England finally snapped the unbeaten run of the Indian team as they won their encounter in Edgbaston by 31 runs. This was a must-win game for the hosts and they did it in style, showing why they are the favorites to win the trophy.
England won the toss and Morgan chose to bat first. The home side put on 337/7 with Jonny Bairstow making 111, Ben Stokes making 79 and Jason Roy making 66 on his comeback. For India, Mohammad Shami picked 5/69, while Bumrah picked 1/44. Yuzvendra Chahal recorded the worst bowling figures in World Cup by an Indian bowler with 0/88 in 10 overs, eclipsing Javagal Srinath’s 0/87 in the 2003 World Cup final against Australia.
India needed a quickfire start, but instead lost KL Rahul for a duck and made only 28 runs in the first 10 overs. After that Kohli did make 66, while Rohit Sharma completed his third century in this tournament- 102 in 109 balls. This was also his 25th century and the first of his ODI career not to include a six.
The required run rate kept climbing and though Pant (32) and Hardik Pandya (45) tried their best to up the tempo, England bowling was too good on this pitch to let that happen. MS Dhoni made 42* as India finished on 306/5 in 50 overs. Liam Plunkett picked 3/55 as England registered a 31-run win.
Cricket fraternity applauded England for such a good win against India, which has brought them back in contention of semi-finals.
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