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

commentary

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.
43.6
1
J Archer to H Pandya, Another single as this is pushed through mid off for one. Top class over by Archer, just the 5 from it. 78 needed in the last 6. Run rate needed 13 now.

Liam Plunkett comes on now!

43.5
0
J Archer to H Pandya, Pandya misses out! Short and down the leg side, Pandya looks to pull it fine but fails to beat short fine leg.
43.4
1
J Archer to MS Dhoni, Shorter and around off, Dhoni guides it towards short third man for one. This is a top class over till now.
43.3
2
J Archer to MS Dhoni, On the fuller side outside off, Dhoni strokes it wide of long off and takes two.
43.2
1
J Archer to H Pandya, Shorter and outside off, Pandya looks to guide it past backward point but fails to get past him. Only a run.
43.1
0
J Archer to H Pandya, Slower ball on off, Pandya pushes it back to the bowler who fumbles but no runs taken.

Jofra Archer comes onto bowl in his final spell.

42.6
0
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, A dot to end! Smart delivery! Short and outside off, it is the slower one. Dhoni is foxed by the lack of pace. He looks to cut but misses. Good over by Woakes in the context of the game. 83 needed in 42 balls.
42.5
1
C Woakes to H Pandya, Another slower one and Pandya once again thrashes it to long off for one.
42.4
1
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, Goes full, Dhoni this time eases it down to long on for one.
42.3
0
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, Goes short and outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but is a touch early in the shot. It goes off the toe-end to the bowler.
42.2
4
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, FOUR! One bounce over the ropes! 250 up! Clever batting. Picks his spot, sees mid off is up and just lofts this length ball over mid off and it crosses the ropes on the bounce. A boundary early in the over, pressure on the bowler.
42.1
1
C Woakes to H Pandya, Fuller and on off, Pandya smashes it down to long off for one.
41.6
1
A Rashid to H Pandya, Another single! Once agin the length is key, it is flatter and just behind a driving length. Pandya pushes it down to long on and takes one. Excellent over by Rashid.
41.5
1
A Rashid to MS Dhoni, Another single! Singles won't hurt India at the moment. This is flatter and on middle, Dhoni hits it down to long on for one.
41.4
1
A Rashid to H Pandya, Lovely bowling! Rashid lands it around middle. not bowling the length which Pandya can get under. He pushes it down to long on for one.
41.3
1
A Rashid to MS Dhoni, Just a single! This is on the pads, Dhoni works it towards short fine leg for one.
41.2
0
A Rashid to MS Dhoni, Rashid gets away with one there! Short and down the leg side, Dhoni pulls but straight to short fine leg.
41.1
1
A Rashid to H Pandya, This is on middle, Pandya hits it towards long on. He calls for two but has to settle with one.

Adil Rashid comes back on!

40.6
1
C Woakes to H Pandya, Woakes is bowling to his field! He keeps it outside off, Pandya hits it through covers who is in the deep so only a run. 9 from the over. 95 in 54.
40.5
4
C Woakes to H Pandya, FOUR! Just wide! Much-needed boundary! A full toss outside off, Pandya carves it uppishly but just past the diving Rashid at backward point. Less than 100 needed now.
40.4
2
C Woakes to H Pandya, Two runs! This is outside off, Pandya slaps it through covers and takes two.
40.3
1
C Woakes to MS Dhoni, Dhoni does the smart thing, he strokes it through covers and gives the strike to Dhoni.
40.2
1
C Woakes to H Pandya, Full and outside off, Pandya hits it hard to long off for one.
40.1
0
C Woakes to H Pandya, Slower one and outside off, Pandya looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

Powerplay 3 starts! A maximum of 5 fielders can be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. The equation for India to win is 104 off 60 balls.

39.6
0
L Plunkett to MS Dhoni, This is bowled outside off, Dhoni lets it be. A dot to end a successful over for England. We are into the last 10 overs now, India need 104. Dhoni, Pandya and Jadhav, this can surely be chased down. Game evenly poised or slightly towards England.
39.5
1
L Plunkett to H Pandya, Good running! Slower one on off, Pandya hits it towards mid off for one.
39.4
2
L Plunkett to H Pandya, Another couple! Short and on middle, Pandya plays it through backward square leg for a brace.
39.3
2
L Plunkett to H Pandya, Yes, he has! What fielding that is! That seemed a certain boundary. This is short and on middle, HP pulls it firmly through mid-wicket. Bairstow in the deep, covers ground quickly to his left, dives and manages to push it back in. Stokes who runs in from the right, does the mopping up job. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that it is fine. Two taken.

