Match Over - England won by 31 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: RS Madugalle
  • When: 30 Jun 2019, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JM Bairstow


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: Aleem Dar
  • Third Umpire: RSA Palliyaguruge



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0


7.10pm: Right, it's been a blockbuster sort of day, with a damp squib ending. But we saw some great cricket, and now no team is unbeaten in the 2019 World Cup, which continues to rock and roll on its way. Join us tomorrow for the next match. Till then, on behalf of Alan Gardner, Andrew Miller and Chandn Duorah, this is Saurabh Somani signing off.

7.02pm: Before we close, let's give you what both captains said about those last five-six overs of India's chase, where Dhoni and Jadhav seemed happy to just knock the ball around rather than go for the target. S Rajesh has already pointed out that there were "7 dots, 20 singles, 3 fours, 1 six - in 31 balls". But that includes the last over, which India started with 44 needed and the match essentially over. When the game was alive, the tally was 5 dots, 18 singles, 2 fours in 25 balls. So here's how the two captains saw those last 5-6 overs.

Kohli: "It's up to discussions about the two guys in there. I think MS was trying really hard to get the boundary. They were just bowling good areas. We'll have to sit down and assess and improve in the next game."

Morgan: "It didn't really bother me to be honest, I was quite happy sitting back. But our bowlers bowled really well."


Virat Kohli: "Look every team has lost a a game here and there. No one likes to lose but you have to accept the other side played better. The mood is absolutely same in the change room, we understand as professional cricketers it's a setback. (The toss) was vital, specially looking at the boundary that was quite short. I think it was 59 metres which coincidentally is the minimum amount required in an international match. Quite bizarre on a flat pitch. It's crazy that things fall in place like that randomly. But we should have been clinical because the wicket was flat. We could have accelerated and got closer to their total. If batsmen are able to reverse sweep you for six on a 59 metre boundary there is not much you can do. And one side was 82 metres. Look they had to be a bit smart in the lines they bowled, but you can't do much with a short boundary. I thought they were going towards 360 at one stage and we did quite well to pull them back. We could have restricted them more but Ben played a good innings. We were quite happy at the break. We thought if we get a start we can get it but that didn't happen, we still had a partnership. When Pant and Pandya were in there we thought we had a decent chance. But England were better on the day.

Eoin Morgan: "I thought we've had an outstanding day. Winning the toss and batting was an easy decision and it ended up working out. Jason Roy coming back in, Jonny going on and getting a hundred that wsa magnificent. The continuation of partnerships throughout took us to a good total. They are huge threats, the two main spinners for India, but them being taken on was great to see. It's the way we want to play our cricket. Throughout the innings the feedback was it got more difficult to bat on, it was getting more purchase off the deck, so I knew it wouldn't be easy.

Liam (Plunkett) has been outstanding for us the last four years. Particularly in that middle period, where it's difficult to take wickets. There is absolutely no (easy) game in this tournament. Every game in this world cup has been very tough and will continue to be.

George Dobell pings from Egbaston that India are getting booed. Not entirely unsurprising given how that final bit played out... Our stats editor S Rajesh tells me, "7 dots, 20 singles, 3 fours, 1 six - in 31 balls of the Dhoni-Jadhav partnership".

6.45pm: England's win tonight has put them on ten points with one game in hand. In turn, this has made the other semi-final contenders' task tougher. Here's what they need to do and hope in order to qualify for the knockouts:

Pakistan: Currently on nine points, they need to beat Bangladesh and hope England lose to New Zealand.

Bangladesh: They have seven points with two games in hand. But even beating India and Pakistan may not be enough. They will be rooting for NZ to beat England.

Sri Lanka: They are now out of the race for the top four.

Jonny Bairstow is the Man of the Match. "It was important to set up a platform. It's been frustrating a little bit for the guys, we know how well we can play. But today we were pretty good with bat, ball and in the field. But there's still things we can improve on against New Zealand. Having been at the IPL with VVS definitely helped (deal with spinners). The basic principles are the same. They bowled well upfront and the ball did a bit, a couple of inside edges went for fours. But you capitalise when you can. It was the closest to a complete performance we've had in the competition, but we also know we've got three must-win games in this World Cup up next."

6.40pm: Don't let that go-slow by India at the end fool you, this match deserved to be won by England. They were the better team. Bairstow and Roy bossed the early part, and Stokes played what for me was the best innings of the day. England might have left Buttler in the hut for too long but he made an impact nonetheless. And their bowlers were outstanding, bowled to a plan. Kohli and Rohit threatened, but ultimately was beyond them.

6.38pm: Well that was a maudlin sort of end to what had been a thrilling match for 90% of its duration. Both teams scored over 300, and this is the first time since 1992 that England have beaten India in a World Cup. Of course the sides from 1996 to 2015 were pretty bad at one-day cricket, putting it mildly. But this team isn't. They've played like a champion side today and won all the big moments. They've played bolder cricket and they are deserving winners. Their semifinal hopes are still alive. India's are very much alive too, though they'll want to dissect some stuff after this loss.

