Jonny Bairstow’s solid century, combined with dazzling fifties from Jason Roy and Ben Stokes gave England a crucial 31-run victory over India in a high-octane 2019 World Cup encounter at Edgbaston on Sunday (June 30).
India eventually lost the match by 31 runs — their first defeat in World Cup 2019. MS Dhoni finished with 42 runs from 31 balls but his stand with Kedar Jadhav read 31 from 39 balls. It had 7 dots, 20 singles, 3 fours and the only six of the Indian innings at Edgbaston.
Some of the Indian fans in Birmingham started leaving the venue even before the last over was bowled. The slow approach left on-air commentators baffled and fans furious.
India’s defeat to England on Sunday has put pressure on Pakistan and Bangladesh as England are a win away from reaching the semi-final. India need to beat one of their next 2 opponents in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to seal a semi-final spot.