Has Bairstow stopped that? It will be a tremendous effort if he has done so.

39.3
0
L Plunkett to H Pandya, WIDE! The slower short ball but this is too short, goes above the batsman's head and it has been wided.
39.2
2
L Plunkett to H Pandya, A couple! This is short and on the body, Pandya hits it fine on the leg side. The fine leg too is very fine so he gets across and keeps it down to two.

MS Dhoni walks out to bat. All hopes on him now.

39.1
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, OUT! What a catch that is! Wow! How many good catches have we seen today? Woakes is the man this time. Once again the change of bowling works immediately. This is shorter and on the pads, Pant flicks it uppishly. The ball seems to be tailing away from the backward square leg fielder. He runs to his left, times his dive and takes it. Once again, just as a partnership started to get going, it has been cut short. Pant walks back after getting off to a start. 112 needed in 65.

Liam Plunkett comes back on!

38.6
2
C Woakes to H Pandya, A lovely shot to end the over! 16 from it. This is full and on middle, Pandya hits it straight down the ground. Long on runs to left, slides and keeps it down to two. A huge over this, 112 needed from 66.

Woakes has some issue with his shoe. He has taken it off. The problem seems to have been solved and he is fine to continue!

38.5
2
C Woakes to H Pandya, Brilliant fielding! Good batting too! Pandya shuffles right across and works this through mid-wicket. Stokes runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side. 14 from the over and a ball to go.
38.4
4
C Woakes to H Pandya, FOUR! Make that three in a row! This guy can really hit the ball well. This though was right in the slot. Full and on off, it is the slower one. Pandya shuffles across and whips it through wide long on for a boundary.
38.3
4
C Woakes to H Pandya, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is powerful! Another slower one and it is outside off, Pandya hammers it past cover and it races away.
38.2
4
C Woakes to H Pandya, FOUR! Woakes gets too straight and pays the price. This is right on middle, Pandya goes right back, uses the depth of the crease and hits it past mid on for a boundary. A four early in the over, need to make it count.
38.1
0
C Woakes to H Pandya, Outside off, Pandya slaps it hard but straight to covers.
37.6
4
M Wood to R Pant, FOUR! A welcome, welcome boundary for India. Not sure why Wood goes for the slower one. It is full and on middle, Pant lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 128 needed in 72.
37.5
0
M Wood to R Pant, Shorter and on the pads, Pant looks to help it on its way but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
37.4
1
M Wood to H Pandya, This is angled into the batter, Pandya pushes it to mid on and takes one.
37.3
0
M Wood to H Pandya, Howzzat? The umpire shakes his head! This is on a length and on middle, it skids through. Pandya fails to put bat on ball and gets hit high on the pads.
37.2
1
M Wood to R Pant, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
37.1
0
M Wood to R Pant, Once again a swing and a miss! Length and just outside off, Pant looks to drag it on the leg side but does not connect.
36.6
2
C Woakes to H Pandya, A couple! The line is outside off again, Pandya pushes it through covers for one. An excellent over by Woakes, just the 6 runs and the huge wicket. 134 needed in 78.
36.5
0
C Woakes to H Pandya, Slower one and just outside off, Pandya flat-bats it to mid off.
36.4
0
C Woakes to H Pandya, Back of a length on off, Pandya pushes it back to the bowler.
36.3
1
C Woakes to R Pant, Too ambitious! Pant looks to reverse sweep. It hits the glove and lobs towards cover for one.
36.2
3
C Woakes to H Pandya, Slapped! Some shot to get off the mark! Shorter and around off, Pandya hits it hard through covers. Bairstow runs to his right, pushes it back in with a dive. The ball however, rolls back towards the ropes, Jonny though shows good awareness and he manages to push it back in. Three taken. 200 up for England!

Hardik Pandya walks out to bat.

36.1
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Woakes strikes on his first ball of his new spell! Rohit departs shortly after getting to his ton. He walks back disappointed, India's hopes of chasing this down has been dented big time here. They needed Rohit to bat longer. Woakes bowls this outside off, Rohit swings across the line but the ball kisses the outside edge and Buttler takes a good catch stretching both his hands to the right. A brilliant innings from Rohit comes to an end. 140 needed in 83 balls.

Chris Woakes comes back on! He was really good in his first spell and England would want him to replicate the same.

