Jonny Bairstow 111

England reignites World Cup hopes by defeating India by 31 runs

Jonny Bairstow 111
Jonny Bairstow’s 111 off 109 balls
Woakes's remarkable catch to dismiss Pant
Woakes’s remarkable catch to dismiss Pant

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Edgbaston, Birmingham

England Vs India

 England 337-7 (50 ov) Roy 66 off 57, 7 fours, 2 sixes, Bairstow 111 off 109, 10 fours, 6 sixes, Root 44 of 54, 2 fours, Stokes 79 off 54, 6 fours, 3 sixes, Shami5-69, Bumrah 1-44, K Yadav 1-72.

 India 306-5 (50 ov) Rohit 102 off 109, 15 fours, Kohli 66 off 76, 7 overs, Pant 32 off 29, 4 fours, H Pandya 45 off 33, 4 fours, Dhoni 47 off 32, 4 fours, 1, six Plunkett 3-55, Woakes 2-58.

 England win by 31 runs

 England regain fourth spot from Pakistan with th=e top four progressing to the semi-finals

 Jonny Bairstow top-scores for England with 111, with a 160 runs stand with Jason Roy 66, as Stokes hit 79 off 54 balls. England outstanding in field including Woakes’ catch to remove Pant.


Rohit hits 102 but India fall short of England’s 337-7. There was the feat that India could pull off the highest chase in World Cup history when Virat Kohli was sharing 138 with Rohit Sharma, who went on to complete a century after Kholi departed for 66. With 102 needed in the final 10 overs, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya raised some hopes only for England to hold their nerve to restrict India to 306-5.

 If Pakistan beat Bangladesh on Friday England will still need to beat New Zealand on Wednesday at Chester-le-Street to qualify, and finish either second or third in the group and will be in the second final probably against India or Australia at Edgbaston on 11 July. If they lose and if Pakistan beat Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday then England will go out.

 India, still need one win from their final two games against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to be certain of a place in the last four.