England Vs India LIVE SCORE (odi)

England Vs India At Edgbaston, Birmingham, 30 June, 2019

30 June, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

337/7 (50.0 ov)

Match 38

306/5 (50.0 ov)

England beat India by 31 runs

337/7

Overs

50.0

Fours

27

Sixes

13

Extras

8

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Liam Plunkett not out 1 4 0 0
Jofra Archer not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammed Shami 10 1 69 5
Jasprit Bumrah 10 1 44 1

306/5

Overs

50.0

Fours

35

Sixes

1

Extras

7

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
MS Dhoni (W) not out 42 31 4 1
Kedar Jadhav not out 12 13 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Chris Woakes 10 3 58 2
Jofra Archer 10 0 45 0

So that is it from this game! England keep their hopes alive and India have to wait to register their place in the semis. Both can do so in the next game though but there is still time for that. On the 1st July 2019, we have two different teams playing, West Indies take on Sri Lanka, that game begins at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says they had a brilliant day, right from the beginning, the decision at the toss was not easy but it went well. Credits Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow for the way they played and further adds contributions from the rest took them to a very good total. States they did really well to take on the two Indian spinners and it came off. Informs the feedback from the first innings was it got tougher to bat on and that was at the back of his head and hence, he was not very worried. Tells he was quite happy to see India weren't going all guns blazing at the end and his bowlers bowled really well. Appreciates Plunkett for his effort and says he has been outstanding, especially in the middle period and he does it on regular basis. Ends by saying the next game will not be an easy one and they can't take any team lightly.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says every team has lost a game here or there, nobody likes to lose but England played better and they were more clinical. States the mood is the same in the dressing room and they need to forget this and move forward. Informs the toss was not a massive factor, they should have been better with the bat as the wicket was flat but their bowlers were very good. Tells there is not much you can do about it if a batsman reverse sweeps you for a biggie, it is difficult to contain with one short boundary. Further adds England were going towards 360 but they did well to pull them back, 15-20 runs less was what he would have liked. Also, had they got to a good start it could have been different but wickets fell at wrong time. Mentions when Pandya and Pant were in there they still had a chance but they kept losing wickets and it became difficult for them. Ends by saying MS Dhoni was trying really hard to find the boundaries but it was difficult for him.

MAN OF THE MATCH, Jonny Bairstow, says it was important they set a platform after winning the toss and opting to bat. States it has been frustrating, they know how well they can play, today they were pretty good with bat and ball and are looking forward to the game against New Zealand. Mentions they were just reacting to each ball and had no plan on how to play the spinners. Further adds India bowled well up front, a couple of inside edges went for boundaries, they had luck on their side and they cashed in when it got easy. Ends by saying this is the closest they have been to their best in this tournament and they need to continue as they probably have three must-win games coming up.

Earlier in the day, a brilliant ton from Bairstow, a breezy knock from Roy and Stokes' innings in the end set India a massive target. India would have created history if they had chased this down but the English bowlers ensured it did not happen.

The England bowling was really good! They were tight with the new ball. The bowlers after that continued the same. The only time when runs came at a good pace for India was when Stokes and Rashid were bowling. Woakes and Plunkett were the picks. The former finished with a two-fer and the latter with three-fer. It was Plunkett's wickets though which were more crucial as he got Pant, Kohli and Pandya.

Chasing 338, India needed to get off to a good start but they lost Rahul for nought. Then Rohit and Kohli played themselves in, they found it difficult to score freely but hung in there. Once they got hang off the surface, the runs started coming. They added a 138-run stand but just as the momentum looked like it would shift, Kohli fell. Pant and Rohit then added another handy stand and revived Indian hopes but Rohit probably fell at the wrong time. He was dismissed just after getting to his ton, at a time when he would have probably looked to accelerate. Pant then soon followed. Pandya found it difficult to time the ball as his innings progressed. Dhoni too struggled to find the fence and then 338 proved to be a huge target.

ENGLAND ARE ALIVE IN THIS WORLD CUP! They have beaten the unbeaten side in this tournament and that too quite comprehensively. What a time for all the players to step up. This is also, their first win over India in World Cups since 1992.

49.6

A single to end the innings! A full ball on middle, Jadhav whips it through mid-wicket for one. ENGLAND WIN BY 31 RUNS!

49.5

On the shorter side, Jadhav hits it back to the bowler.

49.4

FOUR! Jadhav now hits a boundary! Shorter and outside off, Jadhav cuts it over point for a boundary.

49.3

This time the single is taken! Short and on middle, Dhoni pulls it hard towards deep mid-wicket for one.

49.2

Another length ball around middle, Dhoni swings but it goes off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket. The run is not taken.

49.1

SIX! Finally connects with one! It has come a bit too late though. 300 up for India. This is shorter and on middle, Dhoni pulls it towards deep square leg. Vince runs to his right, leaps but the ball goes over him.

Chis Woakes to bowl the last over of this innings. The equation is 44 off 6 legal deliveries.

48.6

A short one outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but misses. 294/5

48.5

On off, Dhoni guides it to point for one.

48.4

A yorker on middle, this is jammed out to long on for one.

