To make matters worse, England lost by 100 runs to tournament favorites India, meaning they now need a miracle just to get to the knockout stage.
Despite the fact that the reigning champions still have a mathematical chance of winning the tournament, they will need a miraculous run of luck to reach the semifinals after suffering through yet another terrible batting performance.
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Quick Recap: India vs England
England, who had previously been blown out for 170 by South Africa last weekend and 156 by Sri Lanka on Thursday, collapsed to 129 all out in a chase of 230 in Lucknow amidst a cloud of agitated and uncertain strokes as they were unable to deal with India’s relentless and high-class bowling attack, led by Mohammed Shami.
Superb Shami is Superb
England’s best scorer, Liam Livingstone, helped India extend their unbeaten run to six games while dropping England to last place in the standings (behind Bangladesh in terms of net run rate).
After getting to 30 without losing a wicket in the first five overs, England collapsed to 5-22, losing four wickets for nine runs. The collapse started when Dawid Malan sliced Jasprit Bumrah against his stumps, and it continued when a jittery Joe Root was held lbw for a golden duck the next ball.
At the end of the eighth over, Shami dismissed Ben Stokes for a nervous 10-ball duck, then at the beginning of the tenth over, he bowled Jonny Bairstow (14) off inside edge and leg.
England’s innings was completed in 34.5 overs when Bumrah splattered the stumps of Mark Wood after Kuldeep Yadav had removed Jos Buttler with a stunning spinning delivery from the first ball of the 16th.
What’s Next for England?
England’s World Cup title defense has been one of the weakest in recent memory, and they need to win their final three matches to have any chance of advancing. However, the likelihood of them winning each of their remaining matches against Australia (whom they play in Ahmedabad on Saturday), the Netherlands, and Pakistan looks remote based on their performances so far.
Now that they’ve lost some of their pride, Buttler’s squad needs to focus on finishing in the top eight of the rankings to qualify for the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in 2025.
India’s dominance was cemented by their performance with the ball, if not the bat, and they will face Sri Lanka on Thursday hoping to make it seven wins in a row.
Player of the Match: Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma’s brilliant 87-run top-order innings for India earned him the match’s Man of the Match honors. The Indian team was led by their captain, who hit 10 fours and 3 sixes. He bowled a maiden over to begin the innings, but he batted with good timing and concluded with a strike rate of 86.14.
Sharma’s 91-run fourth-wicket stand with KL Rahul was important in India’s chase of the target score of 130. Until Adil Rashid caught him out in the 37th over, he was batting in the middle.
Score: India v England
|India won by 100 runs|
India scored a respectable 229 on a difficult pitch, mostly because of Rohit’s brilliant 87, which would have been worth 100-125 on a more favorable surface. They were eventually dismissed for 129, and India won, giving them momentum heading into the last stretch of the tournament. India’s next encounter is against Sri Lanka on November 2, and England’s against long-time rivals Australia on November 4. The exciting Cricket World Cup continues – our top cricket betting sites and World Cup coverage are all you need! Get the best odds and elevate your World Cup experience here at TopCricketBetting!