World Cup 2019: England ends India's unbeaten run, wins by 31 runs

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Updated : Jun 30, 2019 23:07 IST

England beat India by 31 runs.
England beat India by 31 runs.

England beat India by 31 runs.

India's unbeaten streak in World Cup 2019 comes to an end as England revive their campaign with a thumping win over one of the tournament favourites. Bairstow struck a brilliant hundred and Roy, Stokes hammered quickfire fifties as England racked up 337/7. In response, Rohit Sharma hit his third ton and in partnership with captain Kohli, kept the team in the hunt but once they fell, the chase fell sideways. For the host side, Plunkett and Woakes starred with the ball picking three and two wickets respectively.


India needs 71 runs in 30 balls. Make that 57 in 18 balls. India plodding along ... ones and twos are not enough.  These are bizarre tactics from India and Dhoni. Unless they don't want their NRR to take a big hit, it's hard to make head or tail of this approach. India now need 51 off 12 balls.

Pressure building. This has to be England's game to lose, right? They need 83 in 42 balls. Archer now bowls a five-run over. More importantly, no boundaries. That's the match, surely? Hardik Pandya holes out, Plunkett gets a wicket and England in the driver's seat. Kedar joins MS. Excellent spell from Plunkett. 10-0-55-3.

Nine runs from the Woakes over. Hardik dismissed a full toss for four; a single off the last ball keeps him on strike next over. Adil has been brought into the attack. Just five singles off it. Excellent given the circumstances.  IND 248/4 after 42 overs.

GONE . Pant perishes courtesy a good catch by Woakes. Huge blow to India's chances. MS Dhoni has joined Hardik. Eight runs and a wicket. India needs 104 in 60 balls at 10.4 runs an over.

Hardik gets into the act. Takes on Woakes and gets one away for four. Make that two in two. The brute power of Pandya on display. This one was slapped through extra cover. Hat-trick of fours for the all-rounder.  He takes a brace and farms strike. 14 already. Two more to end the over. IND 226/3 after 39 overs. IND needs 112 in 66 balls.

Wood to bowl his eighth. The asking rate has climbed past 10. India still has Dhoni and Kedar waiting in the ranks. Hardik and Pant need to find a way to up the ante. Pant finishes the over with a boundary. Six from it. IND 210/3 after 38 overs.

After two ugly heaves, Pant pulls one away for four. He ends the over with another boundary: ugly but effective. 10 runs from the over. India needs 140 runs in 84 balls. India could use some more of those big hits.

Meanwhile, Chris Woakes comes into the attack. He strikes straightaway, snaps up the critical wicket of Rohit. The scoreboard pressure takes a toll. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. He opens the account with a three. Also brings up India's 200. IND 203/3 after 37 overs.

Wood into his sixth. Five singles so far. Rohit's batting on 98. Make that six singles in as many balls. Pant retains strike for the next over. Plunkett continues. Third century for Rohit Sharma in World Cup 2019. Five from the over . IND 188/2 after 35 overs. India needs 150 runs in 89 balls.

Plunkett continues. Rohit collects a brace and a single off the first two. Pant, too, gets a couple. He targets the short boundary, does Rishabh and drills it through sweeper cover for four. Rohit moves to 95. 11 from it. IND 177/2 after 33 overs.

Mark Wood into the attack. Rohit welcomes with a superbly timed cut shot for four. And again; this time he flicks an off-cutter over long-on for a second consecutive four. Two singles to end the over. Rohit into the nineties. IND 166/2 after 32 overs.

Three to end that Archer over. He kept it tight until a misfield from Stokes allowed the two batsmen to steal three. The required run-rate is over 9. Plunkett continues. Just three from the 31st. IND 155/2 after 31 overs.

Jofra Archer back into the attack. England searching for a wicket. Four singles. Kohli and Rohit will be mindful of not ceding the advantage at this stage. Plunkett returns. Starts with a wide. GONE! Kohli gifts away his wicket and the bowling change does the trick. Once again, Virat has thrown it away. Rishabh Pant comes to the crease. IND 148/2 after 29 overs.

Rohit's hitting his strides now. A sweep shot off Rashid races away to the square-leg boundary for four. Seven from the over. India needs 198 in 23 overs .

SHOT! One of those trademark Rohit boundaries; just helps it behind square for four. Another one : this one's square of the wicket on the off-side. Eight off Stokes' first two balls. Make that three. A hat-trick of boundaries for the Mumbaikar. 13 from it. IND 133/1 after 26 overs.