35.6
4
M Wood to R Pant, FOUR! He did not intend to hit that there but a boundary! India won't care how they come as long as they come. This is short and around off, Pant looks to pull but is late in the shot. It somehow hits the middle and goes over mid off for a boundary. 10 from the over despite the first two balls begin dots. Also, the 50-run stand is up. One would believe they will be going for it now.
35.5
1
M Wood to R Sharma, A slower full toss, Rohit fails to time it well, it goes towards deep square leg for one.
35.4
1
M Wood to R Pant, Goes short again, Pant plays the pull again, this is a lot squarer and hence only a single to deep square leg.
35.3
4
M Wood to R Pant, FOUR! That should release the pressure! That has been powered! Short and on middle, Pant goes back and powers the pull through backward square leg for a boundary.
35.2
0
M Wood to R Pant, Another swing and a miss! Fuller and outside off, Pant looks to go big but misses.
35.1
0
M Wood to R Pant, The bat slips out of Pant's hand! He had really swung hard there. This is outside off, Pant throws the kitchen sink at it but only connects with thin air. He loses his bat in the process which goes towards Buttler.
34.6
1
L Plunkett to R Pant, On the shorter side and on the body, Pant pulls it through square leg for one. Only 5 from this over. Run rate needed by India in the last 15 overs - 10.
34.5
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, This is outside off, Rohit slashes at it but the ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
34.4
2
L Plunkett to R Sharma, 100 for Rohit Sharma. This is what happens when you drop quality players. His third in this World Cup and 25th in ODIs. He needs to be there till the end though. Holds the hope for his side. He gets there by guiding it past point and takes two.
34.3
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Rohit makes room and Plunkett follows him, Sharma works it to mid-wicket.
34.2
1
L Plunkett to R Pant, Plunkett continues bowling it on a length around off, Pant goes down on his knee and then pulls it through square leg for one.
34.1
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, Good length and on off, Pant keeps it out.

DRINKS! England are Favorites but India is still in the hunt. With 155 runs needed in 96 balls, England need wickets very quickly or India will chase it down. Rohit Sharma is just 2 short off his Ton and Rishabh Pant and he has Rishabh Pant for company. AN interesting 16 overs com9iing ahead.

33.6
1
M Wood to R Pant, Nicely played! Outside off, Pant plays this very late, gets it very fine on the off side. Third man is also very fine so just a single. Just the 6 runs from this over.
33.5
1
M Wood to R Sharma, On the shorter side, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and takes one. He moves onto 98.
33.4
1
M Wood to R Pant, Almost loses his balance while playing the shot. This is shorter and on the body, Pant whips it off balance down to fine leg for one.
33.3
1
M Wood to R Sharma, Slower and shorter! Rohit pulls it through square leg for one.
33.2
1
M Wood to R Pant, Good length and on off, Pant guides it down to third man for a single.
33.1
1
M Wood to R Sharma, Good short ball! That skids through and hurries the batsman. Rohit looks to pull but the ball hits the higher portion of the bat and rolls on the leg side for one.
32.6
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Back of a length ball on off, Rohit pulls it and keeps the strike.
32.5
1
L Plunkett to R Pant, Good length ball on off, Pant punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
32.4
4
L Plunkett to R Pant, FOUR! Crispy! Fuller on off, Pant gets on his front foot and drives it beautifully through covers. Chris Woakes runs to his left from sweeper cover, he puts in a dive but in vain.
32.3
2
L Plunkett to R Pant, Bouncer! Pant pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
32.2
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, On the pads, RS flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
32.1
2
L Plunkett to R Sharma, In the air...but safe. Plunkett hits the deck hard. It is on back of a length, Rohit looks to pull but does not time it. Luckily it falls short and wide of deep mid-wicket and he gets a couple.
31.6
1
M Wood to R Sharma, A single to end! 11 from the over! Short and on middle, Rohit pulls it through square leg for one.
31.5
1
M Wood to R Pant, This time gets bat to ball, works it through square leg and takes an easy single.
31.4
0
M Wood to R Pant, Beaten for pace! This is on the pads, Pant is late in bringing his bat down and gets hit on the pads.
31.3
1
M Wood to R Sharma, A single now! Full and on middle, Rohit pushes it past the bowler for one. He moves into the 90s.
31.2
4
M Wood to R Sharma, FOUR! Up and over! Consecutive boundaries! Full and on middle, Rohit lofts it over mid on and bags a boundary. 8 from the first two balls. This could well be a big over here.
31.1
4
M Wood to R Sharma, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, Wood! Lovely shot. There is width on offer outside off, Sharma guides it past point and the ball races to the fence.

Mark Wood is back!