48.3

Shorter and outside off, Dhoni slaps it through covers for one.

48.2

FOUR! Finally a boundary courtesy a misfield! Archer goes full and on middle, Dhoni lifts it towards mid-wicket. Stokes runs to his left, slides and lets it through.

48.1

A good slower one outside off, Dhoni is way too early in the pull shot and misses.

47.6

Still no boundary! This short ball is pulled through square leg for a run. End of Wood for tonight. 287/5

47.5

Dhoni comes down the track and swings hard but misses. Buttler does well to move to his left and collect it.

47.5

Short and down the leg side, it has been wided.

47.4

Shorter and around off, KJ guides it down to third man for one.

47.3

Another single as Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg.

47.2

Jadhav is struggling to find the boundaries! Another short ball to him and he pulls it straight to deep square leg for one.

47.1

Another short one and on the body, Dhoni looks to pull but it goes off the top edge towards fine leg for one.

46.6

Good length ball on off, Dhoni guides it down to third man and keeps the strike. 57 needed in 18 balls now. 281/5

46.5

Back of a length ball on off, Kedar punches it to point and takes a run.

46.4

On the pads, Kedar flicks it but finds short fine leg. No run.

46.3

Once again a slower one. Archer is not giving Dhoni any place to play with here. Dhoni just flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets only a run.

46.2

Good length ball on off and middle, Kedar glances it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

46.1

Starts his new spell with a slower one, Dhoni pushes it towards point and gets a single.

Jofra Archer comes back to bowl.

45.6

Another single so just the one boundary in the over! India need 62 from the last 4. Short and on the body, Dhoni pulls it to fine leg for one. 276/5

45.5

Another single! This is on the pads, Jadhav works it through mid-wicket for one.

45.4

This is quicker and shorter on the body, it skids through. Dhoni looks to pull but it hits the glove and goes towards fine leg for one.

45.3

FOUR! Much-needed but they need a lot more! This is short and down the leg side, easy pickings with fine leg up in the ring. Dhoni helps it on its way to the fine leg fence.

45.2

Another slower one on middle, Jadhav works it down to fine leg for one.

45.1

Shorter and on the body, Dhoni pulls it through square leg for one.

Mark Wood comes on to bowl his 9th.

44.6

Another dot! A brilliant over! Short and outside off, Jadhav looks to pull but misses. 7 runs and a wicket from this over. 71 in the last 5. Only a Dhoni show can save them from here. 267/5

Kedar Jadhav comes out to bat next.

44.5

OUT! Pandya holes out! Plunkett gets another important wicket. Something had to happen, the pressure of the increasing run rate was getting to Pandya and Dhoni. Pandya takes the risk of clearing the ropes. He tries to hit this slower length ball over long on. He only manages height on it. Vince at that position settles under it and takes an easy catch.

44.4

Extremely slow and short outside off, Dhoni pushes it to covers and takes one.

44.4

WIDE! Pressure on the bowler, this is down the leg side. Dhoni lets it be. Wided. 6 from the three balls bowled.

44.3

FOUR! That has been hit with brute force! Poor ball. A length delivery and on middle, Dhoni powers it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Need a couple more in this over.

44.2

Just the single again! Fuller and on middle, Pandya lofts it over mid off for one.

44.1

A dot! Pandya looking to go too hard at the balls. Full and on off, Pandya mistimes it to the bowler.

43.6

Another single as this is pushed through mid off for one. Top class over by Archer, just the 5 from it. 78 needed in the last 6. Run rate needed 13 now. 260/4

Liam Plunkett comes on now!

43.5

Pandya misses out! Short and down the leg side, Pandya looks to pull it fine but fails to beat short fine leg.

43.4

Shorter and around off, Dhoni guides it towards short third man for one. This is a top class over till now.

43.3

On the fuller side outside off, Dhoni strokes it wide of long off and takes two.

43.2

Shorter and outside off, Pandya looks to guide it past backward point but fails to get past him. Only a run.

43.1

Slower ball on off, Pandya pushes it back to the bowler who fumbles but no runs taken.

Jofra Archer comes onto bowl in his final spell.

42.6

A dot to end! Smart delivery! Short and outside off, it is the slower one. Dhoni is foxed by the lack of pace. He looks to cut but misses. Good over by Woakes in the context of the game. 83 needed in 42 balls. 255/4

42.5

Another slower one and Pandya once again thrashes it to long off for one.

42.4

Goes full, Dhoni this time eases it down to long on for one.

42.3

Goes short and outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but is a touch early in the shot. It goes off the toe-end to the bowler.

42.2

FOUR! One bounce over the ropes! 250 up! Clever batting. Picks his spot, sees mid off is up and just lofts this length ball over mid off and it crosses the ropes on the bounce. A boundary early in the over, pressure on the bowler.

42.1

Fuller and on off, Pandya smashes it down to long off for one.

41.6

Another single! Once agin the length is key, it is flatter and just behind a driving length. Pandya pushes it down to long on and takes one. Excellent over by Rashid. 248/4

41.5

Another single! Singles won't hurt India at the moment. This is flatter and on middle, Dhoni hits it down to long on for one.

