Jasprit Bumrah’s twin strikes disrupted England’s strong start as they chased India’s 229/9 total, with consecutive wickets to dismiss Dawid Malan and Joe Root during his third over.
England chose to field after winning the toss, restricting India to 229/9 in their 50 overs in the ongoing match at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. In the chase, England had a strong beginning, but Jasprit Bumrah’s third-over double dismissal of Dawid Malan and Joe Root halted their momentum.
Bumrah claimed the first wicket for India, clocking in at nearly 142 km/h, and maintaining a steady line just around off. Dawid Malan, trying to play a cut shot close to his body, found himself in trouble. The ball, rather than moving, came in with an angle, and the result was an inside edge that crashed onto the stumps. The sound of the dislodged bails signaled the end of Malan’s innings, giving India the breakthrough they needed.
In the very next delivery, Jasprit Bumrah struck again, this time dismissing Joe Root. The delivery came from over the wicket, angling in and full on the off-stump. Root, attempting to flick it behind square, played down the wrong line, resulting in a strong LBW appeal. The umpire raised the finger, and although Root reviewed the decision, the review was lost for England. Root departed for a golden duck leaving England reeling at 30/2.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma provided a flying start, but wickets tumbled at regular intervals, including the unexpected duck of Virat Kohli in a World Cup match. KL Rahul partnered with Rohit to stabilize the innings, with Rohit shouldering most of the scoring. The 91-run stand ended when Willey dismissed Rahul in the 31st over.
Suryakumar Yadav then joined Rohit, contributing 33 runs for the fifth wicket, but Rohit fell just 13 runs short of a century. India’s lower order, led by Ravindra Jadeja and SKY, contributed valuable runs, bringing the total to 230 with the help of Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav.
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Last Updated on October 29, 2023
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