India Continue Unbeaten Run, Crush England by 100 Runs

Lucknow: India Continue Unbeaten Run, Crush England by 100 Runsin to bat first for the firsttime in the competition, Indiacould only make 229/9 on a trickytwo-paced pitch. Captain RohitSharma top-scored for India with87 from 101 balls and stood talleven as others fell around him.Rohit held the innings togetherwith a gritty knock laced withten fours and three sixes, whileadding 91 runs for the fourthwicket with K.L. Rahul.Suryakumar Yadav made a crucial49 for India to go above 200.England had scored 30 runs offtheir first 27 balls, but after that,Bumrah and Shami, along withRavindra Jadeja and KuldeepYadav, blew them away with afantastic show of accuratebowling to skittle the listlessdefending champions for 129 in34.5 overs.While Shami took 4-22,Bumrah was superb in 3-32.Kuldeep was great in 2-24 whileJadeja took 1-16 as England losttheir fifth match in a row.Chasing 230, Dawid Malanand Jonny Bairstow got goingby hitting five boundaries in 4.3overs. But in an attempt to cutJasprit Bumrah through the offside,Malan could only get aninside edge shattering hisstumps. The fans’ voice grewlouder on the very next ball asBumrah trapped Joe Rootplumb lbw with a skiddydelivery which kept low, withthe batter burning a review.
Relentless bowling from theIndian bowlers, where they beatthe edges of the battersconsistently, resulted in BenStokes trying to smashMohammed Shami down theground but was castled. There
was no end to England’s troubleas Jonny Bairstow got an insideedge on the pads while tryingto cut off Shami and the ballrolled onto the stumps.England’s hopes continued toslide as Kuldeep Yadav got atossed-up delivery to turn amile and got some grip off thepitch to leave Jos Buttler’s
stumps in tatters. Shami cameback in the 24th over andimmediately struck on the first
ball by having Moeen Ali nickbehind to KL Rahul.Though dew came around,
there was no stoppingEngland’s slide. Ravindra Jadejahad Chris Woakes stumped
easily while Kuldeep Yadavtrapped Liam Livingstoneplumb in front through a googly.Adil Rashid and David Willeytried delaying the inevitable, butShami took the former out by
castling him through the gateand Bumrah castled MarkWood to bring England’s misery
to an end.Brief scores:India 229/9 in 50 overs (RohitSharma 87, Suryakumar Yadav
49; David Willey 3-45, ChrisWoakes 2-33) beat England 129in 34.5 overs (Liam Livingstone
27, Dawid Malan 16;Mohammed Shami 4-22, JaspritBumrah 3-32) by 100 runs.

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