30.6
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, Good length again and this is worked towards mid-wicket. Just the three runs from the over.
30.6
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, WIDE! Down the leg side, Pant looks to pull but misses. Wided.
30.5
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, Poor shot! shorter and outside off, Pant looks to hop and pull but misses.
30.4
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
30.3
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
30.2
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Good length and on off, Rohit guides it to point.
30.1
1
L Plunkett to R Pant, This is on the pads, Rishabh works it through square leg for one.
29.6
3
J Archer to R Pant, Pant is off the mark with three! This is on a length and around middle, Pant works it towards mid-wicket. Stokes at mid on runs forward and the dives over the ball. 150 up. India need 186 in the last 20 overs.
29.5
1
J Archer to R Sharma, Another slower one on middle, it straightens. Rohit closes the face of the bat too early, it goes off the leading edge down to third man for one.
29.4
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Shorter and on the body, Sharma looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads.
29.3
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Slower one on middle, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
29.2
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Good length and on off, Rohit defends it out.
29.1
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, Rohit defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.
28.6
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, A single to end a successful over for England. This is short and around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.
28.5
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Another confusion! Back of a length on middle, Rohit taps it beside the pitch. Pant is off, Rohit though sends him back. Pant once again turns and tries to make it in, he dives and to his luck, the throw does not hit the stumps.
28.4
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, A huge shout but not given! This is around leg, Pant plants his front foot across and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire turns it down. Too high. The ball rolls down to third man. A leg bye taken.
28.3
0
L Plunkett to R Pant, Almost gets run out on the first ball! This is on a length and around off, Pant taps it towards covers and wants a run but is sent back. The fielder picks the ball up and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Pant's dive would have saved him though.

Rishabh Pant comes on to bat. He needs to stick around with Rohit here and try and build another good partnership.

28.2
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, OUT! TAKEN! A wicket out of nowhere! It is completely against the run of play! A soft, soft end. England are delighted and the bowling change has worked brilliantly. It is a gentle delivery, it is on a length and outside off. Kohli looks to drive it square on the off side but does not keep it down. It goes straight to the substitute, Vince, who makes no mistake. Kohli once again fails to convert his half ton into a century. Timely wicket for England as the two were really starting to look dangerous. A 138-run stand is broken and England back on top now. 192 needed in 130.
28.1
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, On the shorter side, Rohit chips it over covers and takes one.
28.1
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, That must have slipped! Plunkett goes for the slower one but ends up bowling it way outside off, Rohit leaves it.

Double bowling change as Eoin Morgan is looking for wickets. Liam Plunkett comes back on!

27.6
1
J Archer to R Sharma, Another single as Rohit eases this through covers. Just the four from this over, a good one fro Archer.
27.5
1
J Archer to V Kohli, Shorter in length, Kohli arches his back and hits it down to third man for one.
27.4
1
J Archer to R Sharma, Another slower one on off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.
27.3
1
J Archer to V Kohli, On the pads, Kohli works it towards fine leg for one.
27.2
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.
27.1
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Lovely start! He lands it on a length and around off, the ball pitches and straightens. Kohli looks to play the original trajectory but gets beaten.

Jofra Archer comes back into the attack. Can he bring England back in this game with a wicket or two?

