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England Bairstow 100 and Plunkett 3 wkt beat India by 31 runs in World Cup 2019

Match-38-ENG-vs-IND-Match-Wining-Moment @ World Cup 2019
Match-38-ENG-vs-IND-Match-Wining-Moment

ICC World Cup 2019 league matches round has arrived on its last stage. On Sunday 30 June 2019, World Cup 2019 match no. 38 was played between the Indian team and England team at Edgbaston, Birmingham. England defeated India by 31 runs and alive their hope to qualified for the semi-final.

The World Cup 2019 hosting team England won the toss and decided to bat first. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow had given a fabulous start for the England team, built 160 runs partnership for the first wicket. Kuldeep Yadav had given the first breakthrough and took the wicket of Jason Roy; who scored 66 runs in 57 balls with a strike rate of 115 which included 7 4’s and 2 6’s. Indian bowler did very well bowling and put pressure on the England team after taking wickets of Bairstow and Joe Root (44 runs in 54 balls; 2 fours). Jonny Bairstow had smashed century and scored 111 runs in 109 balls with a strike rate of 101.83 which included 10 4’s and 6 6’s. Ben Stokes’s 79 runs innings helped England team to put a huge total of 337 runs on the scoreboard with the loss of 7 wickets.

Mohammed Shami had picked 5 Wickets @ World Cup 2019
Mohammed Shami had picked 5 Wickets vs ENG

In the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami had shine up with the ball for India. Shami has played 3 games in 2019 World Cup and picked 13 wickets, including a five-wicket haul and 2 four-wicket hauls.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started chasing a huge target of 338 runs, but Rahul lost his wicket to Chris Woakes in 3rd over of the game. Rohit Sharma and Captain Kohli had played good innings built 138 runs partnership for the second wicket.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli 138 runs Partnership @ World Cup 2019
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli 138 runs Partnership vs ENG

Kohli had scored 66 off 76 balls which included 7 4’s. Kohli has scored consistently 5 half-centuries in a single World Cup, this record was previously done by Steve Smith in 2015. Rohit Sharma has smashed 3 centuries in World Cup 2019; He scored 102 off 109 balls which included 15 boundaries. Rishabh Pant (32 runs from 29 balls; 4 4’s), Hardik Pandya (scored 45 from 33 balls; included 4 boundaries), and MS Dhoni (unbeaten 42 runs from 31 balls; 4 fours and one six) had played good innings but couldn’t help India to register a victory.

The Indian team managed to reach to 306 runs in 50 overs with the loss of 5 wickets; They’d just 31 runs away from the victory. Woakes’ (2 wickets ) and Plunkett’s (3 wickets) wicket-taking bowling and Jofra Archer’s fabulous economical spell helped England to registered a much-needed important victory to reach in the semi-final.

Man of the Match - Jonny Bairstow @ World Cup 2019
Man of the Match – Jonny Bairstow @ World Cup 2019 match no. 38

Jonny Bairstow was awarded the Man of the Match for his dominated century for England that helped not only to put a huge total on board but also to register a victory.

Fastest 25 ODI Centuries:

151 innings: Hashim Amla
162 innings: Virat Kohli
206 innings: Rohit Sharma

India bowler who take 5 wicket haul in the World Cup:

Kapil Dev, 1983
Robin Singh, 1999
Venkatesh Prasad, 1999
Ashish Nehra, 2003
Yuvraj Singh, 2011
Mohammed Shami, 2019*

Bowlers who took 3 consecutive 4 wickets in the World Cup:

Shahid Afridi, 2011
Mohammed Shami, 2019

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