The 29th match of the Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and England was held in Ekana Sports City, Lucknow. While India enjoys the title of being the only undefeated team in the Cricket World Cup 2023, England is still seeking its 2nd win in this global tournament. The 2 teams had faced each other 8 times in ODI World Cups, with England having a lead with 4 wins over India, who had 3 victories.
Let’s get into the exciting details of this Ind vs Eng 2023 match!
Toss and Playing XIs
The British captain, Jos Butler, won the toss and chose to bowl first in this exciting clash.
Here are the playing XIs that took the ground in that game:
India’s Playing XI
- Rohit Sharma (captain)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kholi
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul (wicket-keeper)
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Mohammad Shami
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Mohammad Siraj
England’s Playing XI
- Jonny Bairstow
- Dawid Milan
- Joe Root
- Ben Stokes
- Jos Butler (captain and wicket-keeper)
- Moeen Ali
- Liam Livingstone
- Chris Woakes
- David Willey
- Adil Rashid
- Mark Wood
Ind vs Eng World Cup 2023 Scorecard
Following is the scoreboard of this clash between the hosts and the defending champions:
|Jos Buttler (c)†||10||23||43.48||1||0|
- 3 Early Losses For India
The two Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, stepped onto the Lucknow ground aiming to secure their 6th World Cup 2023 victory. The duo formed a 1st-wicket partnership of 26 runs off 24 balls.
The 1st breakthrough for England came in the 4th over by Chris Woakes. Shubman Gill had to return to the pavilion for just 9 runs off 13 deliveries. Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, replaced Gill at the crease.
Virat appeared hesitant from the very 1st ball that he faced. After 8 dot balls, an ill-aimed shot resulted in an easy catch taken by Ben Stokes. Virat returned to the dugout for a duck as David Willey bagged his 1st wicket of the game.
Shreyas Iyer now joined his captain at the crease. In the 12th over, Shreyas was removed by Chris Woakes for 4 runs off 15 balls. This dismissal earned Woakes his 2nd wicket. Things looked a bit troublesome for India as the scoreboard read 40/3 after 12 overs.
- Rohit-Rahul Partnership Provides Stability
The wicket-keeper batsman, KL Rahul, now accompanied Rohit Sharma at the crease. The pair formed a union of 91 runs off 111 deliveries. The alliance helped them take their team’s score from 40/3 in 12 overs to 131/3 in 30 overs.
Although the run rate was not up to the mark, the duo remained consistent and kept adding runs to their team’s total in the form of singles and doubles. In the 23rd over, Rohit Sharma completed his 54th ODI half-century off 66 balls.
In the 31st over, a false shot by Kl Rahul fell into the hands of Jonny Bairstow. KL Rahul departed for 39 runs (off 57 deliveries), and David Willey bagged his 2nd wicket of the thrilling Ind vs Eng clash.
- Suryakumar’s Knock Adds Runs To The Table
Suryakumar Yadav now accompanied the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, at the crease. The duo put together 33 more runs off 39 balls. Unfortunately, the highest scorer for India in this match, Rohit Sharma, had to return to the pavilion in the 37th over.
Rohit was removed by Adil Rashid for his valuable 87 runs off 101 balls. His knock included 10 boundaries and 3 maximums as well. Ravindra Jadeja replaced his captain to join Suryakumar. They formed a union of 18 runs off 22 balls.
The partnership was ended once again by Adil Rashid in the 41st over. Ravindra Jadeja was given LBW out, and he departed for a mere score of 8 runs (off 12 balls). With the tumbling wickets of his teammates, Suryakumar Yadav continued to pile up runs to help his team to a respectable total.
- An Unsatisfactory Finish For India
Mohammad Shami came out to join Suryakumar Yadav. Shami, however, was unable to extend his stay on the crease as he departed after facing only 5 deliveries. Mark Wood claimed his 1st wicket of this highly anticipated encounter.
