Rohit Sharma blasted his 25th century to put India on course against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Edgbaston. (Image credit: Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma blasted his 25th century and had shared a brilliant 138-run stand with Virat Kohli. The Indian cricket team skipper is considered the ultimate chase master as the team looked to achieve the highest run-chase in World Cup history. Kohli had created a record by smashing his fifth consecutive fifty. However, Liam Plunkett managed to get Kohli driving loosely to backward point as the skipper fell for 66. The 138-run stand had consumed 155 balls and India were playing catch-up in response to England’s massive score. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya kept the fight alive but once Plunkett took both of them, India’s chase ended in a whimper and they lost by 31 runs.
23:15 hrs IST: That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for tomorrow's game as Sri Lanka play West Indies. Till then, it's goodbye from Vedant and Siddharth. Keep cheering and enjoy the World Cup.
23:12 hrs IST: Jonny Bairstow was awarded as the man-of-the-match for his sensational ton.
23:08 hrs IST: It has been a dominating performance from England. Under pressure, they have been able to bowl and bat well. All the host need to do now is win against New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals. England beat India by 31 runs and they are alive in the tournament.
23:03 hrs IST: Seven runs from the over and one has to say, the intent is missing. After 49 overs, it's 294/5.
23:00 hrs IST: Still no boundary for India. 51 needed off the last two. India on the verge of getting their first loss in the tournament. After 48 overs, it's 287/5.
22:55 hrs IST: It's look in England's pocket now. Just four runs from Jofra Archer's over. After 47 overs, it's 280/5.
22:50 hrs IST: So the equation has now come down to 62 off 24 balls! Can India do this? Is it MS Dhoni? Or India will suffer first loss in the tournament? After 46 overs, it's 276/5.
22:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Plunkett bowls a slower one and Pandya just couldn't time it, gets caught on long on. Half-side back to pavilion. After 45 overs, it's 267/5. India needs 71 runs off last 5 overs.
22:38 hrs IST: Just five runs from the over. The required run rate is now 13. India is under pressure. After 44 overs, it's 260/4. The equation is now 78 needed off 36 balls.
22:33 hrs IST: Boundary off the second ball but even then just seven runs from it. India need a boundary or two in every over now. After 43 overs, it's 255/4.
22:28 hrs IST: Good call by Eoin Morgan, bringing Adi Rashid into the attack. MS Dhoni struggles against spin at the start of his innings. Just five runs from the over. After 42 overs, it's 248/4.
22:24 hrs IST: Less than 100 needed now. Hardik Pandya hits a boundary which means, it's 9 runs from the over. After 41 overs, it's 243/4.
22:18 hrs IST: Eight runs and a wicket from Liam Plunket's second last over. After 40 overs, it's 234/4. 104 needed off 60 balls.
22:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Liam Plunkett bowled a short of a length delivery and Rishabh Pant tried to pull it over square leg region but Chris Woakes picks a blinder. Departs for 32.
22:10 hrs IST: Hat-trick of boundaries in 39th over. Hardik Pandya is keeping India in game. He is striking over 180 at the moment. After 39 overs, it's 226/3.
22:05 hrs IST: A boundary to end the over. After 38 overs, it's 210/3.
22:00 hrs IST: Four runs and a wicket. The onus is on in form Hardik Pandya, if he is able to bat through and hit boundaries - India can fancy their chances. After 37 overs, it's 204/3.
21:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Chris Woakes bowled a slower one and Rohit Sharma gets a slight nip through to the keeper. Departs for 102.
21:52 hrs IST: The required run rate ticking up with each passing ball. Rishabh Pant needs to press the button now. After 36 overs, it's 198/2.
21:50 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from Rohit Sharma. Absoutely superb from Hitman and this is his 25th overall, third in this tournament. After 35 overs, India are 188/2.
21:41 hrs IST: Mark Wood pulls things back slightly as Rohit Sharma nears a ton. After 34 overs, India are 183/2.
21:35 hrs IST: Another good over for India as Rishabh Pant drills a boundary to deep extra cover. After 33 overs, India are 177/2.
