2023 ODI World Cup Digest: England’s woes continue, India reach six out of six

The men’s 2023 ODI World Cup now heads towards the final on November 19. Each morning we’ll be gathering the latest action and news from the event and bringing you insights from our reporters on the ground.

TOP STORY: Shami and Bumrah demolish England to make it six out of six for India

India 229 (Rohit 87, Suryakumar 49, Willey 3-45) England 129 (Shami 4-22, Bumrah 3-22) by 100 runs

Mohammed Shami To maintain their unbeaten run in the World Cup and further condemn their opponents’ campaign, India dismantled England by defending a modest total in Lucknow.
Shami took 2 wickets for 4 runs in a breathtaking spell in three overs inside the first powerplay. Jasprit Bumrah Chasing a target of 230 for their second win of the tournament, England reached 40 for 4 after 10 overs with two wickets for 17 runs from five overs. Shami claimed two and Bumrah claimed another to ensure that no England batsman could surpass Liam Livingstone’s 27 and India won by 100 runs with 15.1 overs remaining.

Match Analysis: Shami to Stokes: Ten balls from hell

Nine balls, nine dots, no runs. Five balls on a good length, three a little shorter and one a little fuller. A recess, two charges, three balls that are connected ben stokes‘Bat. England scored one run for the last time after fifteen balls. 197 runs to win in 42.1 overs, eight wickets remaining. Six games, five losses, two points. It’s been 32 nights since the England players left home, and 14 more nights have passed until they’re finally put out of their misery.

Which of these numbers passed through Stokes’ mind when he calculated where the last ball of Shami’s second over was to go? Maybe none; Probably so many that he lost his mind. Stokes planted his front foot outside the leg stump and tried to create space to force the ball through the off side for four runs. The ball hit the seam, slid off the pitch and hit his middle and leg stump.

Must See: Time to Rethink England?

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Lucknow (2pm IST; 8.30am GMT; 7.30pm AEDT)

Although this World Cup has started late, it has been more generous in terms of unexpected results. As a result, while the teams in the top four positions on the points table have the most chances of reaching the knockouts, there is a group of teams just below them that are ready to take advantage of any potential slip-ups.

For Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, three wins from their last four matches in the league stage will take them to ten points, giving them a real chance of making the semi-finals. But in those four matches, Afghanistan will face Australia and South Africa, while Sri Lanka still has to face India and New Zealand.

afghanistan (Possible) 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), 5 Azmatullah Umarzai, 6 Ikram Alikhil (wk), 7 Mohammad Nabi, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rehman, 10 Naveen-ul -Haq, 11 Fazalhaq Farooqui

Sri Lanka (Probable) 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera/Dimuth Karunaratne, 3 Kusal Mendis (captain, wk) 4 Sadira Samarawickrama, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dhananjay de Silva, 7 Angelo Mathews 8 Mahish Theekshana, 9 Kasun Rajitha, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Dilshan Madushanka

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