Today's match will be remembered forever; India absolutely shocked the world even after all the odds were stacked against them. England won the toss and elected to bowl first. India looked quite unstable since the beginning of the first over.
The instability soon led to England taking 3 crucial wickets that put a lot of pressure on team India. The run rate was very low, and in spite of some magnificent knocks, the run rate did not go high. Surya Kumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah played a significant role in saving India from achieving an embarrassingly low total.
After a tough comeback, India managed to score 229 runs (229-9), setting a target of 230 runs for England. Watch the match highlights on the official ICC World Cup website: https://www.cricketworldcup.com/video/3759694
The 2nd Innings started with high-quality shots, but soon Jaspirt Bumrah snatched the momentum away from England by taking 2 consecutive wickets – that was the starting of the fall.
Muhammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Jadeja joined the party, and after combining all their efforts, India successfully bowled out England at 129 runs (129-10) in 34.5 overs. India remains undefeated; they will face Sri Lanka next on 2nd November.
Rohit Sharma (India's Captain)
"This was the game, a lot of character in the squad," Sharma said as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "When the times were tough, all our experienced players stood up at the right time and got the game for us.
Looking at how the tournament has gone for us, batting second in the first five games, we had to come and bat here. We were challenged upfront, they bowled pretty well upfront. For us to get to a total on a pitch that had something in it, we just wanted to get to a total where we could play with it.
We were not great with the bat today. Losing three wickets isn't the ideal situation. When you are in a situation like that, all you are looking to do is create that long partnership, which we got. But couple of guys threw it at the end, including myself".
Jos Buttler (England's Captain)
"Very disappointed," Buttler said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "At the halfway stage, chasing 230 and seeing how wet it got, we fancied ourselves, same old story. I wasn't sure if dew would come or not.
Just the gut feel said that we wanted to chase. That's as good as we've been with the ball throughout the tournament. We created good pressure, we bowled well, took wickets. If you said we are chasing 230, we would have been happy with that.
Personally, I wanted to try and soak some pressure up, come through that phase and then build a partnership and sort of kill the momentum that India had. It's about committing and executing your skill. Chasing 230, there wasn't scoreboard pressure.
It's about trying to come through that phase. We are just falling short whichever way we are doing it at the minute. Our answers on a postcard, I think. Some top players and we are a long way short of our best. Excellent start in the powerplay, the guys found some movement, there was a bit of indifferent bounce as well, the ground fielding was good.
It felt like today was the day where it was all turning around, but the way we batted, didn't back that up. (On Champions Trophy 2025 qualification) We are aware of that, we've still got lots to play for".