1st Loss for Team India in CWC 2019; lose to England by 31 runs

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Nation First News: A disappointing batting by Team India in the last 5-6 overs when they did not even try to go for a win and ended up losing to England by 31 runs – first loss for them at CWC 2019. With this win, England kept their semifinal hopes alive while trouble mounts for Pakistan.

Australia continue to top the points table with 14 points from 8 matches. They are already in the semifinals. India is placed at the second spot with 11 points, followed by New Zealand (11), England (10), Pakistan (9) and Bangladesh (7).

India and Bangladesh have two games remaining, while others have just one game each in hand.

Scores:

England 337/7 (Roy 66, Bairstow 111, Root 44, Stokes 89. Shami 5/69.

India 306/5 in 50 overs. Rohit 102, Kohli 66, Pant 32, Pandya 45, Dhoni 42*. Plunkett 3/55, Woakes 2/58.

Jonny Bairstow was declared ‘Man of the Match’.

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