49.6CR Woakes to KM Jadhav, 1 run, backing away again, Woakes follows him with a yorker that is flicked to deep midwicket and India's unbeaten run in the 2019 World Cup is over. England are back on track, back in the top four..
49.5CR Woakes to KM Jadhav, No run, he responds with a quick bouncer on the stumps and Jadhav has not backed away enough to cart that into the offside. Takes the end of his bat and bounces back to the bowler.
49.4CR Woakes to KM Jadhav, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, backs away and slashes this over point. Another one banged in short and a well-executed shot. Maybe Dhoni shouldn't have refused that single eh?.
49.3CR Woakes to MS Dhoni, 1 run, another one right out of the screws, nails the pull but this time the placement is not as good, Stokes collects on the bounce at the midwicket boundary. This time Dhoni takes the single..
49.2CR Woakes to MS Dhoni, No run, fuller on off, smeared to deep midwicket. He refuses the single!.
49.1CR Woakes to MS Dhoni, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, smashed and India's first six of the innings comes in the last over. Normal pace, banged in short and Dhoni corks it out over deep square leg.
End of over 49. 7 runs this over. 294/5 after 294 balls.
KM Jadhav 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 10-0-45-0
MS Dhoni 35 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 5 runs this over. 286/5 after 287 balls.
MS Dhoni 28 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 10-0-72-0
KM Jadhav 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 5 runs this over. 281/5 after 282 balls.
MS Dhoni 26 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 9-0-38-0
KM Jadhav 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 9 runs this over. 276/5 after 276 balls.
MS Dhoni 23 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 9-0-67-0
KM Jadhav 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 7 runs this over. 267/5 after 269 balls.
HH Pandya 45 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 10-0-55-3
MS Dhoni 16 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 5 runs this over. 260/4 after 264 balls.
HH Pandya 44 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 8-0-33-0
MS Dhoni 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 7 runs this over. 255/4 after 258 balls.
MS Dhoni 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 9-3-46-2
HH Pandya 42 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 5 runs this over. 248/4 after 252 balls.
HH Pandya 40 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 6-0-40-0
MS Dhoni 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 9 runs this over. 243/4 after 246 balls.
HH Pandya 37 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 8-3-39-2
MS Dhoni 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 8 runs this over. 234/4 after 239 balls.
HH Pandya 29 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 9-0-48-2
MS Dhoni 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 16 runs this over. 226/3 after 234 balls.
HH Pandya 22 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 7-3-30-2
RR Pant 32 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 6 runs this over. 210/3 after 228 balls.
RR Pant 32 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 8-0-58-0
HH Pandya 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 204/3 after 222 balls.
HH Pandya 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 6-3-14-2
RR Pant 27 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 10 runs this over. 198/2 after 216 balls.
RR Pant 26 (23b 3x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 7-0-52-0
RG Sharma 102 (108b 15x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 5 runs this over. 188/2 after 210 balls.
RR Pant 17 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 8-0-40-1
RG Sharma 101 (107b 15x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 6 runs this over. 183/2 after 204 balls.
RR Pant 15 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 6-0-42-0
RG Sharma 98 (104b 15x4 0x6 ) more

On come the drinks, this contest is going the distance. Only one wicket during the middle phase, but what a big wicket it was... Rohit is still there, though, closing in on a significant landmark. Time for Saurabh again, and I suspect he's got a big finish in him

End of over 33. 11 runs this over. 177/2 after 198 balls.
RG Sharma 95 (101b 15x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 7-0-35-1
RR Pant 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

India have snuck past the halfway mark in their chase - but still a long road from here. How much gas does Rohit have left in the tank? (And that's not an India Oil joke)

End of over 32. 11 runs this over. 166/2 after 192 balls.
RG Sharma 91 (98b 15x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 5-0-36-0
RR Pant 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 155/2 after 185 balls.
RR Pant 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 6-0-24-1
RG Sharma 81 (94b 13x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 152/2 after 180 balls.
RR Pant 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 7-0-28-0
RG Sharma 80 (92b 13x4 0x6 ) more

"25% feels pretty generous when each dot ball adds 0.1 to a run rate that's already 9.26, with all but one over going to come from the 4 main bowlers." Take it up with Forecaster, Chris. He'll be in his usual spot over by the fruit machines after play

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 147/2 after 173 balls.
RG Sharma 78 (86b 13x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 5-0-20-1
RR Pant 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nerves abound around Edgbaston. And the test for India's middle order is upon us

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 144/1 after 168 balls.
RG Sharma 77 (84b 13x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 6-0-24-0
V Kohli 66 (75b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 7 runs this over. 140/1 after 161 balls.
RG Sharma 75 (81b 13x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 5-0-35-0
V Kohli 64 (71b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"I believe all Bangladeshis are quietly smiling while reading the 'Pakistan supporting India' comments. They are definitely playing some good cricket." Good point, Go2jain. Don't forget the Other Guys

End of over 26. 13 runs this over. 133/1 after 156 balls.
RG Sharma 70 (77b 12x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 4-0-34-0
V Kohli 63 (70b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"Anything scary in the pitch? For the batsmen I'm asking..." Not a blade of grass in sight, Yasoob. Barely turned much, either. But then again, it's often what's in the mind, rather than the pitch...