41.4

Lovely bowling! Rashid lands it around middle. not bowling the length which Pandya can get under. He pushes it down to long on for one.

41.3

Just a single! This is on the pads, Dhoni works it towards short fine leg for one.

41.2

Rashid gets away with one there! Short and down the leg side, Dhoni pulls but straight to short fine leg.

41.1

This is on middle, Pandya hits it towards long on. He calls for two but has to settle with one.

Adil Rashid comes back on!

40.6

Woakes is bowling to his field! He keeps it outside off, Pandya hits it through covers who is in the deep so only a run. 9 from the over. 95 in 54. 243/4

40.5

FOUR! Just wide! Much-needed boundary! A full toss outside off, Pandya carves it uppishly but just past the diving Rashid at backward point. Less than 100 needed now.

40.4

Two runs! This is outside off, Pandya slaps it through covers and takes two.

40.3

Dhoni does the smart thing, he strokes it through covers and gives the strike to Dhoni.

40.2

Full and outside off, Pandya hits it hard to long off for one.

40.1

Slower one and outside off, Pandya looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

Powerplay 3 starts! A maximum of 5 fielders can be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. The equation for India to win is 104 off 60 balls.

39.6

This is bowled outside off, Dhoni lets it be. A dot to end a successful over for England. We are into the last 10 overs now, India need 104. Dhoni, Pandya and Jadhav, this can surely be chased down. Game evenly poised or slightly towards England. 234/4

39.5

Good running! Slower one on off, Pandya hits it towards mid off for one.

39.4

Another couple! Short and on middle, Pandya plays it through backward square leg for a brace.

39.3

Yes, he has! What fielding that is! That seemed a certain boundary. This is short and on middle, HP pulls it firmly through mid-wicket. Bairstow in the deep, covers ground quickly to his left, dives and manages to push it back in. Stokes who runs in from the right, does the mopping up job. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that it is fine. Two taken.

Has Bairstow stopped that? It will be a tremendous effort if he has done so.

39.3

WIDE! The slower short ball but this is too short, goes above the batsman's head and it has been wided.

39.2

A couple! This is short and on the body, Pandya hits it fine on the leg side. The fine leg too is very fine so he gets across and keeps it down to two.

MS Dhoni walks out to bat. All hopes on him now.

39.1

OUT! What a catch that is! Wow! How many good catches have we seen today? Woakes is the man this time. Once again the change of bowling works immediately. This is shorter and on the pads, Pant flicks it uppishly. The ball seems to be tailing away from the backward square leg fielder. He runs to his left, times his dive and takes it. Once again, just as a partnership started to get going, it has been cut short. Pant walks back after getting off to a start. 112 needed in 65.

Liam Plunkett comes back on!

38.6

A lovely shot to end the over! 16 from it. This is full and on middle, Pandya hits it straight down the ground. Long on runs to left, slides and keeps it down to two. A huge over this, 112 needed from 66. 226/3

Woakes has some issue with his shoe. He has taken it off. The problem seems to have been solved and he is fine to continue!

38.5

Brilliant fielding! Good batting too! Pandya shuffles right across and works this through mid-wicket. Stokes runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side. 14 from the over and a ball to go.

38.4

FOUR! Make that three in a row! This guy can really hit the ball well. This though was right in the slot. Full and on off, it is the slower one. Pandya shuffles across and whips it through wide long on for a boundary.

38.3

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is powerful! Another slower one and it is outside off, Pandya hammers it past cover and it races away.

38.2

FOUR! Woakes gets too straight and pays the price. This is right on middle, Pandya goes right back, uses the depth of the crease and hits it past mid on for a boundary. A four early in the over, need to make it count.

38.1

Outside off, Pandya slaps it hard but straight to covers.

37.6

FOUR! A welcome, welcome boundary for India. Not sure why Wood goes for the slower one. It is full and on middle, Pant lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 128 needed in 72. 210/3

37.5

Shorter and on the pads, Pant looks to help it on its way but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.

37.4

This is angled into the batter, Pandya pushes it to mid on and takes one.

37.3

Howzzat? The umpire shakes his head! This is on a length and on middle, it skids through. Pandya fails to put bat on ball and gets hit high on the pads.

37.2

Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

37.1

Once again a swing and a miss! Length and just outside off, Pant looks to drag it on the leg side but does not connect.

36.6

A couple! The line is outside off again, Pandya pushes it through covers for one. An excellent over by Woakes, just the 6 runs and the huge wicket. 134 needed in 78. 204/3

36.5

Slower one and just outside off, Pandya flat-bats it to mid off.

36.4

Back of a length on off, Pandya pushes it back to the bowler.

36.3

Too ambitious! Pant looks to reverse sweep. It hits the glove and lobs towards cover for one.

36.2

Slapped! Some shot to get off the mark! Shorter and around off, Pandya hits it hard through covers. Bairstow runs to his right, pushes it back in with a dive. The ball however, rolls back towards the ropes, Jonny though shows good awareness and he manages to push it back in. Three taken. 200 up for England!

Hardik Pandya walks out to bat.