26.6
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Flighted delivery on off, Rohit plays it late but can't beat point. 7 from this over. 198 needed in 138 balls.
26.5
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Flatter and on off, this is defended.
26.4
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Floats it up on off, Rohit pushes it back to the bowler.
26.4
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Rashid under pressure here! He bowls it well wide of the off stump. Rohit lets it be and it has been wided.
26.3
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, Floats it up on off, Kohli strokes it through covers for one.
26.2
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, No need to take a risk now so he eases it down to long on for one.
26.1
4
A Rashid to R Sharma, FOUR! Another boundary! 4th in the last 7 balls for India. He makes this into a full toss by going down on one knee and stretching out. He sweeps it through square leg and the ball races away.
25.6
1
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, A single! 13 from the over, a big one! This is on a length and around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one. 205 needed in 144.
25.5
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Good length and on off, this is defended.
25.4
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Uppish but well short! Drags his length back a little and also corrects his line. It is on off, Rohit plays a check-drive which lands well short of mid off.
25.3
4
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, FOUR! Three in a row! Rohit Sharma has got into his elements! This is fuller and outside off, he just guides it through point and once again beats the sweeper with ease. 12 from the first three balls, this is probably the over which changes the momentum.
25.2
4
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, FOUR! Save your legs, you need not run for those shots! This is a cracker! It is a length ball outside off, Rohit cracks it through cover-point. The sweeper did not have a lot to cover but he stood no chance.
25.1
4
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, FOUR! Another over which starts with a boundary! Poor ball! It is short and on the body, sits up to be hit. Rohit pulls it through backward square leg and it races away.
24.6
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, A single to end! 8 from the over. Shorter and around off, this is cut through point for one.
24.5
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, JAFFA! This is tossed up on off, it pitches and then turns square. Rohit does not play for the turn and gets beaten.
24.4
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, Another flatter one on off, Kohli guides it through covers for another single.
24.3
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, The slider on middle, Rohit pushes it down to long on for another run.
24.2
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, This is flatter and on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for one.
24.1
4
A Rashid to V Kohli, FOUR! Lovely, just lovely. How crisp was that? What sound it made off the bat. This is floated up on off, Kohli leans into it and hits it through covers for a boundary. Good start to the over.
23.6
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, On the stumps, Rohit defends it back to the bowler. A good over by Stokes this. A much-needed one.
23.5
1
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, Another one which is angled into the batsman, Kohli works it on the leg side for a single.
23.4
0
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, A good short one on middle, Kohli bails out of the pull at the very end. That was quick by Stokes.
23.3
1
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, This is on the stumps, Rohit works it through mid-wicket for one.
23.2
2
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Nicely timed! This is shorter and around off, Rohit guides it past point for two.
23.1
1
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, This is on the stumps, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one. 100-run stand up between the two. They still have a long way to go though.
22.6
4
A Rashid to R Sharma, FOUR! Brings up his fifty in style! It has not been a trademark innings by him but he is slowly getting into his own. It is his 43rd ODI half ton. He too needs to continue. Rashid gives it a lot of air and lands it outside off, Rohit goes inside out over covers and bags a boundary. The last ball spoils the over.
22.5
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
22.4
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, Shorter and outside off, Kohli chops it to covers for one.
22.3
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
22.2
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, What happened there? Nobody had a clue where the ball was. This is shorter and down the leg side, Rohit looks to sweep but is early in the stroke. He gets hit on the arms and it lobs over the keeper's head.
22.1
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, Flighted ball on off, Kohli whips it down to long on for one.
21.6
1
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, 100 up for India! They need another 238 in 168 balls. This is on the pads, Kohli works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
21.5
1
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Clever batting! Got a boundary on the last ball and now works it through mid-wicket for a single.
21.4
4
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, FOUR! That has been creamed! England are leaking boundaries now. This is full and outside off, Rohit waits for the ball to come to him and the hits it through coves for a boundary.
21.3
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, A full toss, Rohit fails to find the gap as he hits it to mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, This is angled into the batsman, Rohit keeps it out.
21.1
1
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, Another good run! Kohli taps this towards cover and sets off. The fielder fumbles and makes the single easy.
20.6
4
A Rashid to R Sharma, FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Runs coming thick and fast for India now. This is short and outside off, turning away. Rohit goes back and slaps it past cover-point for a boundary. 10 from this one and 19 from the last two.
20.5
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, One more single as Kohli hits this to long off.
20.4
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, Another tossed up ball on off, Rohit eases it down to long off for one.
20.3
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, On the pads, Rohit looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
20.2
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, Lands this on off and the batter keeps it out.
20.1
4
A Rashid to R Sharma, FOUR! Not sure what the idea was over there. Rashid floats it up outside off, easy pickings for Rohit as there is no fielder out on the off side. He lofts it over the in-field and bags a boundary.
19.6
2
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, 54th ODI fifty for Kohli, 5th one in this World Cup! He holds the key for his side. There is still a long way to go. This is fuller and on off, Kohli leans into the stroke and pushes it through covers for two.
19.5
4
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, FOUR! Lovely use of the wrists! Slightly fuller and on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. They need to hit boundaries at consistent basis.
19.4
1
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, In the air... but safe! Rohit looks to break free. He makes room, Stokes lands it on a length and around middle. Rohit looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it over point for a run.
19.3
0
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Another full delivery on middle, Rohit finds mid off.
19.2
1
Ben Stokes to V Kohli, Well fielded! Fuller and on middle, Kohli strokes it towards mid on. Wood runs to his left, dives and saves three for his side.
19.1
1
Ben Stokes to R Sharma, Good run! It is on a length and on off, Rohit drops it towards cover and takes one.

Ben Stokes come on to bowl. He was superb with the bat earlier today. Can he deliver with the ball?

18.6
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, Another single as Rohit pushes it down to long on. A good start by Rashid too.
18.5
1
A Rashid to V Kohli, On the middle stump, Kohli eases it down to long on for one.
18.4
0
A Rashid to V Kohli, On the off pole, this is kept out.
18.3
0
A Rashid to V Kohli, Floats it up outside off, Kohli mistimes it to covers.
18.2
1
A Rashid to R Sharma, Flatter and shorter on off, Rohit hits it down to long off for one.
18.1
0
A Rashid to R Sharma, This is flaoted up on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.

