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India Thrashed England By 100 Runs In A Classic Contest

India Thrashed England By 100 Runs In A Classic Contest

India continued its unbeaten journey in the World Cup 2023 tournament as the team India showcased an amazing performance in Lucknow. India beat England by a huge margin of 100 runs with the power of the incredible batting performance by the captain Rohit Sharma in the tough situation and under pressure followed by the impressive bowling performance from Mohammad Shami and Bumrah. So let’s get into the article to check out the full details of the match between India versus England.

England won the toss and elected to field first and that made team India bat first for the first time in this tournament. It was a slow pitch and the bowlers had good support especially with the new ball. On the tricky pitch, the batting lineup of team India was struggling as Gill and Kohli went back to the pavilion in the early stage of the game and Virat Kohli wasn’t even able to open his account.

But the sensible character of Rohit Sharma and the capability to play under pressure helpful team India to fight Back. Rohit Sharma respected bowlers and smashed boundaries whenever he got a chance. On the slow pitch, he was able to smash half century from just 66 balls. The captain also touched a new milestone of 18000 runs in the format as well. Rohit Sharma got good support from KL Rahul and Suryakumar during the innings. The very strong and crucial 91-run partnership between Rohit and K L Rahul helped Team India to rebuild the innings. KL Rahul was dismissed for 38 and 49 from 47 balls of Suryakumar made team India to score 229 on the board.

Having said that, the masterclass innings of Rohit Sharma was ended on 87 and he smashed 10 fours and three sixes in his innings. It was one of his best performances in this particular format and you can place his innings with any of his double centuries as the 87 runs which he scored on the Lucknow pitch is equal to a double century.

In the reply, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami showcased incredible performances with the ball and they removed three and four wickets respectively. Kuldeep Yadav bagged 2 wickets while Jadeja took one wicket and England finished their innings at 129 and that was a 129 runs Victor for team India. Rohit Sharma was named player of the match and he received the award for 7th time in the World Cup tournament. It is worth mentioning that he is behind from just two man of the match awards to equal Sachin Tendulkar who has the most number of player of the match awards in this particular prestigious tournament. Team India has three more matches before the semifinals and the defending Champions England is almost out of the tournament.

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