36.1

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Woakes strikes on his first ball of his new spell! Rohit departs shortly after getting to his ton. He walks back disappointed, India's hopes of chasing this down has been dented big time here. They needed Rohit to bat longer. Woakes bowls this outside off, Rohit swings across the line but the ball kisses the outside edge and Buttler takes a good catch stretching both his hands to the right. A brilliant innings from Rohit comes to an end. 140 needed in 83 balls.

Chris Woakes comes back on! He was really good in his first spell and England would want him to replicate the same.

35.6

FOUR! He did not intend to hit that there but a boundary! India won't care how they come as long as they come. This is short and around off, Pant looks to pull but is late in the shot. It somehow hits the middle and goes over mid off for a boundary. 10 from the over despite the first two balls begin dots. Also, the 50-run stand is up. One would believe they will be going for it now. 198/2

35.5

A slower full toss, Rohit fails to time it well, it goes towards deep square leg for one.

35.4

Goes short again, Pant plays the pull again, this is a lot squarer and hence only a single to deep square leg.

35.3

FOUR! That should release the pressure! That has been powered! Short and on middle, Pant goes back and powers the pull through backward square leg for a boundary.

35.2

Another swing and a miss! Fuller and outside off, Pant looks to go big but misses.

35.1

The bat slips out of Pant's hand! He had really swung hard there. This is outside off, Pant throws the kitchen sink at it but only connects with thin air. He loses his bat in the process which goes towards Buttler.

34.6

On the shorter side and on the body, Pant pulls it through square leg for one. Only 5 from this over. Run rate needed by India in the last 15 overs - 10. 188/2

34.5

This is outside off, Rohit slashes at it but the ball goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

34.4

100 for Rohit Sharma. This is what happens when you drop quality players. His third in this World Cup and 25th in ODIs. He needs to be there till the end though. Holds the hope for his side. He gets there by guiding it past point and takes two.

34.3

Rohit makes room and Plunkett follows him, Sharma works it to mid-wicket.

34.2

Plunkett continues bowling it on a length around off, Pant goes down on his knee and then pulls it through square leg for one.

34.1

Good length and on off, Pant keeps it out.

DRINKS! England are Favorites but India is still in the hunt. With 155 runs needed in 96 balls, England need wickets very quickly or India will chase it down. Rohit Sharma is just 2 short off his Ton and Rishabh Pant and he has Rishabh Pant for company. AN interesting 16 overs com9iing ahead.

33.6

Nicely played! Outside off, Pant plays this very late, gets it very fine on the off side. Third man is also very fine so just a single. Just the 6 runs from this over. 183/2

33.5

On the shorter side, Rohit works it through mid-wicket and takes one. He moves onto 98.

33.4

Almost loses his balance while playing the shot. This is shorter and on the body, Pant whips it off balance down to fine leg for one.

33.3

Slower and shorter! Rohit pulls it through square leg for one.

33.2

Good length and on off, Pant guides it down to third man for a single.

33.1

Good short ball! That skids through and hurries the batsman. Rohit looks to pull but the ball hits the higher portion of the bat and rolls on the leg side for one.

32.6

Back of a length ball on off, Rohit pulls it and keeps the strike. 177/2

32.5

Good length ball on off, Pant punches it wide of cover and gets a single.

32.4

FOUR! Crispy! Fuller on off, Pant gets on his front foot and drives it beautifully through covers. Chris Woakes runs to his left from sweeper cover, he puts in a dive but in vain.

32.3

Bouncer! Pant pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.

32.2

On the pads, RS flicks it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.

32.1

In the air...but safe. Plunkett hits the deck hard. It is on back of a length, Rohit looks to pull but does not time it. Luckily it falls short and wide of deep mid-wicket and he gets a couple.

31.6

A single to end! 11 from the over! Short and on middle, Rohit pulls it through square leg for one. 166/2

31.5

This time gets bat to ball, works it through square leg and takes an easy single.

31.4

Beaten for pace! This is on the pads, Pant is late in bringing his bat down and gets hit on the pads.

31.3

A single now! Full and on middle, Rohit pushes it past the bowler for one. He moves into the 90s.

31.2

FOUR! Up and over! Consecutive boundaries! Full and on middle, Rohit lofts it over mid on and bags a boundary. 8 from the first two balls. This could well be a big over here.

31.1

FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, Wood! Lovely shot. There is width on offer outside off, Sharma guides it past point and the ball races to the fence.

Mark Wood is back!

30.6

Good length again and this is worked towards mid-wicket. Just the three runs from the over. 155/2

30.6

WIDE! Down the leg side, Pant looks to pull but misses. Wided.

30.5

Poor shot! shorter and outside off, Pant looks to hop and pull but misses.

30.4

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

30.3

Good length and outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

30.2

Good length and on off, Rohit guides it to point.

30.1

This is on the pads, Rishabh works it through square leg for one.

29.6

Pant is off the mark with three! This is on a length and around middle, Pant works it towards mid-wicket. Stokes at mid on runs forward and the dives over the ball. 150 up. India need 186 in the last 20 overs. 152/2

29.5

Another slower one on middle, it straightens. Rohit closes the face of the bat too early, it goes off the leading edge down to third man for one.