Kohli motors along. Rashid overpitches outside off and Kohli hammers it through extra cover for four. Three singles follow. Another one to end the over. Eight off it. IND 120/1 at the halfway stage. India needs 218 to win 25 overs.

Rohit Sharma now brings up his fifty with a boundary off Rashid. The partnership between Rohit and Virat is now 99. Now, the 100-run partnership comes up as Stokes Virat tucks one to square-leg for a single. Good over. IND 112/1 after 24 overs.

Stokes into his second over. Carved away for four... Rohit's finding his mojo. Moves to 46. A single next ball takes him to 47.  Kohli brings up the 100 with a single. Seven from the over. IND 100/1 after 22 overs.

Rashid continues. There you go: Rohit takes on the leggie... launches it over sweeper cover for four. Four more for the Indian vice-captain; flays it to deep backward-point for four more. IND 93/1 after 21 overs.

Adil Rashid into the attack. Three singles from the over. Rashid's there lone spinner. So the two batsmen will be planning on taking him on at some point, surely. Ben Stokes has been brought into the attack. Pace and spin in tandem. SHOT! Kohli brings out the wristy flick, moves to 48. Fifth successive fifty for the Indian captain . IND 83/1 after 12 overs.

The 50-run partnership comes up between Rohit and Kohli with that single off Plunkett. Kohli celebrates with a sublime cut in front of square for four. Pulled away, this time by Rohit for four. 10 from the over. IND 67/1 after 17 overs.

Rohit's getting a little restless out there. Twice in the same over, he has tried to manufacture a scoring shot but to no avail. Only two from the Plunkett over. Just four from that Wood - all four England seamers have been economical save the odd boundaries. IND 57/1 after 16 overs.

Just two from that Plunkett over. India happy to milk the ones and twos. The wicket, at least, in the early half of the chase looks a little two-paced. Wood to bowl his second over. A couple of braces for Kohli is all. Ah, the sound of ball meeting Virat's bat before it races away to the boundary. An elegant drive on the up. 50 comes up for India. IND 51/1 after 14 overs.

Liam Plunkett into the attack. Kohli takes a single first ball. Two more ones off the next five. Rohit is struggling to time the ball. Mark Wood to roll his arm. Finally. Rohit's put one away to long-on for four. A length delivery from Wood that got the treatment it deserved. Ends the over with a pull shot for four. IND 40/1 after 12 overs.

Kohli shimmies down the track and lifts one over mid-off for four. That's a statement of intent from Virat against England's best bowler so far - Woakes. Five off the over. Archer into his fifth. Just one from it. IND 28/1 at the end of the first Powerplay.

After 18 deliveries, Woakes concedes a single. Kohli collects a brace to end the over. Archer continues. He's cranking it up, is Archer. Rohit takes a quick single. Two runs from the over. IND 22/1 after 8 overs.

Whoa. A bumper from Archer and Kohli just about sways out of the line. Next ball, an outside edge as Kohli plays away from his body... and the ball races away to the boundary. SHOT! Much more convincing from the Indian skipper : a majestic cover-drive. Eight from the over. IND 17/1 after 6 overs.

Archer into his second over. Good comeback from Jofra. Just one run from the over. Woakes from the other end has bowled 15 consecutive dots. Make that three consecutive maidens in the first Powerplay from Woakes. IND 9/1 after 5 overs.

Woakes continues. KL's out caught and bowled and what an effort that from Woakes. Brilliant, and India have lost an early wicket. Kohli joins Rohit. Second maiden for Woakes, and this one's a wicket maiden. IND 8/1 after 3 overs.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to begin the chase. Woakes with the new ball. Two slips for Rahul. Brilliant start from England. That's a maiden over. Archer to share the new ball from the other end.

Rohit gets off the mark with a delightful drive down the ground for four. Rohit, too, has to contend with two slips. DROPPED! Root has dropped Rohit at second slip. Rubs salt in the wound, carves it square of the wicket for another four. IND 8/0 after 2 overs.


England have amassed a massive total of 337/7 thanks to a fine hundred from Bairstow and a swashbuckling 79 from Ben Stokes. Shami picked his first five-for of the World Cup but conceded too many at the death. The leg-spinners were taken to the cleaners, and India have Jasprit Bumrah to thank for not leaking over 350. Bumrah finished with figures of one for 44. India needs 338 to win.


