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Cricket World Cup 2019: England beat India by 31 runs


India lost their first match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup when they neglected to pursue down 338 against England at Edgbaston on Sunday. India's 31-run annihilation has additionally made the race for the semi-finals intriguing.
First of all, Pakistan did not need India to lose to England. In the interim, India and New Zealand have additionally not yet guaranteed themselves of semi-finals compartments. Britain and New Zealand face an unquestionable requirement win game against one another while India just need to win one of their next two matches. As things stand now, Pakistan and Bangladesh additionally have practical odds of making it to the last 4.
It was a weird begin to a gigantic run pursue. India lost KL Rahul to Chris Woakes in just the third over of the innings when he played a strange shot. Virat Kohli joined Rohit Sharma and the pair knew the significance of that stand - had either man been rejected early, the Indian pursue would have bombed.
Rohit and Kohli, two of the most imposing ODI batsmen on the planet, waited for their opportunity and they saw off red hot spells from Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer however India oversaw 28 for 1 off the initial 10 overs.
Such is the class of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli that India appeared to recoup from a moderate, slumberous begin. Kohli was the more forceful of the two however Rohit made up for lost time soon enough in the wake of intersection fifty.
What's more, exactly when it resembled the pair of them was prepared to dispatch their most merciless strike on the English assault, Virat Kohli tumbled to Liam Plunkett for 66. He turned into the first skipper and the second player after Steve Smith to hit 5 progressive fifties in a World Cup. Be that as it may, shockingly, Kohli did not change over any of those fifties into hundreds.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's 138-run stand was the most astounding for India in the 2019 World Cup.
Kohli's exit brought Rishabh Pant to the center. Playing his first World Cup game, Pant seemed anxious and endure two close run-out possibilities. Rohit Sharma, in the interim, achieved his 25th ODI hundred and third of this World Cup. Yet, the weight was building and he tumbled to Chris Woakes when he returned for his subsequent spell.
Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya gave India (and Pakistan) any expectations of an electrifying triumph. The two played an astonishing scope of shots and included 28 out of 3 overs before Pant tumbled to Plunkett for 32.
With 112 required off 10.5 overs, MS Dhoni joined Hardik Pandya in the center.
MS Dhoni was seriously scrutinized for his poor strike rate against Afghanistan. It was an incredible shot for him to come great on Sunday and show why he is as yet a perilous finisher. Be that as it may, as Hardik Pandya made a decent attempt, Dhon was not able raise the stakes and the asking rate climbed strongly.
Hardik tumbled to Plunkett for 45 in the 45th over and that was the finish of India's test against a lively England.
MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav demonstrated no aim at all and their moderate stand confused Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain, the on-air observers.
India just need to win one of their two residual matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to achieve the semi-finals while England need to beat New Zealand to overcome.
Prior, England won the hurl and batted on a level pitch. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy were wary to begin with against Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and Bairstow was fortunate to pull off a few inside edges. In any case, when the Engish openers had their eyes in, they were heartless.
The pitch did not offer India's wrist spinners - Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal - any turn. The two men were swindled. Truth be told, Chahal bowled the most costly spell by an Indian in World Cup history.
Jason Roy could have been rejected early however India decided not to audit a not out choice off Hardik Pandya - he succumbed to 66 on account of a staggering catch by Ravindra Jadeja yet Jonny Bairstow hit his lady World Cup hundred.
At the 30-over imprint, England were on course for an aggregate far greater than their possible 337 for 7. Mohammed Shami returned for a stunning spell to get Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan in a two-over burst and it looked like India would hold England to a progressively sensible aggregate.
In any case, Ben Stokes had different thoughts. Britain's best batsman against Sri Lanka and Australia, Stokes took on the Indian bowlers and rebuffed any lose conveyance that came his direction. Indeed, even as Shami warded off chipping with the wickets of Joe Root and Jos Buttler in his last spell, Stokes pillaged the races to take England to a place of solidarity.
Before the finish of the English innings, Stokes had scored stroke-filled 79 and Mohammed Shami had picked his lady 5-wicket pull in ODIs to set up an a night of extraordinary cricket in Birmingham.

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