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World Cup 2019 India Versus England LIVE: Hosts Battle For Survival Despite Best Team In A Generation, Team India Look To March On

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:
A ruthless India, sporting flaming orange, will be eyeing pole position with a solid knockout punch on an already disintegrated England in Sunday's high-profile World Cup encounter.
Update at 23:12
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India suffer their first defeat of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as England snatch a 31-run win.

Update at 22:42
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England back in the game as Hardik Pandya's stellar cameo comes to an end.

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Woakes's spectacular catch ends Rishabh Pant's stay in the middle.

India are 226/4.

 

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Here's how the Edgbaston crowd reacted after the Hitman Rohit Sharma had reached his century.

 

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A huge blow for India as Rohit Sharma departs after a stellar ton. 

India are 198/3.

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Hitman Rohit Sharma scores his 25th ODI ton and the third century of this World Cup.

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Rishab Pant steps out to bat at no.4

 

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Blow for India as skipper Virat Kohli is dismissed by Liam Plunkett

V Kohli 66 (76)  c (sub) James Vince  b Plunkett 

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stitch in a 100-run stand for the second wicket.

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Rohit Sharma rediscovers his rhythm as he scores a morale-boosting fifty. 

After 23 overs, India are 107/1.

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India bring up their 100 in the 22nd over.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli scores his fifth consecutive half-century in this World Cup.

After 20 overs, India are 83/1.

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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma add 50 runs for the second wicket stand.

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Virat Kohli plays his trademark cover drive to bring up India's 50. 

After 14 overs, India are 51-1

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Opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli are playing a steady innings after KL Rahul's early departure. 

After 12 overs, India are 40-1

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Netizens all around the world are taking to Twitter as they express their mixed emotions about the opening innings, where England managed to set a target of 378. 

READ | From 'Dugna Lagaan' To The 2011 India-England Tie, Netizens Leave Little Unsaid As The Hosts Set A 338-run Target For The Men In Orange At The World Cup 

Mohammed Shami picked up three consecutive four-wicket hauls with his fifer in the first innings, helping India prevent England from breaching the 350 mark. 

READ | 'Would Have Been 400 But For Mohammed Shami': Netizens Hail Team India Pacer For 5 Wickets Against England & 4-wicket-hauls In 3 Straight World Cup Matches

India's spinner duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav had a bad day on field with the ball as they got knocked around for a combined 160 runs. 

READ | No Love For Spinners At Edgbaston As Yuzvendra Chahal Breaks Javagal Srinath's Unwanted World Cup Record

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Indian opener KL Rahul dismissed for zero by Chris Woakes

KL Rahul 0 (9)  c & b Chris Woakes

After 2.3 overs, India are 8-1 

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India's chase of 338 all set to begin. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are out to the middle.

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England set India a target off 338 runs in their 50 overs.

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Death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah dismisses Ben Stokes.

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Shami picks up a fifer after dismissing Chris Woakes.

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This is Shami's third consecutive four-wicket haul.

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Shami picks up his fourth wicket, removes Jos Buttler.

After 47 overs, England are 310/5.

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England get to 300 in the 47th over. 

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All-rounder Ben Stokes' important half-century puts England in a strong position. 

After 45 overs, England are 289/4.

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Mohammed Shami picks his third scalp as he breaks a vital partnership by sending back a well-set Joe Root for 44. 

England are 277/4 in 44.1 overs.

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Ben Stokes and Joe Root are taking England to a formidable total.

After 44 overs, England are 277 for 3

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Joe Root and Ben Stokes accelerate for England.

After 40 overs, England are 245/3.

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Mohammad Shami strikes for India as England skipper Eoin Morgan departs cheaply

Eoin Morgan - 1 (9)

Morgan  c Jadhav   b Shami 

After 33.4, England are 207-3

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Jonny Bairstow departs after a valiant 111

Jonny Bairstow 111(109) c Pant   b Shami 

After 31.4 overs, England are 205-2 

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England fans heap praises on Jonny Bairstow for his clinical knock. 

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Jonny Bairstow scores a magnificent first World Cup century off 90 balls, putting the hosts in firm control

Jonny Bairstow - 100  (90) 

After 26 overs, England are 183-1 

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Relief for India as Jason Roy departs

Roy c (Jadeja) b (K Yadav)

After 22.1 overs, England are 160-1

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150 comes up for England in 20.1 overs. 

Jason Roy - 62 

Johny Bairstow - 87

After 20.3 overs, score is 154-0

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Jason Roy's half-century puts England on top.

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Jonny Bairstow scores a quickfire fifty and adds 100 runs with Jason Roy for the opening wicket.

After 16 overs, England are 112/0.

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English openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow add 50 runs for the first wicket.

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India gunning for quick wickets as English openers lay a solid foundation. 

After 10 overs, England are 47/0.

 

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Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy keep England's scoreboard ticking.

