In-form India have defeated title defending champions by significant margin on 100 runs while defending just 229 runs on Lucknow pitch. Eventually this was disaster batting show by English players after bundeling Indian team on 229 runs. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was named Player of the match for his brilliant 87 runs on this bowling friendly track.
But who knows within few minutes England will struggle in this tricky chase on Lucknow pitch and whole team bundelled on just 129 in 34.5 overs. Mohammed Shami was the star of night for Men in Blue as he dismissed 4 batters. Jasprit Bumrah was sensational again with his bowling as he took 3 wickets.
English team had good start of the day as they asked India to bat first for the first time in this year’s world cup and India were struggling at 40/3. Virat Kohli dismissed for duck and Gill, Iyer also failed to deliver. Captain Rohit Sharma absorb the pressure pretty well and built good partnership with KL Rahul. Rahul was dismissed on 37 and then Surya Kumar Yadav played 49 runs innings that helped India go past 200 score.
Some crucial contributions from lower order guide India to 229 in 50 overs. It was below par score on this venue but Indian bowlers did exceptional job to restrict England bowled them out on just 129. Thus India thrashed 2019 champions by 100 runs to earn two more points and remain undefeated in the tournament.
With this victory, hosts India now on the top of points table with 6 wins in 6 games. Undefeated Indian team will take on Sri Lanka on 2nd Noember.