Bumrah to bowl the final over. Starts with a brute yorker. No run. Single next ball. Plunkett on strike. Four balls to go. Plunkett runs a bye, more importantly gets Stokes back on strike. GONE! Bumrah rewarded, finally. Stokes looking to clear the ropes, holes out to Jaddu. Another dot. This is gold dust. A single to end the over. England finishes on 338.

Excellent from Bumrah. He hasn't picked a wicket today, but this has been a top spell at the death. Although he concedes a boundary in his ninth over, he has managed to keep Stokes at the other end quiet.  Shami gets rid of Woakes first ball off his last over. That's a five-for - his first in the World Cup. Stokes is unfazed. Hits the very next ball to long-on for four. Next ball goes for a six. Four more. Wheels coming off Shami's bowling . 15 from the over. 10-1-69-5.

Bumrah is back into the attack. Five overs to go. Brilliant from Bumrah. Two singles and a couple. Stokes accelerates: greets Shami with a straight hit with a hit over mid-on for four. 300 up for England. Buttler joins the fun: full toss and the right-hander hits it to backward square leg for four. Carnage. Buttler hits the next ball over long-off for six. He gets rid of Buttler off the final bal l.

WICKET ! Root has holed out to Hardik Pandya, and Shami picks his third wicket of the match. Buttler joins Stokes. SHOT! Buttler pulls his second delivery into the stands for six. He steals three off the next ball. Stokes brings up another fifty with a brace. ENG 289/4 after 45 overs.

Bumrah into his seventh over. Three singles from it. Hardik comes back into the attack. Clubbed away for four: Hardik goes full and Stokes makes him pay. Nine off the over. ENG 277/3 after 44 overs.

Bumrah back into the attack. Eight from the over. England have brought up their 250. Chahal's having a bad day in the office. Stokes decides to get a move on, shimmies down the track and slams it over cow corner for six. Root, now, gets a boundary courtesy a misfield from Hardik. Chahal finishes: 10-0-88-0. ENG 265/3 after 42 overs.

SHOT! Stokes puts on an exhibition of innovative shot-making with a reverse sweep for six off Chahal's bowling. This after he had carted the second ball away for four. 15 from that over. Hardik earlier conceded just six. ENG 245/3 after 40 overs.

Hardik Pandya is back into the attack. Just three singles from the 37th. India have done an admirable job of pulling things back after that frenetic start. Here's Chahal, bowling his eighth. After two dots, Stokes employs the reverse sweep to put one away. Follows it up with a quick brace. Eight runs from the Chahal over. ENG 224/3 after 38 overs.

Shami continues to keep a lid on the scoring. Just two from his seventh over. Meanwhile, Kuldeep bowls out: 10-0-72-1. Update on KL : His injury is an external injury, which means he can bat at any number despite being off the field for a significant period of time. ENG 213/3 after 36 overs.

Kuldeep into his ninth over. Finally an over that doesn't belie his talent. He's getting turn and bounce. Only two off the over. Shami continues. Shami strikes, again. Morgan perishes to a short ball; the top-edge flying to fine-leg where Kedar takes a fine diving catch. Stokes at the crease. Wicket maiden from Shami. ENG 207/3 after 34 overs.

Mohammad Shami is back into the attack. He strikes. And it's the big wicket of Bairstow. The pressure of dot balls takes a toll? India would like to think so. Jonny departs for 111. Pant completing a simple catch at deep cover. Morgan at the crease. Top over that: one run and a wicket. ENG 205/2 after 35 overs.

A quiet passage of play. Hardik goes for six in his seventh over. Meanwhile, Chahal's called back into the attack and goes for just two. Last 5 overs, only 21 runs have been conceded . ENG 204/1 after 31 overs.


Hardik and Kuldeep keep it quiet. Just five runs combined from the 28th and 29th over. Kuldeep bowling quicker and flatter at this stage, going for containment rather than wickets. ENG 196/1 after 29 overs.

Hardik returns. Bairstow gets to his first World Cup hundred with a pull for single. Three from the over. Kuldeep continues. Bairstow piling further misery on Kuldeep - another reverse sweep, another four. Exact replica off the previous hit to end the over. ENG 191/1 after 27 overs.