After 5 overs, England are 28/0.

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England off to a good start despite some good bowling from India's new ball bowlers. 

After 3 overs, England are 14/0.

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Indian bowlers will be looking to make early inroads. 

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Rishabh Pant will be making his World Cup debut while England will be boosted by Jason Roy's return.

 

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India to bowl first after Eoin Morgan wins a crucial toss.

 

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Indian players indulge in a final huddle before the big game against England.

 

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England fans will be heaving a sigh of relief as their star bowler Jofra Archer who was having injury concerns can be seen bowling ahead of the match.

 

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The 'Voice of Indian Cricket' Harsha Bhogle is also amazed by the sub-continent people's support for Team India.

 

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As the eagerly awaited contest between India and England is about to take place in over an hour's time, these little 'Playground Pundits' will also be seen in action.

 

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Team India are sweating it out at the nets ahead of their much-anticipated match against England.

 

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Here's why skipper Virat Kohli has given India's new jersey 8/10. Hear it from the man himself.

 

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Here's how India's captain 'Fearless' Virat Kohli deals with pressure.

 

Update at 12:55 PM
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Team India who will be donning the Orange jersey against England appear to be all charged up heading into this high-octane contest. Watch the moments of their photoshoot.

 

Update at 12:48 PM
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As India lock horns against the hosts England in what is expected to be a cracker of a contest, former English skipper Michael Vaughan is amazed by Pakistan's support for India.

 

Update at 11:54 AM
1 month ago

Watch one of India's star leg-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal talk to former English skipper Nasser Hussain about his first World Cup and many more.

 

Update at 11:41 AM
1 month ago

As India gear up to battle England, One Day 4 Children which is a special initiative will also be happening today.

 

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A ruthless India, sporting flaming orange, will be eyeing pole position with a solid knockout punch on an already disintegrated England in Sunday's high-profile World Cup encounter. With an unbeaten record in six encounters so far, Virat Kohli's men are all but through to the semi-finals with 11 points but a win against England will further tighten their grip at the top and in the process oust World's No 1 ODI team from the global event.

Not long ago, England was considered to be favourites to win the tournament but Eoin Morgan's men have bungled big time in crucial games, which has now brought them at the verge of exit with only six points from seven games. 

It is hard but it seems as if the 'Sky Blue' of England has been covered by thick grey cloud with no silver lining in the horizon.

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It is indeed tragic that England's best ODI team in recent history with the likes of Captain Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer in their ranks are facing an imminent exit.

Sunday's encounter at Birmingham's Edgbaston with a capacity Indian crowd could be rather unsettling for a team which is already under severe pressure from all quarters.

In fact, it increased exponentially after Jonny Bairstow's dig at former England captains Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen.

"People were waiting for us to fail," Bairstow told reporters.

"They are not willing us on to win, in many ways, they are waiting for you to get that loss, so they can jump on your throat. It's a typical English thing to do, in every sport," Bairstow's comments prior to the India game didn't go down well with Vaughan, who countered, calling it a "negative, pathetic mindset" in an Instagram post.

For India, possibly, it couldn't have been a better time to square off with the Poms who could again be unsettled by conditions which is expected to be predominantly sub-continental.

There's bright sunshine, the baked pitch on the drier side with promise of more turn than usual.

Playing two wrist spinners in these conditions along with a lethal Jasprit Bumrah could well spell doom for an English side, which has fluffed its lines while chasing against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia.

In fact, Morgan's approach of moving towards leg stump against a fast and furious Mitchell Starc during Lord's game prompted Kevin Pietersen to question whether the skipper is "scared".

England, however, could take solace from the fact that they beat India 2-1 in their last bilateral series at home but an injured Bumrah didn't feature in that series.

The Indian team, however, will not be over strategizing about the English team as pacer Mohammed Shami pointed out.

"Rather than thinking about opposition, it is better that we focus on our own skills. If our skill level is good, we would not need to even think about the opposition," Shami, who has taken 8 wickets in 2 games, said after mauling the West Indies.

The best part about Indian team is that they haven't yet played their best cricket and yet have been able to win games with consummate ease.

The middle-order batting still remains a concern and Vijay Shankar's performance at number four certainly makes him a weak link.

The team management has shown no inclination to field the exciting Rishabh Pant so far.

"They have invested in a youngster like Shankar. The team management feels he is important to their plans so no harm in persisting with him. Moreover, the team is winning handsomely so they have the right to continue with a winning combination," former skipper Sourav Ganguly said during a chat with PTI.

It was a young Ganguly, who wrote England's epitaph with an all-round show at this very ground at the 1999 World Cup.

It could well be a Rohit Sharma, Kohli or a Hardik Pandya, who will put the final nail in English coffin this time around.

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja.

England: Eoin Morgan (captain), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran and Liam Dawson.

Match Starts at 3 PM.

(With PTI Inputs)

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