England have boosted their probabilities of a World Cup semi-final berth by claiming a 31-run victory over India at Edgbaston, ending the guests’ unbeaten streak.
A spirited England have ended India’s unbeaten run within the World Cup with a 31-run victory in a high-scoring group match to spice up their semi-final prospects.
Jonny Bairstow smashed a belligerent 111, Jason Roy returned from a hamstring damage to make 66 and Ben Stokes (79) offered the late burst in England’s commanding 7-337 after they elected to bat on an Edgbaston featherbed.
Rohit Sharma smashed his third hundred of the event and Virat Kohli his fifth successive half-century however India didn’t get one other vital partnership and completed on 5-306 on Sunday.
England leapfrog Pakistan to fourth place with 10 factors from eight video games, whereas India stay second on 11 from seven matches.
“It’s been irritating a little bit bit for the blokes, we all know how nicely we will play,” Bairstow stated after gathering his man-of-the-match award.
“However at this time we had been fairly good with bat, ball and within the subject.
“It was the closest to an entire efficiency we’ve had within the competitors however we additionally know we’ve acquired three must-win video games on this World Cup up subsequent.”
Roy made an instantaneous affect on his return from damage, forging the event’s highest opening stand with Bairstow, and each survived some torrid moments earlier than tearing into the Indian assault throughout their 160-run stand.
Bairstow almost deflected a few inside edges onto the stumps and Roy acquired a caught-behind reprieve on 21 when he gloved Hardik Pandya.
The umpire, nonetheless, declared it broad and the Indians deliberated for some time earlier than deciding in opposition to reviewing the choice in entrance of an anxious crowd of predominantly India followers.
England reached the 150 mark within the 21st over and it took a shocking catch by substitute fielder Ravindra Jadeja within the deep to ship again Roy.
Bairstow introduced up his eighth ODI century off 90 balls, celebrating by dropping his helmet, stretching out his arms and soaking within the applause.
Mohammed Shami (5-69) returned to finish Bairstow’s 109-ball blitz which included six sixes and 10 boundaries.
Stokes clobbered three sixes and 6 boundaries in his blistering knock earlier than Jasprit Bumrah dismissed him within the closing over.
India, clad of their away orange-and-blue jerseys, wobbled early of their chase.
Chris Woakes started with three maiden overs, catching the scoreless KL Rahul off his personal bowling in his second.
India might have been in a deeper disaster however Root, who made 44 with the bat, spilled Rohit, who was then on 4, at slip off Jofra Archer.
Rohit went on to sew a 138-run partnership with Kohli, the duo irritating the English assault with their risk-free accumulation.
“Each crew has misplaced a recreation or two right here and there. No-one likes to lose however we’ve got to take it in our stride,” Kohli stated.
“We now have to just accept it. We’re nonetheless taking part in good cricket. The temper is similar within the altering room. We’ll be taught from it and transfer ahead.”