21:32 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma blasts two boundaries off Mark Wood and he is in the 90s. After 32 overs, India are 166/2.
21:28 hrs IST: Tight over from Plunkett and the asking rate is nearing 10. After 31 overs, India are 155/2.
21:24 hrs IST: Pant gets going with three runs but Jofra Archer bowls a tight over. After 30 overs, India are 152/2.
21:18 hrs IST: Pant almost gets run-out tiwce. He is clearly nervos. After 29 overs, India are 148/2.
21:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive, massive moment! Kohli yet again fails to score a centur. Good length ball outside off, Kohli losely drives and James Vince takes the catch at backward point. India are 146/2 in the 29th over.
21:13 hrs IST: Tight over from Jofra Archer. Only four runs in the over and India are 144/1 after 28 overs.
21:08 hrs IST: Slowly the momentum is shifting towards India. A boundary or two is coming in every over. After 27 overs, 140/1.
21:05 hrs IST: Hat-trick of boundaries in 26th over. Pure class from Rohit Sharma. After 26 overs, it's 133/1.
21:00 hrs IST: A boundary and four singles from the over. Eight runs from the over. After 25 overs, it's 120/1.
20:55 hrs IST: 100-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. It took them 124 balls to reach the landmark. After 24 overs, it's 112/1.
20:53 hrs IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma continues his dream run in 2019 World Cup. His fourth fifty plus score in the tournament. After 23 overs, it's 107/1.
20:51 hrs IST: 100-up for India in 22 overs.
20:50 hrs IST: Five consecutive 50-plus scores in World Cup matches: Steven Smith (in 2015 WC) and Virat Kohli (2019 WC)
20:48 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries from the over. 10 runs from the over, 8 from Rohit Sharma's bat. After 21 overs, it's 93/1.
20:43 hrs IST: FIFTY! Another fifty for Indian skipper Virat kohli. His 54th ODI fitfty and fifth in the World Cup 2019. The 11-20 phase has been evenly matched with India managing to not lose even a single wicket and England, on the other hand, not letting the players to go heavy. After 20 overs, 83/1.
20:38 hrs IST: Spinners introduced into the attack for the first time in second innings. From a distance, it looks that wicket has slowed down a bit and ball isn't coming onto the bat nicely. After 19 overs, it's 74/1.
20:32 hrs IST: Virat Kohli enters 40s as Indian team manages 4 runs from 18th over. It's 71/1 and time for DRINKS!
20:28 hrs IST: 50-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma comes in 17th over. Interestingly, England hasn't given single extra in the innings thus far. After 17 overs, it's 67/1.
20:23 hrs IST: Ones and twos and that's exactly what Indian team has managed in the initial overs. With 35 overs left and required run rate going over 8, India needs to do something fast. After 16 overs, it's 57/1.
20:19 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma is looking a bit out of touch at Edgbaston. He is a little early in all his shots today. After 15 overs, it's 53/1.
20:15 hrs IST: A delightful shot in the 14th over. Pure class from Indian skipper. 50-up for India, and one has to say, it took some time to come. After 14 overs, it's 51/1.
20:12 hrs IST: Three runs from Plunkett's second over. After 13 overs, it's 43/1.
20:08 hrs IST: Whom should India go after? - Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes. Probably the best bowling attack. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 12 overs, it's 40/1.
20:04 hrs IST: Eoin Morgan introduces Plunkett introduced into the attack in 11th over and impresses straightaway. After 11 overs, it's 31/1.
20:00 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to England. They have not only been able to pick KL Rahul early, but have kept Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma quiet. After 10 overs, it's 28/1.
19:56 hrs IST: Five runs from the ninth over. After 9 overs, it's 27/1.
19:53 hrs IST: Both batsmen in double digits, trying to build some sort of partnership in the middle. Chasing a mammoth target of 337, India needs a solid foundation than anything else at the moment. After 8 overs, it's 22/1.
19:48 hrs IST: From Chris Woakes fourth over, India manages to score three runs. 7 overs gone, it's 20 runs for the loss of 1 wicket.