End of over 25. 8 runs this over. 120/1 after 150 balls.
RG Sharma 57 (71b 9x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 4-0-28-0
V Kohli 63 (70b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Another solid over for India... Though the RRR continues to edge up, all the same

"Come on India," chirps Alastair. "Pakistan's fate is in your hand... " That's the most important thing about today, of course

End of over 24. 5 runs this over. 112/1 after 144 balls.
RG Sharma 55 (68b 9x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 3-0-21-0
V Kohli 57 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 7 runs this over. 107/1 after 138 balls.
RG Sharma 52 (65b 9x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 3-0-20-0
V Kohli 55 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Forecaster has India's chances moving up to 27% after that over

End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 100/1 after 132 balls.
V Kohli 53 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-16-0
RG Sharma 47 (61b 8x4 0x6 ) more

"India ensure England win in first 20 overs and now they will play to reduce the margin of defeat as much as they can," huffs Amir Ali. "Dare to published cricinfo.. please." We dare... but that's a wee bit presumptuous

End of over 21. 10 runs this over. 93/1 after 126 balls.
RG Sharma 42 (57b 7x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 2-0-13-0
V Kohli 51 (60b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 9 runs this over. 83/1 after 120 balls.
V Kohli 50 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-9-0
RG Sharma 33 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 74/1 after 114 balls.
RG Sharma 31 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) AU Rashid 1-0-3-0
V Kohli 43 (56b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"Root needs to come up with a miracle from somewhere to compensate for the blunder in letting Rohit off the hook." He'd do well to catch the next one that comes his way, Jes. If the chance comes... Though we could yet see him bowl, you know

End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 71/1 after 108 balls.
V Kohli 42 (53b 5x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 4-0-25-0
RG Sharma 29 (46b 5x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Shami's five-for on Hotstar (India only)

G M Bhangar: "They are going to target Rashid!" - they probably are. On which note, I'll hand off to Alan Gardner once again.

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 67/1 after 102 balls.
RG Sharma 28 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 4-0-18-0
V Kohli 39 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 4 runs this over. 57/1 after 96 balls.
V Kohli 34 (46b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 3-0-21-0
RG Sharma 23 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 53/1 after 90 balls.
RG Sharma 22 (40b 4x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 3-0-8-0
V Kohli 31 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 51/1 after 84 balls.
V Kohli 30 (39b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 2-0-17-0
RG Sharma 21 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 43/1 after 78 balls.
V Kohli 22 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 2-0-6-0
RG Sharma 21 (36b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 40/1 after 72 balls.
RG Sharma 20 (35b 4x4 0x6 ) MA Wood 1-0-9-0
V Kohli 20 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 3 runs this over. 31/1 after 66 balls.
RG Sharma 12 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) LE Plunkett 1-0-3-0
V Kohli 19 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 28/1 after 60 balls.
RG Sharma 11 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 5-0-20-0
V Kohli 17 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 27/1 after 54 balls.
RG Sharma 11 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 5-3-8-1
V Kohli 16 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 2 runs this over. 22/1 after 48 balls.
RG Sharma 11 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 4-0-19-0
V Kohli 11 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 3 runs this over. 20/1 after 42 balls.
V Kohli 10 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 4-3-3-1
RG Sharma 10 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 17/1 after 36 balls.
V Kohli 8 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 3-0-17-0
RG Sharma 9 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5.  A maiden over! 9/1 after 30 balls.
RG Sharma 9 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 3-3-0-1
V Kohli 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 9/1 after 24 balls.
RG Sharma 9 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 2-0-9-0
V Kohli 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3.  A maiden over! 8/1 after 18 balls.
V Kohli 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 2-2-0-1
RG Sharma 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 8/0 after 12 balls.
RG Sharma 8 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) JC Archer 1-0-8-0
KL Rahul 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/0 after 6 balls.
KL Rahul 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) CR Woakes 1-1-0-0
RG Sharma 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
KL RahulC CR Woakes B CR Woakes010900-
RG SharmaC JC Buttler B CR Woakes10215210915093.58
V KohliC B LE Plunkett66103767086.84
RR PantC CR Woakes B LE Plunkett32582940110.34
HH PandyaC B LE Plunkett45493340136.36
MS Dhoninot out 42543141135.48
KM Jadhavnot out 1224131092.31
Kuldeep Yadav -
Mohammed Shami -
YS Chahal -
JJ Bumrah -
Total 306/5
CR Woakes10.035825.8
JC Archer10.004504.5
LE Plunkett10.005535.5
MA Wood10.007307.3
AU Rashid6.004006.67
BA Stokes4.003408.5