India lost its unbeaten tittle in World Cup 2019 on Sunday as England beat India by 31 runs at Edgebaston and kept their entry in final four alive.
Despite having better batting performance from Rohit Sharma (102) and Virat Kohli (66), Men in Blue could not chase 338 runs in 50 overs. They ended their innings with 306 runs after losing five wickets. M S Dhoni and Kedar Yadav survived till end.
Sunday Cricket lovers witnessed a high-scoring encounter while England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to bat first and taking the advantage England opener Jonny Bairstow’s hundreds (111 of 109 balls) set the platform to an imposing 337 for 7 in 50 overs.
England’s inning got outstanding support from all rounder Ben Stokes, who scored 79 in 54 balls.
Indian bowlers gave their best and spin duo of Indian team Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Singh were neutralised by British batting orders.
Though after England’s innings the total seemed to be gettable but slow opening and tight bowling in death overs by Stokes, Wood and Plunkett made the differences. 25th ODI hundreds of Rohit Sharma and 5thconsecutive 50s of Captain Kohli’s had made hope in favour of India.
But after departures of Kohli and Sharma, Indian middle order choked before British pace attacks and ended up with 306 runs in 50 overs.
Hardik Pandya’s 45 off 33 balls and Dhoni’s 42 off 31 balls help Indiato put the respected score on score board. After Sunday’s match Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh became knocked out from the tournament.