Bumrah back into the attack. Four singles, a brace and then a boundary to Root off an edge. 10 runs from that over. Bairstow into the nineties. Kuldeep to continue. Jonny reverse sweeps one to move to 96. Seven from the over and Bairstow on 98. ENG 180/1 after 25 overs.

GONE ! Brilliant from Jadeja at long-on. Pulls off a diving catch to get rid of Jason Roy and India can heave a sigh of relief. They've a breakthrough, atlast. Joe Root joins Bairstow. Three runs from the over. ENG 163/1 after 23 overs.

Kohli has gone back to Hardik. Good over that, given all that's been going around. Only four from it. Kuldeep is being tore into shreds. Bairstow propels England past 150 with another maximum. Jonny has already hit six sixes . 10 runs off the over. ENG 155/0 after 21 overs.

Chahal into his sixth over. Both leg-spinners have been put under the pump. Bairstow ends the over with a six over deep mid-wicket. It's literally raining boundaries here. Six runs from the over. Kuldeep from the other end. Another maximum. Whoof ! This is power hitting of the highest pedigree from Jonny. 11 coming off it. ENG 141/0 after 19 overs.

Kuldeep to continue after drinks. K.L. Rahul is off the field after doing something to his back while trying to stave off the Bairstow six. Fifty up for Roy too with that brace off Kuldeep before pummelling one over long-on for six. 12 off the over. ENG 124/0 after 17 overs.

Bairstow gets to his fifty in spectacular fashion, with a maximum to long-on. England too go past 100. Second 100 partnership of the tournament between these two . Bairstow ends the over with yet another maximum. 15 off it. ENG 112/0 after 16 overs.

Kuldeep introduced into the attack. Roy dances down the track and lifts it over Kuldeep's head for four. England openers asserting themselves and how! Bairstow now; full toss and Jonny slams it away for another four. 15 overs gone. 13 runs from it. ENG 97/0 after 15 overs.

Roy showing just what England have missed all these days: plays a reverse sweep off Chahal for four. Bairstow joins the fun, sweeps the leggie away for a massive six. 11 runs off that Chahal over. ENG 84/0 after 14 overs.

Chahal is back into the attack. Three singles from the over. Pandya continues. Bairstow greets him with a pull shot for four. Follows it up with a thwack over long-on for another boundary. 10 from it. ENG 73/0 after 13 overs.

Hardik Pandya has been brought into the attack. Roy takes England past 50 with a maximum over long-off. He has survived a close-call for caught behind. The previous ball was given wide but replay show the ball brushed the gloves en route to MS. India don't review. Another boundary to end the over. ENG 60/0 after 11 overs.

Bumrah to bowl the fourth over. Excellent over from Jasprit Bumrah. A maiden. He's hitting the right lines on this wicket. Yuzi has been taken off the attack. Shami returns. Another tight over - only one run from it. ENG 47/0 at the end of the first Powerplay.

Chahal into his second over. Roy plays out three dots before waiting on the backfoot and scything it through covers for four. Follows it up with another boundary between mid-wicket and long-on. Nine from the over. ENG 46/0 after 8 overs.

Bumrah continues. Roy scampers across for a single. Bairstow now collects one. This is the right end for Bumrah, he can get the ball to shape back into the right-hander. Good over for India - only two from it. ENG 37/0 after 7 overs.

Change of bowling. Chahal into the attack. Slip in place. Bairstow has launched this over long-on for four. No turn yet. Loopy, tossed up ball from Chahal and dismissed with disdain. Seven runs from that over. ENG 35/0 after 6 overs.

1 bye to start the fifth. The lastminute wobble making it difficult for MS to collect the ball cleanly. Bairstow takes a brace before another inside edge races to fine-leg for four. Another couple to end the over. ENG 28/0 after 5 overs.

Bumrah to Roy. He takes a single and gets off strike straightaway. Bairstow at the other end is a little circumspect against Jasprit. Plays out two dots. Gets this one away, clips it toward the shortest boundary and collects four. ENG 19/0 after 4 overs.

Shami to continue. Stifled appeal for lbw against Jonny but there's an inside edge. Another inside edge and this time the ball races away to the fine-leg fence for four. Four dots to end the third. ENG 14/0 after 3 overs.

Bumrah to share the new ball. Two slips for Jonny. Brilliant start from Jasprit. The third delivery was a ripper: straightened outside off to beat Bairstow's edge. A single to end the over. ENG 10/0 after 2 overs.