Jasprit Bumrah replaced Mohammad Shami at the crease. A vital loss for India occurred in the 47th over. Suryakumar Yadav returned to the pavilion after contributing 49 crucial runs to his team’s total. This dismissal earned David Willey his 3rd wicket of the game.
Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah now found themselves at the crease. The tail-enders seemed quite hesitant and unstable. The pair were able to take the score from 208 in 47 overs to 229 in 50 overs.
At the last ball of the innings, Jos Butler removed Jasprit Bumrah by a run-out for 16 runs. India finished with 229/9 in 50 overs.
- A Disappointing Start For England
Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan stepped onto the ground with a low total of 230 runs to chase. The two openers formed a 30-run partnership off 29 balls. In the 5th over, Jasprit Bumrah removed Dawad Malan for only 16 runs.
Joe Root, the renowned English batsman, joined Bairstow at the crease. On the next delivery of the over, Bumrah bagged his 2nd wicket as Root was given LBW out. Joe Root returned to the pavilion for a golden duck. Jasprit Bumarh now found himself on a hat-trick.
Ben Stokes came out to support Dawid Malan in times of distress. Stokes faced 10 balls without scoring any runs. This was followed by the removal of Ben Stokes by Mohammad Shami for a duck. The scoreboard for England read 33/3 after 8 overs.
- English Middle-Order Collapses
The British Skipper, Jos Buttler, came out to save his team from looming danger. In the 10th over, Jonny Bairstow returned to the dugout for 14 runs off 23 balls. This breakthrough was also provided by Mohammad Shami. England had already lost their 4 wickets in the 1st powerplay.
Moeen Ali replaced Bairstow at the crease to join his skipper. The pair were only able to add 13 more runs to their team’s chase. In the 16th over, Kuldeep Yadav bowled Jos Buttler for 10 runs off 22 deliveries.
Liam Livingstone joined Moeen Ali at the crease. The pair was able to momentarily stop the tumbling wickets by forming a partnership of 29 runs off 48 balls.
Mohammad Shami ended this partnership in the 24th over. Moeen Ali was dismissed for 15 runs off 30 deliveries as an edge resulted in an easy catch for the wicket-keeper KL Rahul.
Chris Woakes joined Liam Livingstone, hoping to save his team from a 4th consecutive World Cup 2023 loss. A 17-run union off 30 balls was formed between the 2 all-rounders. England found themselves in grave danger as they were 98/6 after 28 overs.
- Tail-Enders Fail To Add Runs
Chris Woakes was stumped by KL Rahul for 10 runs off 20 deliveries. The dismissal earned Ravindra Jadeja his 1st wicket of the action-packed encounter, Ind vs Eng. Exactly 1 over later, Liam Livingstone followed his partner’s pursuit as he returned to the dugout for 27 runs off 46 deliveries. An LBW by Kuldeep Yadav was the cause behind his dismissal.
David Willey and Adil Rashid now found themselves at the crease. The 2 bowlers formed an alliance of 24 runs off 28 balls in a last attempt to save their team from an inevitable defeat.
Mohammad Shami grabbed his 4th wicket of the match in the 34th over. Adil Rashid was bowled by the in-form fast bowler for 13 runs (off 20 deliveries).
Mark Wood replaced Adil but was also removed for a duck in the next over. This dismissal marked the 3rd wicket for Jasprit Bumrah. The defending ODI, as well as the T20I Champions, were all out in 34.5 overs for 129 runs. India secured their 6th consecutive World Cup 2023 win by 100 runs.
India secured their 6th consecutive win in this edition of the World Cup by this 100-run victory. The impressive knock of 87 runs off 101 deliveries by Rohit Sharma earned him the Player of the Match award. The Indian Skipper also completed 18,000 runs in International Cricket in this match.
The Indian pace attack was absolutely phenomenal in this Ind vs Eng clash. Mohammad Shami’s 4/22 and Jasprit Bumrah’s 3/32 figures earned them some well-deserved praise from all around the world.
Although the English batting lineup collapsed miserably, bowlers like David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Adil Rashid were successfully able to restrict team India below 250 score.