on their side and they cashed in when it got easy. Ends by saying this is the closest they have been to their best in this tournament and they need to continue as they probably have three must-win games coming up.

Earlier in the day, a brilliant ton from Bairstow, a breezy knock from Roy and Stokes' innings in the end helped England set India a massive target. India would have created history if they had chased this down but the English bowlers ensured it did not happen.

The England bowling was really good! They were tight with the new balls and then the back-up bowlers continued with the same momentum. The only time when runs came at a good pace for India was when Stokes and Rashid were bowling. Woakes and Plunkett were the picks. The former finished with a two-fer and the latter got a three-fer. It was Plunkett's wickets though which were more crucial as he got Pant, Kohli and Pandya.

Chasing 338, India needed to get off to a good start but they lost Rahul for nought. Then Rohit and Kohli played themselves in, they found it difficult to score freely but hung in there. Once they got hang of the surface, the runs started coming. They added a 138-run stand but just when the momentum looked like it would shift, Kohli fell. Pant and Rohit then added another handy stand and revived Indian hopes but Rohit probably fell at the wrong time. He was dismissed just after getting to his ton, at a time when he would have probably looked to accelerate. Pant then soon followed. Pandya found it difficult to time the ball as his innings progressed. Dhoni too struggled to find the fence and eventually 338 proved to be a huge target.

ENGLAND ARE ALIVE IN THIS WORLD CUP! They have beaten the unbeaten side in this tournament and that too quite comprehensively. What a time for all the players to step up! This is also, their first win over India in World Cups since 1992.

49.6
1
C Woakes to K Jadhav, A single to end the innings! A full ball on middle, Jadhav whips it through mid-wicket for one. ENGLAND WIN BY 31 RUNS!
49.5
0
C Woakes to K Jadhav, On the shorter side, Jadhav hits it back to the bowler.
49.4
4
C Woakes to K Jadhav, FOUR! Jadhav now hits a boundary! Shorter and outside off, Jadhav cuts it over point for a boundary.
49.3
1
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, This time the single is taken! Short and on middle, Dhoni pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket for one.
49.2
0
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, Another length ball around middle, Dhoni swings but it goes off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket. The run is not taken.
49.1
6
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, SIX! Finally connects with one! It has come a bit too late though. 300 up for India. This is shorter and on middle, Dhoni pulls it towards deep square leg. Vince runs to his right, leaps but the ball goes over him.

Chis Woakes to bowl the last over of this innings. The equation is 44 off 6 legal deliveries.

48.6
0
J Archer to K Jadhav, A short one outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but misses.
48.5
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, On off, Dhoni guides it to point for one.
48.4
1
J Archer to K Jadhav, A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to long on for one.
48.3
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, Shorter and outside off, Dhoni slaps it through covers for one.
48.2
4
J Archer to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Finally a boundary courtesy a misfield! Archer goes full and on middle, Dhoni lifts it towards mid-wicket. Stokes runs to his left, slides and lets it through.
48.1
0
J Archer to MS Dhoni, A good slower one outside off, Dhoni is way too early in the pull shot and misses.
47.6
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Still no boundary! This short ball is pulled through square leg for a run. End of Wood for tonight.
47.5
0
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes down the track and swings hard but misses. Buttler does well to move to his left and collect it.
47.5
0
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Short and down the leg side, it has been wided.
47.4
1
M Wood to K Jadhav, Shorter and around off, KJ guides it down to third man for one.
47.3
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Another single as Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg.
47.2
1
M Wood to K Jadhav, Jadhav is struggling to find the boundaries! Another short ball to him and he pulls it straight to deep square leg for one.
47.1
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Another short one and on the body, Dhoni looks to pull but it goes off the top edge towards fine leg for one.
46.6
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni guides it down to third man and keeps the strike. 57 needed in 18 balls now.
46.5
1
J Archer to K Jadhav, Back of a length ball on off, Kedar punches it to point and takes a run.
46.4
0
J Archer to K Jadhav, On the pads, Kedar flicks it but finds short fine leg. No run.
46.3
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, Once again a slower one. Archer is not giving Dhoni any place to play with here. Dhoni just flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets only a run.
46.2
1
J Archer to K Jadhav, Good length ball on off and middle, Kedar glances it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
46.1
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, Starts his new spell with a slower one, Dhoni pushes it towards point and gets a single.

Jofra Archer comes back to bowl.

45.6
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Another single so just the one boundary in the over! India need 62 from the last 4. Short and on the body, Dhoni pulls it to fine leg for one.
45.5
1
M Wood to K Jadhav, Another single! This is on the pads, Jadhav works it through mid-wicket for one.
45.4
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, This is quicker and shorter on the body, it skids through. Dhoni looks to pull but it hits the glove and goes towards fine leg for one.
45.3
4
M Wood to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Much-needed but they need a lot more! This is short and down the leg side, easy pickings with fine leg up in the ring. Dhoni helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.
45.2
1
M Wood to K Jadhav, Another slower one on middle, Jadhav works it down to fine leg for one.
45.1
1
M Wood to MS Dhoni, Shorter and on the body, Dhoni pulls it through square leg for one.

Mark Wood comes on to bowl his 9th.

44.6
0
L Plunkett to K Jadhav, Another dot! A brilliant over! Short and outside off, Jadhav looks to pull but misses. 7 runs and a wicket from this over. 71 in the last 5. Only a Dhoni show can save them from here.

Kedar Jadhav comes out to bat next.

44.5
0
L Plunkett to H Pandya, OUT! Pandya holes out! Plunkett gets another important wicket. Something had to happen, the pressure of the increasing run rate was getting to Pandya and Dhoni. Pandya takes the risk of clearing the ropes. He tries to hit this slower length ball over long on. He only manages height on it. Vince at that position settles under it and takes an easy catch.
44.4
1
L Plunkett to MS Dhoni, Extremely slow and short outside off, Dhoni pushes it to covers and takes one.
44.4
0
L Plunkett to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Pressure on the bowler, this is down the leg side. Dhoni lets it be. Wided. 6 from the three balls bowled.
44.3
4
L Plunkett to MS Dhoni, FOUR! That has been hit with brute force! Poor ball. A length delivery and on middle, Dhoni powers it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Need a couple more in this over.
44.2
1
L Plunkett to H Pandya, Just the single again! Fuller and on middle, Pandya lofts it over mid off for one.
44.1
0
L Plunkett to H Pandya, A dot! Pandya looking to go too hard at the balls. Full and on off, Pandya mistimes it to the bowler.