India beat defending champions England in the World Cup 2023 match played at Lucknow’s Ekana Sports City to remain undefeated in the mega-event on Sunday.
When the home team batted first, they had a hard time making a big score because England was able to get wickets at important times in the game. While Rohit Sharma scored 87 runs as captain and Surya Kumar Yadav scored 49, the Indian team only scored 229 runs in 50 overs and lost nine wickets.
Indian bowlers confused England’s batting order as they defended a relatively low score. The reigning champions were bowled out at 129 runs in the 35th over, giving Rohit Sharma’s team a 100-run win.
India won today, making it their sixth straight win in the big event. The hosts are now in the semi-finals and have the most points, making them the clear favourite.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler’s team is almost out of the big event because they have only won one of their six games, which was against Bangladesh in Dharamshala.
India’s fast bowling made it hard for England to bat second. They were 39-4 when their top four batters—Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes—were sent back to the dugout, with Root and Stokes both getting out for ducks.
The spin attack of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja did the rest of the damage. Between them, they took three wickets.
Indian bowler Mohammad Shami was their best player. The fast bowler had an amazing spell, getting four wickets for 22 runs and making it very hard for the English batters to hit the ball.
Three wickets were taken by Jasprit Bumrah, making him India’s second-best bowler.
Virat Kohli and Joe Root, the third batters for both teams, lost their wickets without getting a run during the second innings. This was the first time in the history of the Cricket World Cup that this was done.
Indian batters, who were batting first, had a hard time getting big runs on Lucknow’s tricky wicket right away. For example, opener Shubman Gill was out for nine runs, leaving his team 26-1 after four overs.
Kohli and Shreyas Iyer came after him. The English bowlers kept pushing the home team’s hitters, and after 11.5 overs, they had them at 40-3.
India, on the other hand, got a much-needed breakthrough when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put together 91 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav joined Sharma in the innings after Rahul went back to the dugout.
Sharma couldn’t hold on to his wicket because he didn’t read Adil Rashid’s googly and played a bad shot. Liam Livingstone caught him after hitting 87 runs, which left his team at 164-5 in 36.5 overs.
At one point, it looked like India would have to settle for a score below 200 runs, but Yadav made 49 runs that were very important. He was caught by Chris Woakes at deep back point, one run short of his fifty.
The hosts will now play Sri Lanka on November 2 in Mumbai. On November 4, England will play Australia in Ahmedabad, and they are the reigning champions.