India registered a fabulous 100-run victory over England in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Ekana Sports City Stadium in Lucknow. The Men in Blue now move to the top of the points table while England still remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
England, who are the defending champions, have now lost 5 matches out of their 6 games. Their ICC Champions Trophy 2025 qualification looks to be in jeopardy as only the Top 7 nations after the end of the group-stage and the host nation will be participating in this elite tournament.
Despite managing to score only 229 runs in the 1st innings on a two-paced wicket, India successfully defended the total, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 talking points of the IND vs ENG game in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023:
1. Rohit Sharma’s mature innings at the top
At a time when India kept losing wickets in regular intervals, skipper Rohit Sharma decided to take things into his own hands. He scored 87 runs in 101 deliveries and deservedly bagged the player of the match award.
Sharma stuck to the crease and anchored the innings extremely well. It was because of Rohit Sharma’s magnificent innings that India could resurrect the innings.
2. Mohammad Shami continues his exceptional form
Playing in only his 2nd game of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Mohammad Shami once again hogged the limelight. The speedster bagged 4 wickets in Lucknow and ripped through the batting lineup of the opposition.
Shami now has 9 wickets under his belt, after his 5-fer in India’s game versus New Zealand in Dharamshala.
3. Jasprit Bumrah’s fantastic bowling
Another exceptional bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, was breathing fire with the white-cherry in this IND vs ENG game at Lucknow. Bumrah bagged 3 wickets in this match and his scalps were Dawid Malan, Joe Root and Mark Wood.
For India, this is great news, as both Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are among the wickets in this World Cup. This elevates the confidence levels of the Indian cricket team and makes sure that they can rely on their bowling department.