19:43 hrs IST: Back-to-back boundaries from Virat Kohli's willow. It's 17/1 after 6 overs.
19:39 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Yes, I am writing this again for the same bowler - Chris Woakes. Three consecutive maiden overs. After 5 overs, it's 9/1.
19:36 hrs IST: Just a single from Jofra Archer's second over. After 4 overs, it's 9/1.
19:33 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Another maiden over by Chris Woakes. More importantly, he gets all-important wicket of KL Rahul. India are 8/1 after 3 overs.
19:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Half-fit KL Rahul departs for duck. Chris Woakes bowled a short of a length delivery and Rahul punched it staright to the bowler. First wicket down, India in trouble.
19:27 hrs IST: DROPPED! Oh dear! Joe Root drops Rohit Sharma on 4 of Jofra Archer. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 2 overs, it's 8/0.
19:24 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Good start by Englishmen. Woakes bowled a maiden over. After 1 overs, it's 0/0.
19:21 hrs IST: Good news for India fans. KL Rahul, who got injured in the first innings has come out to open with in-form Rohit Sharma. Chris Woakes to open.
18:53 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Bumrah but England has ended on 337/7 after 50 overs. This is a wonderful score but India can have a good chance. Virat Kohli is the ultimate chase-master.
18:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Ben Stokes scoops a full toss to fine leg and gets caught. Bumrah is mighty close to the noball but he gets the benefit of doubt.
18:45 hrs IST: Ben Stokes has torn Mohammed Shami apart with a six and two fours. England are 334/6 in 49 overs.
18:42 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami takes his fifth wicket as Woakes top-edges a pull shot and a good catch is taken as Rohit takes a good catch at deep midwicket. Maiden five wicket haul for Shami in World Cups. Fantastic stuff but he has leaked runs.
18:40 hrs IST: Woakes gets a top egde off Bumrah but gets a boundary to fine leg. England are 319/5 after 48 overs.
18:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor over from Shami but redemption. Shami bowls three full tosses and Stokes and Buttler hit him for two fours and a six. Stokes top-edges the pull and Shami takes the catch. England are 310/5 after 47 overs.
18:30 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah bowls a brilliant over and England are 293/4 after 46 overs.
18:26 hrs IST: Ben Stokes reaches his 19th fifty and Buttler gets going with a six off Shami. England are 289/4 after 45 overs.
18:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Shami gets the big wicket of Root as he top-edges a scoop to fine leg, Pandya runs to his right and takes a great catch. Root falls for 44 and England are 277/4 after 44.1 overs.
18:18 hrs IST: Stokes thumps a full toss from Pandya to the deep midwicket as both batsmen near fifties. England are 277/3 after 44 overs.
18:14 hrs IST: Bumrah keeps it tight and England are 268/3 after 43 overs. Good start for England in the death overs.
18:09 hrs IST: Chahal continues to be expensive. Short ball and Stokes deposits it over midwicket while Hardik Pandya misfields off Root as England are 265/3 after 42 overs.
18:06 hrs IST: Bumrah is back into the attack but England cross 250. Can they end with a flourish? After 41 overs, England are 253/3.
18:00 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Stokes. He unleashes the reverse sweep and deposits Chahal to the deep extra cover fence. England are 245/3 after 40 overs.
17:55 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya bowls yet another tight over. England are 230/3 after 39 overs.
17:50 hrs IST: Stokes breaks the shackles with a reverse sweep off Chahal as England make a move on. England are 224/3 after 38 overs.
17:47 hrs IST: KL Rahul's injury has been deemed an external injury and he can bat anywhere up the order. England are 216/3 after 37 overs.
17:43 hrs IST: Superb over from Shami and England are 213/3 after 36 overs. The run-rate has fallen to under six for the first time.
17:38 hrs IST: India are really bowling brilliantly in this period. England are 211/3 after 35 overs.
17:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Shami. Short ball and Morgan mistimes the pull shot to fine leg, Kedar Jadhav takes the catch. England are 207/3 after 33.4 overs.