DRINKS! The Chase for India didn't start as it was expected. Once again the Indian Openers failed to give a brisk and solid start to the run chase. KL Rahul failed to negotiate the bounce and gave a simple return catch to Chris Woakes. Rohit Sharma has failed to time his shots and Virat Kohli is as usual doing his job. For the English team Chris Woakes was the stand out bowler for them as he bowled three consecutive maidens first up. England will look to take a few more wickets and on the other hand India would want this pair to hang in there. Adil Rashid comes to bowl for after the break. The Equation for India is 267 off 192 balls.

17.6
2
M Wood to V Kohli, Easy two! Back of a length on off, Kohli guies it through backward point and takes two.
17.5
0
M Wood to V Kohli, Misread the length there! This is shorter, fractionally short that is and outside off. Kohli looks to pull but misses.
17.4
1
M Wood to R Sharma, Slower one around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.
17.3
0
M Wood to R Sharma, BEATEN FOR PACE! Shorter and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but is late on the shot.
17.2
1
M Wood to V Kohli, Excellent fielding! Slightly shorter and around off, Kohli hits it firmly towards point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the run.
17.1
0
M Wood to V Kohli, Goes short and this skids through. Kohli pulls it to mid-wicket.
16.6
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, A dot to end but a good over for India. Back of a length and on off, Rohit guides it to point.
16.5
4
L Plunkett to R Sharma, FOUR! Trademark pull shot! This is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit, Rohit goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.4
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, On the shorter side again and outside off, Kohli mistimes it towards mid off for one. Kohli is disappointed with himself for not putting that away. It was there to be hit.
16.3
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, Kohli keeps it out.
16.2
4
L Plunkett to V Kohli, FOUR! Cracked! Magnificent shot! slightly short and outside off, Kohli goes back and punches it past cover and it races away.
16.1
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Shortish and outside off, Rohit guides it past point for one. Also, the 50-run stand is up, they have not gone at the pace they would have wanted but the two can catch up, they need to keep batting.
15.6
0
M Wood to V Kohli, Another dot! Length and on off, Kohli keeps it out. Just the 4 from the over. India need a move on here, they need 281 from 204 balls.
15.5
0
M Wood to V Kohli, Confusion! Kohli works it towards mid-wicket, the fielder there makes a half-stop. Kohli wants a run but is sent back. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but Kohli is in. He also missed his shy.
15.4
1
M Wood to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.
15.3
1
M Wood to V Kohli, Another slower one on middle, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one.
15.2
0
M Wood to V Kohli, Slower one and on off, Kohli defends it on the off side.
15.1
2
M Wood to V Kohli, A couple! Shorter and on middle, Kohli drags his pull through backward square leg and the batters take two.
14.6
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Right on the helmet! Rohit comes down the track and Plunkett bangs it short. He looks to pull but misses to get hit on the helmet. Another dot to end. Rohit just can't get going here.
14.5
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Another play and a miss! This is just frustrating Rohit. Short and outside off, Rohit cuts but misses.
14.4
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Rohit shuffles right across, Plunkett sticks to bowling outside off. Rohit tries to pull but misses.
14.3
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Quick run! Fuller and on off, Kohli hits it towards mid off and takes one quickly. Archer did have a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
14.2
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
14.1
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Shortish and outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it, it goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.
13.6
0
M Wood to V Kohli, A dot to end but a good over for India. Good length and on off, this is kept out.
13.5
4
M Wood to V Kohli, FOUR! That has gone to the fence lkike a tracer bullet! Shot of the day for me. This is slightly fuller and outside off, Kohli times it through covers, it is right off the middle. Boundary. Fifty up for India.
13.4
0
M Wood to V Kohli, On the off pole this time, Kohli guides it to point. The run rate needed is now 8.
13.3
0
M Wood to V Kohli, On the pads again, Kohli looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
13.2
2
M Wood to V Kohli, Another brace! Short and on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket. JB runs to his left and saves two for his side.
13.1
2
M Wood to V Kohli, Nicely played! This is on the pads, Kohli works it late through backward square leg and takes two.
12.6
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Another single as Kohli pushes it through covers for one. Another good over by Plunkett.
12.5
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Extremely full on off, Kohli hits it back to the bowler.
12.4
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, On the fuller side again, Rohit pushes it through covers and takes one.
12.3
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Goes slightly fuller this time and outside off, Kohli reaches out for it, it goes off the outer half towards third man for one.
12.2
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Almost an action reply of the last ball! It is outside off again, Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten by the extra bounce.
12.1
0
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Well bowled! Just outside off, Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.
11.6
4
M Wood to R Sharma, FOUR! Second boundary of the over and a good way to end it for India. 9 from it and a much-needed good one for India. This is short and on the body, Rohit swivels and pulls it behind square on the leg side and it races away.
11.5
0
M Wood to R Sharma, Just short! It is the slower one and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but gets an outside edge which falls short of Buttler.
11.4
0
M Wood to R Sharma, Good length and on off, this is guided to point.
11.3
4
M Wood to R Sharma, FOUR! Not off the middle but Rohit won't care! India will hope this gets him going. Slightly short and on middle, Rohit clears his front leg and drags it over wide mid on for a boundary.
11.2
0
M Wood to R Sharma, On the stumps, it is kept out.
11.1
1
M Wood to V Kohli, This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Mark wood comes on to bowl. He will extract some extra bounce with his pace.