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow march out to the middle. Mohammad Shami with the new ball. Starts off with a wide. Two slips in place for Roy. SHOT ! Roy gets off the mark with a powerful punch through the off-side. What a beautiful shot: driven through the covers for four. Slip comes off. ENG 9/0 after 1 over.


TOSS UPDATE| England has won the toss and elected to bat.

India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

PITCH REPORT | "Fresh wicket, even covering of grass without any exposed soil. The turn will be minimal; not a rank turner. Win toss, bat first," reckons Sanjay Manjrekar.

Right, so a huge, huge match for England this. They win, they stay alive but if they lose then it would be a golden opportunity for Pakistan, which can qualify for the last-four just by beating Bangladesh in its last league game.

Blue skies and fluffy clouds, no worries for the big game.


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England, home-favourite and until recently ranked number one in ODIs, has slipped while India registered clinical victories and snatched away the ICC’s top-billing ahead of the key World Cup clash.

Match Preview by K.C. Vijaya Kumar:

In quaint Birmingham rich with tree-lined avenues, Pakistani curry joints, wood-panelled pubs, canals where house-boats sway to the lullaby of flowing water, drive-ways that curl past the ‘Old Edgbaston Church’ and a backyard cemetery steeped in silence,  India  and  England  will clash in a key World Cup fixture on Sunday.

Much has changed for the rivals as the global tournament finishes a month this weekend. England, home-favourite and until recently ranked number one in ODIs, has slipped while India registered clinical victories and snatched away the ICC’s top-billing that was vested with Eoin Morgan’s men. The opposition has its angst, Jonny Bairstow lashed at the local media for ‘finding faults’ and former captain Michael Vaughan, eager for a Twitter-spat, fired his riposte.         

READ Vaughan slams Bairstow's 'negative, pathetic mindset'                                                

The losses to old-foe Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have left the host in a quandary and nudged it to the points table's congested central-zone. Morgan and mates need a win and it is a travesty that even the skipper’s six-fest against Afghanistan, has been relegated to the background. When soaked in pressure, England has wilted be it against wily Lasith Malinga or spit-fire Mitchell Starc.

Despite late-heroics from all-rounder Ben Stokes, there is a sense of persecution within the ranks and it almost mirrors the ancient lines from W.H. Auden’s poem ‘Funeral Blues’. The famous poet with Birmingham roots, wrote: “Silence the pianos and with muffled drum; Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.”

Points Table

Still, England with its batting fire-power, albeit muffled for now, and a decent pace attack, cannot be labelled as an easy opponent. Injured opener Jason Roy and speedster Jofra Archer, who suffered a niggle, are in the mix and may play provided they clear their fitness tests. But Morgan’s men, atleast some of them, should stop being hyper-sensitive to the surround-sound or whine about surfaces that have become slow.   

At the other end, India is sitting confident but never smug. Virat Kohli’s men have been seemingly impervious to stress but the skipper admitted that ‘butterflies in the stomach’ are still fluttering, just that he and his team have masked it well. The top-order is in fine fettle and even if the middle-rung has raised some concerns, different men have put their hands up and revved the score.   

Room for improvement

After a glut of centuries (Rohit Sharma 2, Shikhar Dhawan 1) in the beginning of their campaign, the Indians have dished out fifties (Kohli aced it with four), feverish cameos and some sedate knocks. This blend has proved adequate but against an England outfit that bats deep, more may be required.

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Fixtures and Results

The Indian team-management is thrilled by its bowlers who have defended modest totals against the West Indies and Afghanistan. Mohammed Shami seamlessly moved into the slot vacated by the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who will be benched again. Jasprit Bumrah’s lines have sharpened and Hardik Pandya has done his bit as the first-change seamer. The spinners too have played their parts and Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav could find some purchase on a pitch baked under the summer sun.

The Men in Blue, will wear their new orange jersey just for this face-off, considered an ‘away’ game, but would hope that there is no change in its upwardly-mobile fortunes. India needs a triumph to seize the semifinal spot, a berth that seems inevitable given the way the unit has performed. The last word belongs to Javed, a cab driver, who dropped a few Indian scribes at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground: “So the favourites (England) are no longer the favourites, eh!”    

Umpires:  Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena; Third umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge; Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle.

Match starts at 3 p.m. IST.          

The match will be streamed live on Hotstar .

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