It’s A Winning Streak for India
The ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and England, Match No.29
- Match: IND vs ENG, 29th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
- Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
- Toss: England won the toss and opted to bowl
- Time: 2:00 PM
- Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
What a Match it was India Vs England!
India Win Like a Pro
India seems to be on a roll, having secured victory in six consecutive matches, and being the best team with their exceptional form and consistent performance in the ongoing tournament. Winning Six matches in a row is a remarkable achievement, Dominating the Point table leaves behind all the teams.
India is a master of a variety of victory defending as well as run chase
What’s even more attractive about this amazing win is the versatility of the Indian team. They won their first five victories by successfully through run chasing down targets, showcasing their power in this aspect of the game.
But what truly stands out is their Amazing 100-run victory in the most today’s match, achieving this milestone despite posting a low-scoring total of 229 runs. This shows that India isn’t confined to a particular style of play; they are equally adept at pursuing targets and successfully defending their own. Their ability to adapt to different match situations sets them apart from the rest of the competition and makes it easy to win the back-to-back matches.
let’s go into deeper into the India Vs England match hightlights that held in Lucknow:
The Amazing Showdown held in Lucknow
Today’s match was memorable for cricket Fans, Team India delivered a epic performance against the defending champions, England in Lucknow’s stadium. The pitch conditions were far from straightforward, presenting a challenging, two-paced surface that demanded both skill and adaptability from the players and showed it all won against England
England’s Decision to Field:
England won the toss and opted to field first, believing that early access to the pitch might provide them with an advantage. They were initially successful in their plan made India’s top-order batsmen struggling, with three of the top four dismissed for single-digit scores. It appeared as though England had grabbed the upper hand.
Captain Rohit Sharma’s Masterclass:
Yet, in the face of adversity, Captain Rohit Sharma stepped up in style. His innings of 87 runs was nothing short of a masterpiece, showing his experience and class as a Captain in challenging conditions. The pivotal moment arrived when he joined KL Rahul, forming a crucial partnership of 91 runs. This partnership not only rescued India but also shifted the momentum in their favor, leaving the opposition in awe of their resilience. England’s Fightback bowlers, spearheaded by Willey, Wokes, and Wood, kept chipping away the Indian batting lineup with disciplined bowling and took a few wickets
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To boost up India’s total, Suryakumar Yadav played a blistering knock, scoring 49 runs making a short 21-run partnership for the ninth wicket defied all expectations, and took India’s total to a highly competitive 229 runs.
England’s Challenging Target:
England step down to chase the challenging total 230 runs for victory. At the midway point, they appeared to have the upper hand, benefiting from the dew that began to influence the pitch conditions. They reached to 30 runs off the first 27 balls, raising hopes of a successful chase,
England’s top-order batsmen struggled against the Indian bowling attack. Despite promising starts, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan couldn’t convert them into a good partnership. The pressure built by Indian bowlers was so high that England’s key players like Joe Root and Ben Stokes fell for ducks. The spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja applied further pressure on the English batsmen. Jos Buttler, leading the English side in the absence of Eoin Morgan, tried to anchor the innings but was dismissed for just 10 runs. The hope of an English victory was flickering. Moeen Ali put up a small fight with 15 runs, but it proved insufficient to alter the game’s course. It was then up to Liam Livingstone, who played a pivotal knock of 27 runs, attempting to rekindle England’s hopes.
The Man of the Match:
The Indian bowlers had the last word. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah displayed their determination, taking wickets early in the innings and emerged as the heroes for India, with Bumrah taking 3 wickets and Shami taking 4, while Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja provided exceptional support.
In the end, England was bowled out for just 129 runs, falling 100 runs short of the target. It was a convincing victory for India.
India’s Unbeaten Streak Continues:
With this remarkable victory, India’s leading on the top. This marks their sixth consecutive win in the tournament, solidifying their position as the team to beat. What’s even more impressive is that they’ve their first five victories while chasing targets, showing their ability to maintain composure in pressure situations. In this game, they demonstrated their dominance by securing a 100-run victory despite posting what appeared to be a low scoring total of 229. solidifies their position in the semi-finals, and their fans have every reason to be ecstatic.
England’s Disheartening Performance:
On the other side, it was another disheartening performance for England, especially with the bat. Their ongoing struggles have left them at the bottom of the table, and the dream of reaching the semi-finals now seems like a distant hope for the English team. It’s a frustrating scenario for their supporters, and the team undoubtedly has some soul-searching to do.
Lucknow showed the dynamic nature of cricket, with India’s resilience and adaptability shining through. Their unbeaten streak continues, while England finds itself grappling with a difficult tournament.
India Innings: 229/9 (50 Overs)
|Rohit (c) (c Livingstone b Adil Rashid)||87||101||10||3||86.14|
|Shubman Gill (b Chris Woakes)||9||13||1||0||69.23|
|Kohli (c Stokes b Willey)||0||9||0||0||0.00|
|Shreyas Iyer (c Mark Wood b Chris Woakes)||4||16||0||0||25.00|
|Rahul (wk) (c Bairstow b Willey)||39||58||3||0||67.24|
|Suryakumar Yadav (c Chris Woakes b Willey)||49||47||4||1||104.26|
|Ravindra Jadeja (lbw b Adil Rashid)||8||13||0||0||61.54|
|Shami (c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood)||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Bumrah (run out Jos Buttler)||16||25||1||0||64.00|
|Kuldeep Yadav (not out)||9||13||1||0||69.23|
Extras: 7 (b 4, lb 0, w 3)
Powerplay: Overs 0.1-10: 35Runs
Fall of Wickets:
26-1 (Shubman Gill, 3.6)
27-2 (Kohli, 6.5)
40-3 (Shreyas Iyer, 11.5)
131-4 (Rahul, 30.2)
164-5 (Rohit, 36.5)
182-6 (Ravindra Jadeja, 40.3)
183-7 (Shami, 41.2)
208-8 (Suryakumar Yadav, 46.2)
229-9 (Bumrah, 50)
England innings:129//10 (34.5 Overs)
|Jonny Bairstow (b Shami)||14||23||2||0||60.87|
|Dawid Malan (b Bumrah)||16||17||2||1||94.12|
|Joe Root (lbw b Bumrah)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Ben Stokes (b Shami)||0||10||0||0||0.00|
|Jos Buttler (c & wk) (b Kuldeep Yadav)||10||23||1||0||43.48|
|Moeen Ali (c Rahul b Shami)||15||31||0||0||48.39|
|Liam Livingstone (lbw b Kuldeep Yadav)||27||46||2||0||58.70|
|Chris Woakes (st Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja)||10||20||1||0||50.00|
|David Willey (not out)||16||17||0||2||94.12|
|Adil Rashid (b Shami)||13||20||2||0||65.00|
|Mark Wood (b Bumrah)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
Extras: 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 4)
Powerplay: Over 0.1-10: 40 Runs
Fall of Wickets:
30-1 (Dawid Malan, 4.5)
30-2 (Joe Root, 4.6)
33-3 (Ben Stokes, 7.6)
39-4 (Jonny Bairstow, 9.1)
52-5 (Jos Buttler, 15.1)
81-6 (Moeen Ali, 23.1)
98-7 (Chris Woakes, 28.1)
98-8 (Liam Livingstone, 29.2)
122-9 (Adil Rashid, 33.6)
129-10 (Mark Wood, 34.5)