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India's sixth consecutive win: Defeated England in the World Cup after 20 years


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India has achieved its sixth consecutive win in the ODI World Cup 2023. The team defeated England by 100 runs. Team India has defeated England in the World Cup after 20 years. The team last won by 82 runs at the Durban ground in 2003.


Team India batted after losing the toss at Ekana Stadium in Lucknow and scored 229 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. The England team, which came to chase the target of 230 runs, was all out after scoring 129 runs in 34.5 overs.


The English batsmen were seen faltering in front of the Indian bowling. Mohammed Shami took 4 wickets and Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets. While the spin pair of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja sent 3 batsmen to the pavilion.


India reached the top of the points table by defeating England by 100 runs. The team is at number-1 with 12 points after winning all 6 matches. On the other hand, England team is at number 10 only. The team has won only one out of 6 matches.


English batting scattered in the middle overs


England's batting came under pressure after losing 4 wickets in the powerplay. Indian bowlers took advantage of this. Captain Rohit Sharma continued the attacking bowling. This can be estimated from the fact that out of total 34.5 overs, Rohit bowled 19.5 overs from fast bowlers.


In between, Kuldeep and Jadeja dismissed the middle-order batsmen. Then Shami-Bumrah dismissed the tailenders. The England team lost 6 wickets in scoring 89 runs in the last 24 overs. No batsman of the team could score 30+.


After a good start, England lost 4 wickets in the powerplay


The English team, which set out to chase the target of 230 runs, had a good start. The team had scored 26 runs in 4 overs, Mohammed Siraj gave 18 runs in 2 overs, but in the 5th over, Jasprit Bumrah gave India a break-through by taking the wickets of David Malan and Joe Root on consecutive balls.


After Bumrah, Mohammed Shami came to bowl in the very next over. He gave 3 runs in the over, the next over was maiden. Shami, who was continuing the spell, bowled Ben Stokes on the last ball of the 8th over. In the 9th over, Bumrah again bowled a maiden and on the first ball of the 10th over, Shami bowled Jonny Bairstow.


From 26/0 in 4 overs, England's score became 4 wickets for 40 runs in 10 overs. Shami and Bumrah both took 2-2 wickets. Bairstow scored 14 runs and Malan scored 16 runs, while Root and Stokes could not even take a single.


India gave England the smallest target in the World Cup, Rohit's fifty


The Indian team, after losing the toss and batting first, scored 229 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. This is the Indian team's smallest score in the first innings against England in the World Cup. Earlier in 1999, the team had scored 232 runs for 8 wickets at Birmingham ground.


At the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, defending champions England won the toss and decided to field. Captain Rohit Sharma scored the highest 87 runs from the Indian team. KL Rahul played an inning of 39 runs. Before him, Shubman Gill was out after scoring 9 runs, Virat Kohli 0 and Shreyas Iyer after scoring 4 runs. David Willey took three wickets from the English team. Adil Rashid and Mark Wood took 2-2 wickets.


Rohit Sharma completes 18 thousand runs


Indian captain Rohit Sharma has completed 18 thousand runs in international cricket. Rohit has achieved this achievement in his 457th innings. He joined the top-5 players who scored the most runs for India. The names of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly are in this club.


Rohit-Rahul took over the Indian innings, Iyer out on a bad shot; Rohit saved by DRS


After losing 2 wickets in the powerplay, Indian captain Rohit Sharma batted cautiously. The team scored 96 runs in the middle 20 overs and also lost the wicket of Shreyas Iyer.


Iyer trapped by Woakes, out after scoring 4 runs:


Shreyas Iyer was out after scoring 4 runs on the 5th ball of the 12th over. Chris Woakes bowled him a short pitch ball, which hit the top edge of Iyer's bat and was caught by Mark Wood. Before this ball, the bowler had asked the captain to get the field changed. That means Woakes had already made up his mind to bowl the short pitch ball. Even after seeing this, Iyer played a pull shot on this ball.


Rohit Sharma saved by DRS, third umpire overturned the decision of out


Indian captain Rohit Sharma narrowly escaped getting out in the 16th over. The field umpire gave him LBW on the ball of Mark Wood. In such a situation, Rohit demanded DRS. Later, after watching the video, the third umpire overturned the field umpire's decision.


Rohit's Fifty:


Indian captain Rohit Sharma completed his fifty in the 24th over. He made a partnership of 91 runs with KL Rahul on 111 balls. This partnership handled India's scattered innings.


India had a bad start in the powerplay, Gill-Kohli returned to pavilion soon.


The Indian team, which came to bat first after losing the toss, had a bad start. The team lost the wickets of Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli in scoring 35 runs in the first 10 overs. Gill was out on 9 and Kohli on zero. After losing two wickets for 27 runs, England's bowlers continued to put pressure on the team.


Facts Corner


« KL Rahul has completed 25 hundred runs. He remained second after Shikhar Dhawan (60 innings) in the list of Indian batsmen who scored 2500 runs in the fewest innings.

« Rohit Sharma became the highest run scorer for India in the current World Cup. He left behind Virat Kohli (354 runs).


« Rohit Sharma has completed one thousand runs this year. Rohit became the sixth captain to score 1000+ runs in a year as captain. Kohli has done this thrice (2017, 2018, 2019). Dhoni (2008, 2009) and Sourav Ganguly (2000, 2002) have done this twice. Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and Azharuddin (1998) have achieved this feat once each.

« Kohli has been out on zero for the first time in his 32-match World Cup career. He was never out on zero even in the T-20 World Cup.

« Gill was out after scoring 9 runs. This happened for the first time in 4 matches of this World Cup, when Gill could not reach double digit score.


« Rohit has become the batsman who has hit the most sixes in the World Cup 2023. He left David Warner behind. Rohit has 20 sixes in his name, while Warner has 19 sixes. Rohit hit 3 sixes in his innings.

« Rohit played his 100th international match while captaining India. He has won 73 out of 99 matches played under his captaincy, while losing 23. Rohit has become the 7th captain of India to captain Team India in 100 or more matches. MS Dhoni has captained the maximum number of 332 matches.


« India batted first for the first time in the current season of the World Cup. Rohit lost the fourth toss out of the last 6, while the coin fell in his favor twice. The average score of first batting in Ekana stadium is 260 runs. In the very first match here, South Africa had scored the maximum of 311 runs, while Sri Lanka had scored the least of 209 runs against Australia. Team India could score only 229 runs here.



Both teams played without changes


On Sunday, both the teams entered the Lucknow ground without any changes. The Indian team came with 3 pacers and 2 spinners, while England played Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali as 2 spinners.


Playing-11 of both the teams


India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj.


England: Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingston, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood.

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