29.4

Shorter and on the body, Sharma looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads.

29.3

Slower one on middle, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

29.2

Good length and on off, Rohit defends it out.

29.1

Length delivery on off, Rohit defends it back to the bowler off the back foot.

28.6

A single to end a successful over for England. This is short and around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one. 148/2

28.5

Another confusion! Back of a length on middle, Rohit taps it beside the pitch. Pant is off, Rohit though sends him back. Pant once again turns and tries to make it in, he dives and to his luck, the throw does not hit the stumps.

28.4

A huge shout but not given! This is around leg, Pant plants his front foot across and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire turns it down. Too high. The ball rolls down to third man. A leg bye taken.

28.3

Almost gets run out on the first ball! This is on a length and around off, Pant taps it towards covers and wants a run but is sent back. The fielder picks the ball up and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Pant's dive would have saved him though.

Rishabh Pant comes on to bat. He needs to stick around with Rohit here and try and build another good partnership.

28.2

OUT! TAKEN! A wicket out of nowhere! It is completely against the run of play! A soft, soft end. England are delighted and the bowling change has worked brilliantly. It is a gentle delivery, it is on a length and outside off. Kohli looks to drive it square on the off side but does not keep it down. It goes straight to the substitute, Vince, who makes no mistake. Kohli once again fails to convert his half ton into a century. Timely wicket for England as the two were really starting to look dangerous. A 138-run stand is broken and England back on top now. 192 needed in 130.

28.1

On the shorter side, Rohit chips it over covers and takes one.

28.1

That must have slipped! Plunkett goes for the slower one but ends up bowling it way outside off, Rohit leaves it.

Double bowling change as Eoin Morgan is looking for wickets. Liam Plunkett comes back on!

27.6

Another single as Rohit eases this through covers. Just the four from this over, a good one fro Archer. 144/1

27.5

Shorter in length, Kohli arches his back and hits it down to third man for one.

27.4

Another slower one on off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.

27.3

On the pads, Kohli works it towards fine leg for one.

27.2

Back of a length on off, this is guided to point.

27.1

Lovely start! He lands it on a length and around off, the ball pitches and straightens. Kohli looks to play the original trajectory but gets beaten.

Jofra Archer comes back into the attack. Can he bring England back in this game with a wicket or two?

26.6

Flighted delivery on off, Rohit plays it late but can't beat point. 7 from this over. 198 needed in 138 balls. 140/1

26.5

Flatter and on off, this is defended.

26.4

Floats it up on off, Rohit pushes it back to the bowler.

26.4

Rashid under pressure here! He bowls it well wide of the off stump. Rohit lets it be and it has been wided.

26.3

Floats it up on off, Kohli strokes it through covers for one.

26.2

No need to take a risk now so he eases it down to long on for one.

26.1

FOUR! Another boundary! 4th in the last 7 balls for India. He makes this into a full toss by going down on one knee and stretching out. He sweeps it through square leg and the ball races away.

25.6

A single! 13 from the over, a big one! This is on a length and around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one. 205 needed in 144. 133/1

25.5

Good length and on off, this is defended.

25.4

Uppish but well short! Drags his length back a little and also corrects his line. It is on off, Rohit plays a check-drive which lands well short of mid off.

25.3

FOUR! Three in a row! Rohit Sharma has got into his elements! This is fuller and outside off, he just guides it through point and once again beats the sweeper with ease. 12 from the first three balls, this is probably the over which changes the momentum.

25.2

FOUR! Save your legs, you need not run for those shots! This is a cracker! It is a length ball outside off, Rohit cracks it through cover-point. The sweeper did not have a lot to cover but he stood no chance.

25.1

FOUR! Another over which starts with a boundary! Poor ball! It is short and on the body, sits up to be hit. Rohit pulls it through backward square leg and it races away.

24.6

A single to end! 8 from the over. Shorter and around off, this is cut through point for one. 120/1

24.5

JAFFA! This is tossed up on off, it pitches and then turns square. Rohit does not play for the turn and gets beaten.

24.4

Another flatter one on off, Kohli guides it through covers for another single.

24.3

The slider on middle, Rohit pushes it down to long on for another run.

24.2

This is flatter and on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket for one.

24.1

FOUR! Lovely, just lovely. How crisp was that? What sound it made off the bat. This is floated up on off, Kohli leans into it and hits it through covers for a boundary. Good start to the over.

23.6

On the stumps, Rohit defends it back to the bowler. A good over by Stokes this. A much-needed one. 112/1

23.5

Another one which is angled into the batsman, Kohli works it on the leg side for a single.

23.4

A good short one on middle, Kohli bails out of the pull at the very end. That was quick by Stokes.

23.3

This is on the stumps, Rohit works it through mid-wicket for one.

23.2

Nicely timed! This is shorter and around off, Rohit guides it past point for two.

23.1

This is on the stumps, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one. 100-run stand up between the two. They still have a long way to go though.