10.6
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Back of a length ball outside off, Rohit looks to flash it but misses. 3 off Plunkett's first.
10.5
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Play and a miss. Full outside off, Rohit goes for the big drive but misses.
10.4
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli pushes it towards cover and gets one.
10.3
1
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Beautiful shot but just for a single. Full on off, Rohit plays a good looking cover drive but there is a man in the deep so just one.
10.2
0
L Plunkett to R Sharma, Length delivery close to off pole, Rohit defends it towards point.
10.1
1
L Plunkett to V Kohli, Starts with a good length ball on off, Kohli stands tall and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Powerplay 2 begins! A maximum of 4 fielders can be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Liam Plunkett comes on to bowl.

9.6
0
J Archer to R Sharma, A dot to end Powerplay 1! Good length and on off, Rohit guides it to point. Just the single from the 10th. England at the top for the moment. India are 28 for 1. Another 310 needed in 240 balls.
9.5
1
J Archer to V Kohli, Shorter and on off, Kohli stands tall and guides it down to third man for one.
9.4
0
J Archer to V Kohli, 4 dots in a row! Good length and on off, this is kept out.
9.3
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Shorter and outside off, Kohli looks to drag it on the leg side but misses.
9.2
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Back of a length again on middle, Kohli once again defends it.
9.1
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Another length ball on off, Kohli defends it to point.
8.6
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Another dot to end so a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary early on! Length and on off, this is guided to point.
8.5
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Sharma now comes down the track but Woakes sees that. He bowls it short. Rohit looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. Rohit wants a run but is sent back.
8.4
1
C Woakes to V Kohli, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
8.3
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Kohli takes a few steps down the track, Woakes bowls it on a length. Kohli defends and wants a run but is sent back.
8.2
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, This is on the stumps, Kohli keeps it out.
8.1
4
C Woakes to V Kohli, FOUR! Up and over! First sign of aggression. Kohli dances down the track and also makes room. He lofts this length ball over covers for a much-needed boundary.
7.6
0
J Archer to R Sharma, A quick delivery to end! Goes short and on middle, Rohit looks to pull but misses due to the zip on the delivery. A good over by Archer. India have started off quietly here.
7.5
1
J Archer to V Kohli, Bangs this one short and on the body, Kohli is hurried into the pull shot. He manages to get it down to fine leg for one.
7.4
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Continues landing it on a length and around off, Kohli defends it.
7.3
1
J Archer to R Sharma, Good running! Rohit pushes this with soft hands towards mid on and takes one.
7.2
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Sharma works it to mid on.
7.1
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Attacks the stumps, Rohit defends it back towards the bowler.
6.6
2
C Woakes to V Kohli, Smart batting! Kohli shuffles right across and works this through mid-wicket. Calls for two straightaway and takes it.
6.5
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Kohli is guilty of going too hard at that one! This is short and around off, Kohli throws his bat at it, too close to play that shot. He ends up chopping it to the keeper.
6.4
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Goes back to bowling it on a length and around off, Kohli defends it onto the ground.
6.3
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Kohli would feel he misses out there! Woakes bowls a straighter line and fuller. Kohli flicks it but it goes to mid on. He just needed to beat that fielder.
6.2
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Nice shot! Kohli shuffles across and flicks this fuller ball towards mid on. No runs though.
6.1
1
C Woakes to R Sharma, First run of Woakes! This is angled into the batter, Rohit looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
5.6
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Another solid defense! This is on a length and around off, Kohli goes back and keeps it out. So two boundaries and 4 dots in this over.
5.5
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Back of a length on off, Kohli stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
5.4
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Gets his line right and lands it again on a length, bowls it around off. Kohli defends it out.
5.3
4
J Archer to V Kohli, FOUR! This is right off the middle! Trademark Kohli. Slightly fuller this time by Archer and it is on off, Kohli leans into it and times it through covers. No stopping those. Consecutive boundaries for India.
5.2
4
J Archer to V Kohli, EDGY FOUR! Lucky boundary for Kohli to get off the mark! This is on a length and just around off, Kohli pokes at it and gets an outside edge, past the second slip fielder and into the third man fence.
5.1
0
J Archer to V Kohli, Nasty! Short and on middle, this is a bumper with a lot of fizz. Kohli evades it just in time.
4.6
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Yes, he can and there was almost a run out! This is on middle, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side. Rohit wants a run but is sent back. Woakes gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
4.5
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Another length ball on off, Rohit looks to hit it on the up but finds mid off. 5 dots again, can Woakes bowl three maidens in a row?
4.4
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, A little too straight, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
4.3
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Woakes continues landing it on a length and around off, Rohit defends it out.
4.2
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, This is bowled into the body, Rohit works it to square leg.
4.1
0
C Woakes to R Sharma, Another ball on a length and around off, Rohit defends it.
3.6
1
J Archer to R Sharma, Goes short this time and on the body, Rohit looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and rolls towards fine leg for one. So no maiden.
3.5
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Another good length ball on off, Rohit guides it to point. Another dot.
3.4
0
J Archer to R Sharma, BEAUTY! Archer angles into the batter which means Rohit has to play at it. The ball pitches and straightens, beats the outside edge of Rohit's bat.
3.3
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it to point.
3.2
0
J Archer to R Sharma, This one stays a touch low! Good length and on off, skids through. Rohit gets his bat down just in time. It hits the inside edge and then onto the pads.
3.1
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Rohit stands tall and keeps it out.
2.6
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, A good drive! Fuller and on off, Kohli strokes it to covers. Another maiden. This time it is a wicket maiden.
2.5
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, This is on middle, Kohli works it to mid on.
2.4
0
C Woakes to V Kohli, Good length and on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper comes out to bat. He needs to play a captain's knock here. India's unbeaten run in this World Cup is at stake.

