Friday, December 8, 2023

India lost 2 wickets for 35 runs in the first power play

India, who have won all their five matches in the current World Cup, lost the toss in their sixth match and went into bat against England, losing 2 wickets in the first power play and picking up 35 runs.

The English bowlers kept India’s two openers under pressure from the start. India managed to get only 4 runs in 2 overs today. Then Rohit Sharma ran a rampage. But could not take their opening pair far.

This pair was broken by Shubman Gill’s departure for the team’s 26 runs. Shubman Gill, who scored 9 runs off 13 balls, was bowled by Chris Woakes and returned to Sajghar. On his departure, India broke the opening pair for 26 runs.

After the loss of the first wicket, England pressed India further. India managed to score only 1 run in 4 balls after 2 overs after the first wicket.

Under pressure, India then lost their second wicket. Virat Kohli went back before opening the run book. He returned after being caught by Ben Stokes at mid-off off David Willey.

Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer led the Indian team losing 2 wickets for 27 runs. India is trying to turn around by relying on this pair. In the first power play, India lost 2 wickets and picked up 35 runs.

England have won 4 of 8 matches against India in the World Cup so far, while India have won 3 of them. However, India is ahead again in ODI cricket. These two teams have faced each other in 106 ODIs. India has won 57 matches and England has won 44 matches. Both the teams fielded with their same XI.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.
England XI: Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (captain/wicketkeeper), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

October 29/NBW


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