22.6

FOUR! Brings up his fifty in style! It has not been a trademark innings by him but he is slowly getting into his own. It is his 43rd ODI half ton. He too needs to continue. Rashid gives it a lot of air and lands it outside off, Rohit goes inside out over covers and bags a boundary. The last ball spoils the over. 107/1

22.5

Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.

22.4

Shorter and outside off, Kohli chops it to covers for one.

22.3

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

22.2

What happened there? Nobody had a clue where the ball was. This is shorter and down the leg side, Rohit looks to sweep but is early in the stroke. He gets hit on the arms and it lobs over the keeper's head.

22.1

Flighted ball on off, Kohli whips it down to long on for one.

21.6

100 up for India! They need another 238 in 168 balls. This is on the pads, Kohli works it through mid-wicket and takes one. 100/1

21.5

Clever batting! Got a boundary on the last ball and now works it through mid-wicket for a single.

21.4

FOUR! That has been creamed! England are leaking boundaries now. This is full and outside off, Rohit waits for the ball to come to him and the hits it through coves for a boundary.

21.3

A full toss, Rohit fails to find the gap as he hits it to mid-wicket.

21.2

This is angled into the batsman, Rohit keeps it out.

21.1

Another good run! Kohli taps this towards cover and sets off. The fielder fumbles and makes the single easy.

20.6

FOUR! Second boundary in the over! Runs coming thick and fast for India now. This is short and outside off, turning away. Rohit goes back and slaps it past cover-point for a boundary. 10 from this one and 19 from the last two. 93/1

20.5

One more single as Kohli hits this to long off.

20.4

Another tossed up ball on off, Rohit eases it down to long off for one.

20.3

On the pads, Rohit looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

20.2

Lands this on off and the batter keeps it out.

20.1

FOUR! Not sure what the idea was over there. Rashid floats it up outside off, easy pickings for Rohit as there is no fielder out on the off side. He lofts it over the in-field and bags a boundary.

19.6

54th ODI fifty for Kohli, 5th one in this World Cup! He holds the key for his side. There is still a long way to go. This is fuller and on off, Kohli leans into the stroke and pushes it through covers for two. 83/1

19.5

FOUR! Lovely use of the wrists! Slightly fuller and on middle, Kohli whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. They need to hit boundaries at consistent basis.

19.4

In the air... but safe! Rohit looks to break free. He makes room, Stokes lands it on a length and around middle. Rohit looks to go over covers but ends up slicing it over point for a run.

19.3

Another full delivery on middle, Rohit finds mid off.

19.2

Well fielded! Fuller and on middle, Kohli strokes it towards mid on. Wood runs to his left, dives and saves three for his side.

19.1

Good run! It is on a length and on off, Rohit drops it towards cover and takes one.

Ben Stokes come on to bowl. He was superb with the bat earlier today. Can he deliver with the ball?

18.6

Another single as Rohit pushes it down to long on. A good start by Rashid too. 74/1

18.5

On the middle stump, Kohli eases it down to long on for one.

18.4

On the off pole, this is kept out.

18.3

Floats it up outside off, Kohli mistimes it to covers.

18.2

Flatter and shorter on off, Rohit hits it down to long off for one.

18.1

This is flaoted up on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.

DRINKS! The Chase for India didn't start as it was expected. Once again the Indian Openers failed to give a brisk and solid start to the run chase. KL Rahul failed to negotiate the bounce and gave a simple return catch to Chris Woakes. Rohit Sharma has failed to time his shots and Virat Kohli is as usual doing his job. For the English team Chris Woakes was the stand out bowler for them as he bowled three consecutive maidens first up. England will look to take a few more wickets and on the other hand India would want this pair to hang in there. Adil Rashid comes to bowl for after the break. The Equation for India is 267 off 192 balls.

17.6

Easy two! Back of a length on off, Kohli guies it through backward point and takes two. 71/1

17.5

Misread the length there! This is shorter, fractionally short that is and outside off. Kohli looks to pull but misses.

17.4

Slower one around off, Rohit guides it down to third man for one.

17.3

BEATEN FOR PACE! Shorter and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but is late on the shot.

17.2

Excellent fielding! Slightly shorter and around off, Kohli hits it firmly towards point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a half-stop. Can't stop the run.

17.1

Goes short and this skids through. Kohli pulls it to mid-wicket.

16.6

A dot to end but a good over for India. Back of a length and on off, Rohit guides it to point. 67/1

16.5

FOUR! Trademark pull shot! This is short and on middle, it sits up to be hit, Rohit goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

16.4

On the shorter side again and outside off, Kohli mistimes it towards mid off for one. Kohli is disappointed with himself for not putting that away. It was there to be hit.

16.3

Back of a length on off, Kohli keeps it out.

16.2

FOUR! Cracked! Magnificent shot! slightly short and outside off, Kohli goes back and punches it past cover and it races away.

16.1

Shortish and outside off, Rohit guides it past point for one. Also, the 50-run stand is up, they have not gone at the pace they would have wanted but the two can catch up, they need to keep batting.

