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ICC World Cup 2019: England end India's unbeaten run to keep semi-final hopes alive

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Published Jun 30, 2019, 12:21 pm IST
Updated Jun 30, 2019, 11:31 pm IST
Needing a record World Cup run chase to win, India finished on 306-5 as they were beaten for the first time in this year's tournament.
Eoin Morgan's side posted 337-7 thanks Bairstow and a dashing 79 from Ben Stokes. (Photo: AFP)
 Eoin Morgan's side posted 337-7 thanks Bairstow and a dashing 79 from Ben Stokes. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: England moved a step closer to the World Cup semi-finals after Jonny Bairstow's 111 set up a crucial 31-run win over India in Birmingham on Sunday.

Eoin Morgan's side posted 337-7 thanks Bairstow and a dashing 79 from Ben Stokes.

 

Needing a record World Cup run chase to win, India finished on 306-5 as they were beaten for the first time in this year's tournament.

England can book a semi-final berth if they beat New Zealand in their final group match on Wednesday, while India, who have two games left, must wait to confirm their last four spot.

Overs:

2nd Innings:

49.6: England break India's unbeaten run in the World Cup. England's World Cup campaign is back on track as they beat India by 31 runs at

44.5: Wicket! Plunkett gets his third of the match as he scalps the wicket of Hardik Pandya. Pandya departs after scoring a quick-fire knock of 45. India lose their fifth wicket on 267.

 

39.1: Wicket! Woakes takes a stunning catch to dismiss Rishabh Pant. Pant departs after scoring 32 off 29 balls.

36.1: Wicket! Chris Woakes takes the precious wicket of Rohit Sharma. Rohit departs after scoring 102 runs off 109 balls.

34.4: Rohit Sharma reaches his 100! India post 188 runs on the board in 35 overs.

28.2: Wicket! Skipper Virat Kohli departs after scoring 66. Plunkett breaks the partnership as India lose their second wicket on 146.

22.6: Rohit Sharma reaches to 50 as he and Kohli build a 100-run partnership for the second wicket.

 

21.6: 100 comes up for the Men in Blue. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are still at the crease.

19.6: 50 for the Indian skipper! Virat Kohli continues his form in the World Cup as he becomes first Indian batsman to hit five consecutive half-centuries. India post 83 runs on the board in 20 overs.

4.6: Chris Woakes bowls three consecutive maidens!

2.3: Wicket! Chris Woakes strikes in his second over as he dismisses KL Rahul for a duck. India lose their first wicket on 8 runs.

1.4: Rohit Sharma dropped on 4 by Joe Root. The dropped catch may prove to be costly for England.

 

50: England posts massive 337/7, India needs 338 to win.

49.4: Wicket! Ben Stokes departs after quick-fire 79. Jasprit Bumrah gets his first wicket finally!!!.

48.1: Wicket! Woakes goes after scoring 7. Shami scalps a fifer despite going for heavy runs

46.5: Wicket! Jos Buttler goes after scoring a quickfire 20. He's has been caught and bowled by Shami.

44.5: Ben Stokes brings up his fourth 50 in this World Cup

44.1: Joe Root goes after scoring a vital knock of 44. Tries to play a leg scoop but ends giving an easy catch to Hardik Pandya off Shami's ball.

 

41.3: Stokes and Root bring a 50-run stand.

40.3: England reach 250 after losing 3 wickets.

33.4: Wicket! Eoin Morgan departs after scoring 1, trying to play a hook shot, but ends up giving an easy catch to Kedar Jadhav off Shami's delivery.

31.5: Jonny Bairstow goes after scoring 111.

29.5: England reach 200 with Bairstow still unbeaten at 111.

25.6: Jonny Bairstow smashes his first century of ICC World Cup 2019 as England gather 183 on the board in 26 overs.

22.1: Wicket! Jadeja takes a stunner to provide the much-needed breakthrough. Jason Roy departs after scoring 66 runs off 57 balls. Kuldeep Yadav gets the first wicket for the Men in Blue.

 

20: Indian bowlers are feeling the heat for the first time in the tournament. Roy and Bairstow steer England to post 145 runs in first 20 overs.

16.3: Jason Roy brings his 50.

15.2: Jonny Bairstow scores 50 as he and Jason Roy put up a 100-run partnership to put England in commanding position.

TOSS: England have won the ton and have chosen to bat first

Did you know?

The Edgbaston cricket ground was established in the year 1882. The stadium has a seating capacity of nearly 25000 (24,803). The stadium has hosted 61ODIs so far. Edgbaston hosted the 1st ODI which was played between England and Australia on 28 August 1972, and it was the 4th ODI match in the history of cricket.

 

Edgbaston also called County Ground has hosted two of the most popular international matches. One of the famous matches was the 1999 semi-final tie between Australia and South Africa. While the other match was the 2005 Ashes match which England won by two runs.

Out of the 61ODIs, 22 matches were won by the home side, 13 were won by the visiting side, while the neutral side were victorious on 16 occasions. There have been only six 300-plus total at Edgbaston. England’s 408 for 9 against New Zealand in 2015 is the only highest total at the venue. England won that match by a huge margin of 210 runs. Australia got bundled out for 70 against England at this venue Birmingham in 1977 - that is the lowest total at this venue.

 

Andrew Strauss has scored the highest in this ground (343 runs in six innings at an average of 68.6 at Birmingham). Kane Williamson has amassed 310 runs in five innings at an average of 103.33 including two hundreds. Glenn Turner's171* against Africa during the 1975 World Cup is the highest scorer at Edgbaston.

There are two double hundred stands in Birmingham – Jason Roy and Alex Hales created an unbeaten 256- run stand against Sri Lanka in 2016 – the highest opening stand at the venue. Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott created a formidable stand of 250 against Bangladesh in 2010.

 

Darren Gough has scalped 21 wickets at 22.66 apiece at Edgbaston – Gough is the highest wicket-taker at this venue.

There have been eight five-wicket hauls in Birmingham. Josh Hazlewood’s 6-52 in 9 overs against New Zealand during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy remains the best bowling figures at Birmingham.

When is the match?

The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Saturday. (June 22)

Where is the match?

The match will take place at the Edgbaston.

Live Telecast:

Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channel.

 

The matches can be viewed live on Hotstar as well.

Pre-Match Analysis

Rampaging India will look to carry on its winning run, having defeated heavyweights Australia, inconsistent Pakistan and World Cup exiting South Africa. India are just one point away from entering the semi-finals. India are currently placed at second, after winning five games from seven matches (including one wash-out).

On the other hand, England will look to resume their World Cup campaign on track, after suffering humiliating defeats at the hands of Australia and Sri Lanka. England will be hoping that aggressive opener Jason Roy regains 100 per cent fitness ahead of the match as Roy will be providing the flying start for the team.

 

SQUADS:

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

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

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