17:27 hrs IST: The pitch seems to be slowing down as Kuldeep bowls another tight over. England are 207/2 after 33 overs. India are fighting back.
17:21 hrs IST: WICKET! The lack of scoring takes a toll. Slow, short ball outside off and Bairstow slices the cut to deep cover where Pant takes the catch. England are 205/2 in 31.4 overs. Can India restrict England now?
17:16 hrs IST: Another good over from India, this time Chahal concedes just two runs. England are 204/1 after 31 overs.
17:11 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is bowling some variations and England are 202/1 in 30 overs.
17:07 hrs IST: Kuldeep bowls a good over finally as India look to take control. After 29 overs, England are 196/1. By the way, KL Rahul is expected to be back on the field.
17:05 hrs IST: Pandya bowls yet another tight over and England are 194/1 after 28 overs.
17:01 hrs IST: Bairstow thumps two reverse sweeps off Kuldeep as the chinamn continues to leak runs. After 27 overs, England are 191/1.
16:58 hrs IST: CENTURY! Brilliant from Jonny Bairstow as he blasts his eighth ton with a short-arm jab to midwicket. England are 183/1 after 26 overs.
16:54 hrs IST: Bairstow unveils the reverse sweep and comes closer to his century. England are 180/1 after 25 overs.
16:49 hrs IST: Root gets an edge and Dhoni fails to collect it and he gets a boundary. After 24 overs, England are 173/1.
16:41 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the breakthrough! Roy thumps a full ball to long on but Ravindra Jadeja runs to his left and takes a brilliant catch. Hail, Sir Jadeja. Roy falls for 66 and England are 160/1 after 22.1 overs.
16:38 hrs IST: Another tight over from Hardik Pandya and England are 160/0 after 22 overs.
16:36 hrs IST: The partnership between Roy and Bairstow has gone past 150. Bairstow mauls yet another six off Kuldeep and England are 155/0 after 21 overs.
16:32 hrs IST: Superb over from Hardik Pandya. He concedes just four runs and England are 145/0 after 20 overs.
16:27 hrs IST: It is raining in Edgbaston. Raining sixes that is. Bairstow blasts Kuldeep to the deep midwicket stand and England are 141/0 after 19 overs.
16:23 hrs IST: KL Rahul is getting some treatment as he fell awkwardly while taking the catch. Ravindra Jadeja is as a substitute. Bairstow smashes a six off Chahal and England are 130/0 after 18 overs.
16:20 hrs IST: FIFTY! Jason Roy makes a great comeback as he notches up his 16th fifty. Kuldeep concedes yet another six and England are 124/0 after 17 overs.
16:14 hrs IST: SIX and FIFTY! Brilliant from Jonny Bairstow and he notches up his 12th fifty with a six off Chahal. The partnership has gone past 100. Chahal ends the over by conceding yet another six off Bairstow and England are 112/0 after 16 overs.
16:11 hrs IST: Kuldeep is into the attack and he is smashed for two boundaries by Bairstow and Roy. After 15 overs, England are 97/0.
16:05 hrs IST: Virat Kohli drops a catch off Roy on 35 while Bairstow slog sweeps a six off Chahal as England continue to hurt India. After 14 overs, England are 84/0.
16:00 hrs IST: Chahal bowls a tight over and Bairstow responds with two boundaries off Hardik Pandya. India are being put unnder pressure here as England are 71/0 after 12.3 overs.
15:54 hrs IST: Oh my action! Short ball from Pandya and Roy goes for the pull, he misses it and they appeal. Wide is signalled and Kohli does not go for the review. Wrong decision as replays showed a spike. Next ball, Roy clobbers an inside-out six and then just evades the extra cover fielder. After 11 overs, England are 60/0.
15:49 hrs IST: First 10 overs belong to the host-England here. They haven't lost a wicket and have registered a solid partnership. Bringing Jason Roy in place of James Vince has done all good for England. India desperately in need of a wicket here. After 10 overs, it's 47/0.