15.6

Another dot! Length and on off, Kohli keeps it out. Just the 4 from the over. India need a move on here, they need 281 from 204 balls. 57/1

15.5

Confusion! Kohli works it towards mid-wicket, the fielder there makes a half-stop. Kohli wants a run but is sent back. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but Kohli is in. He also missed his shy.

15.4

Back of a length on off, Rohit waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.

15.3

Another slower one on middle, Kohli works it through mid-wicket for one.

15.2

Slower one and on off, Kohli defends it on the off side.

15.1

A couple! Shorter and on middle, Kohli drags his pull through backward square leg and the batters take two.

14.6

Right on the helmet! Rohit comes down the track and Plunkett bangs it short. He looks to pull but misses to get hit on the helmet. Another dot to end. Rohit just can't get going here. 53/1

14.5

Another play and a miss! This is just frustrating Rohit. Short and outside off, Rohit cuts but misses.

14.4

Rohit shuffles right across, Plunkett sticks to bowling outside off. Rohit tries to pull but misses.

14.3

Quick run! Fuller and on off, Kohli hits it towards mid off and takes one quickly. Archer did have a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

14.2

Back of a length on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.

14.1

Shortish and outside off, Rohit throws his bat at it, it goes off the outside edge and down to third man for one.

13.6

A dot to end but a good over for India. Good length and on off, this is kept out. 51/1

13.5

FOUR! That has gone to the fence lkike a tracer bullet! Shot of the day for me. This is slightly fuller and outside off, Kohli times it through covers, it is right off the middle. Boundary. Fifty up for India.

13.4

On the off pole this time, Kohli guides it to point. The run rate needed is now 8.

13.3

On the pads again, Kohli looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

13.2

Another brace! Short and on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket. JB runs to his left and saves two for his side.

13.1

Nicely played! This is on the pads, Kohli works it late through backward square leg and takes two.

12.6

Another single as Kohli pushes it through covers for one. Another good over by Plunkett. 43/1

12.5

Extremely full on off, Kohli hits it back to the bowler.

12.4

On the fuller side again, Rohit pushes it through covers and takes one.

12.3

Goes slightly fuller this time and outside off, Kohli reaches out for it, it goes off the outer half towards third man for one.

12.2

Almost an action reply of the last ball! It is outside off again, Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten by the extra bounce.

12.1

Well bowled! Just outside off, Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but is beaten.

11.6

FOUR! Second boundary of the over and a good way to end it for India. 9 from it and a much-needed good one for India. This is short and on the body, Rohit swivels and pulls it behind square on the leg side and it races away. 40/1

11.5

Just short! It is the slower one and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but gets an outside edge which falls short of Buttler.

11.4

Good length and on off, this is guided to point.

11.3

FOUR! Not off the middle but Rohit won't care! India will hope this gets him going. Slightly short and on middle, Rohit clears his front leg and drags it over wide mid on for a boundary.

11.2

On the stumps, it is kept out.

11.1

This is on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.

Mark wood comes on to bowl. He will extract some extra bounce with his pace.

10.6

Back of a length ball outside off, Rohit looks to flash it but misses. 3 off Plunkett's first. 31/1

10.5

Play and a miss. Full outside off, Rohit goes for the big drive but misses.

10.4

Good length ball on off, Kohli pushes it towards cover and gets one.

10.3

Beautiful shot but just for a single. Full on off, Rohit plays a good looking cover drive but there is a man in the deep so just one.

10.2

Length delivery close to off pole, Rohit defends it towards point.

10.1

Starts with a good length ball on off, Kohli stands tall and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Powerplay 2 begins! A maximum of 4 fielders can be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Liam Plunkett comes on to bowl.

9.6

A dot to end Powerplay 1! Good length and on off, Rohit guides it to point. Just the single from the 10th. England at the top for the moment. India are 28 for 1. Another 310 needed in 240 balls. 28/1

9.5

Shorter and on off, Kohli stands tall and guides it down to third man for one.

9.4

4 dots in a row! Good length and on off, this is kept out.

9.3

Shorter and outside off, Kohli looks to drag it on the leg side but misses.

9.2

Back of a length again on middle, Kohli once again defends it.

9.1

Another length ball on off, Kohli defends it to point.

8.6

Another dot to end so a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary early on! Length and on off, this is guided to point. 27/1

8.5

Sharma now comes down the track but Woakes sees that. He bowls it short. Rohit looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls on the leg side. Rohit wants a run but is sent back.

8.4

On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

8.3

Kohli takes a few steps down the track, Woakes bowls it on a length. Kohli defends and wants a run but is sent back.

8.2

This is on the stumps, Kohli keeps it out.

8.1

FOUR! Up and over! First sign of aggression. Kohli dances down the track and also makes room. He lofts this length ball over covers for a much-needed boundary.

7.6

A quick delivery to end! Goes short and on middle, Rohit looks to pull but misses due to the zip on the delivery. A good over by Archer. India have started off quietly here. 22/1

7.5

Bangs this one short and on the body, Kohli is hurried into the pull shot. He manages to get it down to fine leg for one.

7.4

Continues landing it on a length and around off, Kohli defends it.

7.3

Good running! Rohit pushes this with soft hands towards mid on and takes one.

