India’s Demolition squad hammers England

Lucknow: The winning momentum of the Indian cricket team was seen continuing in the match against England in the ODI World Cup 2023. In the match played at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, Team India won the match by 100 runs.

English feel the heat in  Lucknow

The 29th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 was played between India and England at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. In this match, England won the toss and chose to bowl and the Indian team, coming to bat first, gave England a target of 230 runs. Rohit Sharma scored the highest score of 87 runs while Suryakumar Yadav contributed 49 runs.

KL Rahul was out after scoring 39 runs. Virat Kohli could not open his account in this match. Shubman Gill (9), Virat Kohli (0) and Shreyas Iyer (4) also got out cheaply.

David Willey took maximum 3 wickets for England. Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes got 2-2 wickets while Mark Wood took one wicket.

England had a target of 230 runs to win, but in front of India’s lethal bowling, the defending champions were all out for 129 runs in 34.5 overs.

England’s innings completely disintegrated in front of India’s lethal bowling and the best scorer was Livingstone who played an inning of 29 runs. In this match, Shami took 4 wickets while Bumrah took 3 wickets.

What the stats say

This was India’s sixth consecutive win and this team has reached first place in the points table with 12 points, whereas this was England’s fifth defeat in the sixth match and this team is almost out of the race for the semi-finals.

In this match, the England team, which came to chase the target of 230 runs, was limited to 129 runs in 34.5 overs. The England team had prevented Team India from reaching the final by defeating Team India in the 2022 T20 World Cup and today India took sweet revenge.

Bumrah and Shami rocked the foundation of England in the first 10 overs

When the England team came out to chase the target of 230 runs in this match, the pair of Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan quickly added 30 runs for the first wicket. After this, Jasprit Bumrah, who came to bowl the fifth over of the innings for India, gave two big blows to the England team by taking the wicket of Malan on the fifth ball and then Joe Root on the next ball.

After this, Ben Stokes, who came to bat, was clearly seen struggling against the bowling of Mohammed Shami, who was bowled for a duck by Shami to give Team India its third success. Shami also bowled Jonny Bairstow and reduced the England team’s score to 4 wickets for 39 runs.

Team India’s sixth match in the ODI World Cup 2023 was with England. The Indian team was in great form in this World Cup and has won six consecutive matches while remaining unbeaten. India is  at first place in the points table. At the same time, the story of England has been exactly opposite to that of India. The team that became world champion in 2019 is at the last position in the points table in this World Cup. England has got only one win. This victory was also against Bangladesh.

Past setbacks

Apart from New Zealand and South Africa, England has also had to face defeat against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and now India. The England team, which invented a new style of playing ODI cricket with its aggressive batting, is completely failing in this World Cup. England’s batsmen have failed to play big innings. At the same time, the bowlers could not adapt themselves to the Indian pitches and the opposition teams were easily scoring runs against England.

Based on history, records and the abilities of the players of both the teams, there was a close contest between India and England. However, based on the current form, the Indian team easily won this match.

Prior to the Ekana encounter, there have been a total of 106 ODI matches between India and England. Of these, India has won 57, while England has won 44. Two matches ended in a draw and three matches had no result. Talking about the records of both the teams on Indian soil, 33 out of 51 matches have been in the name of India. Whereas, England has won 17 matches. One match ended in a draw.

The Background

Both the teams have come face to face eight times in the ODI World Cup. India has won three times and England four times. One match ended in a draw. Of the eight World Cup matches between India and England, two have taken place in India. Of these, England won one match and one ended in a draw. However, India has not been able to defeat England in the ODI World Cup since 2003. India has won in 1983, 1999 and 2003. Whereas, England has won in 1975, 1987, 1992 and 2019. In 2011, the match between the two teams ended in a tie. In such a situation, Team India had been eyeing beating England again in the ODI World Cup after 20 years.

Journey of both teams in this World Cup

India has defeated Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand in this World Cup. It was eager to maintain the winning streak in Lucknow. Talking about England, the condition of the defending champion team is bad. None of their batsmen are in form. The bowlers are also not in rhythm. The England team clashed with two-three changes from the last few matches. England was defeated by New Zealand in the first match. After that they made a comeback by defeating Bangladesh, but then the losing streak started. It was also defeated by Afghanistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

This was the fourth match of this World Cup in Lucknow. So far three matches had been played here. The team chasing the target wins two out of three matches. So far 47 wickets had fallen. Of these, 26 wickets had been taken by fast bowlers. At the same time, 15 wickets have gone to spin bowlers. Popular perception was the pitch will help the spin bowlers during the match against England.

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