David Willey (3/45), Chris Woakes (2/33) and Adil Rashid (2/35) performed with the ball as England restricted India to 229/9 in Match 29 of the 2023 World Cup on the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday. For India, skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored with 87 off 101, whereas Suryakumar Yadav contributed 49 off 47.
After dropping the toss, they had been despatched to bat and India’s openers had been vigilant within the first few overs. Rohit took on Willey within the third over and hit him for a 4 and two sixes. Nonetheless, Woakes struck within the subsequent over, clearing Shubman Gill (9) with one which hit again sharply. Virat Kohli was caught and killed for a nine-ball duck as he holed out off Willey’s bowling at mid-off.
India had been three down for 40 when Shreyas Iyer (4 off 16) once more went all the way down to the pull shot, utterly lacking a brief supply from Woakes. Rohit and KL Rahul lifted India with a fourth wicket stand of 91.
Because the pitch was on the slower aspect, each batters had been alert. The Indian captain introduced up a decided half-century by hoisting Mark Wooden extensive twice at mid-on. The subsequent ball was hit maximally over the high quality leg.
Nonetheless, Rahul (39 off 58) was dismissed towards the run of play. He entered the lane for a premeditated swipe at Willey and skied the ball midway. Rohit seemed good for 100 however fell to leg-spinner Adil Rashid, who additionally missed an enormous hit.
The Indian opener took the googly and tried to smash it however did not get his timing proper. Liam Livingstone took an excellent sliding catch at deep midwicket. Rohit’s glorious knock consisted of 10 fours and three sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav guides India previous the 200 mark
India suffered one other setback within the forty first over when Rashid Ravindra trapped Jadeja lbw for 8. England’s legs bought one to show previous the Indian southpaw’s inside edge. The referee raised his finger and Jadeja took over the DRS. Nonetheless, he needed to stroll again as the choice remained with the referee’s resolution.
Suryakumar performed a mature knockout beneath stress and added some essential runs for India. He got here off beam with the second ball he confronted, chipping an extended ball between the bowler and mid-on for 4. Suryakumar confirmed uncommon persistence as he hit some spectacular boundaries in between. In Rashid’s final over, he swept a pitched supply behind sq. for 4.
The unconventional batsman began the forty sixth over by casually tapping Wooden for a high quality six-over leg. Nonetheless, he missed a fifty and sliced a catch off Willey to deep level. Jasprit Bumrah (16) and Kuldeep Yadav (9) added a useful 21 for the ninth wicket, taking India’s complete to 229.