7.2

Back of a length on off, Sharma works it to mid on.

7.1

Attacks the stumps, Rohit defends it back towards the bowler.

6.6

Smart batting! Kohli shuffles right across and works this through mid-wicket. Calls for two straightaway and takes it. 20/1

6.5

Kohli is guilty of going too hard at that one! This is short and around off, Kohli throws his bat at it, too close to play that shot. He ends up chopping it to the keeper.

6.4

Goes back to bowling it on a length and around off, Kohli defends it onto the ground.

6.3

Kohli would feel he misses out there! Woakes bowls a straighter line and fuller. Kohli flicks it but it goes to mid on. He just needed to beat that fielder.

6.2

Nice shot! Kohli shuffles across and flicks this fuller ball towards mid on. No runs though.

6.1

First run of Woakes! This is angled into the batter, Rohit looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

5.6

Another solid defense! This is on a length and around off, Kohli goes back and keeps it out. So two boundaries and 4 dots in this over. 17/1

5.5

Back of a length on off, Kohli stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

5.4

Gets his line right and lands it again on a length, bowls it around off. Kohli defends it out.

5.3

FOUR! This is right off the middle! Trademark Kohli. Slightly fuller this time by Archer and it is on off, Kohli leans into it and times it through covers. No stopping those. Consecutive boundaries for India.

5.2

EDGY FOUR! Lucky boundary for Kohli to get off the mark! This is on a length and just around off, Kohli pokes at it and gets an outside edge, past the second slip fielder and into the third man fence.

5.1

Nasty! Short and on middle, this is a bumper with a lot of fizz. Kohli evades it just in time.

4.6

Yes, he can and there was almost a run out! This is on middle, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side. Rohit wants a run but is sent back. Woakes gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. 9/1

4.5

Another length ball on off, Rohit looks to hit it on the up but finds mid off. 5 dots again, can Woakes bowl three maidens in a row?

4.4

A little too straight, Rohit looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.

4.3

Woakes continues landing it on a length and around off, Rohit defends it out.

4.2

This is bowled into the body, Rohit works it to square leg.

4.1

Another ball on a length and around off, Rohit defends it.

3.6

Goes short this time and on the body, Rohit looks to pull but the ball hits the glove and rolls towards fine leg for one. So no maiden. 9/1

3.5

Another good length ball on off, Rohit guides it to point. Another dot.

3.4

BEAUTY! Archer angles into the batter which means Rohit has to play at it. The ball pitches and straightens, beats the outside edge of Rohit's bat.

3.3

Back of a length on off, Rohit guides it to point.

3.2

This one stays a touch low! Good length and on off, skids through. Rohit gets his bat down just in time. It hits the inside edge and then onto the pads.

3.1

Back of a length on off, Rohit stands tall and keeps it out.

2.6

A good drive! Fuller and on off, Kohli strokes it to covers. Another maiden. This time it is a wicket maiden. 8/1

2.5

This is on middle, Kohli works it to mid on.

2.4

Good length and on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper comes out to bat. He needs to play a captain's knock here. India's unbeaten run in this World Cup is at stake.

2.3

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Rahul goes for a duck! Dreadful start for India chasing such a big total. Woakes lands this on a length and around middle, Rahul looks to flick but closes the face of the bat a touch early. It hits the leading edge and goes back to the bowler. Woakes takes a very nice tumbling catch. England could have had both the openers back in the hut, they have one though.

2.2

Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.

2.1

Well bowled and well played! This starst on off and then tails away at the very end. Rahul initially looked to defend but then seeing the ball move away, lets it be.

1.6

A dot to end! An expensive start by Archer. Outside off, this is left alone. 8/0

1.5

FOUR! Adding salt to the wound! Got dropped on the last ball and now a boundary on the next. Archer looks to bowl a similar delivery like the last one. Rohit leans into this one and caresses it through covers for a boundary. Second in the over.

1.4

EDGED AND DROPPED! This is a costly drop! You do not drop Rohit Sharma. A big let off for India. This is fuller and outside off, Rohit goes after it, the ball flies off the outside edge towards second slip where Root spills it.

1.3

On the shorter side and on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.

1.2

Goes back to bowling it on a length and around middle, Rohit defends it onto the ground.

1.1

FOUR! Rohit Sharma is off the mark in excellent manner! Just used the pace of the ball there. India begin the run chase with a boundary. Archer goes full and on middle, Rohit strokes it past mid off and the ball races away.

Jofra Archer to bowl with the second new ball.

0.6

A maiden to begin with! Another back of a length ball on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off. 0/0

0.5

Another mistimed stroke! This is shortish and outside off, Rahul looks to force it through the off side but there is no timing at all. 5 dots.

0.4

Back of a length and on off, Rahul stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

0.3

On the fuller side this time, Rahul leans forward and pushes it to covers.

0.2

On the shorter side and outside off, Rahul looks to cut but mistimes it.

0.1

Some movement for Woakes! This line though is outside off, goes away further. Rahul lets it be.

We are back for the chase! The England players have taken their field positions and the Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to start the chase for India. Chris Woakes to start with the first new ball.