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India’s unbeaten run in World Cup 2019 got here to an finish on today final 12 months (June 30) after they have been comfortably outclassed by hosts England at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
From the toss, every little thing went England’s approach as Eoin Morgan opted to bat after which Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow tore into India’s new-ball assault.
Roy made 66 and Bairstow 111 because the England openers added 160 runs in simply 22.1 overs for the opening wicket. A quickfire 79 from Ben stokes and 20 from skipper Morgan helped England put up 337 in 50 overs.
20 singles, 7 dots, three fours, 1 six: India’s final 5 overs
What adopted was a chase that was ‘unusual’ as India managed simply 306 runs of their quota of 50 overs regardless of 100 from Rohit Sharma and 66 from captain Virat Kohli.
MS Dhoni, who has not performed aggressive cricket for the reason that World Cup, was slammed for his strategy together with Kedar Jadhav because the duo added simply 39 runs within the final 5.1 overs whereby India wanted 71 runs.
In the course of the partnership between Dhoni and Jadhav, there have been 20 singles, 7 dots, three fours and a lone six over a 31-ball interval.
How India’s defeat modified the World Cup fortunes for England, Pakistan
England had headed into the India conflict on the again of back-to-back defeats to Australia and Sri Lanka. The hosts have been in a must-win state of affairs however the win in opposition to India brightened their probabilities and so they finally made the semi-final after beating New Zealand of their remaining group-stage match.
However, Pakistan’s probabilities of making the semi-final took an enormous blow as they have been left with what proved to be an inconceivable equation of their remaining group sport in opposition to Bangladesh.
Pakistan have been finally knocked out after they completed fifth on the group-stage standings tied on factors with 4th-placed New Zealand. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s males misplaced out on Internet Run Charge in the long run.
New Zealand have been joined by England, India and Australia within the semi-finals.
When Pakistan cricketers accused India of intentionally dropping to England
Ever since India’s defeat on June 30, a number of Pakistan cricketers have accused India of dropping the match to England intentionally to hamper Pakistan’s probabilities of reaching the semi-final.
As lately as June 2020, former Pakistan all-rounder Abul Razzaq stated he has no doubts India misplaced their World Cup match to England intentionally.
“There is no such thing as a doubt about this – we stated this earlier than and all cricketers are saying that – as I stated, you’ll be able to see this clearly; For an individual like Dhoni who can hit a six or a 4 at will, he’s blocking the ball then that’s simple to see,” Razzaq stated when requested if India misplaced to England on goal, as quoted by PakPassion.
Former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed had claimed that just a few West Indies gamers advised him that India didn’t wish to see Pakistan within the semi-finals.
“I used to be working with the West Indies squad ultimately 12 months’s World Cup. After India’s loss to England, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell stated to me, Mushy, India did not wish to see Pakistan qualify for the semi-final,” Ahmed stated.
Ben Stokes on ‘twisting of phrases’
England all-rounder Ben Stokes, in his new e-book ‘On Hearth’ had described India’s loss, saying it was unusual to see MS Dhoni strategy the chase the best way he did.
In his new e-book ‘On Hearth’ printed by Headline Books and distributed by Hachette India, Stokes analysed every of England’s video games within the World Cup.
“Arguably, the best way MS Dhoni performed when he got here in with 112 runs wanted from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared extra intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India may nonetheless have gained.
“…there was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his companion Kedar Jadhav. To me, whereas victory remains to be doable you at all times go for broke.”
Nevertheless, Ben Stokes needed to make clear on social media when former Pakistan bowler Sikander Bakht claimed that the England all-rounder had stated India misplaced to England intentionally.
When a social media person requested the place to seek out Stokes’s feedback concerning the identical, the participant himself responded by writing: “You will not discover it trigger I’ve by no means stated it… it is known as “twisting of phrases” or “clickbait”.
Assume somewhat and have some disgrace: When Aakash Chopra hit again
Former India opener Aakash Chopra recently slammed the criticism that got here India’s approach, urging the Pakistan gamers ‘to have some disgrace’ earlier than making accusations.
“Assume somewhat and have some disgrace. Waqar Younis, regardless of being the model ambassador for the ICC, gave a press release through the World Cup that India threw the match away on goal. I imply significantly,” Chopra stated on his Youtube channel.
“It’s comprehensible if the partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did not make sense to Stokes or if he was confused by Dhoni’s strategy in direction of the tip. However he by no means stated that India intentionally misplaced the match.
“Former Pakistani cricketers are brazenly saying that India misplaced intentionally and ICC ought to nice them. How will you suppose like that? It was extra essential for India to high the group at the moment.”
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