England gets their World Cup campaign back on track with India win
England beat India in their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup match yesterday at Edgbaston Cricket Ground by 31 runs. The home team won the toss and decided to bat, getting 337 with 7 in 50 overs.
India found it a hard score to chase when batsman opener KL Rahul was caught and bowled for a duck by England fast bowler Chris Woakes. Woakes achieved three straight maidens with the new ball.
India batsman Rohit Sharma then was going to fall for four but England batsman Joe Root stopped a routine second-slip catch off fast bowler Jofra Archer. Sharma then had a second-wicket stand with India captain Virat Kohli that got them 138.
However, Kohli soon fell when he sliced England fast bowler Liam Plunkett to a backward point. Sharma continued raising the scores but he was caught behind Woakes’ off-cutter which left India to 198-3 in the 37th over.
Meanwhile, India batsman and wicket-keeper Rishahb Pant made 32 before Woakes ran around from a deep backward square and caught the ball. India all-rounder Hardik Pandya then replaced England batsman James Vince off fast bowler Plunkett.
England ended the match with batsman Jonny Bairstow getting a score of 111, all-rounder Ben Stokes with 79, and batsman Jason Roy with 66. The home team will need to win one more match before they can fully secure their semi-final position.
England’s next match will be against New Zealand on Wednesday at Riverside Ground. The home team currently have -222 odds to win the match while the Kiwis have +188 odds.
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