2.3
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Rahul goes for a duck! Dreadful start for India chasing such a big total. Woakes lands this on a length and around middle, Rahul looks to flick but closes the face of the bat a touch early. It hits the leading edge and goes back to the bowler. Woakes takes a very nice tumbling catch. England could have had both the openers back in the hut, they have one though.
2.2
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
2.1
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, Well bowled and well played! This starst on off and then tails away at the very end. Rahul initially looked to defend but then seeing the ball move away, lets it be.
1.6
0
J Archer to R Sharma, A dot to end! An expensive start by Archer. Outside off, this is left alone.
1.5
4
J Archer to R Sharma, FOUR! Adding salt to the wound! Got dropped on the last ball and now a boundary on the next. Archer looks to bowl a similar delivery like the last one. Rohit leans into this one and caresses it through covers for a boundary. Second in the over.
1.4
0
J Archer to R Sharma, EDGED AND DROPPED! This is a costly drop! You do not drop Rohit Sharma. A big let off for India. This is fuller and outside off, Rohit goes after it, the ball flies off the outside edge towards second slip where Root spills it.
1.3
0
J Archer to R Sharma, On the shorter side and on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.
1.2
0
J Archer to R Sharma, Goes back to bowling it on a length and around middle, Rohit defends it onto the ground.
1.1
4
J Archer to R Sharma, FOUR! Rohit Sharma is off the mark in excellent manner! Just used the pace of the ball there. India begin the run chase with a boundary. Archer goes full and on middle, Rohit strokes it past mid off and the ball races away.

Jofra Archer to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, A maiden to begin with! Another back of a length ball on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off.
0.5
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, Another mistimed stroke! This is shortish and outside off, Rahul looks to force it through the off side but there is no timing at all. 5 dots.
0.4
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, Back of a length and on off, Rahul stands tall and defends it onto the ground.
0.3
0
C Woakes to KL Rahul, On the fuller side this time, Rahul leans forward and pushes it to covers.
0.2
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C Woakes to KL Rahul, On the shorter side and outside off, Rahul looks to cut but mistimes it.
0.1
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C Woakes to KL Rahul, Some movement for Woakes! This line though is outside off, goes away further. Rahul lets it be.

We are back for the chase! The England players have taken their field positions and the Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to start the chase for India. Chris Woakes to start with the first new ball.