15:44 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! First maiden over off the innings. After 9 overs, it's 46/0.
15:39 hrs IST: Jason Roy is showing his class against Indian spinner. Pure delight to watch from a distance. Boundary to end the eighth over. It's 46 for no loss after 8 overs.
15:35 hrs IST: Just two runs from Bumrah's over but it wouldn't be wrong to say that this has been a good start from England. They haven't lost a wicket in first seven overs and have seen the new ball well. After 7 overs, it's 37/0.
15:28 hrs IST: Spinner introduced into the attack for the first time today. Good move by Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Seven came from Yuzvendra Chahal's over. After 6 overs, it's 35/0.
15:25 hrs IST: Till now, Jonny Bairstow has scored three boundaries of which two have come behind the wicket through insides edges. After 5 overs, it's 28/0.
15:20 hrs IST: Some lateral movement at the start means England is struggling. Jonny Bairstow is not able to time the ball well. After 4 overs, it's 19/0.
15:15 hrs IST: Third over of the innings had all. Good seam, swing, and lucky shots. After 3 overs, it's 14/0.
15:10 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah took the new ball from the other end and showed his class straightaway. Just one run from it. After 2 overs, it's 10/1.
15:05 hrs IST: Couple of dazzling boundaries from Jason Roy's willow. Good start from England. It's 9 without of loss after 1 over.
15:03 hrs IST: Jason Roy on strike, Mohammad Shami to bowl the first over. Here we go.
15:00 hrs IST: Indian team are in the last hurdle and Jason Roy joins his counterpart Jonny Bairstow. Umpires are out in the middle and it's game time.
14:41 hrs IST: Jason Roy is back in place of James Vince while Liam Plunkett replaces Moeen Ali. Here are the playing XIs of both the sides.
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
14:36 hrs IST: England opt to bat against India. Jason Roy is back for Eoin Morgan's side while big news for India - Rishabh Pant has replaced Vijay Shankar in the side.
14:27 hrs IST: Well, it looks like Rishabh Pant might replace Vijay Shankar in the side today. What a story this will be if this happens.
14:24 hrs IST: Edgbaston has been a traditionally slow wicket when it comes to ODIs in this World Cup. Will this wicket be any different? Conditions are currently overcast but there is no threat of rain.
14:21 hrs IST: If India win today, they will qualify for the semis and this will help New Zealand immensely. It all depends upon how Bangladesh vs Pakistan pans out.
14:10: pm: While England players are signing special caps to help a cause, who will help their own cause - reaching the semifinals- today? Will it be Jason Roy, who is likely to make a come back or Joe Root will keep the English hopes a float. Do and die contest on cards today.
England are set to take on India in their #OneDay4Children clash at Edgbaston on Sunday.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 29, 2019
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14:05 pm: What Eoin Morgan said: "We want to win tomorrow's game: it is a huge priority. It's been a bigger challenge in this World Cup than previous bilateral series that we've played. So tomorrow's going to be the exact same. We're going to have to adapt to conditions, adapt to playing against a strong side in India."
#EoinMorgan – "We want to win tomorrow's game: it is a huge priority" #ViratKohli– "We thought England would dominate in the tournament, but pressure's a massive factor."#CWC19 semi-final is on the line ahead of #ENGvIND 👀— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
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14:03 pm: What Virat Kohli said: "We thought England would dominate in the tournament, but pressure's a massive factor. Although we haven't lost a game till now, we can't be complacent. You can't take anything for granted."
"You can't take anything for granted. Although we haven't lost a game till now, we can't be complacent"— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
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14:00 pm: Hello and welcome to News Nation coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. In one of the most high-profile games of the tournament, hosts England will face India - the most brutal team in this World Cup today. Pretty sure English skipper Eoin Morgan knows this match will decide their fate in the World Cup and they can't afford to make any more mistakes as lose today will potentially end their title hopes. Can England do what other teams could not do so far in this tournament or will India land the knockout punch on Englad? Live action will start at 3:00 pm, stay with us as we bring you ball by ball commentary of the game.