India 229 runs for 8 wickets (Rohit 87, Suryakumar 49, Willey 3-45) England 129 (Livingstone 27, Shami 4-22, Bumrah 3-32) by 100 runs
But then Bumrah beat Malan’s outside edge with a ball that went away and, two balls later, got his man through a cut attempt, which Malan cut straight onto his stumps. Bumrah took two wickets in two balls when he edged Joe Root and rapped him on the front pad as England were 30 for 2 after five overs and the batting problems that had plagued them continued. Looked ready to stay.
Bumrah and Shami performed excellently in the latter half of the first powerplay, the former having a maiden over in the seventh over and a wicket maiden for Shami soon after, who dismissed Ben Stokes with two excellent balls that defied unconvincing attempts to defend. Thwarted and then tempted the batsman. Fuller to attack the ball which shattered onto the stumps.
Jonny Bairstow survived on 13 when Kohli failed to pull out a tricky chance at slip, but Shami picked up where he left off with the second wicket in his previous over, as Bairstow hit one of the right length. Was pulled. Outside the off stump.
Shami returned for a second spell in the 24th over and dismissed Moeen Ali on the first ball, inviting a drive and finding an edge which found its way to KL Rahul behind the stumps. After Shami dismissed Adil Rashid, India were left with just one wicket and Bumrah bowled a brilliant yorker which hit the base of Mark Wood’s middle stump.
After winning the toss and asking India to bat on a two-paced pitch, England got off to a good start and restricted their opponents to 35 for 2 in the early powerplay.
Willey started with a maiden in the first over of the match, but then his second over went for 18 runs, which included two sixes by Rohit over midwicket and down the ground, putting the England bowlers under pressure early on. However, Woakes – returning after being dropped from the team in England’s defeat to South Africa in the previous game and having taken only two wickets in this match against Bangladesh in their only win of the campaign – took one wicket, Shubman Gill. Beat the drive, and hit the middle and off stump. This brought Kohli to the crease, but his mistimed drive over Willey was comfortably taken by Stokes at mid-off, leaving India at 27 for 2 in the seventh over.
Woakes, bowling his sixth consecutive over, had Shreyas Iyer caught by Wood at mid-on, once again reducing the score to 40 for 3 and England thought they were at 51 for 4, before Rohit caught him. Managed to overturn the LBW out. Wood’s strike, when ball tracking showed it missed leg stump, and his next four through deep backward point was met with a thunderous roar from the home crowd.
Rohit brought up his half-century by hitting the ball outside mid-on to Wood and taking two runs, then effortlessly lifted the next ball to deep backward square leg for six, before dancing down the pitch to Moeen Ali and sending him over mid-wicket. -Bounced over off for four runs. This proved to be an important innings for India.
But then Willey returned to the attack and immediately broke the 91-run partnership for the fourth wicket when Rahul stepped forward and sent the ball to Bairstow at mid-on. Rohit got overexcited, picked up Rashid’s googly and bowled the ball to deep midwicket, where Liam Livingstone raced down the edge of the boundary to take a strong sliding catch, causing his knee to hit the turf hard and leave a huge divot. Was left.
England conceded their first extra run in the 40th over when Suryakumar Yadav attempted to reverse-sweep Moeen, but the ball touched Buttler’s bat as well and went for four byes. In the next over, Ravindra Jadeja gave Rashid out LBW after a quick review, but the decision was upheld on the umpire’s call when ball-tracking showed that the ball was hitting the top of leg stump and England had the upper hand in the contest. Could claim.
From there, Suryakumar took the lead in taking India’s innings forward. He reached 48 runs and took his team beyond 200 by hitting a six on fine leg off Wood. As Bumrah drove down the on-side Wood for four, Moeen edged him to long-off, but then Suryakumar holed out to Woakes at deep point, giving Willey his third wicket and one run short of his half-century. Remained.
Only Bumrah – run out on 16 off the last ball of the innings – joined Rohit, Suryakumar and Rahul in double figures as India fell short of the total they wanted, even with their Despite being out of contact with the enemies. But his work with Shami during England’s innings proved enough.
Valkyrie Baynes is general editor, women’s cricket, at ESPNcricinfo